Sources from The National Archives, UK

A suite of collections sourced from The National Archives, UK, the UK government's official archive.

With our digital scanning facility based permanently at The National Archives, UK, Adam Matthew Digital is able to offer a range of area studies and theme-based, self-contained collections, all made available through a single portal.

All Archives Direct collections are available to purchase individually, however a more rewarding user experience and greater research ability is achieved when searching across multiple collections.

These collections provide unrivalled information from the UK government's official archive.


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Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980

Official British documents from The National Archives, UK
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Central Asia, Persia and Afghanistan 1834-1922

Explore the volatile political and diplomatic history of Central Asia, from the decline of the Silk Road ...
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Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966

Official British documents from The National Archives, UK
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Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969

Official British documents from The National Archives, UK
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Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969

Official British documents from The National Archives, UK
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Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961

Official British documents from The National Archives, UK
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Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980

Official British documents from The National Archives, UK
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Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980

Official British documents from The National Archives, UK
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Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952

Sources from The National Archives, UK
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Foreign Office Files for Southeast Asia, 1963-1980

Official British documents from The National Archives, UK
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Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981

Sources from The National Archives, UK
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Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963

Official British documents from The National Archives, UK
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The Nixon Years, 1969-1974

British and Commonwealth analysis of the successes and failures of the Nixon administration
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Women in The National Archives

Original documents and data on the Suffrage Question in Britain
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