THE BRITISH LIBRARY
Microform research collections
Edward, Prince of Wales at the Waverly Ball, 1870

The Microform Research Collections at Boston Spa

Subset B

43. BLENHEIM PAPERS FROM THE BRITISH LIBRARY, LONDON. 1700-1720. PART 2 REELS 24-41.

Research Publications.
18 reels of microfilm.

Part two comprises of the papers of the Duke of Marlborough. His voluminous correspondence with his colleague and close friend, Lord Treasurer Godolphin, with other ministers and officials, and with diplomats and foreign powers across Europe, affords a comprehensive view of the course of war and the making of policy.
Domestic politics, high and low, are fully represented as well, with illuminating material on such great questions of the day as the Union of Scotland, and on the less dramatic but equally essential duties of any 18th century politician, the management of Parliament and the distribution of patronage.

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 10127

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44. THE BRADLAUGH PAPERS (LETTERS, PAPERS AND PRINTED ITEMS RELATING TO THE LIFE OF CHARLES BRADLAUGH (1833-1891)... NOW IN THE POSSESSION OF THE NATIONAL SECULAR SOCIETY).

EP.
18 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

Charles Bradlaugh was a free thought advocate and politician. He was also engaged in several lawsuits to maintain freedom of the press.
This collection includes letters, papers and printed items relating to the life of Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891), arranged from the collection assembled by his daughter, Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner (1858-1935).

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 2050-2067

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45. BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL LIBRARY UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS.

World Microfilms.
16 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

Includes;
The Winchester accounts, Sir Christopher Wren 1632-1723.
The Tufnell manuscript 1713-1743.
The Hermand manuscript 18th century.
The Arlington House account 18th century.
Horse Guards, Whitehall 18th century.
Sir William Chambers manuscript 18th century.
William Newton professional papers c.1780-1790.
Dance manuscripts 1760-63.
Nash manuscripts, the Shide Hill ledger 1814-1833.

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 2707

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46. BRITISH BIRTH CONTROL MATERIAL AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES. 1800-1947.

World Microfilms.
10 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

The London School of Economics’ important collection of literature from the pioneering days of the British birth control movement contains much rare and hitherto inaccessible material.
It is broadly comprehensive, particularly in the early years, of pamphlets and ephemera. The items fall into five main classes:-
The early pioneering tracts of Loudon, Robert Dale Owen etc.
The pamphlets produced by the young and struggling birth control movement, such as those of the Malthusian League.
The advertising and instructional materials put out by manufacturers and retailers.
Some early historical sketches by Himes, Talbot and others.
Also a few examples of polemics, usually fairly abusive, against birth control and its’ advocates ('Agate', Poulson, Watts).

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 2696

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47. BRITISH CABINET RECORDS: CABINET PAPERS, 1880-1916.

Harvester.
49 reels of microfilm.

Before the formation of the Cabinet Secretariat in December 1916 no systematic attempt was made to keep a complete set of the printed memoranda which Cabinet Ministers thought worthwhile to circulate to their colleges for the purpose of giving them information or for securing their assent to some course of action.
This collection has been taken from the following sources:
The Royal Archives at Windsor, Lloyd George Papers, Chamberlain Papers, Goschen Papers, Beveridge Papers, Braithwaite Papers, Courtenay Papers, Markham Papers, Balfour Papers, Campbell-Bannerman Papers, Dilke Papers, Arnold-Foster Papers, H.G.Gladstone Papers,W.E.Gladstone Papers, Churchill Papers, Harding Papers, Haldane Papers, Childers Papers, Papers of the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Curzon Papers, Lothian Papers, and the Crewe Papers.

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 3901

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48. BRITISH IMMIGRATIONTO VICTORIA. ASSISTED IMMIGRANTS FROM THE UK: 1839-1871.

Public Record Office, Victoria.
124 microfiche.

Contained in this item are registers of all assisted immigrants from the UK to Australia, between the years 1839 and 1871.

Document supply shelfmark: MFE 3545

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49. BRITISH INDUSTRY,LABOUR AND TRADE UNIONISM, 1887-1934.
SERIES 1: OFFICIAL REPORTS ON STRIKES AND LOCK-OUTS, LABOUR STATISTICS, EARNINGS AND HOURS OF LABOUR, 1888-1934.

Harvester.
11 reels of film.
Hardcopy index.

The collection covers the 1st - 26th report on the Strikes and Lock-Outs of 1888 - 1914, and the 1st - 21st Abstract of Labour Statistics of the United Kingdom 1893-1933.
Also a report of an Enquiry by the Board of Trade into the Earnings and Hours of Labour of Workpeople of the United Kingdom.

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 3036

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50. BRITISH LABOUR HISTORY EPHEMERA, 1880-1900.

World Microfilms.
46 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

This is a collection of pamphlets, journals, monographs and cartoons, and covers all aspects of the development of Socialism in the late 19th century. Some of the items contained in this collection are:-
The Coal Strike of 1893 - E. Bainbridge.1894.
Effects of the Factory System on Health - A. Clarke.1899.
Socialism and Current Politics. - W. Diack.1895.
The Single Tax versus Social Democracy. - H.M. Hyndman.1889.
Was Jesus a Socialist? - J. Leatham.1896.
Factory Industry and Socialism. - W. Smart.1887.
The Dock Life of East London. - B. Webb.1887.
What the Political Economy Teaches. - J.R.Widdup.1895.

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 2454

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51. BRITISH LABOUR HISTORY EPHEMERA, 1900-1926.

Micrographics Export Co. Ltd.
22 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

An outstanding collection of more than 1,100 pamphlets, leaflets and other ephemera of British labour history contains a great many extremely rare, if not unique, items.
It provides a cameo of certain key aspects of social and political life in the years 1900-1926.Some of the items included in this collection are:-
Profits and wages in the British Coal Trade,1893-1910 - T. Richardson and J Walbank.
The problem of nationalisation. - Viscount Haldane of Cloan.
Housing the worker. 1912 - D Clarke.
Women and the Reform Bill. 1911 - H.N. Brailsford.
Public property in land. 1911 - J Hyder.

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 2456

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52. BRITISH LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE BRITISH LIBRARY.
SERIES 2, THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: 1700-1800, REELS 28-44.

Research Publications.
19 reels of microfilm.

The second series is devoted to the 18th century. It covers the Sloane and Additional Manuscripts collections, and also Additional Manuscripts from Burney, Egerton, Harleian, King's, Lansdowne and Stowe collections.

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 10134

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53. BRITISH OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS NOT PUBLISHED BY HMSO: DOCUMENT DELIVERY SERVICE ON MICROFICHE 1980-PRESENT DAY.

Chadwyck-Healey.
Approx 90,000 microfiche.

This ongoing series consists of departmental reports covering such areas as;
Science and Technology.
Social Sciences.
Local Government.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries.
Education.
Employment and Working Conditions.
Food.
Health and Medicine.
Library and Information Science and Bibliographies.
Transport.

Document supply shelfmark: MFE 1169

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54. BRITISH PAMPHLETS RELATING TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 1764-1783.

EP.
49 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

This series of microfilm comprises over 100 titles covering many aspects of American history.
Material ranges in time from the colonial period to the twentieth century, and in locations from Quebec to the West Indies. It includes records relating to trade, industry, plantations, agriculture and ranching, immigration and settlement, the anti-slavery movement, politics, religion and military affairs.
There are personal papers and diaries as well as state documents and the records of industrial and commercial concerns. Primary printed material (newspapers, pamphlets, guides etc ) as well as manuscript collections are included.

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 1700

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55. BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA. (BRITISH DIPLOMATIC BLUE BOOKS 1800-1899).

Irish Microforms.
338 microfiche.
Hardcopy index.

The collection is divided roughly into four groups
1) Commerce, trade ( including the rise, flourishing and fall of the Peruvian guano trade with Britain, 1840-80) and communications (eg, postal, railways).
2) Slave trade, emigration.
3) Treaties.
4) Individual cases (eg claims on behalf of nationals, fugitive criminals).

Document supply shelfmark: MFE 126

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56. BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS, RUSSIAN EMPIRE. (BRITISH DIPLOMATIC BLUE BOOKS 1800-1899).

Irish Microforms.
228 microfiche.
Hardcopy index.

Part I Napoleonic Wars ( not held )
Part II Turkish Affaris/Crimean War - 104 microfiche
Part III Polish Affairs - 6 microfiche
Part IV Affairs of Central Asia - 18 microfiche
Part V Hague Peace Conference - 4 microfiche
Part VI Miscellaneous Papers - 12 microfiche
Part VII Commercial Reports - 84 microfiche

Document supply shelfmark: MFE 127

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57. THE BRITISH PEOPLE AND WW II: HOME INTELLIGENCE REPORTS ON OPINION AND MORALE 1940-1944.

Research Publications
4 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

The collection includes weekly reports by Home Intelligence between the years 1940 and 1943, and will be of interest to anyone with a curiosity about wartime life in Britain.
Home Intelligence was concerned with four main areas: reactions to the latest military or political developments in the war; the pronouncements of politicians, broadcasters, press output and the BBC; the social and economic conditions on the home front and the expectations of post - war Britain.

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 3005

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58. BRITISH POLITICAL PARTY GENERAL ELECTION ADDRESSES: THE NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB COLLECTION.
PART 1 1892-1922; PART 2 1923-1931.

Harvester.
28 reels of microfilm.

Part one consists of addresses for all the British political party candidates for elections from 1892-1922 and by-elections for the years 1905-1919.
Part two consists of addresses for the British political party candidates for elections from 1923-1931.

Document supply shelfmark:

MFR 6295 - PART 1
MFR 7071 - PART 2

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59. BRITISH RECORDS RELATING TO AMERICA (SELECTED).

EP.
176 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy indexes held.

Some of the items included in this collection are:-
American material from the Tarleton Papers in the Liverpool Record Office. MFR 2846
Material relating to the American Revolution from the Auckland Papers MFR 2864
Material relating to the West Indies from the Senhouse Papers 1762-1831 MFR 2874
The Gale-Morant Papers 1731-1925. MFR 2875
The Diaries and Memoirs of George Alexander Brown. MFR 2878.

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 2834-2891

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60. BRITISH TRADE UNION HISTORY COLLECTION.
MAJOR WORKS ON TRADE UNIONS SELECTED BY M. KATANKA AND E. FROW FROM THEIR STANDARD BIBLIOGRAPHY 'THE HISTORY OF TRADE UNIONS' (1969).

World Microfilms, 1973-74.
50 reels of microfilm, printed catalogue.
Document supply shelfmark: (20 reels of microfilm only),
Hardcopy index.

This collection contains all the main source material for the complete study of history and development of Unions, and gives access to the wealth of social and political history contained in the story of these organisations and their leaders.

Document supply shelfmark: MFR 2552