Catalogue description Ordnance Survey: Central Registry: Registered Files (SO and CR Series)

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Reference: OS 1
Title: Ordnance Survey: Central Registry: Registered Files (SO and CR Series)

This series consists of administrative and general papers, mostly from two file series: CR and SO. They cover a wide range of subjects, including the organisation of the Ordnance Survey and its work, departmental committees, staff pay and conditions, technical and scientific aspects of map production, copyright, footpaths and rights of way.

The series includes material which would otherwise be found amongst the Records of the Chief of the (Imperial) General Staff and its directorates (WO).

Date: 1791-1988
Separated material:

A few SO and CR files are in OS 10

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: SO and CR file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 1667 boxes and files
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1957 Ordnance Survey

Accruals: Series is accruing

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