Catalogue description Board of Trade: Finance Department: Registered Files (F Series)

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Details of BT 15
Reference: BT 15
Title: Board of Trade: Finance Department: Registered Files (F Series)

Registered files of the Board of Trade's Finance Department and its predecessors.

Until 1867 these are records of the separate Accounts and Pensions Departments; thereafter they are files of the Finance Department. Also included are files of the Enemy Property Branch.

Date: 1865-1988

This series is grouped into three sequences:

  • BT 15/1-70: files registered up to 1918.
  • BT 15/71-458: files registered from 1919 onwards. These were originally catalogued are arranged under subject-coded headings.
  • BT 15/459 onwards: Administration of Enemy Property Department papers and claims by the Soviet Government against the UK in respect of Baltic States' assets and gold.

Related material:

Records of the Trading with the Enemy Department and Administration of Enemy Property Division are in:

BT 271

BT 272

BT 273

The majority of the records of the Home Grown Timber Committee are in BT 71

Separated material:

For re-registered F series files see BT 279

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

Board of Trade, Accounts Department, 1867

Board of Trade, Finance Department, 1867-1945

Board of Trade, Finance Division, 1945-1970

Board of Trade, Pensions Department, 1851-1867

Physical description: 482 boxes, files and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Unpublished finding aids:

There is a register of retained papers in BT 19

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