Catalogue description Public Record Office: Specimens of Scheduled Documents

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Details of PRO 10
Reference: PRO 10
Title: Public Record Office: Specimens of Scheduled Documents

This series, formerly part of the Special Collections (SC ) department, contains specimens of documents scheduled for destruction under the Public Record Office Acts 1877 and 1898.

The dates of schedules given in the descriptive list are the dates on which they they were signed, not those on which they were laid before Parliament.

Pieces 162-281 have been transferred to MH 47/1-144.

Date: c1600-1956
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: SC 9
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 1852 papers
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Selection and destruction information: This series was regarded for a number of years as forming one of the Special Collections. It was re-arranged (and the present revised list prepared) in the Autumn of 1928, and it was then removed from the Special Collections department and transferred to the Public Record Office department in December of that year. Since 1962 the series has been reviewed with a view to the transfer of documents worthy of preservation as specimens to appropriate departmental series and the destruction of the residue. This process is still in progress. In a number of cases specimen records will be found in a '900' series in the appropriate record group, e.g. ADM 900

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