Archive of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Scope and Content

The Lieutenant Governor is the Queen's representative in Jersey and in the past was principally responsible for the defence of the Island. This collection consists of documents dating from c.1800 until the 1990s. The collection has been divided into sections which include; correspondence of the Lieutenant Governors, in particular the letter books of General Don, the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey during the Napoleonic Wars who is responsible for many of the roads who see in the Island today, accounts, including financial assistance given to Spanish and Italian refugees in Jersey in the late 1820s and defence including a significant amount of correspondence between various Governor's and members of the Militia. The General Filing section (A/D1) was organised by subject at Government House and contains a number of fascinating files showing the chief functions of the Lieutenant Governor's Office in the 20th Century. This series includes a significant amount of material relating to Acts passed in Jersey and UK, deportations, trade agreements, laws, appointments and Royal Visits. The collection also includes papers relating to both the First and Second World Wars.

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Archivist's Note

A/D1 Main Series: These file of correspondence and other papers appear to have been artificially arranged under subject headings. It would seem that the original files and bundles of papers were dismantled for this purpose and in this way the original context and arrangement of the papers has unfortunately been lost. The former references are included in the new ones, after the prefix.

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