Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Protocol and Conference Department: Registered Files (TP and TX Series)
|Title:||Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Protocol and Conference Department: Registered Files (TP and TX Series)|
This series consists of registered files of the joint Foreign Office/Commonwealth Office Protocol and Conference Department before October 1968, and its successor in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office relating to protocol matters.
By former file reference
Sound recordings made of various constitutional conferences organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office prior to independence of British colonies have been passed to the National Sound Archive. The territories concerned are: Fiji, 1970 (NSA reference G1/01/01-39); Gilbert Islands, 1978 (G1/03/01-35); Tuvalu, 1978 (G1/01/02-010); and Antigua, 1980 (G1/04/01-068).
For earlier records dealing with Commonwealth conference organisation see DO 161
For earlier Foreign Office records on protocol and conference matters see FO 372
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department:||TP and TX file series|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Commonwealth Office, Protocol and Conference Department, 1967-1968
Foreign Office, Protocol and Conference Department, 1967-1968
|Physical description:||1140 file(s)|
|Access conditions:||Open unless otherwise stated|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 1999
|Accruals:||Series is accruing|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The joint Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office Conference and Protocol Department, and its successor in FCO dealt with general matters of protocol (i.e. relations with the diplomatic cadre, diplomatic privilege and immunity, royal protocol and state and official visits, consular appointments, credentials and commissions, and honours matters) and international conference organisation. The joint Department was created as one of the earlier steps in merging the various overseas services in 1966, replacing earlier Foreign Office Protocol and Conference, Services and Supplies Departments and the Commonwealth Relations Office Constitutional and Protocol Department.
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- FCO - Records of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors
- Division within FCO - Records of the Protocol, Nationality, Treaty and Claims Departments
- FCO 57 - Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Protocol and Conference Department: Registered Files (TP and TX Series)