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Constitutional history

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 186 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Frederic William Maitland: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6987-7009
Scope and Contents

Printers sheets, lecture notes and notes on constitutional history and law.

Dates: 1884-1908
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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General articles 1914-18, 1914-09 - 1918-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/12
Scope and Contents Press cuttings, texts and prints of articles and lectures by LSA, on subjects including: the role of the Empire in the war; Ireland's demand for fiscal autonomy; the constitutional development of South Africa; British preparations for war; imperial taxation; investing the surplus funds of the trade unions into industry; arming new recruits; LSA's own career. Also includes: article by L J Maxse [Editor of the National Review] on lack of support for the Army from the Government; print...
Dates: 1914-09 - 1918-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Great Parliamentary Occasions, 1956-10 - 1980-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/4/28
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the publication and sales of JEP's book, Great Parliamentary Occasions. Correspondents include: representatives of John Murray (Publishers) Limited (4); Alec Harrison, of Alec Harrison and Associates, editorial and literary agents (29); Thomas Eagle, Director of Herbert Jenkins Limited, Publishers (17); representatives of the Queen Anne Press Limited (3); [John] Francis Boyd, Political Correspondent of the Guardian; [?] Archibald Gordon [BBC Talks Department (Radio), later...
Dates: 1956-10 - 1980-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Great Parliamentary Occasions, 1975 -, 1975-01 - 1980-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/4/29
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mainly with representatives of Sidgwick and Jackson Limited, Publishers (2), and Britons Publishing Company (4) on possible republication of JEP's book Great Parliamentary Occasions.

Dates: 1975-01 - 1980-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
 Series

Home Office, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12
Scope and Contents INTRODUCTION TO CHAR 12: THE HOME OFFICE: GENERAL The Home Office papers contain correspondence, printed material and papers which were created or accumulated as a result of WSC's activities as Home Secretary. The papers have been arranged into correspondence and subject-based files. The Home Office papers form a departmental sub-class of the official class of the Chartwell Papers which was divided according to the various offices held by WSC. Files containing varying numbers of items were...
Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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House of Lords in the Middle Ages: correspondence, 1947-09 - 1968-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/4/15
Scope and Contents Correspondence on research for The House of Lords in the Middle Ages by JEP and Keith Wallis. Correspondents include: Keith Wallis (3); Professor George Sayles (2); Stanley Bindoff, Professor of History, Queen Mary College, University of London; Maurice Bond, Clerk of the Records, House of Lords (9); Sir [William] Stephen King-Hall, Chairman and Honorary Director of the Hansard Society; Vernon Snow, Associate Professor of History, Montana State University (4); Bapsy, Lady Winchester; 9th...
Dates: 1947-09 - 1968-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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House of Lords in the Middle Ages: correspondence, 1960-07 - 1965-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/4/16
Scope and Contents Correspondence on research for The House of Lords in the Middle Ages by JEP and Keith Wallis. Correspondents include: Arnold Taylor [Assistant Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings for Wales, Ministry of Works]; David Menhennet [Assistant Librarian, Research Department, House of Commons Library]; 28th Lord Dunboyne [earlier Patrick Butler], Honorary Secretary of the Irish Peers Association; Sir Kenneth Pickthorn. Also includes: offprints of The Evolution of...
Dates: 1960-07 - 1965-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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House of Lords in the Middle Ages: correspondence and notes, 1951-08 - 1974-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/4/18
Scope and Contents Correspondence and notes on research for The House of Lords in the Middle Ages by JEP and Keith Wallis. Correspondents include: Sir Nikolaus Pevsner; Tony Benn [earlier Anthony Wedgwood Benn and 2nd Lord Stansgate]; Sir Winston Churchill, to Benn, on his sympathy at Benn's wish to renounce his peerage; Maurice Bond, Clerk of the Records, House of Lords; Roger Mynors [Corpus Christi Professor of Latin Language and Literature, Oxford University]; David Douglas, Professor of History,...
Dates: 1951-08 - 1974-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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House of Lords in the Middle Ages: correspondence with Garter, 1955-01 - 1986-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/4/17
Scope and Contents Correspondence and notes on research for The House of Lords in the Middle Ages by JEP and Keith Wallis. Correspondents include: Thomas Bridges [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; Sir Anthony Wagner, Garter Principal King of Arms (earlier Richmond Herald) (20). Also includes: note by the Lord Chancellor for the House of Lords Reform Inter-Party Conference, on an outline structure for a reformed House of Lords; prints for illustrations; summary of meeting at...
Dates: 1955-01 - 1986-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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House of Lords in the Middle Ages: rough notes, 1947-08 - 1968-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/4/19
Scope and Contents

Research notes by JEP for The House of Lords in the Middle Ages.

Dates: 1947-08 - 1968-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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House of Lords reform: Hansards etc and letters, 1926-12 - 1958-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/5
Scope and Contents Includes: note by JEP on possible alterations of the composition of the House of Lords (1947); correspondence with 1st Lord Kilmuir, Lord Chancellor [earlier David Maxwell-Fyfe] and Edward Heath [Government Chief Whip] on the Life Peerages Bill; copies of Hansard for the House of Lords (1948- 1958), covering debates on women peers, the constitution of the House, the Parliament Bill, the Life Peerages Bill and the Life Peers Bill; report on the Wedgwood Benn (Renunciation) Bill, on Tony...
Dates: 1926-12 - 1958-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 6, "Restoration and Revolution" [eventually entitled "The Restoration" and included in volume 2, "The New World"]: various post-war revises., 1954 - May 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/426A-B
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some described as "superseded" or second or third revise) and typed drafts for: chapters entitled "The Restoration", "The Commonwealth" or "The English Republic", "The Lord Protector", "The Merry Monarch", "The Popish Plot", "The Great and Glorious Revolution of 1688", "Whig and Tory", and "The Catholic King"; provisional chapter lists; an epilogue.With suggested corrections, amendments, and notes from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, etc.] including:...
Dates: 1954 - May 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 6, "Restoration and Revolution" [eventually entitled "The Restoration" and included in volume 2, "The New World"]: various pre-war proofs., [1938] - [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/407
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs and typed drafts (marked printer's copy, and first revised galley) for chapters entitled "Cromwell: The History of England 1642-60", "The Commonwealth", "The Lord Protector", "Lambert and Monk", "The Restoration", "The Merry Monarch", "The Popish Plot", and "King James II".With suggested corrections, amendments, and notes from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, etc.] including: [WSC], [Grace Hamblin], [William Deakin], [?Sir Edward Marsh], "A" [Maurice]...
Dates: [1938] - [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": digests of various sources collected in the production of the book for sections on "Liberty, Sovereignty, and the Civil War", "The First British Empire", "Character of the People in the Age of Shakespeare", "Scotland and Ireland up to 1760", "Tory and Whig England (1660-1742)", "Party and Cabinet Government, 1660-1782", "World Power, 1689-1763", "Protestants and Puritans", "Commerce, Sea Power, and Discovery", "Language and Literature till the Birth of Shakespeare", "The New State", "The Laws of America, 1775-83", "America 1763-74", "The New Age, 1760-1792", and "The Industrial Revolution, Phase 1"., [1938] - [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/442A-D
Scope and Contents Includes typed digests or pages from sources including: [Samuel] Gardiner's "Cromwell's Place in History" and "History of England, 1603-1642", Basil Williams' "The British Empire" and "The Life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham", Hugh Egerton's "A Short History of British Colonial Policy", G L Beer's "The Old Colonial System", "The Cambridge Modern History", Edward Channing's "A History of the United States", Charles Andrews' "The Colonial Period of American History", [Peter] Hume Brown's...
Dates: [1938] - [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 2 "1485-1688, The Tudors and the Stuarts" [eventually entitled "The New World"]: superseded version (pre-war proofs) [with later notes and amendments]., [1938] - [1955]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/414A-B
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (marked first revise of 1 May 1954) for: a chapter list; chapters or sections entitled "Tudor Rule", "Henry VIII and the Reformation", "Protestant and Catholic: the Reigns of Edward VI and Mary I", "Queen Elizabeth I", "Notes on the History of Law Under the Tudors", "The Government of the Stuarts", "The Age of Expansion", "Charles I and the Great Rebellion", "Cromwell and the Protectorate", "Monarchy Restored, 1660-1685", "The American Colonies under the Stuarts,...
Dates: [1938] - [1955]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 2 [eventually entitled "The New World"]: main pre-war revise., [1938] - [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/422A-B
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some marked printer's copy) for: chapter lists; book 4, "The Rise of Britain" [eventually entitled "Renaissance and Reformation"] featuring chapters entitled "The Dictatorship of Henry VII", "The Field of the Cloth of Gold", "The Break with Rome", "Dissolution", "The English Reformation and its Martyrs", "The Catholic Counterblast", "Good Queen Bess", and "The Invincible Armada"; book 5, "Liberty and Sovereignty" [eventually entitled "The Civil War"] featuring...
Dates: [1938] - [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 2 [eventually entitled "The New World"]: "New Discovery": spare proofs., [1938] - [1955]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/423A-B
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some marked "revised") for: chapter lists; book 4, "The Rise of Britain" [eventually entitled "Renaissance and Reformation"] featuring chapters entitled "The Dictatorship of Henry VII", "The Field of the Cloth of Gold", "The Break with Rome", "Dissolution", "The English Reformation and its Martyrs", "Good Queen Bess", and "The Invincible Armada"; book 5, "Liberty and Sovereignty" [eventually entitled "The Civil War"] featuring chapters entitled "The United Crowns",...
Dates: [1938] - [1955]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1-4, "From Earliest Years to 1485", "1485-1688, The Tudors and Stuarts", "Confronting the French, 1689-1815", and "The Nineteenth Century" [eventually entitled "The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution", and "The Great Democracies"]: superseded version (pre-war and post-war proofs)., [1938] - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/415A-E
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some described as "R E's" [returned empties] or debris; some marked first revise of 1 May 1954 or printer's copy) for: chapters or sections entitled "Church and State, 1066-1215, and the Quarrel with Beckett", "Tudor Rule", "Henry VIII and the Reformation", "Protestant and Catholic: the Reigns of Edward VI and Mary I", "Queen Elizabeth I", "Notes on the History of Law under the Tudors", "The Government of the Stuarts", "The Age of Expansion", "Charles I and the Great...
Dates: [1938] - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1 to 4, "The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution", and "The Great Democracies": page proofs., 1955 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/441A-D
Scope and Contents

Includes loose and bound page proofs for the above volumes, with suggested corrections, amendments, and notes [mainly for volume 1] from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, printers, etc.] or organisations including: "C C W" [Charles Wood], "A H" [Alan Hodge], WSC, [John] Sundell of Cassell [and Company], "D K" [Denis Kelly], Time-Life [International], and [George Gordon] Allen.

Dates: 1955 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles: Amalgamated Press., Jan 1934 - Aug 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/501
Scope and Contents Proofs, press cuttings and correspondence on the following articles by WSC: "Do Bye-Elections Count?" discounting the East Fulham bye-election, stating the differences between bye-elections and general elections and discussing the divisions in the Conservative Party; "Defence not Defiance" on the current strength of the country; "How we made the Irish treaty" in defence of the Irish Settlement [1922] and WSC's meetings with Michael Collins; "Will the League survive?" on the crisis facing the...
Dates: Jan 1934 - Aug 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 1., 05 Jan 1941 - 16 Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/690
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "Tank Tactics" on the development of the tank during World War I, its initial rejection, WSC's intervention, and its use in action at the Battles of the Somme and Cambrai [France]; "Crime and Punishment" on WSC's experiences as Home Secretary, penal and prison reform, and new forms of punishment for young offenders; "The King Who Saved England" on the life and reign of King George V, his coming to the throne, changes to the constitution, his...
Dates: 05 Jan 1941 - 16 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Cabinet: Conclusions 48 - 58., 29 Oct 1928 - 19 Dec 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/213
Scope and Contents Includes minutes of Cabinet meetings recording decisions on various subjects including: the illness of King George V and speeches by the King; reparations and Allied debts; foreign affairs including China, the Persian Gulf, the Soviet Union, Iraq and Germany; measures to combat unemployment including emigration; rating reforms; Indian contributions to the home effective charges of the British army; issues in the Irish Free State; relations with the United States; the naval base at Singapore;...
Dates: 29 Oct 1928 - 19 Dec 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Correspondence and notes., 04 Feb 1909 - 19 Jul 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/12
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: David Lloyd George on his and WSC's opposition to the naval building programme; Moreton Frewen on Bank of England policy and the issuing of 10 shilling notes; Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] , Prime Minister and Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton and Robert Milnes] objecting to a speech by WSC in which he forecast a dissolution of Parliament if the House of Lords proposed amendments to the 1909 [People's] Budget.Also includes press cuttings on speeches...
Dates: 04 Feb 1909 - 19 Jul 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Correspondence and notes., 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/18
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on notes kept by [Lewis] Harcourt on Cabinet proceedings; Basil Blackett on reduction of taxes between 1906-1909; Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton also Robert Milnes, Secretary of State for the Colonies] on Colonial Office estimates and affairs in Somaliland [later Somalia] (2); Admiral Charles Beresford; Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith, Prime Minister]; Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of...
Dates: 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: correspondence and papers., 13 Jan 1922 - 04 Aug 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/10A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Freddie" [Frederick Guest, Secretary of State for Air] on the transfer of control in Iraq from the War Office to the Air Ministry, and on the risk of having the Air Force broken up (5); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet] on subjects including WSC's views on the cancellation of naval contracts (6); James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Robert Horne [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on a memorandum by WSC on taxation,...
Dates: 13 Jan 1922 - 04 Aug 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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