Catalogue description Colonial Office and Predecessors: Prince Edward Island Original Correspondence

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Reference: CO 226
Title: Colonial Office and Predecessors: Prince Edward Island Original Correspondence

This series contains original correspondence relating to Prince Edward Island.

Date: 1769-1873

Bound volumes arranged in two chronological sequences for the Board of Trade and the Secretary of State. The later Secretary of State correspondence is arranged within the following subject headings: Despatches (letters of the Governors), Offices (letters of government departments and other organisations), and Individuals (arranged alphabetically). Each volume with a contents list, or a précis of each letter giving name of correspondent, date of letter and subject matter.

Related material:

For correspondence after 1873 see CO 42

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 111 volume(s)
Unpublished finding aids:

For registers of correspondence see CO 326 before 1850, CO 364 after 1850. For indexed précis of correspondence see CO 714.

Administrative / biographical background:

Prince Edward Island was formerly a French colonial possession under the name Ile St Jean (St Johns). The island was annexed by the British in 1758 and from 1763 was governed as part of Nova Scotia. St Johns became a separate colony in 1769 and was renamed Prince Edward Island in 1798. In 1873 the island became a province of the Dominion of Canada.

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