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Documents relating to the preparation of the 1931 census

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(53 pages) Memoranda and correspondence regarding the census date and scope of census questions
(Page 1) Minutes of a conference (26 March 1930) regarding the date of the Census Act. Page 1
(Page 2) Minutes of a conference (26 March 1930) regarding the date of the Census Act. Page 2
(Page 3) Census date. Graph showing the average number of weekend, period excursion and tourist tickets issued on Standard Gauge Railways in Great Britain per week (1929)
(Page 4) Census date. List of cotton trade holidays in 1929
(Page 5) Census date. List of vacations and public holidays from March to July 1931
(Page 6) Census date. Meteorological observations March to May, 1920 to 1929
(Page 7) Report by the Institute of Actuaries (12 March 1930) regarding the contents of the census schedule and the tabulation of results. Page 1
(Page 8) Report by the Institute of Actuaries (12 March 1930) regarding the contents of the census schedule and the tabulation of results. Page 2
(Page 9) Report by the Institute of Actuaries (12 March 1930) regarding the contents of the census schedule and the tabulation of results. Page 3
(Page 10) Report by the Institute of Actuaries (12 March 1930) regarding the contents of the census schedule and the tabulation of results. Page 4
(Page 11) Letter from Home Office to RG (12 March 1930) regarding census enquiries needed. Page 1
(Page 12) Letter from Home Office to RG (12 March 1930) regarding census enquiries needed. Page 2
(Page 13) List of government departments and various societies interested in the census. Page 1
(Page 14) List of government departments and various societies interested in the census. Page 2
(Page 15) List of government departments and various societies interested in the census. Page 3
(Page 16) Memorandum by G.S. Minchin (5 March 1928) regarding the 1931 census enquiries. Page 1
(Page 17) Memorandum by G.S. Minchin (5 March 1928) regarding the 1931 census enquiries. Page 2
(Page 18) Memorandum by G.S. Minchin (5 March 1928) regarding the 1931 census enquiries. Page 3
(Page 19) Memorandum by G.S. Minchin (5 March 1928) regarding the 1931 census enquiries. Page 4
(Page 20) Memorandum by G.S. Minchin (5 March 1928) regarding the 1931 census enquiries. Page 5
(Page 21) Memorandum by G.S. Minchin (5 March 1928) regarding the 1931 census enquiries. Page 6
(Page 22) Memorandum by G.S. Minchin (5 March 1928) regarding the 1931 census enquiries. Page 7
(Page 23) Letter from The National Institute for the Deaf to RG (5 November 1929) regarding deafness enquiries in the 1931 census
(Page 24) Letter from Census Office to The National Institute for the Deaf (28 November 1929) regarding deafness enquiries in the 1931 census. Page 1
(Page 25) Letter from Census Office to The National Institute for the Deaf (28 November 1929) regarding deafness enquiries in the 1931 census. Page 2
(Page 26) Memorandum from Statistical Officer to RG (16 December 1929) regarding birthplace and nationality enquiries. Page 1
(Page 27) Memorandum from Statistical Officer to RG (16 December 1929) regarding birthplace and nationality enquiries. Page 2
(Page 28) Memorandum from Statistical Officer to RG (16 December 1929) regarding birthplace and nationality enquiries. Page 3
(Page 29) Memorandum from Statistical Officer to RG (16 December 1929) regarding birthplace and nationality enquiries. Page 4
(Page 30) Memorandum from Statistical Officer to RG (16 December 1929) regarding birthplace and nationality enquiries. Page 5
(Page 31) Letter from John Peddar to RG (6 February 1930) regarding census of 'aliens'. Page 1
(Page 32) Letter from John Peddar to RG (6 February 1930) regarding census of 'aliens'. Page 2
(Page 33) Letter from John Peddar to RG (6 February 1930) regarding census of 'aliens'. Page 3
(Page 34) Letter from the Government of Northern Ireland to RG (3 April 1930) regarding census information on persons of Indian origin
(Page 35) Letter from the Joint Secretary to the Government of India to RG (3 April 1930) regarding census information on persons of Indian origin. Page 1
(Page 36) Letter from the Joint Secretary to the Government of India to RG (3 April 1930) regarding census information on persons of Indian origin. Page 2
(Page 37) Letter from Government of Northern Ireland to RG (16 April 1930) regarding the census date, the enumeration of persons of Indian origin, and the nationality inquiry
(Page 38) Memorandum regarding 'usual residence' (7 April 1930). Page 1
(Page 39) Memorandum regarding 'usual residence' (7 April 1930). Page 2
(Page 40) List of questions regarding religion asked in the 1920s census schedules of other countries. Page 1
(Page 41) List of questions regarding religion asked in the 1920s census schedules of other countries. Page 2
(Page 42) List of questions regarding religion asked in the 1920s census schedules of other countries. Page 3
(Page 43) Letter from RG to Archbishop of Canterbury (31 January 1930)regarding census inquiry on religion. Page 1
(Page 44) Letter from RG to Archbishop of Canterbury (31 January 1930)regarding census inquiry on religion. Page 2
(Page 45) Letter from RG to Archbishop of Canterbury (31 January 1930)regarding census inquiry on religion. Page 3
(Page 46) Letter from RG to Archbishop of Canterbury (31 January 1930)regarding census inquiry on religion. Page 4
(Page 47) Letter from Archbishop of Canterbury to RG (3 February 1930) regarding Church of England inquiry into church attendance
(Page 48) Letter from the Church of Scotland to the Home Secretary for Scotland (21 March 1930) regarding enumeration of Scottish population according to religious denomination
(Page 49) Memorandum by Rural Industries Bureau regarding amendments and additions to census schedule (15 February 1930). Page 1
(Page 50) Memorandum by Rural Industries Bureau regarding amendments and additions to census schedule (15 February 1930). Page 2
(Page 51) Memorandum by Rural Industries Bureau regarding amendments and additions to census schedule (15 February 1930). Page 3
(Page 52) Letter from National Union of Welsh Societies to RG (21 March 1930) regarding the Welsh language inquiry. Page 1
(Page 53) Letter from National Union of Welsh Societies to RG (21 March 1930) regarding the Welsh language inquiry. Page 2
(24 pages) Correspondence regarding census inquiries concerning fertility and dependency
(Page 1) Letter from the Eugenics Society to MOH (10 March 1927) regarding the re-introduction of the fertility question in the 1931 census. Page 1
(Page 2) Letter from the Eugenics Society to MOH (10 March 1927) regarding the re-introduction of the fertility question in the 1931 census. Page 2
(Page 3) Comments by RG to Arthur Robinson (13 April 1927) regarding the letter from the Eugenics Society (10 March 1927). Page 1
(Page 4) Comments by RG to Arthur Robinson (13 April 1927) regarding the letter from the Eugenics Society (10 March 1927). Page 2
(Page 5) Comments by RG to Arthur Robinson (13 April 1927) regarding the letter from the Eugenics Society (10 March 1927). Page 3
(Page 6) Letter from the Eugenics Society to RG (3 January 1928) asking for unofficial advise on how to influence the MOH concerning the fertility question and related census and registration statistics
(Page 7) Letter from RG to Eugenics Society (1 February 1928) regarding the re-introduction of the fertility question in the 1931 census. Page 1
(Page 8) Letter from RG to Eugenics Society (1 February 1928) regarding the re-introduction of the fertility question in the 1931 census. Page 2
(Page 9) Letter from RG to Eugenics Society (1 February 1928) regarding the re-introduction of the fertility question in the 1931 census. Page 3
(Page 10) Letter from Bernard Mallet for Eugenics Society to RG (15 October 1929) pressing for the inclusion of the fertility question in the 1931 census schedule
(Page 11) Memorandum by GRO Statistical Officer (26 February 1930) on gaining dependency statistics from census returns. Page 1
(Page 12) Memorandum by GRO Statistical Officer (26 February 1930) on gaining dependency statistics from census returns. Page 2
(Page 13) Memorandum by GRO Statistical Officer (26 February 1930) on gaining dependency statistics from census returns. Page 3
(Page 14) Memorandum by GRO Statistical Officer (3 January 1930) regarding the scope for inclusion of fertility related data in birth records and census returns. Page 1
(Page 15) Memorandum by GRO Statistical Officer (3 January 1930) regarding the scope for inclusion of fertility related data in birth records and census returns. Page 2
(Page 16) Memorandum by GRO Statistical Officer (3 January 1930) regarding the scope for inclusion of fertility related data in birth records and census returns. Page 3
(Page 17) Memorandum by GRO Statistical Officer (3 January 1930) regarding the scope for inclusion of fertility related data in birth records and census returns. Page 4
(Page 18) Memorandum by GRO Statistical Officer (3 January 1930) regarding the scope for inclusion of fertility related data in birth records and census returns. Page 5
(Page 19) Memorandum by GRO Statistical Officer (3 January 1930) regarding the scope for inclusion of fertility related data in birth records and census returns. Page 6
(Page 20) Memorandum by GRO Statistical Officer (3 January 1930) regarding the scope for inclusion of fertility related data in birth records and census returns. Page 7
(Page 21) Report by RG (6 May 1930) on the debate regarding the fertility and dependency enquiries to be included in 1931 census and birth records. Page 1
(Page 22) Report by RG (6 May 1930) on the debate regarding the fertility and dependency enquiries to be included in 1931 census and birth records. Page 2
(Page 23) Report by RG (6 May 1930) on the debate regarding the fertility and dependency enquiries to be included in 1931 census and birth records. Page 3
(Page 24) Report by RG (6 May 1930) on the debate regarding the fertility and dependency enquiries to be included in 1931 census and birth records. Page 4
(81 pages) Correspondence, forms and instructions relating to the Scottish census
(Page 1) Note of a conference with a deputation from the Society of Medical Officers of Health (Scottish Branch) at the Scottish GRO (20 February 1930) regarding the forthcoming census. Page 1
(Page 2) Note of a conference with a deputation from the Society of Medical Officers of Health (Scottish Branch) at the Scottish GRO (20 February 1930) regarding the forthcoming census. Page 2
(Page 3) Report by the Scottish Faculty of Actuaries on the census of Scotland. Page 1
(Page 4) Report by the Scottish Faculty of Actuaries on the census of Scotland. Page 2
(Page 5) Letter from RG for Scotland to RG (19 March 1930) regarding meeting to discuss census preparation
(Page 6) Letter from RG for Scotland to RG (25 April 1930) regarding meeting to discuss census preparation
(Page 7) Letter from RG to Scottish GRO (29 April 1930) regarding inquiry into religious profession. Page 1
(Page 8) Letter from RG to Scottish GRO (29 April 1930) regarding inquiry into religious profession. Page 2
(Page 9) Notes by the Scottish GRO on householder's schedule (29 April 1930). Page 1
(Page 10) Notes by the Scottish GRO on householder's schedule (29 April 1930). Page 2
(Page 11) Notes by the Scottish GRO on householder's schedule (29 April 1930). Page 3
(Page 12) Notes by the Scottish GRO on householder's schedule (29 April 1930). Page 4
(Page 13) Notes by the Scottish GRO on householder's schedule (29 April 1930). Page 5
(Page 14) Notes by the Scottish GRO on householder's schedule (29 April 1930). Page 6
(Page 15) Letter from RG to RG of Scotland (16 May 1930) regarding census inquiries. Page 1
(Page 16) Letter from RG to RG of Scotland (16 May 1930) regarding census inquiries. Page 2
(Page 17) Letter from RG for Scotland to RG (27 November 1930) regarding the occupation and industry instructions on schedule E
(Page 18) Letter from RG for Scotland to GRO (28 November 1930) with queries regarding enumeration book E
(Page 19) Letter from RG for Scotland to RG (29 November 1930) regarding the question of 'usual residence' in householder's schedule. Page 1
(Page 20) Letter from RG for Scotland to RG (29 November 1930) regarding the question of 'usual residence' in householder's schedule. Page 2
(Page 21) Letter from RG to RG for Scotland (1 December 1930) regarding the occupation and industry instructions on schedule E. Page 1
(Page 22) Letter from RG to RG for Scotland (1 December 1930) regarding the occupation and industry instructions on schedule E. Page 2
(Page 23) Letter from RG to RG for Scotland (1 December 1930) regarding the occupation and industry instructions on schedule E. Page 3
(Page 24) Letter from RG to RG for Scotland (1 December 1930) regarding the occupation and industry instructions on schedule E. Page 4
(Page 25) Circular from RG for Scotland to registrars of births and deaths (1 December 1930) regarding information on industries
(Page 26) Form C.5 for details of government factories, stores, trading establishments etc, and employers of labour other than government. Side 1
(Page 27) Form C.5 for details of government factories, stores, trading establishments etc, and employers of labour other than government. Side 2
(Page 28) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths regarding their duties in 1931 census (30 December 1930). Page 1
(Page 29) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths regarding their duties in 1931 census (30 December 1930). Page 2
(Page 30) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths regarding their duties in 1931 census (30 December 1930). Page 3
(Page 31) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths regarding their duties in 1931 census (30 December 1930). Page 4
(Page 32) Further instructions to registrars of births and deaths regarding their duties in 1931 census (1931). Page 1
(Page 33) Further instructions to registrars of births and deaths regarding their duties in 1931 census (1931). Page 2
(Page 34) Scottish census card for acknowledgment of receipt of census documents. Side 1
(Page 35) Scottish census card for acknowledgment of receipt of census documents. Side 2
(Page 36) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 1
(Page 37) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 2
(Page 38) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 3
(Page 39) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 4
(Page 40) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 5
(Page 41) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 6
(Page 42) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 7
(Page 43) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 8
(Page 44) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 9
(Page 45) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 10
(Page 46) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 11
(Page 47) Instructions to registrars of births and deaths as to their duties in taking the census (28 February 1931). Page 12
(Page 48) Scottish census card for notification that schedule collection is complete. Side 1
(Page 49) Scottish census card for notification that schedule collection is complete. Side 2
(Page 50) Scottish census card for acknowledgment of receipt of census documents. Side 1
(Page 51) Scottish census card for acknowledgment of receipt of census documents. Side 2
(Page 52) Circular from Scottish Census Office to registrars of births and deaths (March 1931) containing list of census forms and books they will receive. Page 1
(Page 53) Circular from Scottish Census Office to registrars of births and deaths (March 1931) containing list of census forms and books they will receive. Page 2
(Page 54) Circular from Scottish Census Office to registrars of births and deaths (March 1931) containing list of census forms and books they will receive. Page 3
(Page 55) Instructional circular from Scottish Census Office to H.M. Customs (March 1931) regarding enumeration of people on vessels. Page 1
(Page 56) Instructional circular from Scottish Census Office to H.M. Customs (March 1931) regarding enumeration of people on vessels. Page 2
(Page 57) Instructional circular from Scottish Census Office to H.M. Customs (March 1931) regarding enumeration of people on vessels. Page 3
(Page 58) Instructional circular from Scottish Census Office to H.M. Customs (March 1931) regarding enumeration of people on vessels. Page 4
(Page 59) Circular from Scottish Census Office (February 1931) regarding census lessons in schools. Page 1
(Page 60) Circular from Scottish Census Office (February 1931) regarding census lessons in schools. Page 2
(Page 61) Circular from Scottish Census Office (February 1931) regarding census lessons in schools. Page 3
(Page 62) Circular from Scottish Census Office (February 1931) regarding census lessons in schools. Page 4
(Page 63) Circular from Scottish Census Office (February 1931) regarding census lessons in schools. Page 5
(Page 64) Circular from Scottish Census Office (February 1931) regarding census lessons in schools. Page 6
(Page 65) Circular from Scottish Census Office (February 1931) regarding census lessons in schools. Page 7
(Page 66) Memorandum from Scottish Census Office to registrars (9 April 1931) regarding arrangements for the Scottish census of 1931
(Page 67) Poster issued by Scottish Census Office announcing the census day
(Page 68) Press release issued by the Scottish Census Office regarding the forthcoming census. Page 1
(Page 69) Press release issued by the Scottish Census Office regarding the forthcoming census. Page 2
(Page 70) Press release issued by the Scottish Census Office regarding the forthcoming census. Page 3
(Page 71) Press release issued by the Scottish Census Office regarding the forthcoming census. Page 4
(Page 72) Press release issued by the Scottish Census Office regarding the forthcoming census. Page 5
(Page 73) Press release issued by the Scottish Census Office regarding the forthcoming census. Page 6
(Page 74) Scottish householder's schedule (A) for 30 names. Side 1
(Page 75) Scottish householder's schedule (A) for 30 names. Side 2
(Page 76) Scottish householder's schedule (B) for 50 names
(Page 77) Scottish Schedule for vessels (D). Side 1
(Page 78) Scottish Schedule for vessels (D). Side 2
(Page 79) Scottish census of 1931. Plan of Division. Title page
(Page 80) Scottish census of 1931. Plan of Division. Side 1
(Page 81) Scottish census of 1931. Plan of Division. Side 2
(18 pages) Scottish census of 1931. enumerator's Instruction and Memorandum Book
(Page 1) Front cover page
(Page 2) Reverse of cover page
(Page 3) Page I. extracts from the Census (Scotland) Regulations, 1931
(Page 4) Pages II and III. Description and contents of the Enumeration District
(Page 5) Page IV. Contents of the Enumeration District continued
(Page 6) Page V. Instructions to enumerators
(Page 7) Page VI. Instructions to enumerators
(Page 8) Page VII. Instructions to enumerators
(Page 9) Page VIII. Instructions to enumerators
(Page 10) Page IX. Instructions to enumerators
(Page 11) Page X. Instructions to enumerators
(Page 12) Page XI. Instructions to enumerators
(Page 13) Page XII. Directions as to the mode of using the Memorandum Book
(Page 14) Page XIII. Example of the manner in which entries should be made in the Memorandum Book
(Page 15) Pages XIV and XV. Example of the manner in which entries should be made in the Memorandum Book continued
(Page 16) Pages 1 and 2. Enumeration record
(Page 17) Page 17. Schedule for noting the number of persons not in houses
(Page 18) Back cover with an extract from the census act of 1920
(8 pages) Scottish census of 1931. Enumeration Book. Book A for 350 names
(Page 1) Front cover page
(Page 2) Page I. Description of enumeration district
(Page 3) Page II. Summary I. Abstract of Totals of the Pages of the Enumeration Book
(Page 4) Page III. Summary II. Contents of enumeration district
(Page 5) Pages IV and V. Example of the mode of entering the schedules in Enumeration Book
(Page 6) Double page 1. Enumeration record
(Page 7) Page 11. General instructions as to the use of the Enumeration Book and regarding the transcription of schedules
(Page 8) Back cover