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Colonial Office 340 consists of registers for out-letters pertaining to Canada, providing the most nearly complete chronological list available of the correspondence which left the Colonial Office either despatched to Canada, or concerning Canadian matters. The entire class has been acquired on microfilm and is available on microfilm reels B-1634, B-1635, B-1653, B-1654, B-3029, B-3030, B-3116, B-3468, B-3469. These registers follow the basic classification and registry procedures. Apparently, the registers have been bound in volumes corresponding to the terms of office held by successive Secretaries of State. Up to 1872-1873, CO 43 would be the appropriate class to search for out-letters; however, after these dates, researchers must rely on drafts of out-letters filed with the in-letters of CO 42. Unfortunately, not all drafts of outgoing material have been preserved in the Colonial Office papers. The "Public Offices and Individuals" out-letters from 1874 to 1880 are registered in CO 329, British North America, Registers of Out-letters. CO 340 may be used as a limited finding aid for copies of out-letters and minute sheets most often found in CO 42. The following list gives the corresponding Index Room Number assigned by the PRO to each volume of CO 340 and the years covered by the registers: CO 340, vols. 1-3, Number 12950-12952, Years 1872-1886; CO 340, vols. 4-6, Number 15399-15401, Years 1887-1900; CO 340, vols. 7-8, Number 17733-17734, Years 1901-1907; CO 340, vols. 9-10, Number 18374-18375, Years 1908-1911; CO 340, vols. 11-14, Number 18849-18852, Years 1912-1922.
Microfilm reel B-3029
Microfilm reel B-3030
Microfilm reel B-1654
Microfilm reel B-3116
Microfilm reel B-1653
Microfilm reel B-3469
Microfilm reel B-1634
Microfilm reel B-3468
Microfilm reel B-1635
from B-3468 to B-3469
from 6 to 10
Finding aid No. 90, British Records on Microfilm, lists the material on each reel of microfilm. MSS0090 (Paper)
1. Great Britain. Colonial Office - Registers of Out-Letters, 1872-1922.
2. Canada - History - 19th century, [1872-1922]
3. Canada - History - 1867-1914, [1872-1922]
4. Canada - History - 20th century, [1872-1922]
5. Canada - History - 1918-1939, [1872-1922]
6. Colonies Administration. Great Britain
7. Colonies Administration. Grande-Bretagne
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