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Major accessions to repositories in 2011 relating to Legal History


Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office

  • Berwick Magistrates Court: occasional licensing register and files c 1950-2005 (BRO 1729)
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Petty Sessions: additional licensing records 1947-1965 (BRO 1726)

Birmingham: Archives and Heritage Service

  • West Midlands Police Authority: records 1986 - 2005 (WMPA)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • John Ebenezer Foster, solicitor antiquary: notebook incl extracts from chancery rolls (13th-14th cent), the Placita de Quo Warranto, and the Eynsham and Ramsey cartularies c 1895-1941 (R111/088)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Buckinghamshire Constabulary: records mainly rel to High Wycombe Borough Police, incl case papers, incident report books 1926-68 (AR 34/2011)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Mair & Blunt, solicitors, Macclesfield: client and Brocklehurst family records 1827-1905 (D 8096)
  • City of Chester Probation Committee: minutes and corresp 1928-57 (ZQAB)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Conwy Magistrates Court: licensing files 1970-2000 (CL1)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Lancashire Constabulary: records incl staff reports, photographs 19th cent - 20th cent (BDX 645)
  • National Association of Retired Police Officers, Westmorland with Furness Branch No 111: minutes 1946-99 (BDSO 129)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Cockermouth and Workington County Court: records 1853-1985 (YDCWCC)
  • West Cumbria Coroner: records 1907-95 (YTCR 3)
  • Whitehaven and Millom County Court: records 1853-1985 (YDWMCC)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Beaty & Co, solicitors, Wigton: client records 1660-20th cent (DBW)
  • Dobinson Turner & Hughes, solicitors, Carlisle: deeds 17th-20th cent (DDTH)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • National Association of Retired Police Officers, Westmorland with Furness Branch No 111: minutes and photographs 1899-2006 (WDSO 357)

Doncaster Archives Department

  • Doncaster Borough Petty Sessions: licensing registers, betting and gaming registers, licensing meeting minutes and related papers 1923-1974 (MC/8)

Durham County Record Office

  • Consett County Court: additional records incl photographs of the county court with its brief history (1940s-60s) c 1940-70 (Acc No 7768, 7785)
  • Durham police: Police Authority minutes c 1900-2000 (Acc No 7722)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Attree & Sons, solicitors, Brighton: additional letters c1792-1849 (ACC 10963)
  • Sprotts & Sons, solicitors, Mayfield: deeds 17th-20th cent (ACC 10834)
  • Brighton Police Museum: papers and photographs c1930-70 (ACC 11126)

Glamorgan Archives (formerly Glamorgan Record Office)

  • Barry Magistrates Court: youth court, adoptions and domestic court registers, minutes, poor prisoners list of cases and letter book c 1928-1996 (PSVG)

Gwent Archives

  • Magistrates Association, Monmouthshire Branch: minutes 1948-1950 (D5624)
  • Tredegar County Court: court registers 1877-1921 (CCOT)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Andover Borough Petty Sessions: registers incl of juvenile courts, minutes and licensing records 1875-1972 (163A11)
  • Andover Divisions Magistrates Meetings: minutes of annual meetings of magistrates for Andover, Andover Borough and Kingsclere Petty Sessions 1961-73 (165A11)
  • Andover Petty Sessions: court registers incl juvenile courts and licensing records 1877-1984 (129M94)
  • Petersfield Petty Sessions: minutes and deposition book 1842-71 (21M73)
  • Winchester Prison: additional records comprising nominal registers, mainly for women prisoners 1916-33 (88M96W)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Wade-Gery & Brackenbury and predecessors, solicitors, St Neot's: additional records, incl letters and accounts, clients deeds, manorial records for Kimbolton, St Ives, Southoe and Spaldwick, inclosure papers for Covington, Wornditch in Kimbolton and St Neot's 1685-1919 (Accession 5440)
  • Huntingdon County Gaol: register of prisoners 1845-1856 (Accession 5470)

Islington Local History Centre

  • Sir George Heynes Radford, politician and solicitor: diaries, corresp, accounts, photographs and personal effects c1850-1940 (S/GHR)

Knowsley Archives

  • Prescot Magistrates Court: registers 1955-69 (KA54/U)

Lancashire Archives

  • Preston Borough Police: additional records incl some beat books and notebooks of serving officers 1898-1967 (PLPR)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Leicester Borough Police Force: photographic album of past members, other photographs c1905-1929 (DE8243)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Greater London Inner North Coroners District: St Pancras Coroners Court files 2008-2008 (COR/IN/2008/02)
  • Greater London Inner North Coroners District: Poplar Coroners Court inquest files 2008-2008 (COR/IN/2008/01)
  • Greater London Inner South Coroners District: Southwark Coroners Court inquest files 2008-2008 (COR/IS/2008)
  • Greater London Northern Coroners District: Edgware Coroners Court inquest files 2009-2009 (COR/N/2009/01)
  • Greater London Northern Coroners District: Barnet Coroners Court inquest files 2009-2009 (COR/N/2009)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Stokesley Petty Sessions: note book 1840-1844 (Z.1355)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Hewitsons LLP, solicitors, Northampton: deeds and related corresp rel to various Northamptonshire places c1700-1949 (2011/03)

Northumberland Archives

  • Wilkinson & Marshall, solicitors, Newcastle upon Tyne: records 1820-1903 (NRO 09086)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Worksop and Retford Magistrates Court, court registers: adult crime, licensing, juvenile, fine enforcement, matrimonial, family variation and enforcement, family foreign enforcement, domestic, and non-payment of rates 1977-1993 (8017)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Oldham Borough Police: pocket books PC 214 Freeman 1939-43 (2011/34)

Sheffield Archives

  • Hillsborough Task Team: papers rel to Hillsborough disaster, papers rel to Coroner's Inquest Training Day, Task Team services provided on the 29 November, 1989 match between Sheffield Wednesday and Liverpool 1989-1990 (X489, X490)
  • Sheffield Quarter Sessions: City of Sheffield highway proceedings, incl depositions, notices, plans 1910-1911 (QS)
  • South Yorkshire Joint Secretariat, South Yorkshire Police Authority: Hillsborough papers rel to financial assistance 1989-1999 (SYJA)
  • South Yorkshire Police, Hillsborough Disaster: papers 1989 (POL)
  • South Yorkshire Police: files and press cuttings 1994-2004 (POL)
  • South Yorkshire Coroner: Coroner's Resumed Inquest Video Evidence (Hillsborough Disaster) 1989 (CC5)

Shropshire Archives

  • HM Prison, Shrewsbury, visiting justices: journal and report book, with names of justices appointed, signed minutes of special meetings, notes on visits to the gaol 1849-1857 (8389)

Somerset Heritage Centre

  • Charles Edwards, attorney, Chard: ledgers 1780-1789 (A\BEN)

St Helens Local History and Archives Library

  • St Helens magistrates court: registers and records 1898-2000 (SMM)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • HM Prison, Ipswich: prison officers pay register 1912-1915 (IY400)

Surrey History Centre

  • Alastair Logan, solicitor: papers rel to trials and appeals of the Guildford Four and Maguire Seven 1974-97 (8823)
  • Vernon Lushington, barrister: papers incl essays, lecture notes, legal case notes and press cuttings 19th-20th cent (8815)
  • Additional petty sessions records for Dorking, Epsom, Godstone and Reigate incl court and licensing registers 1903-2000 (8848)
  • Letter from George Nutt (alias Thompson), convict at Newgate Gaol, to the victim of his crime, Mr Spicer of Ripley 1827 (8924)

Teesside Archives

  • Teesside Magistrates Court: licensing records c 1870-2000 (Acc No 7038)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Blaydon Magistrates Court: court registers 1972-1992 (MG.BL)
  • Gateshead Magistrates Court: court registers 1971-1992 (MG.GA)
  • South Shields Police: applications and appointments register 1845-1968 (PA.SS)
  • Sunderland Magistrates Court: court registers c 1905-1988 (MG.SU)

Walsall Local History Centre

  • Black Country Coroner: coroners' files, registers of deaths reported 1970s-1990s (Acc1524)
  • Black Country Coroner: coroners' inquests 2003 - 2010 (Acc1523)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Solihull Magistrates Court: court records 20th cent (CR4414)

West Sussex Record Office

  • P A Buckett, policeman, Lancing and Steyning: pocket books 1959-68 (Acc 16172)
  • Sussex Police Authority: Bognor division records incl crime registers and beat books 20th cent (Acc 16359)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Wakefield Magistrates Court: files for licensed premises in the Wakefield Petty Sessional Division, incl plans, licensees certificates, newspaper cuttings, photographs and supporting information 1897-2005 (P31)

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

  • Wolverhampton Coroner: inquest files, admin records 2005-2007 (T-CR)

Worcestershire Record Office, County Hall Branch

  • Lt-Col George Lynedoch Carmichael, Chief Constable of Worcestershire Constabulary: personal corresp 19th-20th cent (BA15364)
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Council, Director of Administrative and Legal Services, Rhydd Court Inquiry: tribunal and other records 1979-1995 (BA15277)


Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • John McKenna, head constable, Royal Irish Constabulary: MS of 'A Beleaguered Station' 1891-1921 (D3300/113)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Charles John Joseph Hamson, jurist: corresp and papers 20th cent (MS Add. 9957)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Sir Bernard Humphrey Bell, Chief Justice of Sudan: photograph album 1911-1912 (SAD)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division

  • Walter Augustus Leopold Raeburn, lawyer and judge: records incl corresp and professional diaries 1897-1972 (RAEBURN)
  • Michael Brynmor Summerskill, barrister and marine insurer: draft biography of his mother and research papers 1980-1990s (SUMMERSKILL)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

  • Brian St Quentin Power, author and barrister: papers incl corresp and working notes rel to publications incl 'The Ford of Heaven' 1980-2000s (MS 381085)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Western Manuscripts

  • Thomas Aldersey, lawyer: accounts 1666-1713 (6720)
  • Geoffrey Roberts, lawyer: letters and legal papers incl material rel to his work as counsel at the Nuremberg Trials 1946 (6659)
  • Lincolnshire Constabulary: charge book 1896-1900 (6655)

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

  • John Winston Hazelden, member of the Royal Oman Police: illustrated history of the Royal Oman Police Airwing 1974-2011 (0499)