Catalogue description General Register Office: Census Returns: Correspondence and Papers

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Reference: RG 19
Title: General Register Office: Census Returns: Correspondence and Papers

Correspondence and papers of the Registrar General and the Local Government Board on Censuses taken under the Census Acts 1900, 1910 and 1920, including information on local, special, imperial and foreign censuses. The earlier papers in this series consist mainly of correspondence between the Board and the Registrar General. Three files are of Local Government Board papers and include correspondence with the Registrar General and the London County Council. The later papers concern censuses taken under the 1920 Act, a permanent enactment requiring the Registrar General to make arrangements for taking a census in accordance with the Act, an Order in Council and the regulations made by the Minister of Health.

Date: 1894-2004
Related material:

Other papers on Census matters may be found in MH 19

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

General Register Office, Registrar General, 1836-1970

Office for National Statistics, Registrar General, 1996-

Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, Registrar General, 1970-1996

Physical description: 1277 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1978 Office of Population Censuses and Surveys

Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

Under the 1900 and 1910 Acts the Local Government Board was responsible for superintending the taking of the census and the Registrar General for issuing the forms and instructions and preparing reports and tables from the returns.

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