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Inventory of FCO ArchiveFCO Archive File inventory as at 31 March 2015

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Name of record series Number of boxes Estimated linear metres Description Estimated number of items Format Date range
FCO Cartographic and Map Section numerous maps 2,186 295.11 A substantial eclectic collection comprising primarily of geographic maps typically with political, economic or strategic emphasis that are mostly printed on translucent paper from A4 up to approximately A0+ in paper size, with diagrams and building floor plans, all mostly in black and white with the exceptional item in colour. Earlier 1970s maps in this collection appear to have been produced by or commissioned for the FCO Research Department, maps have been numbered up as pieces 1051 to 1922 (pieces 1-1050 were destroyed); the Julian Walker Collection has also been listed, and a detailed workbook of maps is attached. All the loose material in this collection has been individually indexed commencing with the references FCO 18 / 1172 and run sequentially through to FCO 18/1869. There is also an additional large tied bundle of translucent maps printed on A0+ sized paper 175 Loose printed maps plus one large tied bundle (A0+ paper size) 1941-1991