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'Party rage and faction' - the view from Fulham, Scotland Yard and the Temple: parliament in the letters of Thomas Bateman and John and Ralph Bridges to Sir William Trumbull, 1710-1714

Clyve Jones

Abstract

NOT until as late as 1909, with the inauguration of the fifth series of Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, did Parliament employ its own staif to produce the daily reports of its proceedings. Before that date the work had been contracted out to various printers, who employed their own staff or shared reporters with The Times. Even earlier, the printer after whom the parliamentary record is named - T. C. Hansard (he bought the publication in 1812 from William Cobbett, who had started it in 1803) - merely collated the record of debates from press reports.

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