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Guide: Foreign Office Microfilm in ET2


The Government Information, Maps and Microform Services, IUB Wells Library, microfilm collection includes several compilations of British Foreign Office/Colonial Office materials, mostly general correspondence from the 19th century; all have to do with Latin America and the Caribbean or Africa and the slave trade. See IUCAT record for complete information.

Foreign Office/Colonial Office microfilm collections held by ET2:
FO/CO # Title IUB Holdings Call # IUCAT Record
CO 28 Colonial Office and predecessors: Barbados, original correspondence v. 50-56, 1761-1777 DA45 .G72 CO28 reel 1-2 IUCAT
CO 137 Original correspondence: Jamaica, 1689-1951 v. 1-15 DA45 .G72 CO137 reel 1-4 IUCAT
CO 879 Confidential print: Africa, 1848-1961 v. 1-116, 1642-1916 DA45 .G72 CO879 reel 1-101 IUCAT
FO 6 General correspondence before 1906:  Buenos Aires (later Argentine Republic), 1823-1905 v. 384-503, 1884-1905 DA45 .G72 FO6 reel 1-45 IUCAT
FO 13 General correspondence before 1906:  Brazil v. 1-865, 1825-1906 DA45 .G72 FO13 reel 1-320 IUCAT
FO 16 General correspondence before 1906: Chile, 1823 to 1905 v. 1-362, 1823-1897 DA45 .G72 FO16 reel 1-143 IUCAT
FO 25 General correspondence before 1906: Ecuador, 1835-1905 v. 1-69, 1835-1878 DA45 .G72 FO25 reel 1-23 IUCAT
FO 35 General correspondence before 1906: Haiti, including Santo Domingo, 1825-1905 v. 23-99, 1840-1875 DA45 .G72 FO35 reel 1-36 IUCAT
FO 50 General correspondence before 1906:  Mexico (formerly incorporating Central America), 1822-1905 v. 1-439, 1822-1882 DA45 .G72 FO50 reel 1-175 IUCAT
FO 51 General correspondence before 1906: Republic of Uruguay (formerly Monte Video), 1823-1905 v. 1-278, 1823-1905 DA45 .G72 FO51 reel 1-108 IUCAT
FO 55 General correspondence before 1906: Colombia and New Granada, 1835-1905 v. 1-100, 1835-1852 DA45 .G72 FO55 reel 1-44 IUCAT
FO 59 General correspondence before 1906: Paraguay v. 1-35, 1852-1878 DA45 .G72 FO59 reel 1-15 IUCAT
FO 61 General correspondence before 1906: Peru, 1823 to 1905 v. 1-435, 1823-1902 DA45 .G72 FO61 reel 1-191 IUCAT
FO 80 General correspondence before 1906: Venezuela, 1835-1905 v. 1-306, 1835-1878 DA45 .G72 FO80 reel 1-103 IUCAT
FO 84 Slave Trade Department and successors, general correspondence before 1906, 1816-1892 v. 1-2020, 1816-1891 DA45 .G72 FO84 reel 1-272 IUCAT
FO 203 Foreign Office general correspondence, Mexico: Series I, 1823-1863, 1886-1915 v. 1-224, 1823-1899 DA45 .G72 FO203 reel 1-126 IUCAT
FO 204 Embassy, consulates and legation, Mexico: general correspondence, 1822-1973 v. 1-184, 1822-1867 DA45 .G72 FO204 reel 1-270 IUCAT
FO 354 Woodbine Parish papers v. 1-9 DA45 .G72 FO354 reel 1-3 IUCAT
FO 605 General correspondence before 1906, slave trade: registers (modern series) and indexes of the general correspondence, 1845- v. 1-26; indexes, 1845-1890 DA45 .G72 FO605 reel 1-11 IUCAT


These documents were formerly housed in the Public Record Office, but are currently held by the National Archives. The Archives provides online contents descriptions of these compilations; IUCAT provides contents notes or finding aids, which allow patrons to connect documents to the microfilm reels which include them. IUCAT records provide links to our finding aid, to the specific National Archives web page relating to a particular title, and to the National Archives Catalogue search page.


last updated: 7/11/2013