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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Law


Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office)

  • Clerk of the Justice of the Peace and Lawrence Smith (fl1735-1736), of Truro: copybook with transcript 1735-1736 (AD2982)

Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Barnsley Magistrates' Court: registers 1985-1994 (A/1913/J)

Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office

  • Dickson, Archer & Thorp, solicitors, Alnwick: deeds, papers and correspondence c1720-1912 (BRO 2654 -2669)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Dyffryn Clwyd Magistrates Court: court registers 1990-1999 (PSD/N)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Massey family of Derby: account book containing record of Joseph Spor Massey, solicitor (1841-1845) and Sarah Massey, Servants Register Office 1841-1855 (D8336)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Lewes House of Correction: copy contracts for extension; draft specifications for altering and enlarging Whiligh in Ticehurst 1833 (13622)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Prestatyn Magistrates Court: registers 1985-1999 (AN5337)

Isle of Man Public Record Office

  • Isle of Man High Court, and its antecedents: records incl index to bankruptcy proceedings, bankruptcy index and bankruptcy entry book 1872-2003 (A194)
  • Isle of Man Courts of Justice - Clerk of the Isle of Man Justices: records rel to various Lower Isle of Man Courts incl the High Bailiff's Court, the Magistrates Courts (Douglas, Peel and Ramsey), the Petty Sessions, the Juvenile Court and the Licensing Court, incl order books, minute books, general cause books and court registers 1871-1971 (A189)
  • Isle of Man Court of General Gaol Delivery: entry books, indices, criminal books and criminal case files 1848-2008 (A180)
  • Isle of Man High Courts and its antecedents: records of the Staff of Government division, incl appeals 1848-2003 (A176)
  • Isle of Man Finance Board (1962-1986); Isle of Man Treasury (1986-present): legislation case files 1959-2015 (A199)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Allens Cadge and Gilbert, solicitors, Loddon, Norfolk: clients' papers, and records of Burgh St Peter Drainage Board and Kirby Hall manorial court books (4) and minute book 17th-20th cent (ACC 2020/17)

Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive

  • Kent and Company, solicitors, Hampton: deeds and other solicitors' documents 1659-1905 (AD122)

Shropshire Archives

  • Wace Morgan Solicitors, Shrewsbury: clients records from Newtown Branch office 18th-20th cent (9750)

Surrey History Centre

  • Robert Kee, CBE (1919-2013), broadcaster, journalist and author: archive on miscarriages of justice, incl the Guildford Four, Maguire Seven, Birmingham Six, Armagh Four and Susan May c1974-2000 (10142)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • HM Prison, Hewell Grange: governors journals, register of officers, visitors book and reports 1900-1999 (16468)


National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Hon. George Francis Stewart Elliot (1822-1901), barrister and historian: diaries 1847-1901 (Acc.14144)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Sheelagh Murnaghan (1924-1993), MP and first female barrister to practice in Northern Ireland: minutes, correspondence and reports rel to the workings of the Assisi Fellowships Belfast Itinerants Settlement Committee 1966-1988 (D4781)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Spanner Case Archive: papers, correspondence, press cuttings and ephemera rel to the police investigation Operation Spanner, donated by Roland Jaggard 1987-2019 (SCA)


Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Jeremy Nicolas Hutchinson, Baron Hutchinson of Lullington QC (1915-2017), barrister: papers, incl family papers, correspondence, manuscripts, legal and other papers, ephemera and photographs documenting his personal and professional life 20th cent (SxMs207)

Trinity College Dublin

  • John, Loftie (fl 18th cent), attorney, of Tandragee: diary of local events 18th cent (11624)

University of Liverpool: Special Collections and Archives

  • Dame Rose Heilbron (1914-2005), QC and alumni: law student notebooks 1933-1935 (HEI)