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

The Microform Research Collections at Boston Spa

Subset L

124. LABOUR PARTY ANNUAL REPORTS 1900-1949: (REPORTS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE).

EP.
5 reels of microfilm.

Document Supply shelfmark: 7638.253F

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125. LABOUR RESEARCH DEPARTMENT BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS, 1916 -1975.

World Microfilms.
17 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

The Labour Research Department is an independent research  organisation, which was founded in 1912 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb. While in existence the organisation has supplied the British
Labour Party with facts it may have required. Much of this material has not been widely distributed, so it is a valuable addition for the study of the history and development of  Socialism.

Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2342

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126: THE MEDIAEVAL  MANUSCRIPTS.  9TH TO 15TH  CENTURY.

World Microfilms.
171 reels of microfilm (8 reels in colour).
Hardcopy index.

The collection has been divided into eight sections,
1. Old English, French, Slavonic 17 reels of microfilm
2. Law Manuscripts 18 reels of microfilm
3. Illuminated Manuscripts 8 reels of colour microfilm
4. Humanistic studies 39 reels of microfilm
5. Theology  31 reels of microfilm
6. Biblical studies 34 reels of microfilm
7. Liturgy 8 reels of microfilm
8. Patristics 16 reels of microfilm

Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2521

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127. LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY: MISCELLANEOUS AMERICAN MATERIAL, 17TH - 19TH CENTURIES.

World Microfilms.
5 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

The material includes accounts of 16th and 17th century voyages by Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. Also included are accounts of church affairs, education and slavery.

Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2661

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128. LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY: PAPERS OF ANTHONY BACON, 1567-1603.

World Microfilms.
9 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

In 1593 Anthony Bacon entered the service of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and became  his private secretary for  foreign affairs. Most of the papers are concerned with his official duties or with family matters and cover the period 1579-1598.

Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2525

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129. LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY: RECORDS OF THE  CHURCH OF ENGLAND DURING THE COMMONWEALTH PERIOD (1643-61).

World Microfilms.
36 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

The collection is a main source for Church of England history at the time of the English Civil War. The records highlight the Church's problems during the period of Cromwellian government following
the abolition of bishops in 1646. The collection also contributes greatly to an understanding of
Church affairs after the Restoration in 1660. There are also surveys of the lands of bishops, deans and chapters made between 1647 and 1657.

Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 3043

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130. LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY: THE QUEEN ANNE CHURCHES. 1711-1759.

World Microfilms.
14 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

The Commission for building fifty new churches, the so-called 'Queen Anne' churches, was appointed by the Act of Parliament in 1711. The commission's principal achievement was the building of ten new churches in London and to give assistance to several other church building projects. Architects involved with the projects included; Nicholas Hawksmoor, Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Christopher Wren.
 

Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 3042

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131. LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY: TALBOT PAPERS. 1500-1616.

Harvester.
9 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

As a collection, the Talbot papers record the public service and private living of the Talbot family who were among the richest and most powerful of the Tudor nobility in England up to the Civil War.
A brief description of the reel contents follow:
Reel 1:-Papers and correspondence mainly relating to Francis Talbot, 5th Earl of Shrewsbury ( 1500-1560 )
Reel 2:-Papers and correspondence mainly relating to the 5th Earl (as above) also George Talbot 6th Earl of  Shrewsbury ( 1522-1590 ).
Reel 3:-Papers relating to the 6th Earl (as above).
Reels 4-7:-Papers and correspondence relating to  Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury ( 1552-1616 ).
Reel 8:-Miscellaneous papers and correspondence mainly relating to the 5th , 6th and 7th Earls of Shrewsbury as Lords Lieutenant 1546-1608. Miscellaneous papers and correspondence mainly written by women.
Reel 9:-Miscellaneous papers and correspondence on general themes 1499-1580.

Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 6202

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 132. THE LANSDOWNE MANUSCRIPTS VOLS 1-122.  THE PAPERS OF SIR WILLIAM CECIL, FIRST LORD BURGHLEY. 13TH TO 17TH CENTURY.

Harvester.
43 reels of microfilm.
Index held on reel 1.

The papers of Sir William Cecil, first Lord Burghley, comprise the first 122 volumes of the Lansdowne collection of manuscripts. The main part of this collection is the correspondence and working papers of Lord Burghley and cover the years 1538-1600, but there are also financial papers, petitions, proclamations, papers concerning litigation, government documents and proposals to the government. The rest of the collection is less directly concerned with Burghley, but are of more general interest.

Volume 1 = Mostly mediaeval (13th century to 1537) contains warrants, injunctions, proclamations, inquisitions, grants and patents.
Volumes 2-87 = The correspondence and working papers of Lord Burghley.
Volumes 88-93 = Relate chiefly to the affairs of Sir Michael Hicks after Burghley's death in 1598.
Volumes 94-101, 105-110, 113-116 and 119-122 = Miscellaneous, mostly political and religious, documents of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Volumes 102-104 = Drafts, copies or originals of more of Burghley's correspondence.
Volume 111 = Undated 16th and 17th century papers on Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Channel Islands.
Volume 112 = Papers on foreign affairs.
Volume 117 = Instructions, letters and dispatches between Cecil (Burghley's son) and Sir Francis Walsingham.
Volume 118 = Private memoranda book of Cecil, concerning his estates, family, household and expenditure from 1552 to 1557.

Document Supply shelfmark: 5155.757F

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133. LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN OFFICIAL STATISTICAL SERIALS ON MICROFICHE.  19TH TO 20TH CENTURY.

Chadwyck-Healey.
4567 microfiche.
Hardcopy index.

The general statistical compendia issued by the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean present a valuable conspectus of the social, political and economic development of the countries of the region. Major topics covered by these yearbooks include demography, administration, finance, commerce, industry, labour, agriculture, education law and public health. Many of the titles run from the 19th century to the 1970's.

Document Supply shelfmark: MFE 523

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134. LIBRARY OF THE INNER TEMPLE MANUSCRIPTS AND EARLY PRINTED WORKS. 12TH TO 20TH CENTURY.

World Microfilms.
256 reels of microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

772 volumes of manuscripts in five main groups;
The Petyt collection                                386 volumes 12th-17th centuries.
The Barrington collection                         57 volumes 14th-17th centuries.
Records of the Inner Temple                    39 volumes 16th-20th centuries.
The Mitford collection                              79 volumes 18th century.
Miscellaneous/additional manuscripts    211 volumes 13th-20th centuries.

Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2717

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135. LINCOLN CATHEDRAL LIBRARY MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS COLLECTIONS.
10TH TO 16TH CENTURY. 6 SECTIONS.

World Microfilms.
10 reels of colour microfilm, 73 reels of monochrome microfilm.
Hardcopy index.

Lincoln possesses one of the most significant manuscript collections with examples dating back to the 11th century including:-
Illuminated Manuscripts.
Law and Administration.
Secular Manuscripts.
Theology.
Biblical studies.
Sermons.
Homilies.
Liturgy.
Lives of Saints.
 

Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2527

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136. LINCOLN CATHEDRAL LIBRARY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY PAMPHLETS COLLECTION.

World Microfilms.
60 reels of microfilm.

Items covered by this collection include:-
Politics.
Religion.
Philosophy.
History.
Literature.
Most pamphlets relate to England, but there is a good deal of Irish, Scottish, Dutch, American and colonial material.
 

Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2156

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137. THE LONDON TRADES COUNCIL MINUTES AND PAPERS. 1860-1953.

World Microfilms.
11 reels of microfilm.

This is a collection of accounts, minutes, reports and papers for the years 1860-1953, and is a vivid continuous and detailed record of the progress from the disorganised groups of disaffected workers to a fully organised labour movement.

Document Supply shelfmark: 5294.1716F

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138. LONGLEAT MANUSCRIPTS (OF THE MARQUIS OF BATH) : THE COVENTRY PAPERS 1660-1679.

EP.
83 reels of microfilm.

The collection comprises the official and private correspondence and papers of Henry Coventry, Secretary of State and of his brother, Sir William Coventry, Secretary to the Duke of York as
Lord High Admiral. It also contains some papers of their father, Thomas Coventry, Lord Keeper and other members of the Coventry family.

Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2390