Catalogue description Board of Trade and successors: Bankruptcy Department: Bankruptcy Cases, High Court Papers

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Details of BT 226
Reference: BT 226
Title: Board of Trade and successors: Bankruptcy Department: Bankruptcy Cases, High Court Papers

Records of the Bankruptcy (High Court) Department of the Board of Trade relating to the affairs of individuals and firms, dealt with by the Official Receiver under Receiving and Administration Orders made in the High Court.

The later papers, which postdate the Board of Trade, are additions to the case files and were created mainly by the re-opening of estates.

Date: 1891-1994

Many of the files contain related papers, usually record books used by the examiner. Where this occurs these papers have been attached to the file and the file labelled part 1, and the related papers part 2.

The date of each piece can be found in the second element of its former reference.

The figures quoted in the list are to the nearest £1000 (eg <5K = less than £5000).

Related material:

Please see BT 293

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 6041 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Selection and destruction information: For the years 1891-1914 all files which survived were selected for permanent preservation. The files for 1915-1930, in BT 226/4403-4510, are a selection. From 1928 onwards (BT 226/4512-) a structural sample has been taken. Other than cases identified as being particularly large, or where the occupation was novel or unusual, or relating to famous or infamous persons, the main aim of the selection has been to provide a representative sample of occupations roughly based on the headings used in the 1928 Bankruptcy Annual Report.
Unpublished finding aids:

An index to the records in this series can be found in the registers in BT 293 (which is also searchable by name). The 'distinctive number' given in those registers are the case numbers used in the former reference of this series.

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