Friday, December 30, 2005

India Office Records

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The India Office Records are the documentary archives of the administration in London of the pre-1947 government of India. They comprise the archives of the East India Company (1600-1858), of the Board of Control or Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India (1784-1858), of the India Office (1858-1947), of the Burma Office (1937-1948) and of a number of related British agencies overseas.
The India Office Records are part of the Public Records of the United Kingdom and are open for public consultation under the provisions of the Public Records Acts and in accordance with regulations established by the Lord Chancellor.

The records are rich in biographical information on East India Company servants, Indian Civil Service and Indian Army personnel, and on Europeans resident in pre-1947 India.
Since 1982 the India Office Records have been administered by the British Library and form part of the Oriental and India Office Collections


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