Catalogue description Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rhodesia Political Department: Registered Files (RP and CP Series)

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Details of FCO 36
Reference: FCO 36
Title: Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rhodesia Political Department: Registered Files (RP and CP Series)
Description:

This series contains records of the Rhodesia Political Department of the Commonwealth Office, and of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, until 1972, when the department was merged with the Rhodesia Economic Department as the Rhodesia Department. The records deal with political aspects of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth's relations with the Rhodesian government, related economic questions being handled by the contemporary Rhodesia Economic Department.

Date: 1967-1980
Arrangement:

Arrangement is by former file reference within annual file cycles.

Related material:

For related Rhodesia files see:

For earlier Rhodesia Political Department files see DO 207

FCO 25

FCO 35

For records of the Central African Department see FCO 106

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: CP and RP file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rhodesia Department, 1972-1980

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rhodesia Political Department, 1968-1972

Physical description: 2916 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 1998

Accruals: No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

The Rhodesia Political Department of the Commonwealth Office continued its operations unaffected by the creation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in October 1968 until its merger with the Rhodesia Economic Department in 1972, becoming the Rhodesia Department.

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