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History: United Kingdom & Ireland: Diplomatic Records

Foreign & Colonial Office Records

British and Foreign State papers  Main (Gardner) Stacks  JX103 .A3 (170 volumes)
[Published copies of major treaties from 1812 to 1967]

British Documents on Foreign Affairs -- Reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential print

Part I, from the mid-nineteenth Century to the First World War

Part II, from the First to the Second World War

Part III, from 1940 through 1945

Part IV, from 1945 through 1950

Part V, from 1951 through 1956


The following resources are selections of documents (mostly general correspondence) covering the build up to the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War.

British Documents on the Origins of the War, 1898-1914 Main (Gardner) Stacks D505 .G68 (11 volumes)  

Documents on British Foreign Policy, 1919-1939  Main (Gardner) Stacks and NRLF (UCB)  DA566.7 .A18 (62 volumes)  

Documents on British Policy Overseas Main (Gardner) Stacks and NRLF (UCB) DA588 .D63 1984 

Guides and Indices

The National Archives (UK) provides two searchable indices to Foreign office correspondence:

 Index to the Correspondence of the Foreign Office for the Year ...  Main (Gardner) Stacks JX631.A12 A3