Catalogue description Colonial Office and Commonwealth Office: West Indian Department: Registered Files (WIS Series)

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Details of CO 1031
Reference: CO 1031
Title: Colonial Office and Commonwealth Office: West Indian Department: Registered Files (WIS Series)
Description:

This series contains records of the West Indian Department. The files relate to the British West Indies and Caribbean as a whole, as well as to particular countries including: Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Guiana, British Honduras, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, the Leeward Islands, Montserrat, Nevis, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent, Tobago, Trinidad, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Virgin Islands and the Windward Islands.

There are also files relating to the West Indies Federation and the Federation of Eight. Amongst a very wide variety of subject matter are papers dealing with relations with the USA and some records of the Caribbean Commission and the Regional Economic Committee of the West Indies.

Date: 1948-1967
Related material:

For later Commonwealth Office files on relations with these territories see:

For earlier records relating to British Guiana see CO 111

For earlier records relating to British Honduras see CO 123

For earlier records relating to Leeward Islands see CO 152

For earlier records relating to Trinidad and Tobago see CO 295

For earlier records relating to the Bahamas see CO 23

For earlier records relating to Barbados see CO 28

For earlier records relating to the British West Indies see CO 318

For earlier records relating to Bermuda see CO 37

For earlier records relating to the Windward Islands see CO 321

For records of the West Indies Development and Welfare Organisation see CO 1042

FCO 43

FCO 40

FCO 44

Separated material:

There are three files with the WIS prefix in CO 137. These are:

CO 137/885/9

CO 137/885/8

CO 137/885/7

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: WIS file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Colonial Office, West Indian Department, 1898-1966

Commonwealth Office, West Indian Department A, 1966-1967

Commonwealth Office, West Indian Department B, 1966-1968

Physical description: 5289 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office , 1981-2013

Accruals: No further accruals are expected

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