Anglo Saxon Manuscripts. (Microfiche Cabinet 19,
When completed, this set will contain microfiche facsimiles of nearly 500
manuscripts containing Old English. A guide to the set is included with the
British Foreign Office: Russia
Correspondence, 1883-1945. (Microfilm DA 47.65 G74. Guide included)
A basic collection of documents for studying British-Russian relations
during a period of fundamental change in international affairs.
British Colonial Office:
Palestine Correspondence 1927-1934. (Microfilm DS 119.8 G7 B7)
A guide to this set is available on the shelf with the microfilm.
British Foreign Office-United States:
(Microfilm JX 633 U5 B7427)
Described in the United States section.
Camden Society Publications, Series 1 and New
(second) series. (Microfiche Cabinet 3, Drawer 2)
The Camden Society Publications are a miscellaneous collection of
British historical and antiquarian information. Some items go back as far as
1400. Some examples of materials include: "Historie of the Arrivall of Edward IV
in England and the Finall Recouerye of his Kingdomes from Henry VI";
"Alliterative poem on the deposition of King Richard II"; "Plumpton
Correspondence; a Series of Letters, Chiefly Domestick Written in the Reigns of
Edward IV, Richard III, Henry VII, and Henry VIII"; "Moneys Received and Paid
for Secret Services of Charles II and James II".
Index is on top of the cabinet containing the microfiche.
Chaucer Society Publications. (Microfiche
Contains manuscripts, minor poems, tales and correspondence of Chaucer.
Library has First Series and Second Series.
Cobbett’s Complete Collection of State
Trials. (Microfiche Cabinet 3, Drawer 6)
Collection of state trials and proceedings for high treason and other crimes
and misdemeanors from the ninth year of the reign of King Henry II (1163) to
George VI (1820).
Cobbett’s Parliamentary History of
England, 1066-1803. (Microfilm J 301 C6)
An account of the Parliamentary Proceedings, narrative of battles and
sieges, and of domestic occurrences. These have been compiled principally from
the Records, the Rolls of Parliament, the Parliamentary or Constitutional
History, and from the most reputable English historians.
Documents on British
Policy Overseas, Series I: 1945-1950. (Microfiche Cabinet 5, Drawer 1)
The most important calendared documents in the archives of the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office relating to British policy overseas. The complete work will
include both Foreign Office documents, as well as appropriate documents from the
archives of the Colonial and Commonwealth Relations Offices. An accompanying
print volume is in the General Collection: DA 566.7 A19
Early English Books 1475-1700.
(Microfilm AC4 E19)
In two parts: 1475-1640: Beginning with the first book published in English
through 1640, this collection contains over 26,500 titles. Includes the earliest
editions of English classics, and contains a host of sermons, homilies, saints’
lives, and liturgies. In addition, A Short-Title Catalogue of Books
Printed in England, Scotland and Ireland, 1475-1640, by A.W. Pollard and
G.R. Redgrave, is in Microform Reference: Z 2002 P77 1926A and Z 2002 P77 1976.
1640-1700: Contains books printed in Great Britain, British North American and
in English elsewhere from 1641 to 1700. The indexes that accompany this series
are housed on the shelves at the beginning of the collection. See also A
Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and
British America, and of English Books printed in Other Countries 1641-1700, by
Donald Wing, in Reference: REF Z 2002 W52. Some records for individual volumes
in the collection are in Truman's Library Catalog.
Early English Text Society. Original Series and
(Microfiche Cabinet 17, Drawer 3)
Contains formerly unprinted Early English literature, also works that were
already printed elsewhere but in limited and expensive editions. Examples
include Charlemagne romances, reproduction of Beowulf, 16th century political
and social writings, and celebrated works by Chaucer and Sir Thomas More. An
index containing a list of the publications is on top of the cabinet.
Great Britain. Calendar of State Papers. (Cabinet 17, Drawer 6-7)
Foreign and domestic state papers, microfiche:
Henry VIII (Foreign and Domestic) 1509-1545.
(Microfiche Cabinet 17, Drawer 6)
Edward VI, Mary,
Elizabeth I, James I (Domestic). 1547-1625. (Microfiche 17, Drawer 6)
Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth
(Foreign) (Microfiche 17, Drawer 6)
Charles I (Domestic) 1625-1649. (Microfiche 17,
Charles II (Domestic) 1660-1677. (Microfiche 17,
William (William III) and Mary II (Domestic)
1689-1695. (Microfiche 17, Drawer 6)
Colonial: East Indies, China, Japan and Persia
(1513-1634); and America and the West Indies, 1547-1733. (Microfiche 17,
(Microfiche 17, Drawer 7)
Foreign and domestic state papers, microfilm:
Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I
(Domestic). (Microfilm DA 25 E3)
Elizabeth I (Domestic) 1558-1603. (Microfilm DA 25 E3)
James I (Domestic) 1603-1625. (Microfilm DA 25 E3)
Edward VI (Foreign) 1547-1553. (Microfilm DA
345 A43 1979)
Mary I (Foreign) 1553-1558 (Microfilm DA 347 A43
Great Britain. Challenger Office. Challenger
Voyage Reports. (Microfiche Cabinet 17, Drawer 9)
Report on the scientific results of the Voyage of HMS Challenger during the
Great Britain. Historical Manuscripts
Commission Reports. (Microfiche Cabinet 17, Drawer 7-8)
Reports Series 1-81 (1870-1940) and Reports, 10th-22nd (1885-1946) describe
privately owned collections of manuscripts of historical interest. A subject
index, Guide to Sources of English History from 1603 to 1660 in Early
Reports of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, is in
Reference: Ref DA 25 M1 U6.
Great Britain. Acts of the Privy Council. (Microfiche Cabinet 17, Drawer
Acts of the Privy Council of England,
Colonial Series. 1613-1783.
Acts of the Privy Council of England, New
Great Britain. Public Records Office.
Calendar of State Papers, Venetian Calendar, 1202-1625. (Microfiche Cabinet 17,
Drawer 9 )
Documents relating to English affairs existing in the Archives and
Collections of Venice and other libraries of Northern Italy, volumes 1-38.
Great Britain. Statutes of the Realm.
(Microfiche Cabinet 17, Drawer 9)
Great Britain Laws and Statutes 1225-1713.
Hakluyt Society Publications.
(Microfiche Cabinet 17, Drawer 10)
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, 1847-1849, contains both the first and
second series. Deals with English navigation during 1589-1600. A listing of
publication numbers is located on top of the cabinet.
Harleian Collection of Manuscripts.
(Microfilm DA 26 H3)
Manuscripts of 16th and 17th century English history. Included are papers
for the history of Parliament and its relations with the Crown. The documents
include speeches, legislation, political trials and cases at Star Chamber and
Chancey. Commercial and foreign trade are central to the collection, also items
from Wasingham’s correspondence and a series of foreign newsletters 1563-1570.
An index of Persons, Places and Principal Matters, appears on the opening reels.
Harleian Miscellany. (Microfiche Cabinet 17, Drawer
A collection of scarce, curious and entertaining pamphlets and tracts found
in the late Earl of Oxford's library, interspersed with historical, political,
and critical notes. The collection was created 1808-1811 but the documents were
all published earlier than 1808. The library has 10 volumes of these also in
print in the General Collection: DA 300 H2902 1965. The printed set is not as
complete as the microform.
History of England
During the Reigns of King William, Queen Anne and King George I.
(Microfilm DA 435 R26 1746)
Published in 1746, this anonymous work covers the time frame 1689 to 1727.
Justice and Authority in
England County Quarter Sessions and Related Records. (Microfilm KD 8295 C5)
Cheshire country collective jurisdiction of the justices at the county and
Parish level. Includes a guide.
Part I: Recognizances & Orders, 1559-1818
Indictments & Presentments, 1557-1818
Part II: Quarter Sessions, 1571-1603
Part III: Quarter Sessions, 1603-1616
Transcripts Vol. 1-87 (Microfilm CD 1068 A2 C53 1969)
Parish Register Typescripts prepared from parishes in London, Midlands and
Southern counties. Contains marriages, burials, and baptisms in the parishes.
Churchwarden Accounts, and Vestry Minutes. Vol. 1-87.
(Microfilm CD 1068 A2 C53)
This is a microfilm of a manuscript which contains Church Warden Accounts
and Vestry Minutes.
Parker Society Publications.
(Microcard Cabinet 23, Drawer 5)
Publications of the works of the fathers and early writers of the Reformed
English 1841-1855. A listing of publications is on top of the cabinet containing
Parliamentary Debates 1066-1949 (Cobbett) (Microfilm J 301 C6)
Cobbett's series is a history of Parliament from 1066 to 1803, not a
verbatim recording of Parliament. However, it contains excerpts of the debates
Parliamentary Debates 1803-1949(Hansard).
Series 1-5. (Microfilm J 301 P36)
Hansard's series is not an official, verbatim report of the proceedings of
Parliament, but relies heavily on newspaper accounts, until 1909 when it
was declared the official document of the Parliament..
Continued by print
volumes in the General Collection. House of Commons: J 301 P37; House of Lords:
J 301 P372. Also available electronically from 1988 at
Records of the British Colonial Office, Class 5 Files. (Microfilm JV 1016 G83
1981, includes guide)
Described in the United States Section.
Royal Commission on Historical
Monuments: England, Scotland, Wales.
(Microfiche Cabinet 23, Drawer 6)
An illustrated inventory of historical monuments, a concise account of
monuments visited, and a list of monuments that the Commissioners have selected
as especially worthy of preservation. Includes a glossary of architectural,
heraldic, and archaeological terms; map showing the topographical distribution
of scheduled monuments; and an index which contains a list of these respective
monuments alphabetically arranged under heads of parishes: 1) Prehistoric and
earthworks, 2) Roman monuments and Roman earthworks, 3) English ecclesiastical
monuments, 4) English secular monuments, 5) Unclassified monuments.
Shakespeare Society Publications.
(Microfiche Cabinet 23, Drawer 6)
These are of special interest not only because of their contribution to 19th
century scholarship and criticism, but because of the notoriety of John Payne
Collier. Because Collier was a forger, one must be on guard when working with
the Publications. The collection contains material concerning the conditions
under which Shakespeare and his contemporaries lived and wrote, material
concerning the chronology of the plays, and the reprints of the plays
themselves. An index listing the microfiche by publication number is on top of
the cabinet containing the microfiche.
Thomason Tracts. (Microfilm DA415 T48 1977)
A compilation of books, pamphlets, newspapers, and manuscripts collected by
George Thomason, a London publisher and bookseller who tried to save copies of
everything published in England 1640-1661. Thomason Tracts contains a wealth of
material for military, constitutional, political, or social study. The microfilm
is accompanied by Thomason Tracts 1640-1661: An Index to the Microfilm
Edition of the Thomas Collection of the British
Library in microform reference. Call number: DA 415 T48.
Working class autobiographies from the British Library, London. (Microfilm HD
8393.A1 W67 1986)
A Collection of autobiographical writings from 1792-1920 which examines the
economic life, diverse experiences and daily activities of Britain's working
class. Includes a guide to this collection.
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