This series contains copies of the London Gazette, the official newspaper of the government. The copies include acts of state, proclamations, and appointments to offices under the crown; also orders in Council and such other orders as were directed to be published, including dissolutions of partnership, notices of proceedings in bankruptcy, official notices relating to insolvent debtors, etc.
Many volumes contain integral indexes. There are indexes to complete years and also indexes within volumes to parts of the same year. In many cases the entire volume is an index, usually to the whole year, occasionally to four, five or six years (1820-1839) and occasionally to six months (1917-1921).
During the 20th century, the present format evolved:
The material in this series is non record material originally held in the Library.
Please Note: all pieces concerning London Gazettes are available online at the London Gazette website.
Please Note: all pieces concerning London Gazettes for the First and Second World Wars are available on microfilm in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew.
ZJ 1/1-47 conform to the Julian or 'Old Style' calendar.
For related bankruptcy records, see B
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Non record material|
London Gazette, 1665-
|Physical description:||1502 volume(s)|
|Access conditions:||Available in microform only unless otherwise stated|
|Unpublished finding aids:||
The index to the London Gazette for the years beginning 1 January 1830 to 31 December 1883 is held at the Reference Desk, Kew.