The Microform Research Collections at Boston Spa
43. BLENHEIM PAPERS FROM THE BRITISH LIBRARY, LONDON. 1700-1720. PART 2 REELS 24-41.
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
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).
18 reels of microfilm.
Charles Bradlaugh was a free thought advocate and politician.
He was also engaged in several lawsuits to maintain freedom of the
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
16 reels of microfilm.
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
46. BRITISH BIRTH CONTROL MATERIAL AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES. 1800-1947.
10 reels of microfilm.
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
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
48. BRITISH IMMIGRATIONTO VICTORIA. ASSISTED IMMIGRANTS FROM THE UK: 1839-1871.
Public Record Office, Victoria.
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
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.
11 reels of film.
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
50. BRITISH LABOUR HISTORY EPHEMERA, 1880-1900.
46 reels of microfilm.
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
51. BRITISH LABOUR HISTORY EPHEMERA, 1900-1926.
Micrographics Export Co. Ltd.
22 reels of microfilm.
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
52. BRITISH LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS FROM
THE BRITISH LIBRARY.
SERIES 2, THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY:
1700-1800, REELS 28-44.
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
53. BRITISH OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS NOT PUBLISHED BY HMSO: DOCUMENT DELIVERY SERVICE ON MICROFICHE 1980-PRESENT DAY.
Approx 90,000 microfiche.
This ongoing series consists of departmental reports covering
such areas as;
Science and Technology.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries.
Employment and Working Conditions.
Health and Medicine.
Library and Information Science and Bibliographies.
Document supply shelfmark: MFE 1169
49 reels of microfilm.
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
55. BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA. (BRITISH DIPLOMATIC BLUE BOOKS 1800-1899).
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.
4) Individual cases (eg claims on behalf of nationals, fugitive criminals).
Document supply shelfmark: MFE 126
56. BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS, RUSSIAN EMPIRE. (BRITISH DIPLOMATIC BLUE BOOKS 1800-1899).
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
57. THE BRITISH PEOPLE AND WW II: HOME INTELLIGENCE REPORTS ON OPINION AND MORALE 1940-1944.
4 reels of microfilm.
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
58. BRITISH POLITICAL PARTY GENERAL ELECTION
ADDRESSES: THE NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB COLLECTION.
1892-1922; PART 2 1923-1931.
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
59. BRITISH RECORDS RELATING TO AMERICA (SELECTED).
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
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
World Microfilms, 1973-74.
50 reels of microfilm, printed catalogue.
Document supply shelfmark: (20 reels of microfilm only),
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