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Major accessions to repositories in 2014 relating to Legal History


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Old Aberdeen House Branch

  • Macduff Burgh: additional records incl minutes of police commissioners, finance committee, letter books, planning registers and warrant books, ledgers, harbour cash books and other papers 1853-1975 (AS/BMcd)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • Webber & Williams, solicitors, Ampthill: deeds rel to Toddington 1810-1965 (WE)
  • Woodfines Solicitors, Bedford: deeds rel to Bedford, Kempston, Harrold and other parishes, with some client documentation c1690-1969 (Z1578)

Bristol Record Office

  • Thomas Morgan, attorney, Clifton and the Stamp Office: corresp 1705-1838 (45311)
  • Bristol Office of the High Court: cause book 1887 (45272)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Buckinghamshire Quarter Sessions: order rel to the bread to be made in order to conserve wheat stocks 1795 (AR 50/2014)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Roberts & Evans, solicitors, Aberystwyth: records 19th-20th cent (RE)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Macmillans, solicitors, Wadebridge: client papers for Bray family of St Kew and Casey family of Padstow 1700-1999 (MC)

Coventry History Centre

  • James Henry Loughran (b 1915), former head of CID, Warwickshire and Coventry Police of Coventry: police service papers 1909-2000 (PA2978)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Furness Petty Sessions: Adult Court (60) and Youth Court (11) registers 1996-2000 (BTMAG)
  • Training lecture notes of PC J Knowles, Barrow Borough Police Force 1945 (BDX 717)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Ronald Fryer Dickinson (1916-1985), JP, County Councillor and Alderman of Cumberland County Council: papers rel to work, and with research notes on population, mortality, marriage, households, mobility and occupations in Arlecdon, Ennerdale and Lamplugh, 16th-20th cent 1943-1996 (DDI)
  • George Dixon, civil and mining engineer, Whitehaven: plans of Fletcher Pit and adjoining iron ore mines rel to the case Steward vs Jones 1867-1869 (YDX 619)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Deeds and papers from Cumbria solicitors' practices [transferred via the British Records Association] 18th-20th cent (BRA)
  • Deeds and papers from a Cumbria solicitor's practice [transferred by Cumbria Family History Society] 18th-20th cent (DSO 292)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Milnthorpe Petty Sessions: court record 1859-1864 (WDPS/20)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court, Chesterfield borough: court registers, juvenile court registers, register of licences and Justices of Peace minute book c1870-1971 (D7657)
  • Andre and Phyllis Bradley of Barlborough: personal papers rel to 1984-1985 Miners' Strike and its aftermath, incl letters to and from Mr Bradly during his imprisonment, Mrs Bradley's diary, legal papers and ephemera c1980-1989 (D7701)

Devon Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Snow, solicitor, Exeter: clients' papers and deeds 19th-20th cent (8856)

Dorset History Centre

  • Blanchards Bailey, solicitors, Dorchester: additional client deeds 1800-1999 (D/BLD)
  • Hillman Bond, solicitors, Lyme Regis: additional copy letterbooks 1893-1943 (D/LRM)
  • Preston & Redman, solicitors, Bournemouth: additional records, incl Hanford estate and other family papers 1894-1993 (D/PRD)
  • Map showing Dorset police divisions and stations 1939 (D2622)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham Constabulary: pension records, register of special constables, register of leavers, special duty book, with HMIC inspection reports c1960-1981 (CCP)
  • Photographs of Easington Colliery and the police during the Miners' Strike 1985 (D/Ph 481)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Blakestons, solicitors, Driffield: deeds rel to the local area 1604-1965 (DDX2003)
  • Williamsons, solicitors, Driffield: records 17th-19th cent (6686)
  • Fridaythorpe and Huggate Association for the Prosecution of Felons: minute book 1827-1904 (DDX2021)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Andrews & Bennett, solicitors, Burwash: additional client papers 1593-1903 (Acc 11739)
  • Burt, Brill & Carden, solicitors, Brighton: records 1800-1999 (Acc 11871)
  • Young, Coles & Langdon, solicitors, Hastings: additional deeds and clients papers 1746-1978 (Acc 11783, Acc 11927)
  • Brighton Law Centre: records 1978-1994 (Acc 11819)

Falkirk Archives

  • Russel & Aitken, solicitors, Falkirk: additional records c1770-1975

Glamorgan Archives

  • Bridgend and Glamorgan Valleys Coroner: post mortem papers and inquest files 1950-1999 (CORB)
  • HM Prison, Cardiff: registers and minutes 20th cent (DHMP)
  • South Wales Police Authority: nationality/alien registration cards for the Cardiff area c1960-1999 (DSWPA)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • WSP Solicitors, Gloucestershire: deeds and papers rel to Dursley United Charities and Twemlow Trust 17th-20th cent (D13306/D)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Theodore John Hardinge (1877-1944), Governor of HM Prison Winchester: pencil notes and draft letters on his move from Nottingham Prison and family matters 1901-1921 (35A14)
  • Barker, Son & Isherwood, solicitors, Andover: petitions of Richard Godwin, mason rel to the 1612 rating assessment of cottages in St Peter Chesil, Winchester 17th cent (46M84)
  • Downie & Gadban, solicitors, Alton: client papers incl William Penton of Farringdon, Burningham family of Froyle and Stephens family of Fullerton 1700-1900 (124A14)
  • Eastleigh Petty Sessions: court registers, registers of periodical payments (for maintenance) and court minute book 1880-1946 (101M86)

Highland Archives

  • Macarthur & Co, solicitors and estate agents, Inverness: papers incl deeds and estate sale catalogues 18th-20th cent (D1165)

Highland Archives: Caithness Archive Centre

  • Keith & Murray, solicitors, Thurso: estate and other client records 1558-1969 (P818)

Highland Archives: Lochaber Archive Centre

  • Inverness-shire Justices of the Peace: Lochaber District minute book [transferred from West Highland Museum] 1877-1935 (L/D145)
  • Spean Bridge police station: duty books [transferred from West Highland Museum] 1866-1877 (L/D153)

Hounslow Library Local Studies Service

  • HM Young Offenders Institute and Remand Centre, Feltham: institution records, photographs and strait jacket

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Hunnybun & Sons, solicitors, Huntingdon: sale particulars, client and business records c1863-1930 (5735)

Lambeth Archives

  • Gregory, Rowcliffe & Co, solicitors, London: estate register for the Gubbins Estate, Herne Hill 1886-1965 (ARC/2014/8)

Lancashire Archives

  • Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Coroner: inquest files (42) 1998 (CR 21)
  • East Lancashire Coroner: registers of deaths 2011-2012 (CR 21)
  • Lancashire Constabulary: additional murder files 1949-1964 (PLA)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Mark Pickersgill Rothery (b 1882), tailor's cutter, Humberstone: postcards and photographs rel to Rothery's time in Dartmoor Prison with cousin Sam Lumb as a conscientious objector c1916-1919 (DE8785)
  • Freer Bouskell & Co, solicitors, Leicester: records, incl legal papers for Carlton Hayes Charity 19th cent (DE8788)
  • Leicester and South Leicestershire District Coroner: ledgers and registers (not inquests) from Freer Bouskell & Co solicitors, Leicester c1960-1979 (DE8788)
  • Ramblers Association, Leicestershire area: corresp, plans and other papers rel to rights of way and diversions in the local area 1975-2013 (DE8815)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Lawrence S Townell (fl c1930-1955), police constable: pocket books 1950-1955 (CONSTAB)
  • Boston Magistrates Court: registers 1989-1998 (PS)
  • Grantham Magistrates Court: additional records incl court minutes and note books, registers incl of juvenile and domestic courts, and of licences and clubs 1844-2002 (PS)
  • Lincoln Magistrate's Court: additional records for Lincoln (City), Lincoln (District), Lincoln (County), Lindsey (Lincoln and Wragby), Lincoln (Kestevan) courts, mainly registers of licences and bail forms 1923-2000 (PS)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • William Ogden Hart (1903-1977), local government administrator and legal writer: work and personal diaries, scrapbook and personal account books 1920-1966 (B14/184)
  • Derek Sawyer (fl 1980-2014), local government officer: working papers and minutes rel to committees on crime, policing and criminal justice 1982-2014 (B14/187)
  • HM Young Offenders Institute and Remand Centre, Feltham: register of deaths, register of prison officers, Governor's journals, Board of Visitors minutes and information cards, magistrates' observation journals and printed material 1914-1987 (LMA/4465)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Stockport County Borough Council, South Manchester Law Centre: records 1977-2014 (GB 127 2014/34)

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • Medway Magistrates Court: additional records incl minutes of the Justices' meetings and Probation Committee meetings, clerks notebook, and photographs 1942-1983 (PS/ME)
  • North Aylesford Petty Sessions: additional records incl clerk's notebook, minutes of Justices' meetings and Probation Committee meetings, and Justices' year books 1944-1975 (PS/NA)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Diss Coroners District: registers 1954-1980 (ACC 2014/272)
  • Great Yarmouth County Court: bankruptcy books and registers 1884-1966 (CCT)
  • King's Lynn County Court: bankruptcy petitions, receiving orders and other records 1866-1979 (ACC 2014/192)

North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Brewer, Harding & Rowe, solicitors, Barnstaple, Bideford and Braunton: additional North Devon deeds 1732-1950 (B707)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • John Richard Stubbs, solicitor, Middlesbrough: papers 19th-20th cent (ZZP)
  • Skelton Association of Felons: minute books and papers 1787-1973 (Z.1446)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Sir Horatio David Davies (1842-1912), MP, Lord Mayor of London: legal papers and deeds rel to estates in West Bridgford, Colwick and Sneinton 16th-20th cent (8678)
  • Actons, solicitors, Nottingham: clients papers 19th-20th cent (8571)
  • Bryan & Armstrong, solicitors, Mansfield: clients deed books, and manorial court rolls (with indexes) for Notts (Mansfield, Mansfield Rectory) and Derbys (Bolsover) 1858-1940 (8664)
  • Wells & Hind, solicitors, Nottingham: wages books 1882-1943 (8647)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Walter Cooper (fl 1890-1929), police sergeant: notebook c1890-1929 (2014/7)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Cooper, solicitors, Henley-on-Thames and Marlow: firm and client records 1700-2000 (Acc 6252)

Peterborough Archives

  • Nassaburgh Hundred Coroner: coroners inquests 1813-1841 (Acc 2014/11)

Rotherham Archives and Local Studies

  • South Yorkshire Coroner (Rotherham District): return of inquests, register of deaths reported, and selected inquests papers 1928-1974 (936-R)

Shropshire Archives

  • Owen family of Bucknall, Wrexham and Shrewsbury: family and estate papers, mainly corresp with solicitors papers rel to properties in Shrewsbury c1840-1939 (8902)

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

  • William H Pretty (fl 1925-1964), soldier, policeman, amateur boxer: album recording his boxing career in the British Army and Staffordshire Police c1925-1964 (7339)
  • Gardner Railton, solicitors, Rugeley: client records incl deeds, personal wills and probate papers 18th-20th cent (D7378)
  • Rigby Rowley Cooper & Co, solicitors, Newcastle-under-Lyme: additional records incl client papers rel to Stoke Archdeaconry, the Potteries Chamber of Commerce, letter books and schedules of deeds 18th-20th cent (7324)
  • Staffordshire Police: defaulters' register recording disciplinary action 1904-1923 (C/PC)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Stoke-on-Trent City Archives

  • Stoke-on-Trent City Police: records from Stoke on Trent police stations 1885-1999 (SD 1669, C/PC/14)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Bury St Edmunds County Court: records incl Workmen's Compensation Act registers and bankruptcy notices 1917-1999 (BC501)
  • Bury St Edmunds Justice and Peace Group: minutes and corresp incl material rel to Fellowship of Reconciliation 1975-2014 (GC739)
  • Thetford County Court: records incl Workmen's Compensation Act registers and bankruptcy administration ledger 1896-1973 (BC502)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Suffolk Constabulary, Framlingham Division: cell book for Stradbroke Police Station 1886-1971 (GC832)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • HM Prison, Blundeston: additional papers rel to opening of the prison 1961-1986 (2272)

Surrey History Centre

  • William Donaldson (1807-1855), Superintendent, Dorking Police Force: occurrence books 1838-1849 (9350)
  • Guildford and District Peace and Justice Network: records 2001-2007 (9408)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Warwickshire House of Correction: clerk's notebook 1772-1773 (05400)

West Dunbartonshire Council Archive Services: Dumbarton Library

  • Dumbarton Burgh: Dumbarton Burgh Police Court complaints 1932-1973 (DB1/7)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea County Court: records of actions, causes, summonses, commitments, bankruptcy, insolvency, winding up of companies, divorces and desertions, WGA registers, registrar's notebooks, cash books and ledgers 1858-2001 (D/D PRO/CCS)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Thakeham Rural District Council: register of persons convicted before a magistrate 1927-1945 (17720)
  • West Sussex Constabulary: records 20th cent (17402)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders, West Riding branch: minute books, accounts, corresp and loan scheme records 1976-2003 (WYW1819)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Martha Hogg (1872-1934), midwife, councillor and magistrate: records rel to family and career c1870-1934 (Acc. 2014/71)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Wansbroughs, solicitors, Salisbury: deeds for land at Winterslow 1923-1969 (3449)
  • Wiltshire Constabulary: photographs and early officer papers 1860-1950 (4281)
  • Wiltshire Probation Trust: trust histories, minutes, reports and papers 1946-2014 (F20)

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

  • South Staffordshire Stipendiary District: registers [transferred from Staffordshire Archives, former ref D992 and D1291/S] 1880-1957 (T-SPS)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Benjamin Hadley Sanders, solicitors, Bromsgrove: deeds and sale catalogues rel to Steps House and other property in Bromsgrove 1684-1935 (15655)
  • John Stallard & Co, solicitors, Worcester: clients' papers incl deeds and corresp 17th-19th cent (15731)


Manx National Heritage Library and Archive Service

  • Castle Rushen Gaol: records incl registers of prisoners, food production, chaplains' journal and accounts 1850-1891 (MS 13521)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • James Arthur David Hope (b 1938), Baron Hope of Craighead, judge: opinion notebooks and papers 1965-2014 (Acc.13568)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • George L Maclaine & Co, solicitors, Belfast: ledgers and cash books 1936-1945 (D4573-UNL/1)


Black Cultural Archives

  • Andrea and Dwain Mae: papers rel to court case with the police 2009-2014 (AC2014/41)


Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Martin W Daly (b 1950), historian, author: papers rel to the Abyei boundary arbitration case, the Hague, 2008-2009, with photographic slides of Khartoum during the 1985 coup, commonplace books of General Reginald Wingate, and photographs of Sir Gilbert Clayton c1880-2009 (SAD)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • John Auld (fl 1831-1832), student: law lecture notes 1831-1832 (Coll 1539)
  • Sir Thomas Hope (1573-1646), 1st Baronet, Lord Advocate of Scotland: volumes (2) rel to Hope and Sir Thomas Hope junior 1630-1640 (Coll 1523)

Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)

  • Eric Reginald Lubbock (b 1928), 4th Baron Avebury, politician: additional papers rel to prisons, detention and detainees 1972-2011 (U DML)
  • International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights: records incl registers of Directors and other papers, minutes, accounts, subject and legal files 1983-2014 (U DINR)

King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

  • James Gow (fl 1990-2013), professor of international peace and security: corresp and research rel to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, media coverage of conflict, and international peace-keeping 1990-2013 (Gow)

London University: Institute of Commonwealth Studies

  • Ralph Millner (fl 1934-1969), lawyer, political activist: papers incl notes on law, corresp, files and legal documents rel to trials in Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon and Zanzibar c1941-1969 (ICS165)

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

  • Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers: committee minutes, annual reports, corresp and other papers 1936-2013 (HALDANE SOCIETY)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Anthony Bradley (fl 1966-1967), law lecturer: papers rel to time teaching at Law School, University College, Dar es Salaam incl material rel to study on local government in Tanzania, research on Permanent Commission of Enquiry and papers rel to students 1966-1967 (MSS.Afr.s.2520)
  • Sir Thomas Burnet (1694-1753), diplomat, judge and pamphleteer: legal notebook 18th cent (9832)
  • A R Collett (fl c1949-1969), Northern Rhodesian police: papers rel to police service 1949-1969 (9734)
  • Thomas Pengelly (1675-1730), Chief Baron of the Exchequer: additional papers rel to court work, with business records of a related Thomas Pengelly, probably his grandfather, international merchant c1640-1730 (Pengelly)

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

  • Eric Norgate (fl c1938-1949), Palestine Police: notebook from Palestine Police Service with information on individuals and political, economic and military organisations c1938-1949 (0598)
  • Patrick Joseph Wilson (1926-2014), military policeman: photographs, memoirs, oral history recordings and related books referring to his service in Royal Military Police, Palestine (1946-1948) c1946-2013 (0596)
  • Palestine Police Old Comrades' Association: additional material incl lists of known decorations, of officers, police stations, vessels carrying Jewish migrants to Palestine (1939-1947), and other information about former Palestine Police activity 1922-2012 (0224)

University of Reading: Special Collections

  • Frank Mathew (1865-1924), author and barrister: corresp, notebook and photographs 1880-1899 (MS 5544)