Catalogue description Colonial Office: Cyprus, Original Correspondence

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Reference: CO 67
Title: Colonial Office: Cyprus, Original Correspondence

This series contains original correspondence relating to Cyprus. From 1878 to 1880 these are records of the Foreign Office.

Date: 1878-1951

Bound volumes arranged chronologically within the following subject headings: Despatches (letters of the Governors), Offices (letters of government departments and other organisations), and Individuals (arranged alphabetically). Early volumes (1878-1880) described as Despatches to and from High Commissioners. Each volume with a contents list, or a précis of each letter giving name of correspondent, date of letter and subject matter. From 1925/6 arrangement is by subject files.

Related material:

For correspondence from 1951 onwards see CO 926

For earlier correspondence relating to Cyprus see FO 78

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

Colonial Office, 1854-1966

Foreign Office, 1782-1968

Physical description: 373 files and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Unpublished finding aids:

For registers of this correspondence see CO 512

Administrative / biographical background:

Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Cyprus was handed over to Britain by Turkey for administrative purposes in 1878. Responsibility for Cyprus affairs was transferred from the Foreign Office to the Colonial Office on 6 December 1880. Cyprus became an independent republic on 16 August 1960 and a member of the Commonwealth on 13 March 1961.

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