Catalogue description Colonial Office: Zanzibar: Original Correspondence

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Details of CO 618
Reference: CO 618
Title: Colonial Office: Zanzibar: Original Correspondence

This series contains Colonial Office correspondence relating to Zanzibar. The files contain in-letters and subsequent action including minutes and drafts of out-letters. The records relate to all aspects of internal administration, including public health, policing and economic regulation especially of agriculture and the clove industry.

Date: 1913-1951
Related material:

For correspondence dating from the Foreign Office's administration of Zanzibar see:

FO 107

FO 367

For further correspondence see CO 822

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 88 files and volumes
Unpublished finding aids:

For registers to this correspondence see CO 772

Administrative / biographical background:

Zanzibar became a British protected state in 1890. Responsibility for Zanzibar was transferred from the Foreign Office to the Colonial Office in January 1914.

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