Catalogue description Board of Trade: Meterorological Department: Registers of Correspondence

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Details of BJ 9
Reference: BJ 9
Title: Board of Trade: Meterorological Department: Registers of Correspondence

This series comprises eight volumes of Meterorological Department correspondence registers for out-letters and four volumes of in-letters, as well as some items of associated correspondence found loose in the volumes.

Apart from BJ 9/11 all the registers are indexed, but only by name and (apart from 'telegraphy') not by subject. Loose correspondence found in the registers has been extracted and allocated a separate piece number in this series: BJ 9/13

These registers relate, in the main, to original correspondence and drafts which can be found in the collection of Fitzroy papers in BJ 7; the registers also contain reference to correspondence which does not appear in BJ 7 and vice versa.

Date: 1853-1868
Related material:

These registers relate to correspondence in BJ 7

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 17 volume(s)
Custodial history: These registers were transferred from the Meteorological Office Library at Bracknell.
Unpublished finding aids:

Related correspondence, the organisation of the registers, and detailed description of the registry practice which can be deduced from the contents of this series, are described in detail in an unpublished catalogue to the papers of the Board of Trade Meteorological Department, entitled Origins of Meteorology, (1996) which is held at the Desk in the Research Enquires Room at the Public Record Office, Kew.

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