Catalogue description Board of Trade and successors: Establishment Department: Correspondence and Papers

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Reference: BT 13
Title: Board of Trade and successors: Establishment Department: Correspondence and Papers

This series contains records arising from the Establishment Department's responsibilities in staffing, pay, and common services for other Board of Trade departments.

The papers survive from 1865 but have been heavily weeded.

There are also files relating to parliamentary bills, reports of commissions and committees, returns of statistics on matters within the board's jurisdiction, and papers concerning the responsibilities of the board as a whole and of its individual departments. The series also contains some papers of the Parliamentary Branch.

Other papers of the Parliamentary Branch are in BT 132

Date: 1853-1979

Original file order.

Please note that the last digit of the item reference written on the files (e.g. 20 in BT 13/2/1/20) were added during cataloguing and does not reflect the original reference number of the documents. The original reference number can be found in the 'Former reference in its original department' field.

Related material:

For other related records see:

BT 55

CAB 40

FV 51

HF 6

For Departmental Whitley Council papers see BT 308

For files of the Trading with the Enemy and Administration of Enemy Property Departments see BT 271

Separated material:

Certain Post-1960 files in the same series will also be found in BT 295

Most of the departments files in the E and EG series up to 1960 are in this series. Thereafter, with some overlap, they are mostly in BT 296

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

Board of Trade, Establishment Department, 1865-1946

Board of Trade, Establishment Division, 1946-1970

Department of Industry, Establishment and Finance Division, 1976-1983

Department of Industry, Establishment Division, 1974-1976

Department of Trade and Industry, Establishment Division, 1970-1974

Physical description: 515 boxes and files
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Unpublished finding aids:

Registers of correspondence for 1865-1971 are in BT 14 Subject indexes for 1806-1895 are in BT 19

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