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Major accessions to repositories in 2008 relating to Legal History


Aberdeen City Archives

  • Paull & Williamsons, advocates and notaries public, Aberdeen: cash ledgers c1880-1960 (DD/1410)

Bath and North East Somerset Record Office

  • Moger & Sparrow, solicitors, Bath: client papers 1584-1935 (Acc 767)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • Williams & Co, solicitors, Luton: clients' deeds and papers 1903-1950 (X948)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Gerald S Hampton, solicitor, Reading: diaries 1922-43 (D/EX 2104)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Clarke & Son, solicitors, High Wycombe: client papers, mainly deeds 17th-20th cent (D 274)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Foot Anstey, solicitors, Truro: business papers 1800-2000
  • Vingoe Lloyd, solicitors, Helston: Helston deeds and leases 1680-1960 (RH)
  • Cornwall Constabulary: general orders 1935-1963 (AD1886)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Wright, Brown & Strong, solicitors, Carlisle: accounts ledger 1891-1897 (DWBS)

Devon Record Office

  • Every & Phillips, solicitors, Honiton: client papers 1617-1921 (7330)

Durham County Record Office

  • Crook Police Station: occurrence books 1954-59, register of persons brought to the police station 1974-77 1954-1977 (Acc No 7090)
  • Darlington County Court: Workman' s Compensation Act minute books 1918-62 (CCo/Da/89)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Lockings, solicitors, Beverley: clients' deeds 19th-20th cent (DDLK)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Attree & Sons, solicitors, Brighton: letters 1788-1861 (ACC 9896)

Essex Record Office

  • Frederick Francis, solicitor, Romford: letter books 1842-1851 (D/DU 2430)

Falkirk Council Archives

  • Russel & Aitken, solicitors, Falkirk: further business records and clients papers 1493-1976 (A664)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • Aberdare and Mountain Ash County Court: records rel to court functions 1884-1988 (AAB)
  • HM Prison, Cardiff: records incl register of deaths, calendar of prisoners, medical officers journals and photographs 1880-1988 (DHMP)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Gloucestershire Constabulary: Winchcombe police station charge book 1909-1943 (Q/Y)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hampshire Constabulary: order book 1857-66 (65A08)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Stanley Tee & Co, solicitors, Bishops Stortford: further deeds 19th cent-20th cent (Acc 4551)

Hull City Archives

  • Hull County Court: court registers 1848-1988 (DPM)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Lancashire Constabulary: murder files and personnel records 1912-1995 (PLA)
  • Preston Law Debating Society: subscription receipt books, receipts and payments accounts 1902-1963 (DDX 2666)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Allison & Helmer, solicitors, Louth: clients' deeds 1777-1920 (7-AH)
  • Andrew, Race, Midgeley & Hill, solicitors, Lincoln: additional clients' papers and deeds 1799-1955 (ARMH)
  • Chattertons, solicitors, Horncastle: clients deeds 1738-1958 (CHAT)
  • Anthony Clark & Co, solicitors, Lincoln: clients' deeds and papers 1757-1983 (MISC DEP 693)
  • Larken and Co, solicitors, Lincoln: clients' deeds and papers, incl North Scarle manorial court books, Long Bennington and Foston manorial court books, draft court book, indexes to court books, minute book containing lists of juries and rentals; deeds rel to the estates of the the Atty family; deeds and associated papers rel to an estate in Clixby belonging to Richard Hannam (1832-1852), and deeds and associated papers rel to Lady Mary Nisbet Hamilton's Trust incl deeds rel to Alford, Ulceby, Claxby, Dalby and Stainton (1725-1854) 1702-1938 (LARCO)
  • Ringrose Law Group, solicitors: clients deeds and papers, incl deeds rel to King Street, Boston and to property in the ownership of Richard and William Thorp in Kirton and Frampton, and deeds and associated papers rel to property in Pelham's Lands, Holland Fen 1760-1960 (RINGROSE)
  • Roythorne & Co, solicitors, Spalding: clients papers, incl plans and maps of the estates of Theophilus Buckworth in Pinchbeck, Leake and Leverton and the estate of John Archer Houblon in Dembleby 1680-1861 (ROYTHORNE)
  • Walkers Owen & Craig, solicitors, Alford: clients deeds and papers, incl Farlesthorpe enclosure award and map (1831), Huttoft tithes and enclosure map (c1780) and papers rel to trial of Joseph Turner for the murder of his son Joseph Martin Turner (1889) 1552-1982 (WOC)
  • Boston Borough Police: personal record files, misconduct forms and examination papers (for promotion from Constable to Sergeant) 1900-1946 (CONSTAB)
  • HM Prison, Lincoln: prison officers' duty log, examination record of candidates for the service, medical officer's correspondence book and journal, governor's confidential journals, register of prisoners under restraint and nominal registers 1877-1995 (2-LINCOLN PRISON)
  • Lincoln City Gaol: records incl registers of prisoners and debtors, particulars of prisoners, rules for the government of the County Gaol and Castle of Lincoln, reports concerning habitual criminals held at the County Prison (1875-1878), Spilsby register with dates of commitment (1846-1861) and Louth Prison Register N2 (1870-1872) 1791-1878 (CoC/14)
  • Woodhall Spa Urban District Council: records, incl various committee minutes, corresp, register of Horncastle Petty Sessions (1913-1921) and sanitary inspector's journal register of declarations of office building plans 1894-1974 (WOODHALL SPA UDC)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Association of Clerical, Technical and Supervisory Staff, legal workers branch: minutes, corresp and membership books 1978-1993 (B08/159)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Fosters, solicitors, Norwich: clients deeds and Bulwer and Lee Warner estate papers 17th-20th cent (ACC 2008/137)
  • Purdey & Holley, solicitors, Norfolk: accounts, letter books and clients papers incl Aylsham Lancaster manor court books, Burnham Vewters court rolls, Weybourne and Weybourne Priory manorial court papers 1646-1984 (ACC 2008/128, ACC 2008/257)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Bates & Mountain, solicitors, Grimsby: clients deeds 1714-1960 (1307)
  • Pettifer & Co, solicitors, Barton on Humber: clients papers, incl deeds, wills, estate and enclosure maps 1775-1951 (381)
  • Wilkin Chapman, solicitors, Grimsby: probate registers (22) 1910-1970 (399)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Lower Barkston Ash Petty Sessions: register of offenders 1908-34 (PS/LB)
  • Northallerton County Court: registers 1884-2002 (CCT/NO)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Freeth Cartwright, solicitors, Nottingham: clients deeds rel to Radcliffe and Cropwell Butler c1717-20th cent (7419)
  • Larken & Co, solicitors, Newark: clients papers, incl Greisthorpe and Normanton manorial court rolls and deeds rel to property at Tollerton and Meering 1719-1892 (7393)
  • Sidney Herbert Clay, solicitors: financial ledgers rel to legal practice based at Retford, Worksop and Sheffield 1931-1945 (7298)
  • HM Detention Centre, Whatton: governors' jounals, orders' book and official memorandum book; HM Borstal Institution, Lowdham Grange: governor's journal 1966-1991 (7474)
  • Nottinghamshire Police: city and county police records, incl annual reports and statistics, criminal photograph book, application books, constables' notebooks, fines receipt book, papers concerning the miners' strike, photographs and misc papers 20th cent (7380, 7460)

Peterborough Archives Service

  • Buckles, solicitors, Peterborough and Stamford: client papers incl records rel to Peterborough Corn Exchange Co Ltd; Peterborough Gas Co Ltd; Whittlesey Central Brick Co Ltd 1898-1915; Dodsdown Brick Works Ltd 1907; John Evison Ltd 1899-1906; Keeble Bros Ltd 1899; Cope and Willington Land Co Ltd 1903-1906; Liberty of Peterborough Association for the Protection of Property and Prosecution of Felons 1880-1906 18th-20th cent (2008/53)

Sheffield Archives

  • Doncaster Police: court hearing records, sports income and expenditure book, conduct register, personnel register, Benevolent Society minutes c1856-1959 (X147)
  • South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority: records incl material rel to Hillsborough Inquiry and Brightside Lane Fire 1973-1995 (SY341)
  • South Yorkshire Police: records rel to mineworkers dispute, incl complaints files and records rel to Orgreave mass picket 1984-1985 (SYP-MD)

Somerset Record Office

  • Porter Dodson, solicitors, Taunton: wages book, deeds and wills 1820-1929 (DD\DP)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Fosters, solicitors, Lowestoft: deeds 18th-20th cent, account books and notarial copy book 1895-1964 18th cent-1964 (L1884)

Walsall Local History Centre

  • Walsall Coroner: daily record of reported deaths, inquests' files 1910-2007

West Sussex Record Office

  • West Sussex Constabulary: register of persons convicted before a magistrate for Singleton 1882-1926 (Acc 15001)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Charles Alfred Thorp, solicitor's clerk and lay preacher: diaries (15) and cash books (3) 1846-1866 (WYL2250)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court: registers and other records 1978-93 (PS)


Jersey Archive

  • States of Jersey, Chief Minister's Department: files from the Emergency Co-ordination Centre, Haut de la Garenne investigation (CD) 2008 (JA/1421)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • William Richard Philip George, solicitor, writer and Archdruid of Wales: papers incl diaries, corresp and literary works (W. R. P. George Papers)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Northern Ireland Coroners Association: records 1967-2000 (D4424)


Wellcome Library

  • Sir Bernard Henry Spilsbury, forensic pathologist: index cards recording interesting cases 1905-1932 (PP/SPI)


Hull University Archives

  • Ronald Charles Hawkswell Briggs, barrister: papers rel to review of administrative law undertaken by JUSTICE (British Section of the International Commission of Jurists) in conjunction with All Souls College, Oxford c1979-1988 (DAJ)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • John Barton, reader in Law at Oxford University: academic and family papers 19th-20th cent