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

Search within or browse this series to find specific records of interest.

Date range

Details of BT 58
Reference: BT 58
Title: Board of Trade and successors: Companies Department: Correspondence and Papers

Correspondence and papers of the Board of Trade's Companies Department.

The records include files and unregistered papers concerning assurance companies, registration of business names and of companies, investigations into liquidation of companies and the enforcement of the various Companies Acts. There are also records relating to money lending, share transactions and take over bids, insurance and the Stock Exchange, the Hudson's Bay Company, the Company Law (Jenkins) Committee, and two precedent books relating to special and departmental cases.

The series includes a few papers earlier than 1904 taken over from the Commercial and Railway Departments, together with re-registered files which would otherwise be found amongst the records of the Department of Trade and Industry (FV) division: Records of the Industrial and the Industrial and Commercial Policy Divisions and Groups.

The series also includes files re-registered from the COS series (BT 298) but other prefixes are represented.

Date: 1850-1986

Both box and file numbers should be given when ordering a document.

Related material:

For other papers of the Company Law (Jenkins) Committee see BT 147

Committee on Shares of No Par Value records are in BT 287

Licensed Dealers Tribunal records are in BT 300

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

Board of Trade, Commercial Department, 1825-1872

Board of Trade, Companies Department, 1904-1941

Board of Trade, Finance Department, 1867-1945

Board of Trade, Insurance and Companies Department, 1941-1970

Board of Trade, Railway Department, 1851-1919

Physical description: 1714 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated

Have you found an error with this catalogue description?

Help with your research

How to look for...