This page contains additional information on The National Archives file MT 85/386.
This piece is a large bound volume approximately A4 in size.
The MT 85 consists of registers of Marine Division correspondence between 1851 and 1919. They take the form of press copies of entries, giving brief details of correspondents, date and contents of letters and the registered number of each paper.
Subject indexes of the correspondence are contained in MT 86
MT 85/386 is arranged in Board of Trade “M” folder sequential number order. Each number therefore corresponds to a “M” folder of correspondence on a particular theme. The original folders can be found in the MT 9 series usually bundled with folders relating to the same topic.
MT 85/386 covers items from 10001 to 12500 in 1919.
Example Entry from MT 85/386
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Folder Reference: [M]9033 Folder Description:
R.G.S. [Registrar General of Shipping]
Asking if Board received death certificate G. CARTER asked for by G.E. Railway.
Dates: 27 June / 28 June 
Previous Paper: 1414.3386
Board of Trade Name: Mr TULL
Death, Brussels, G Carter, G.E. Railway have been underlined which means the terms are indexed in MT 86.