Entry Books : Nova Scotia and Cape Breton (CO 218) : 1710-1867.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LPR .G7C6N6E5
Category: Great Britain
Creator: Great Britain. Colonial Office.
Description: 8 microfilm textual records (37 volumes) ; 35 mm
Background:
            Colonial Office 218 follows the usual arrangement for colony classes. The organization throughout most of the class is chronological within the usual divisions, which reflect to a certain degree, the geo-political development of Nova Scotia.
            
Contents:
            Contains copies of outgoing interdepartmental letters, representations and reports from the office of the Board of Trade, 1710-1786, and the Secretary of State, 1766-1867; also communications sent to persons in England having business with those offices.  

Arrangement:

Reel 1

Volume 1 - 1710-21, Commissions, instructions, Board of Trade correspondence
Volume 2 - 1720-1749, Commissions, instructions, Board of Trade correspondence
Volume 3 - 1749-1751, Commissions, instructions, Board of Trade correspondence

Reel 2

Volume 4, 1751-1753, Commissions, instructions, Board of Trade correspondence
Volume 5, 1754-1760, Commissions, instructions, Board of Trade correspondence
Volume 6, 1760-1766, Commissions, instructions, Board of Trade correspondence

Reel 3

Volume 7, 1766-1781, Commissions, instructions, Board of Trade correspondence
Volume 8, 1781-1782, Commissions, instructions, Board of Trade correspondence
Volume 9, 1782-1783, Instructions for Governor John Parr
Volume 10, 1786, Instructions for Lord Dorchester, Sir Guy Carleton
Volume 11, 1784-1787, Cape Breton, Letters from Secretary of State
Volume 12, 1784-1801, Cape Breton, Letters from Secretary of State
Volume 13, 1801-1820, Cape Breton, Letters from Secretary of State
Volume 14, 1789-1790, Cape Breton, Precis of Correspondence
Volume 15, 1794-1796, Cape Breton, Precis of Correspondence

Reel 4

Volume 16, 1801-1807, Cape Breton, Precis of Correspondence
Volume 17, 1766 Oct. 15 - 1777 April 23, Letters to Secretary of State
Volume 18, 1771 April 13 - 1777 Jan. 17, Letters to Secretary of State
Volume 19, 1777 Jan. 30 - 1782 Jan. 6, Letters to Secretary of State
Volume 20, 1788-1791, Precis of Correspondence
Volume 21, 1792-1793, Precis of Correspondence
Volume 22, 1794 May 5 - 1796 Nov. 1, Precis of Correspondence
Volume 23, 1796 Oct. 8 - 1797 Aug. 12, Precis of Correspondence
Volume 24, 1801-1807, Precis of Correspondence

Reel 5

Volume 25, 1768 Feb. 26 - 1786 April 27, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State
Volume 26, 1784 Oct. 6 - 1786 June 7, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State
Volume 27, 1786 April 19 - 1801 July 28, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State
Volume 28, 1801 Sept. 3 - 1811 Oct. 29, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State to ff. 80

Reel 6

Volume 29, 1811 Nov. 25 - 1823 Aug. 30, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State, ff. 80-
Volume 30, 1823 Sept. 30 - 1832 Aug. 1, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State
Volume 31, 1832 Aug. 2 - 1837 Oct. 31, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State

Reel 7

Volume 32, 1837 Nov. 21 - 1842 April 4, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State
Volume 33, 1842 April 27 - 1846 June 29, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State
Volume 34, 1846 July 1 - 1850 May 1, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State

Reel 8

Volume 35, 1850 May 18 - 1858 Feb. 21, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State
Volume 36, 1858 March 1 - 1865 Feb. 4, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State
Volume 37, 1865 Feb. 7 - 1867 Nov. 2, Despatches, Letters from Secretary of State            
Originals: The original documents are held by The National Archives in London. The Loyalist Collection holds a microfilm of originals which were copied from a microfilm edition at Library and Archives Canada.
Archival Ref. No.: TNA (formerly PRO) CO 218 volumes 1-37.
Finding Aids:
            A few volumes have internal indexes but they do not appear with any regularity.  A detailed inventory description and microfilm shelf list are available in print, providing additionally Library and Archives Canada's reel numbering.

NAC Finding Aid 90 : British Records on Microfilm, is available on microfiche in the Loyalist Collection and provides a microfilm shelf list for CO 218. Finding Aid 90 is shelved with other Loyalist Collection Finding Aids.

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