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Major accessions to repositories in 2015 relating to Legal History


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Old Aberdeen House Branch

  • Society of Solicitors of Banffshire: minute books, constitution and rules 1840-1995 (Acc 2367)

Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Town House branch

  • Peterkins, solicitors, Aberdeen: additional clients papers incl Innes family of Raemoir 1499-1935 (Accession 2318)

Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace, Barnsley: minute book 1896-1938 (A/3620/J)

Bath Record Office

  • Longrigg & Pye-Smith, solicitors, Bath: client papers 1500-1950 (0028C)

Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

  • Bedfordshire Coroner: post mortem papers and inquest file 1988-1999 (CO)

Berkshire Record Office

  • TW Stuchbery & Son, solicitors, Maidenhead: additional client papers incl will books 1712-1971 (D/ESB)
  • Berkshire Coroner: registers of deaths and inquest case files 2004-2014 (COR/BK)

Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office

  • Berwick and Wooler Magistrates Courts: court registers 1979-1985 (PS4)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • West Midlands Association of Women Solicitors: records 1983-1993 (MS 4825)

Bristol Archives

  • Sir Charles Fortescue-Brickdale (1857-1944), barrister: account books, genealogical scrapbook rel to Brickdale family 1774-1931 (45472)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service

  • Rodericks, solicitors, Llanelli: client papers 19th-20th cent (Acc8688)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Currey & Co LLP, solicitors, London: corresp, letter books and other records 1839-1920 (2843)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Caernarfon County Court: records c1847-1975 (CCC1)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Carlisle Coroner: additional inquest files (1996) with files of deaths reported to the coroner, and clerk books 1962-1996 (TCR 4)
  • North Cumbria Coroner: inquest reports 1997 (TCR)
  • Solicitors' client papers purchased at auction by Cumbria Family History Society 19th-20th cent (DSO 292)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Cumbria South Coroner: inquest papers 1995-1999 (WTCR)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Wrexham Division Petty Sessions: records incl general and enforcement court registers, bail registers bundles 1985-1989 (PSD/O)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Merriman, Porter & Long, solicitors, Marlborough: papers rel to the estate of Edward Davey pain of Hemyock, Devon, lunatic 1800-1999 (MPL)

Dorset History Centre

  • Hillman Bond, solicitors, Lyme Regis: additional copy letterbooks 1913-1940 (D-LRM)
  • Preston & Redman, solicitors, Bournemouth: additional Bournemouth deeds 1889-1964 (D-PRD)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Gordon Goodman, solicitors, Halesowen: business records incl day books, ledgers, deeds, corresp and client papers 19th-20th cent (Acc 9863)

Dundee City Archives

  • RSB Macdonald, solicitors, Dundee: trust minute books, chartularies 1866-1975 (GD/X1313)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham Probation Service: Probation Committee minutes 1982-2002 (NPS)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Coles & James, solicitors, Eastbourne: client papers, incl of Dr John Bodkin Adams c1723-1960 (ACC 12336)
  • Dawson Hart, solicitors, Uckfield: client papers incl material rel to local charities Saunders' Educational Foundation and Edward Holmes Baldock 1710-2005 (ACC 12156)
  • Young, Coles & Langdon, solicitors, Hastings: Bexhill office ledgers and letter books 1947-1965 (ACC 12305)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Cousins, Botsford & Leonard, solicitors, Cardiff: ledgers, cash journals, personal papers, deeds 1763-1993 (D1145)
  • Abercynon Magistrates Court: court registers 1970-1979
  • Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court: court registers and licensing registers c1971-2006
  • Miskin Higher Petty Sessions: additional court registers 1963-1970 (PSMHI)
  • Mountain Ash Magistrates Court: court registers 1963-1970 (PSMHI)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Hughes Paddison, solicitors, Cheltenham: deeds and legal papers 1871-1948 (D7685)
  • Carmarthenshire solicitors' papers rel to Gloucestershire (transferred from Carmarthenshire Archives) 1837-1924 (D13791)

Gwent Archives

  • Skenfrith Petty Sessions: fees registers 1892-1941 (CPS)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • North West Wales Coroner: files 2005-2006 (XCR)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Gordon Forrest (fl 1989), police history researcher: research rel to Hereford City Police, with photographs and publications c1888-2010 (CT49)
  • Herefordshire Magistrates Court: additional registers c1960-2010 (CT42)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hertfordshire Constabulary: records incl firearms certificates c1886-1990 (Off Acc 1858)
  • Lee Conservancy Board: Nuisance Notices vol 1, rel to protection of water under the Lee Conservancy Act 1868 1865-1899 (Acc 5743)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Hunnybun & Sons, solicitors, Huntingdon: sale particulars and deeds, Molesworth inclosure award and map (1799), copy of Buckden inclosure map (1813), with accounts for clients 1758-1959 (5819, 5785)

Isle of Man Public Record Office

  • Courts of Justice, Isle of Man: Exchequer books and libri scaccarii, Chancery files c1798-1861 (A45, A48, A50)

Knowsley Archives

  • St Helens magistrates court: additional adult, youth and licensing registers 1994-2005 (KA54/U)

Lancashire Archives

  • Papers rel to libel case around the film 'Five Nights', incl court papers, film summaries, newscuttings and film stills 1915 (CBP)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Owston and Newbold Parish Council: accounts books c1671-1863 (DE9061)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Lincolnshire County Committee: papers relating to Lincoln Castle prison, incl receipts, building plans and newspaper cuttings 1839-1843 (CoC/5)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Liverpool City Magistrates Court: adult and juvenile arrest registers c1970-1999 (ACC 6741)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • JD Langton & Passmore, solicitors, London: partners' minutes and agreements, financial and client records incl records of predecessor Whale & Wates and George Whale of Woolwich and successor firm of Stoneham Langton & Passmore c1799-2000 (B15/054)
  • Turner & Debenham, solicitors, St Albans: papers of the firm, Thompson family and other families and clients, mainly deeds rel to City of London properties (British Records Association deposit BRA 2951 Thompson and Debenham) 1402-1911 (B15/122)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Belle Vue Gaol: register of inmates 1871-1872 (GB127.M600)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Samuel Dalton (fl 1822), solicitor: certificate of admission into the High Court of the Chancery 1822 (MC 3186)
  • Steeles Law Solicitors, solicitors, Diss: deeds, records of title and place 17th-20th cent (Acc 2015/27)
  • Partners Against Crime Taskforce: project files, management records, photographs, newspaper cuttings 1997-2015 (Acc 2015/107)

Northamptonshire Archives

  • Roger Brent Davies (fl 1956-1989), Chief Superintendent of Northamptonshire Police: papers rel to career 1956-1989 (N129)
  • Transcripts of inquests 1881-1883 (ZB/1478)

Northumberland Archives

  • Dickson, Archer & Thorp, solicitors, Alnwick: additional client papers 1836-1914 (B/DAT)

Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Robert Lock, solicitor, Tenby: records incl deeds and bills 19th-20th cent (D/LOC)

Peterborough Archives

  • HM Coroner for Peterborough: inquests, photographs, book of counterfoils, accounts and proposals, notices of death, registers, inquests 1864-1999 (2015/9, 2015/22)
  • Institute of Trading Standards, Peterborough branch: volumes rel to weighs and measures held by Peterborough office, validation records, photographs 1913-1990 (2015/15)

Powys Archives

  • Powys Coroner: additional post-mortem files (4336-4752) 2008-2015 (P/COR)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Clegg & Sons, solicitors, Sheffield: trial papers and brief of William Edward Clegg for the defence of Charles Peace at Leeds Assizes 1879 (2015/75)

Shropshire Archives

  • Wace Morgan, solicitors, Shrewsbury: client and business papers, with financial records and registers of documents and wills 19th-20th cent (9088)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Bartlett, Gooding & Weelen, solicitors, Glastonbury: additional deeds and business papers with papers of Austin & Bath, solicitors, Glastonbury 1600-1999 (A\CMA)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Blocks, solicitors, Ipswich: deeds 1587-1973 (HB112)
  • Suffolk Constabulary: minutes, registers of firearms, diaries and scrapbooks, programmes, photographs, beat records, registers of premises, crime returns, corresp, visitors' books, records are from East Suffolk, West Suffolk, Ipswich Borough and Suffolk Constabulary 1849-2010 (ED401)

Walsall Local History Centre

  • Black Country Coroner: Walsall District records 2013-2014 (Acc 1067)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Smith Llewellyn, solicitors, Swansea: grants of probate and letters of administration 20th cent

West Sussex Record Office

  • Letters from Robert Holmes of Petworth to Richard Wishaw, attorney, of Staple Inn 1750-1751 (17951)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Halifax County Court: plaint and minute books, court books, insolvency ledgers and cause books 19th-20th cent (CC6)

Wigan Archives and Local Studies

  • William Arthur Jones (fl 1959-1977), Chief Inspector, Lancashire Constabulary: records incl duty diary log books 1959-1977 (Acc. 2015/35)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Wiltshire Constabulary: register of police force, joint committee minutes 1874-1957 (F5 (add 3))


Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

  • Manx Penal Reform Group: scrapbooks rel to social reform and wider Manx subject matters 1969-1979 (MS 13924)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Robert MacGregor Mitchell (1875-1938), MP and judge as Lord MacGregor Mitchell: scrapbooks 1899-1935 (Acc.13603)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Desmond Rea (b 1937), university administrator and business consultant: papers rel to his chairmanship of the Northern Ireland Policing Board 2001-2012 (D4593/UNL)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • David Watkinson (fl 1993-1996), solicitor: papers rel to criminalisation of squatting 1993-1996 (WATKINSON)


Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954), mathematician: letters to Philip Nicholas Furbank and Furbank's papers as Turing's executor c1947-2014 (AMT/F/1 & uncatalogued)

Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)

  • Association of Chief Police Officers: administrative files incl minutes 20th cent (U DPO)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives and Special Collections

  • Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers: additional papers c1930-1969 (Haldane Society)

London University: London School of Economics, The Women's Library

  • Enid Rosser Locket (1899-1990), barrister: unpublished memoirs 1963-1970 (Locket)

London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections

  • Andrew Amos (1791-1860), lawyer and antiquary: corresp with Sheldon Amos and Sir Maurice Amos, with corresp of other family members and related documents c1795-1940 (A733)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Gerald Irving A Dare Draper (1914-1989), professor of law, war crimes prosecutor: papers, rel mainly to publications and public lectures, notebooks and audio recordings 1932-2009 (SxMs179)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Frances Moira MacLean (fl c1950-2000), teacher and journalist: papers rel to welfare of prison families, to child welfare, penal reform and education c1950-2000 (1058)