Catalogue description Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Research Department: Registered Files (LR and RR Series)

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Reference: FCO 51
Title: Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Research Department: Registered Files (LR and RR Series)
Description:

This series consists of registered files of the Research Department of the joint Foreign Office/Commonwealth Office Research Department and its successor in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office after October 1968. The files relate to general research and political intelligence duties. The Department collated information into the format required by the client departments, and as such its files often contain useful historical summaries relating to particular events or locations.

Date: 1967-1983
Arrangement:

By former file reference

Related material:

For earlier records of the Research Department see FO 370

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: LR and RR file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Commonwealth Office, Research Department, 1967-1968

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Research Department, 1968-1990

Foreign Office, Research Department, 1959-1968

Physical description: 513 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1998 Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Research Department handled general research and political intelligence work for other departments in the Foreign and the Commonwealth Offices.

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