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Finding Aids to British Official Papers

J 301 M32 1696-1899 Hansard's Catalogue and breviate of parliamentary papers, 1696-1834

J 301 M33 1801-1899 Checklist of British parliamentary papers in the Irish University Press 1000-volume series, 1801-1899

J 301 M33 1833-1899 Select list of British parliamentary papers, 1833-1899

J 301 M33 1900-1916 A breviate of parliamentary papers, 1900-1916

J 301 M33 1917-1939 A breviate of parliamentary papers, 1917-1939

J 301 M33 1940-1954 A breviate of parliamentary papers, 1940-1954

J 301 M33 1955-64 Select list of British parliamentary papers, 1955-1964

Parliamentary Papers

Chancery Records

Patent Rolls, recording miscellaneous grants, appointments, licences, pardons and, after 1516, charters as above, 1216-1232, as transcripts in latin, (2 vols, HMSO, 1903, 1906) and thereafter as calendars 1232-1509, 1547-1582 (HMSO, 1906-1986). Entries of 1509-1547 are included in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII. Draft calendars for 1584-1588 have been published by the List and Index Society (1990-1992) and the Arts and Humanities Research Board have awarded grant funding to complete the Calendars of Patent Rolls for the reign of Elizabeth I which will be published as List and Index Society volumes. Digitised images of the calendars for 1348-1452 have been mounted on the University of Iowa website as searchable text. also see MEMSO or 5GB PU 1.69 through 1.82(Government Documents) in the Killam Library.
 

Close Rolls, recording official orders and writs and some private deeds, transcripts in latin, 1227-1272 (HMSO, 1902-1938, 1975) and thereafter as calendars, 1272-1509 (HMSO, 1900-1963). see 5GB PU 1.90 through 1.98(Government Documents) in the Killam Library.
 

Fine Rolls, recording payments for writs, grants, pardons etc., calendars, 1272-1509 (HMSO, 1911-1963). see v.12-13 (1399-1413) 5GB PU 1.120 (Government Documents) in the Killam Library.

Treaty Rolls, recording treaties, 1234-1325, 1337-1339 (HMSO, 1956, 1972) 5GB PU 1.30 v.2


Diplomatic Documents
, recording treaties and diplomatic correspondence, 1101-1272 (HMSO, 1964). see 5GB PU 1.53 (Government Documents) in the Killam Library.

English medieval diplomatic practice. Part I; documents and interpretation by Chaplais, Pierre (HMSO, 1982); English medieval diplomatic practice. Part II; plates (HMSO, 1975). see 5GB PU 1.49 (Government Documents) in the Killam Library.


Inquisitions Post Mortem
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inquiries into the land holdings of deceased tenants of the king in chief, 1216-1418 (1904-1995), 1485-1509 (HMSO, 1898-1956); 1418-1422 (Boydell and Brewer, 2002); 1418-1427 (Boydell and Brewer, 2003). Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem (Record Commission, 1806-1828) just lists the name of the deceased and manors, in latin, for 1216-1485. see 5GB PU 1.132 (Government Documents) in the Killam Library.

Calendar of Signet Letters of Henry IV and Henry V (1979). see 5GB PU 1.57 (Government Documents) in the Killam Library.

State Papers, Privy Council

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, 1574-1738 (1860-1970) mainly relates to America and the West Indies but includes material relating to the East Indies, China and Japan for the period 1513-1624. see MEMSO or 5GB PU 1.10 on the second floor of the Killam Library.

Calendar of state papers. Domestic Series, 1649-1660 5GB PU 1.103 on the second floor of the Killam Library. See MEMSO for more years

Acts of the Privy Council, 1542-1631 (1890-1964) calendars entries in the registers of the Privy Council. Earlier records, many now held by the British Library, for 1386-1461 and 1540-1542, are calendared in Proceedings and Ordinances of the Privy Council (Record Commission, 1834-1837). see MEMSO or DA 25 C7 1890 in the Killam Library

Exchequer, Courts, Statutes