General records of the War Office and predecessors and successor

Details of Division within WO
Reference: Division within WO
Title: General records of the War Office and predecessors and successor
Description:

General records of the War Office and predecessors and successors relating to various aspects of its duties for the administration of the armed forces.

Comprises:

  • Correspondence and papers of the Secretary-at-War, WO 1, WO 40 and WO 43
  • Registered correspondence, WO 32, WO 43 and WO 141
  • Indexes to correspondence, WO 139 and WO 900
  • Correspondence and papers relating to the First World War, WO 161
  • Entry books of out-letters, WO 4 with indexes in WO 2
  • Other entry books, WO 25, WO 26 and WO 30
  • Out-letters of the Secretary of State for War and Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, WO 6
  • Various departmental out-letters, WO 7
  • Personal files, WO 138
  • Civilian personal files, WO 335
  • Printed reports and papers including hand books and manuals in WO 33, WO 279 and WO 287
  • Maps and plans, WO 78
  • War diaries of War Office directorates for the Second World War, WO 165
  • Minutes of directors' meetings, 1906 to 1913, WO 242
  • Establishment papers, WO 24

Date: 1627-1985
Separated material:

Further correspondence of the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies relating to military matters is in CO 323

Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 28 series

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