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Major accessions to repositories in 2010 relating to Legal History


Bedfordshire and Luton Archives Service

  • Bedfordshire and Luton Police Authority: additional records incl staff records 1836-1998 (Po)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Hearn & Nelson, solicitors, Buckingham: papers rel mainly to probate 19th cent (D-X 1922)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Macmillans, solicitors, Wadebridge: deeds and leases, wills, bonds, Padstow, St Minver and St Merryn 1562-1920 (MC)
  • Macmillans, solicitors, Wadebridge: client papers, North Cornwall and Wadebridge 1680-1950 (MC)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Cartmell Shepherd, solicitors: Cartmell family and Carleton Farm deeds and papers 19th cent-1986 (DCARTC)

Devon Record Office

  • Symes & Robinson, solicitors, Crediton: additional deeds, wills and papers 1800-1999 (7870)

Doncaster Archives Department

  • Atteys Solicitors, Doncaster: title deeds and mining leases rel to land and property; other miscellaneous legal papers 1854-1973 (DX/ATT)

Dorset History Centre

  • Boodle, Hatfield & Co, solicitors, Westminster: papers rel to legal charges for work done on the death of Lord Stalbridge 1938 (D/BHD)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Attree & Sons, solicitors, Brighton: additional letters 1806-48 (10465)
  • Fitzhugh Gates, solicitors: deeds, with papers of Charles Wolley, former partner 16th-20th cent (10611)
  • H & R Hughes, solicitors, Hailsham: client papers 19th-20th cent (10509)
  • Sussex Police Authority: additional records incl charge and cell registers for Lewes Police Station 1950-95 (10601)

Essex Record Office

  • Crick & Freeman, solicitors, Maldon: clients deeds and papers, incl altered tithe apportionments and tithe redemption certificates for Purleigh and papers rel to Maldon Loan Co 1750-1950 (A12915)

Glamorgan Archives (formerly Glamorgan Record Office)

  • Cardiff County Court: records 1898-1979 (ACA)
  • Merthyr Tydfil County Court: judge and registrar notebooks 1937-66 (AMT)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Baileys, solicitors, Cheltenham: deeds, client and business papers 1700-1999 (D11106)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Blake Lapthorn, solicitors, Portsmouth: title deeds rel to land and properties mainly in Gosport and Hambledon 18th-20th cent (29A10)
  • Lamb Brooks, solicitors, Basingstoke: office disbursements book with client papers 16th-20th cent (149A10)
  • Winchester Prison: register of deaths (1905-78), calendar of prisoners with annotations (1820) 1820-1978 (88M96W)

Highland Council Archives

  • Inverness-shire Faculty of Solicitors: minute books 1865-1966 (D542)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Birchall Blackburn solicitors, Lancashire: client records 1805-1925 (DDX 2799)
  • Ward Dewhurst, solicitors, Preston: client records 19th-20th cent (DDX 1085)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Lincolnshire Constabulary, New Holland Police Station: police constable's diary 1896-1899 (CONSTAB)
  • Borough of Louth: records of crime book 1909-1920 (MISC DON 1597)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Bantoft, Broadley & Ward, solicitors, King's Lynn: rentals and other records for the manors of Methwold on the part of Lancaster, in Upwell, Outwell and Welney and Methwold in Hilgay on the part of Lancaster (1590-1794) with deeds and papers rel to Burnham Westgate, King's Lynn, Sporle with Palgrave and elsewhere 1590-1904 (ACC 2009/341)
  • Eversheds, solicitors, Norwich: additional business records and client papers 19th-20th cent (ACC 2010/102)
  • Pomeroy & Son, solicitors, Wymondham: deeds and papers of founding partner John Mitchell and various clients, including deeds to land in Attleborough, Dickleburgh (1309-1509), accounts of William Rose for groceries supplied to Mrs P. Rose (1805-17), farming diaries of Robert Mason at Wymondham and later at Marham (1812-34) 1309-1944 (ACC 2010/204, ACC 2010/242)
  • Central, South and West Norfolk Magistrates Court: licensing files c1925-2005 (ACC 2009/393)

North Devon Record Office

  • Peter, Peter & Wright, solicitors, Okehampton and Holsworthy: deeds and papers rel to properties in Holsworthy 1835-1948 (A415)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Harold Edmund Mettham, newsagent and police officer: personal papers incl City Police reports and business records for newsagents at Dunkirk, Nottingham and autobiography 1938-2009 (7849)
  • Unnamed of Nottinghamshire, attorney: diary 1792 (DD/2670/1)

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

  • Tipton and Wednesbury Magistrates Courts: registers 1909-1958 (acc 2010/48)

Sheffield Archives

  • City of Sheffield Magistrates Court: records of the licensing section 20th cent (MC)

Southwark Local History Library and Archive

  • Clarke & Son, solicitors, High Wycombe: papers relating to Berkshire Brewery, Camberwell 1900-2000 (2010/8)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office

  • Staffordshire Police Authority: minutes of committees 2002-2010 (C/PC/19)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Gross & Co, solicitors, Bury St Edmunds: diaries of Charles Gross, deeds and rel papers 19th cent (HB504)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Turner, Martin & Symes, solicitors, Ipswich: papers rel to properties in Woodbridge 17th-20th cent (HB441)
  • Felixstowe Petty Sessions: magistrate court registers (2) and juvenile court registers (4) 1972-1981 (BB16)
  • Ipswich Borough Petty Sessions: magistrates court registers, (9) juvenile court registers (14), domestic court registers (4) and adoption register 1969-1986 (BB15)
  • Orwell Petty Sessions: magistrate court registers (2) and juvenile court registers (3) 1974-1981 (BB17)
  • Woodbridge Petty Sessions: additional magistrate court registers (2) and juvenile court registers (2) 1970-1982 (BB11)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Suffolk Combined Petty Sessions: additional records (1299)
  • South East Suffolk Petty Sessions: adoption registers, licensing registers, gaming registers and other records c1950-2005 (BB18)

Teesside Archives

  • Teesside Magistrates Court: records 2000-2004 (6937)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Northumbria Police: police identification book for North Shields 1902-1916 (DX1388)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Borough Police: Chief Constable's reports, indexed record of Special Constabulary, photographs, and other records 1929-1967 (D/D Con/SD)

West Sussex Record Office

  • West Sussex Constabulary: pocket books of PC Samuel ("Jimmy") James, rel to Midhurst and Cowfold c1940-59 (Acc 15918)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • West Yorkshire Probation Service: City of Bradford report book, service register, photographs 1908-2007 (WYW1417)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Farnfield & Nichols, solicitors, Gillingham and Warminster: client papers 1711-1914 (3902)
  • Forrester & Forrester, solicitors, Malmesbury: firm's accounts and additional Wiltshire client papers 19th-20th cent (3855)

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

  • West Midlands Police, Neighbourhood Watch and policing committees: papers and files, principally concerning the Parkfields area 1980s-1990s
  • Wolverhampton Magistrates Court: ledgers, court registers 20th cent (T-MAG)


British Library: Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections (previously Oriental and India Office Library)

  • Henry Alfred Carless, Inspector General of Indian Police, United Provinces: game book 1932-1946 (C922/3)

Jersey Archive

  • States of Jersey, Police: papers incl copies of scenes of crimes photographs from the Haut de la Garenne enquiry 2008 (JA/1849)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Frederick Porter Wensley, police officer: records incl corresp and diaries c1885-1950 (WENSLEY)


Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Thomas Broun Smith, lawyer: papers 1960-85 (E2010.02)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division

  • Claud Williams Mullins, lawyer and writer: corresp, diaries, writings and papers 1904-1965 (MULLINS)

Oxford University: St Antony's College: Middle East Centre Archive

  • John Winston Hazelden, member of the Royal Oman Police: unpublished memoir of police service and material rel to law in Oman c1970-2010 (0499)