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Law

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 378 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Treatise on the city of London / legal reports, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.06.09
Scope and Contents

The liberties, ffranchises and customes of the cittie of London'; this is followed by reports of cases heard by Sir Edward Coke.

Dates: Seventeenth century
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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Treatise on the college of justice and session, Late sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Gg.02.35
Scope and Contents

Certane practicques drawin furth of certane processe before ye lordis of the college of justice and sessione; and decretis of the same, collectit and sett furth be Sir Richard Maitland, of Lethingtoun, knyght, and of the senatoris of the said college'. The dates annexed to these entries all lie between 1550 and 1577.

Dates: Late sixteenth century
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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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Treatise on the court of chancery, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Gg.02.31
Scope and Contents A collection of rules, orders and forms of proceeding in the court of chancery, beginning 'There is nothing more usuall than the name of equitie and scarce anything more obscure and difficult than the matter itself. Notwithstanding amongst divers and sundry descriptions which the civilians and canonists offer, these may serve for a generall taste of the nature and force therof'. With an index. At the end of the treatise appears 'A probleme whence it comes to passe that the court of chancerie...
Dates: Early seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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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Treatise on the court of exchequer, Mid or late seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Gg.02.07
Scope and Contents

‘A shorte compendium, or briefe declaration of what every officer of his ma’ties courte of exchequer ought to doe by vertue of his office in England; as alsoe the articles of the unitinge of the late courts of augmentations and revenewes of the Crowne, and the late courte of first fruites and tenthes to the courte of exchequer att Westminster: written att the request of the right honoble the Lord Buckhurst lord treasuror of England in the raigne of our late soveraigne lord King James.

Dates: Mid or late seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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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Treatise on the jurisdiction of the Star Chamber, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ii.06.54
Scope and Contents

Includes 'the generall practicall proceedings' of the court. The treatise begins 'To sette forth exactly the dignity of the high court of starre chamber would require the penne of a deep judgment ...'. The 'proceedings' begin 'All suites which frequent this courte are brought hither, either by some perticular person complayning, or else by the very vigilant eye of state ...'.

Dates: Seventeenth century
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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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Treatises on courts, 1629

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Hh.03.12
Scope and Contents (1) ‘Praxis Francisci Clarke, tam ius dicentibus, quam aliis omnibus qui in foro ecclesiastico versantur, apprime utilis’; this title, the manuscript being without one, is given from the edition printed in Dublin in 1666. The epistle dedicatory in the manuscript differs considerably from that in the printed copy, and there are occasional verbal variations throughout the work. The index has been misbound between ff. 24 and 25 of the following item; (2) ‘Modus procedendi in curia admiralitatis...
Dates: 1629
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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).
 Item

(Untitled), 24 Jun 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/46/6
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lord Crewe (Colonial Office) to WSC stating that he will not interfere with the governor's discretion with respect to a murder case in Cyprus.

Dates: 24 Jun 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/30
Scope and Contents

Letter from W J Davies, general secretary of the National Brassworkers and Metal Mechanics (70 Lionel Street, Birmingham), to WSC (Home Office) conveying the resolution of his society's annual conference thanking WSC for denouncing the remarks made by judges in dealing with labour questions. Signed typescript.

Dates: 05 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/41-43
Scope and Contents

Letter from Alfred Emmott [Chairman of Ways and Means] (30 Ennismore Gardens, [London]) on the extent to which criticism of judges' decisions and the composition of the Bench is relevant to debate on the Trade Union Bill.

Dates: 20 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
 Item

(Untitled), Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/55/1
Scope and Contents

Cabinet memorandum by Lord Loreburn on the appointment of Justices of the Peace. 5, [1p]. Leaves printed on one side only.].

Dates: Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
 Item

(Untitled), 28 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/46/108
Scope and Contents

Letter from J A Webster (Board of Trade) to Edward Marsh enclosing a memorandum on the shipping laws to help him answer a letter from the Hull and District Junior Liberal Association [see CHAR 2/46/114]. Signed and annotated typescript.

Dates: 28 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/46/109
Scope and Contents

Letter from Gilbert Smith, chairman of the Hull and District Junior Liberal Association (Paragon Chambers, Jameson Street, [Hull, Yorkshire]) to WSC reporting the complaint by Havelock Wilson that British seamen are suffering because the shipping laws governing the composition of crews are not being properly enforced and asking WSC whether Wilson has correctly represented his views on the subject. Signed typescript. 2 pieces.

Dates: 22 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/46/110-113
Scope and Contents

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Gilbert Smith [chairman of the Hull and District Junior Liberal Association] answering the complaint of Havelock Wilson that British seamen are suffering because the shipping laws governing the composition of crews are not being properly enforced. Typescript copy.

Dates: 02 Dec 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Nov 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/46/114-115
Scope and Contents

Memorandum [by J A Webster of the Board of Trade] answering the complaint of Havelock Wilson that British seamen are suffering because the shipping laws governing the composition of crews are not being properly enforced. Annotated typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/46/108.

Dates: 28 Nov 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/27/89-90
Scope and Contents

Letter from 2nd Lord Melchett [earlier Sir Henry Mond] to WSC enclosing a copy of a speech by Sir Frederick Smith [F E Smith, later 1st Lord Birkenhead] "Law, War and the Future" delivered to the New York State Bar Association in January 1918; on the theme of respect for international law.

Dates: 19 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Apr 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/119/2
Scope and Contents

Copy of the judgement of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in a case of alleged immoral conduct by Rev John Wakeford, an Anglican clergyman.

Dates: 26 Apr 1921
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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(Untitled), 31 May 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/119/4
Scope and Contents

Copy of the judgement of the Lord Chancellor in a divorce case between Miriam Colman and Frederick Colman arising from alleged non-consummation.

Dates: 31 May 1921
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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(Untitled), 18 May 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/193/100
Scope and Contents

Letter from (98 Elm Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC reporting on a speech by Sir Cecil Fforde, formerly a judge in a high court in Punjab, opposing the transfer to lndian responsibility of the judicial system in India, and enclosing CHAR 2/193/101.

Dates: 18 May 1933
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.
 Item

(Untitled), 04 Jan 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/241A/8-10
Scope and Contents

Telegram from the Calcutta Bar Council to WSC, suggesting that the British element in the Indian High Courts should be further eliminated, and that the post of Chief Justice should not be open to members of the Indian Civil Service.

Dates: 04 Jan 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Nov 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/196/30-32
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, secretary of the Indian Empire Society (48 Broadway, Westminster, London), to Violet Pearman commenting on CHAR 2/196/34-41 by saying that they are not sufficiently strong evidence of any dishonesty by Sri Krishna Sinha, the Chief Presidency Magistrate of Calcutta, to justify WSC asking a question in the House of Commons.

Dates: 23 Nov 1933
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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(Untitled), 25 Oct 1910 - 28 Oct 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/1/5
Scope and Contents Confidential memorandum from WSC to the Cabinet on the subject of the "Abatement of Imprisonment". WSC recommends a "scientific and benevolent measure" for prisons and the punishment of offenders, the aim of which would be a reduction in the numbers of short prison sentences for petty offences. Proposed methods to achieve this reduction are: a "penal drill" for juvenile offenders; the abolition of imprisonment for debt and petty offences; and a period of grace for the payment of fines. WSC...
Dates: 25 Oct 1910 - 28 Oct 1910
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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(Untitled), 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/1/6
Scope and Contents

Draft bill to amend the law "with respect to the treatment and punishment of certain offenders, the imprisonment of debtors, and the administration of justice" Annotated.

Dates: 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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(Untitled), 25 Mar 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/1/9
Scope and Contents

Letter from [? Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise, Chairman of the Prison Commission] (Home Office) to [WSC] concerning the rough draft of a Bill [in respect of prisons and the administration of justice] [see CHAR 12/1/10] Manuscript signed with initials.

Dates: 25 Mar 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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(Untitled), 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/1/10
Scope and Contents

Draft bill concerning punishment and the administration of justice to amend the law concerning "the treatment and punishment of certain offenders, the imprisonment of debtors, and the administration of justice in the courts of Summary Jurisdiction" See CHAR 12/1/9. Annotated with handwritten corrections [? by Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise, Chairman of the Prison Commission].

Dates: 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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(Untitled), 19 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/2/1-3
Scope and Contents Letter from Lord Gladstone (Home Office) to WSC marked "confidential"concerning the Home Office and the position of Home Secretary. Subjects covered include: honours and staff appointments; recommendations and observations on staff issues including praise for Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office]; advice on the urgency of legislation; the Factory and Prison Departments and the Mines Commission. Lord Gladstone advises WSC of the value of supervising sentences "you...
Dates: 19 Feb 1910
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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