Catalogue description Maps and plans extracted to rolled storage from records of various departments held at the Public Record Office, Kew

Details of MRQ
Reference: MRQ
Title: Maps and plans extracted to rolled storage from records of various departments held at the Public Record Office, Kew
Description:

This is one of 35 artificial accumulations created by the Public Record Office during the twentieth century to cater for maps, plans and drawings extracted from records following transfer to the Office, primarily as a preservation measure, usually if the item when opened exceeded the overall size of the document of which it formed part.

Date: 1770-[1954]
Arrangement:

Maps, plans and drawings extracted by the Public Record Office (PRO) were originally allocated a two-part location code, consisting of a prefix and serial number. In this case MRQ denoted material extracted to rolled storage from records of various series held or produced for inspection at Kew, between 1989 and consolidation of the PRO's operations there in 1997. The location codes came to be treated as document references. In 1998 the decision was taken to change them to standard three-part PRO references, the prefix becoming a department reference, containing a single series in which each serially-numbered extract is a piece.

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

Public Record Office, 1838-2003

Physical description: 1 series
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure

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