Catalogue description Colonial Office: Federated Malay States: Original Correspondence

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Reference: CO 717
Title: Colonial Office: Federated Malay States: Original Correspondence
Description:

This series contains original correspondence relating to the Federated Malay States. Before 1947 includes correspondence relating to Brunei.

Date: 1920-1951
Related material:

For later records relating to Brunei see CO 943

For later records see CO 1022

For earlier records relating to the Straits Settlements see CO 273

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 210 files and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Unpublished finding aids:

For registers to this correspondence see CO 786 For the 1926 register to this correspondence see CO 426/28 For the 1946 register to this correspondence see CO 991/1

Administrative / biographical background:

The Federated Malay States were formed in 1885 and was part of the British colony, the Straits Settlements. The Malay States were under Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 and British military occupation, 1945-1946. After the occupations, a new Union of Malaya was formed.

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