Catalogue description State Papers Foreign

Details of Division within SP
Reference: Division within SP
Title: State Papers Foreign

Correspondence of the secretaries of state with, and relating to, foreign countries and their representatives.

The general series of state papers, foreign from 1547 to 1577 are as follows:

Later papers are arranged under countries as follows:

Papers of foreign ministers in England are in SP 100, and of British legations abroad in SP 105. There are miscellaneous series of state papers, foreign in SP 109 and SP 110

Finally there are a number of series organised by record type as follows:

Date: 1547-1871
Related material:

Some foreign correspondence prior to 1782 will also be found in:

FO 83

FO 95

Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: Miscellaneous
Physical description: 40 series
Publication note:

State Papers, Foreign, to 1589 are described in theCalendar of State Papers Foreign 1547 to 1589, 28 vols (1861 to 1950) . For subsequent papers see (the yet incomplete)List and Analysis of State Papers Foreign Elizabeth I, 2 vols, 1964-1969

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