Catalogue description Ministry of Food: Senior Officers' Papers

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Reference: MAF 128
Title: Ministry of Food: Senior Officers' Papers

Papers of senior officers of the Ministry of Food, mostly from the period of the Second World War and its immediate aftermath, dealing with all aspects of the ministry's functions in controlling the processing, manufacture and distribution of foodstuffs of every kind, and the sales, prices and distribution of agricultural produce.

The two largest groups of papers are those of Sir John Bodinnar, Commercial Secretary and Head of the Supply Department from 1941 until 1945, and those of Ernest Twentyman, second secretary of the ministry from 1941 to 1945, and the British representative on the International Interim Commission for the Food and Agriculture Organisation at the time of his death in 1945.

Included among the papers of Dr K Bryce Jones are certain post-1955 items from his service in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which continue series originated during the existence of the Ministry of Food.

Date: 1938-1962

Papers in this series are arranged alphabetically according to the name of the originating officer, and then numerically by their original reference.

Related material:

For Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food senior officers' papers see MAF 393

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 684 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated

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