Catalogue description Ordnance Survey International Library: International Boundary Archive

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Details of OS 62
Reference: OS 62
Title: Ordnance Survey International Library: International Boundary Archive

This collection contains international boundary survey data, maps, correspondence and files.

Date: 1879-2003
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Colonial Office, Directorate of Colonial Surveys, 1946-1957

Colonial Office, Directorate of Overseas Surveys, 1957-1961

Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, Boundaries Branch, 1849-

Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey International, 1991-

Ordnance Survey, Overseas Surveys Directorate, 1985-1991

Physical description: 219 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

In 2019 Ordnance Survey

Accruals: No further accruals are anticipated
Administrative / biographical background:

The Ordnance Survey Internation Collection was created in 1946 and was part of the Colonial Office's Directorate of Colonial Surveys. It was subsequently renamed the Directorate of Overseas Surveys in 1957. In 1984, the Directorate of Overseas Surveys was merged with the Ordnance Survey and became the Overseas Surveys Directorate. In 1991 it was renamend Ordnance Survey International. In 2001, Ordnance Survey International disbanded. Following a review in 2002, Ordnance Survey decided that the Ordnance Survey International Library was no longer needed for operational purposes.

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