The Microform Research Collections at Boston Spa
85 reels of microfilm.
Thomas Tanner (1674-1735), Bishop of Asaph 1732-1735, his manuscripts
include correspondence with people such as Samuel Pepys, Horace Walpole
and various clergy, parliamentary, legal and royal personages, on a
range of topics covering church, domestic and legal affairs, poems
events including the Gunpowder plot.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 4219
143 reels of microfilm.
PLEASE NOTE Document Supply shelfmark DOES NOT HOLD THE COMPLETE COLLECTION.
PURCHASED ON DEMAND.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 5124
62 reels of microfilm.
The Thynne collection consists mainly of letters written by members of the Thynne family and inventories and accounts relating to the Longleat Estate.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2649
Between the years 1938 and 1950 there were approximately 3,000 reports produced by Mass Observation summarising their activities. These reports provide a fascinating insight into the social behaviour of Britain. eg the razor blade reprocessing factory scheme, attitude to women in public houses, preference of canned and processed peas in Bolton and London, morale and propaganda issues raised during and post war.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFE 2218
38 reels of microfilm.
Document Supply shelfmark: 7638.52F
Micrographics Export Co.
8 reels of microfilm.
This collection of Minutes provides essential background information on the activities of the Parliamentary Committee.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 2458 REELS 1-5 - COMMITTEE MINUTES - 1888-1921 - REELS 6-8 - COMMITTEE REPORTS - 1908-1919.
45 reels of colour microfilm, 368 reels of monochrome microfilm.
The collection - covering the 9th century to 19th century -
is divided into 8 sections as follows:
1) Law Manuscripts
4) Illuminated Manuscripts.
6) Secular Manuscripts
7) Bibical texts
Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 6345
20 reels of microfilm.
Part 9 of this collection includes domestic political issues in the Harleian Manuscripts including the trial of the Earl of Westmorland and a letter of the Duke of Norfolk in the Tower in 1571. There are also observations on Caesar's Commentaries and the theory of war. Legal manuscripts in this collection include a copy of the Mirror of Justices, and there are also religious topics which include the procedures of the Court of Arches and accounts of the distribution of abbey lands in the 1540's. Finally Scottish affairs are dealt with in considerable detail, these include tracts on Mary, Queen of Scots and abuses in Crown revenue.
Document Supply shelfmark: MFR 10128