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Major accessions to repositories in 2012 relating to Legal History


Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • Robert Humphrey Prothero, Chief Constable of Anglesey: journal written while Superintendant at Holyhead Police Station 1912-1915 (WM/2418)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • Stuart Blythe: Beds police notebook and papers 1953-1961 (Z 824/24-26)

Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office

  • Dickson, Archer & Thorp, solicitors, Alnwick: account books and executors' papers 19th cent (BRO 1840)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Brignalls, Balderston Warren, solicitors, Stevenage: clients' deeds rel to land and property in Cambs (Guilden Morden, Steeple Morden and Litlington) 1722-1923 (R112/006)
  • Metcalfe, Copeman & Pettefar, solicitors, Wisbech: clients' papers, incl grant of The Swan alias 'Halmannys Inne', Wisbech (1462) and quitclaim of a messuage abutting 'le Castell Dyke', Wisbech (1585) and feoffment of land in West Walton (1639) and exemplification of common recovery of land apparently including 'The Swan' in Ely (1651) 1462-1651 (R112/063)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service

  • Carmarthenshire Constabulary: Pencader station diaries 1847-1878 (8319)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Elfin Llwyd, barrister and politician: files rel to his membership of parliament c1990-2010 (CX496)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Grylls & Paige, solicitors, Redruth: client records 1558-1971 (GP)
  • Wollocombe & Co, solicitors, Plymouth: corresp rel to Wheal Vor mine 1843-1863 (AD 2201)
  • Peter Pool Collection: solicitors' records, personal and local research records 1600-2007 (X1383)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Furness District Coroner: records 1974-2003 (BTCORF)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Waugh & Musgrave, solicitors, Cockermouth: additional client records c 1540-1970 (DWM)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Margaret Vickers, OBE, magistrate and Girl Guides County Commissioner for Cumberland: personal and Guiding papers 1872-2006 (DX 2091)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Robothams & Co, solicitors, Derby: client papers incl executorship papers, corresp, deeds, probate records, trusts, investment papers and legal case papers c1653-1999 (D6144)

Dorset History Centre

  • Austen, Whetham & Guest, solicitors, Bridport: copy letter books (transferred from Bridport Museum) 1880-1939 (D/BTM)
  • Batten & Co, solicitors, Chard: title deeds and legal papers 20th cent (D/BTN)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Andrews & Bennett, solicitors, Burwash: additional records incl bastardy bonds c1672-1900 (ACC 11152)
  • Blaker, Son & Young, solicitors, Lewes: additional records 1541-1985 (ACC 11400)
  • William Dawes & Co, solicitors, Rye: business records and client papers 18th-20th cent (ACC 11381)
  • HM Prison, Lewes: glass negatives and prints of prisoners 1897-1913 (ACC 11169)
  • Scrapbooks rel to the Brighton trunk murder and photograph albums rel to evidence presented during other murder trials at Brighton and Hove magistrates c1930-39 (ACC 11286)

Essex Record Office

  • Curwens, solicitors, Waltham Abbey: clients' deeds 1801-1968 (A13488)
  • Griffin & Surridge, solicitors, Romford: day book 1831-1832 (A13499: D/F 324)
  • Heckford Norton, solicitors: clients' deeds rel to property in Thaxted, Clavering, Broxted, Great and Little Sampford, Blamsters Hall, Great Easton, Great Chesterford and Little Chesterford and Townsend family papers, incl account book 1867-1899 1699 -1935 (A13424, A13510)
  • Symons & Gay, solicitors, Romford: clients' deeds 1813-1986 (A13480)
  • Discharged Prisoners Aid Society, Essex branch: additional records 1936-2009 (D/Q 22)

Glamorgan Archives (formerly Glamorgan Record Office)

  • Thomas Dalton, solicitor: additional corresp 1821-1852 (D869)

Glasgow City Archives

  • AJ & A Graham, solicitors, Glasgow: additional records rel to trust deeds and associated papers for various families c1700-1800 (T-AG)

Greenwich Heritage Centre

  • George Whale, solicitor, politician: papers incl corresp rel to Woolwich and District Hospital (GW1)

Gwent Archives

  • Thomas Baker Jones, solicitor and rugby player: business and personal papers incl cuttings and photographs of rugby career c1870-1949 (D5831)
  • Lloyd & Pratt, solicitors, Newport: records c1800-2000 (D5763)
  • Vizard & Son, solicitors, Monmouth: records incl Monmouth Borough dispute 19th - 20th cent (D5765 & 5766)

Herefordshire Record Office

  • R & CB Masefield, solicitors, Ledbury: corresp and deeds 1500-1999 (CO30)
  • Hereford coroners: case files 2008-2009 (CO100)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hawkins & Co, solicitors, Hitchin: additional deeds and other records 1663 - 1936 (Acc 5269)
  • Hertfordshire Constabulary: medical occurrence book, police orders, charge sheets 1880-1986 (Acc 5375, 5376, 5377)
  • Hertfordshire Police Authority: additional records 1995-2011 (Off Acc 1773)
  • St Albans City Petty Sessions: minutes 1885-1895 (Acc 5347)

Highland Archives

  • Davidson, Scott & Co, solicitors, Inverness: records 17th cent-20th cent (D1353)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Winters, solicitors, Huntingdon: clients' probate records rel to Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and various other counties 1808-1984 (Accession 5548)
  • Brignalls Balderston Warren, solicitors, Stevenage: clients' deeds rel to farm and arable in Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire 1698-1769 (Accession 5504)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Sir Francis Palgrave, barrister and archivist: corresp and papers 1824-1838 (ACC 2012/73)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Grimsby Borough Police: pay and report books 1871-1879 (22)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Wilson Browne Solicitors, Northampton: clients' deeds 1651-1954 (2012/48)
  • HM Prison Wellingborough: records deposited on the closure of the prison 1944-2004 (2012/161)
  • Northampton Combined Court: records of the crown and county courts including hearings, bankruptcy proceedings and 'winding ups' 1849-1985 (2012/141)
  • Northamptonshire County Coroner: inquest files 2012 (2012/166a)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Radnorshire Constabulary: general order book, diary of Mr Bufton 1895-1943 (R/X/232)

Sheffield Archives

  • Merrill Legal Solutions: transcripts of meetings and inquests rel to the Hillsborough Disaster 2011 (2012/66)
  • Devon and Cornwall Constabulary: files rel to Hillsborough Stadium Disaster 1989 - 1991 (2012/6)
  • South Yorkshire Police: material rel to the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster 1989 (2012/88, 2012/89)
  • South Yorkshire (West District) Coroner: material rel to the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster 1989 (2012/87, 2012/95)
  • South Yorkshire Coroner, Dr Stefan Popper, HM Coroner for South Yorkshire: papers rel to the Hillsborough Disaster 1989 - 2007 (2012/14)

Somerset Heritage Centre

  • Batten & Co, solicitors, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire: deeds and estate papers incl Walker-Heneage, Troyte, Bullock and Warry families 18th cent - 20th cent (A\BCP)
  • Thorne Segar, solicitors, Minehead: deeds rel to Exton 1799-1877 (DD\THB)
  • Avon and Somerset County Constabulary: additional records, letter book, photographs and discipline books 1800-1999 (DD\ASC)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Francis Alfred Worship Cobbold, notary public, Ipswich: register of damage or loss received by a vessel or its cargo during its berthing at Ipswich Dock 1937-1942 (HD2878)

Surrey History Centre

  • Surrey Constabulary: records, incl individual service histories, and operations bulletins for Reigate Borough 1919-2012 (8999)
  • Surrey Constabulary: additional records acquired via Chief Supt Robert Bartlett incl police pocket books, copy witness statements of incidents in Guildford, papers of the Farnham Town and Farnham South Police Community Partnership and photographs rel to traffic officers and incidents c1930-2012 (9017)
  • Surrey Society for the Employment and Reformation of Discharged Prisoners: annual report 1855 (8993)

Tameside Local Studies and Archives

  • Mossley Petty Sessions: register 1922-23 (4200)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Northumbria Police: album of criminal photographs 1918-1929 (PA.NC)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Keighley Magistrates Court: register of offenders and annotated court roll 1848-1855 (P4/3/BK201)
  • Pontefract Magistrates Court: records 1950-1990 (P30/13)
  • Wakefield City Police: ledger covering pensions for police force and fire service 1946-1976 (WYP/WA)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Wigan County Borough Police Force: records 1878-1964 (Acc. 2012/85)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Wirral Magistrates Court: court registers and licensing files 1950-2004 (1998)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Worcestershire Coroner: additional case papers 2003-2012 (BA14099)


Wellcome Library

  • Hawley Harvey Crippen, physician and murderer: prescription for tablets written and initialled by Dr H. H. Crippen dated Oct 22nd 1904 on Drouet Institute (10 Marble Arch London W) 1904 (MS.8332)


Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections

  • Dewi Watcyn Powell, judge: personal papers 20th cent (2012/13)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Christopher James Prout, Baron Kingsland, barrister and politician: additional political papers and corresp c1986-2007 (KGLD)

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

  • Gorden Ewers, Palestine policeman: papers incl diary and press cuttings 1943-45 (0566)