Catalogue description Board of Education and predecessors: Private Office: Papers (Series 1)

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Reference: ED 24
Title: Board of Education and predecessors: Private Office: Papers (Series 1)

The surviving records of the Private Office comprising confidential minutes, memoranda and correspondence addressed to, or emanating from, the President and Vice-President, of the Council of the Committee on Education, later the Board of Education, draft parliamentary bills, departmental committee reports, rare copies of printed papers, some papers of Sir William Anson relating to his term of office as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education, 1902 to 1905, and a number of ancillary papers including House of Commons Returns.

Private Office papers are not registered but are kept in folders indexed under broad subject headings.

The series also includes material which would otherwise be found elsewhere in ED amongst the Records of the Committee of the Privy Council on Education.

Date: 1851-1935

The surviving nineteenth century material has been arranged under original titles and sub-titles and items thereunder appear in chronological order.The 1902 Bill Papers are arranged in a numerical sequence which does not conform to a chronological order.

The index to this arrangement no longer exists although the order of the papers has been maintained.

Separated material:

Nineteenth century papers in this series suffered much destruction.

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

Board of Education, 1899-1944

Committee of the Privy Council on Education, 1839-1899

Education Department, 1856-1899

Physical description: 2141 file(s)
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The 'Key to Arrangements' shows in alphabetical order the subject matter of the papers contained in this series and for ease of reference the code number assigned to the subject. The pages of the list are in code number order. Please speak to staff at

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