Treasury fonds [textual record (chiefly microform)] [Great Britain]
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Treasury fonds [textual record (chiefly microform)] [Great Britain]
- Hierarchical level:
- R14138-0-3-E, MG15-T
- Type of material:
- Textual material
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
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- Link to this page:
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Record Information – Details
- Fonds includes:
10 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- Place of creation:
40 microfilm reels : negative & positive.
1.451 m of textual records : photocopies & transcripts.
- Language of material:
- Scope and content:
The fonds consists of selections from various classes of the Treasury of Great Britain pertaining to British North America in what became Canada and the United States of America. In the form of photostats of original documents, transcripts from original documents and microfilm of original classes, these records document the collection of revenues, the disbursement of funds, and more generally military and naval matters. Major topics include: the Hudson's Bay Company, Newfoundland fisheries, trade and navigation, the audit of accounts of revenues in the colonies; auditors' reports; the payment of pensions and allowances; Receiver General's accounts; American Loyalists and American Prizes Commission.
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- Biography/Administrative history:
Great Britain. Treasury : In 1707, the Treasury became, as a result of the Union with Scotland, the Treasury of Great Britain, and since the Act of 1816 consolidating the public revenue of Great Britain and Ireland, has been the Treasury of the United Kingdom. The Treasurership has been permanently in commission since 1714. The Lords Commissioners met as a Board to discuss matters of financial detail down to the nineteenth century. Since that time, it has come to have the shape of a ministerial department headed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Treasury of Great Britain is responsible for the control and management of public revenue and its expenditure. It is the primary instrument for controlling expenditure by government departments of the money voted by Parliament. The Treasury is a prerogative department and many of its powers are derived from statutes. The Treasury was a major instrument of British imperial policy directing the financial affairs of the colonies including British North America. In this, the Treasury was closely associated with the Board of Trade and the Customs Board. To illustrate the close relationship between Treasury and the colonies, it should be noted, for example, that military, naval and ordnance departments corresponded with the Treasury in detail and accounted to it for their transatlantic activities. Commissions to manage refugee claims such as those of the United Empire Loyalists were dependent on the Treasury as a revenue collecting body and had to account to the Treasury as certainly as the Receivers General themselves. There may be a Treasury connection in any matter which involved or might involve the spending of government money. Introduction to Manuscript Group 15; Current Guide of the Public Record Office, 1992; C.M. Andrews, PRO Guide of 1963.
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Electronic) This finding aid covers the following classes: T. 1, T. 27, T. 46, T. 47, T. 64, and T. 28. It is described and identified at the level of the class, as to the existence of paper or electronic versions of the finding aid . MSS0310 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000001395.pdfTextual records (Electronic) Finding aid no. 90, British Records on Microfilm, provides a brief outline of the content of all Treasury classes copied on microfilm. Organized by "T" class, the finding aid includes reel numbers, volume numbers, dates, and a brief description of content or title of unit microfilmed. MSS0090 (90: Open)Textual records (Paper) C.M. Andrews, Guide to the Materials for American History, to 1783, in the Public Record Office of Great Britain, II, (Washington, D.C., 1912). (90: Open)Textual records (Paper) Other published reference tools include the Guide to the Contents of the Public Record Office, volume II (London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1963), which contains an introduction to the records and brief descriptions of each class. There is a volume by volume listing of the earlier records, for all classes except Treasury 1 in Lists of the Records of The Treasury, The Paymaster General's Office, The Exchequer and Audit Department and The Board of Trade to 1837, preserved in the Public Record Office, Public Record Office Lists and Indexes no. XLVI (London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921). (90: Open)Textual records (Paper) In addition to the reference tools already mentioned, other finding aids are described in the Introduction of the General Inventory of MG 15 under the heading "Finding Aids". (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- The microfilm reels, both "B" and "C" reels, are available for consultation through the inter-institutional loan service offered by the National Archives of Canada. Loans must be requested by institutions participating in the loan service on behalf of their patrons and must specify the microfilm reel numbers required. Additional information about our microfilm loan service may be found on the website of the National Archives of Canada.
- Location of originals note:
- The original documents are located in the Public Record Office, London, England.
- Reproduction note:
- The microfilmed originals of the Treasury classes are available on "B" microfilm reels; the microfilmed transcripts are on "C" microfilm reels. Microfilm reel numbers are found with the description of specific "T" classes. Not all transcripts and photostats have been microfilmed.
- Dates of creation note:
- Transcripts or photocopies were prepared between 1925 and 1968 approximately. Microfilmed between 1952 and 1984.
- Further accruals are possible.
- Related material:
- Related material includes: Treasury Solicitor selections in MG 40; Audit Office selections in MG 14.
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- Former archival reference no.:
Ordering and Viewing Options
- Conditions of access:
There are no restrictions on the consultation of either the microfilmed original records of the "T" classes or the microfilmed transcripts. Requests for copies of selected documents for research purposes will be permitted. However, copying for publication or exhibition purposes of any of the microfilmed originals requires the written permission of the Public Record Office.
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