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Colonial Office: West India Royal Commission, 1938 to 1939

IDENTITY STATEMENT AREA
Reference code(s): CO 950
Title: Colonial Office: West India Royal Commission, 1938 to 1939
Date(s): 1938 - 1939
Level of description: Series
Extent and medium of the unit of description: 961 files and volumes

CONTEXT AREA
Name of creator(s): West India Royal Commission, 1938-1939
Administrative/Biographical history: The Commission was appointed under the chairmanship of Lord Moyne, to investigate social and economic conditions in Barbados, British Honduras, Jamaica, the Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Windward Islands, and matters connected herewith.
Evidence was taken in three parts (i) in London, (ii) on tour in the West Indies, and, (iii) in London on return from tour.
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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE AREA
Scope and content: This series contains records of the West India Royal Commission comprising working papers of the Commission, oral and written evidence submitted, and Commission Secretariat circulars to members
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
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CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND USE AREA
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Language/scripts of material: English
Physical characteristics:
Finding aids: PRO Online Catalogue (PROCAT)

ALLIED MATERIALS AREA
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Related units of description: For records of the West Indies Development and Welfare Organisation, set up as a result of the commission, see PRO Online Catalogue (PROCAT) series: CO 1042.
Publication note: The report of the Commission was published in 1945 as Cmd 6607.

DESCRIPTION CONTROL AREA
Recorder's note:
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: December 2001

Interest: Caribbean, Black, Asian,

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INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Colonialism
Economic and social development
Colonial countries

Personal/Corporate names
West India Royal Commission, 1938-1939
Moyne, Lord, Walter Edward Guinness, 1880-1944

Places
Windward Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
Leeward Islands
Jamaica
Honduras
Barbados

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