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Foreign & Commonwealth Office's Archive inventory

In line with the recommendations of the Cary report into the colonial administration files, the FCO has completed a full inventory of its archive holdings.


FCO Archive inventory (March 2015)

FCO Archive inventory (March 2014)

Changes and additions to the March 2014 version of the FCO Archive inventory

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FCO Archive inventory (version 2) 6 November 2013


A specialist external company created the inventory for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) primarily to capture information about the special collections. These are the records covered in the most detail, including in many cases a summary of the content of the record series.

The inventory is a continuously evolving document and can only provide a snapshot of holdings in the FCO’s working archive. We publish regular updates and endeavour to ensure it is as accurate as possible.

For further information, read the detailed guidance on the FCO’s Archive records.

See also the Cary report on release of the colonial administration files.

Published 6 November 2013
Last updated 27 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated FCO inventory.
  2. First published.