Catalogue description Treasury Board: Minute Books

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Reference: T 29
Title: Treasury Board: Minute Books

Minutes of the Treasury Board. Before the middle of the eighteenth century the distinction between this series and the concurrent series of out-letter books is not always a clear one. From 1848 to 1870, when the series was discontinued, only selected minutes were entered

Date: 1667-1870
Related material:

For Treasury supplementary minute books see T 99

For Treasury arrangement books see T 197

Separated material:

The minute books for for 1673 to 1675 may be found in British Museum Additional Ms 28,077. The following four volumes are known to have existed, but are not now in the Public Record Office: 1691 June - 1692 Mar, 1692 Mar - 1693 Mar, 1693 Mar - 1694, Mar 1694 , Mar - 1695 Apr. Treasury books for 1672 to 1673, 1675 to 1677 and 1677 to 1679 may be found in:

PRO 30/32/33

PRO 30/32/34

T 48/32

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

Treasury Board, 1667-

Physical description: 632 volume(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:


Custodial history: Held by Treasury until c1853 and transferred in numerous accessions from that date.
Accumulation dates: 1667 to 1870
Administrative / biographical background:

The Treasury Board was responsible for approving finance over virtually the entire area of government.The minutes record the decisions of the Treasury Board on applications received by them to decide upon. They range across the whole area of domestic, colonial and international matters ranging from staff appointments to disasters, royal finances and major events and which could only be acted upon with Treasury Board approval. The Treasury Board met until 1870 after which it did not formally meet for over 100 years. The Treasury Board minutes dealt are sometimes arranged by the Treasury divisions (eg 1st Division, 2nd Division) which were dealing with the matters. In the l9th century the use of Fair Minutes and Draft Minutes of the Treasury Board led to duplication but not all those records survive. The records in T 29 are more comprehensive than those to be found in various T 1 records.

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