18th Century Parliamentary Papers Collection 1688-1834 - Available Now

The Library has acquired access to the 18th-Century Parliamentary Papers Collection 1688-1834. This is a major new primary source of UK official documents for those involved in history and the social sciences.

The collection covers the period from the Glorious Revolution in 1688 to the destruction by fire of Westminster in 1834. 

It illuminates many aspects of eighteenth-century history, from the widespread use of automated workflow during the Industrial Revolution to the impact of the American Revolution. Social and scientific developments are also tracked from India's early colonisation to the famed creation of the longitude clocks by John Harrison. There is much reference to Ireland, particularly leading up to the Act of Union.

There are a number of rich historical strands and sources included in this resource:

  • House of Commons Sessional Papers of the Eighteenth Century 1715-1800
  • Reports from the Committees of the House of Commons 1715-1801
  • House of Lords Sessional Papers 1714-1805
  • Harper Collection of Private Bills 1695-1814
  • Local and Personal Acts 1797-1834
  • Private Acts 1702-1727 and Private Bills 1727-1814
  • Private Acts 1815-1834
  • Journals of the House of Commons 1688-1834
  • Journals of the House of Lords 1688-1834
  • Parliamentary Register 1774-1780, 1780-1796, 1796-1802 and 1802-1805
  • The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons 1660-1743
  • The History and Proceedings of the House of Lords 1660-1742

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