Found in 378 Collections and/or Records:
The liberties, ffranchises and customes of the cittie of London'; this is followed by reports of cases heard by Sir Edward Coke.
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.
‘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.
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 ...'.
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.
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.
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.
Cabinet memorandum by Lord Loreburn on the appointment of Justices of the Peace. 5, [1p]. Leaves printed on one side only.].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Copy of the judgement of the Lord Chancellor in a divorce case between Miriam Colman and Frederick Colman arising from alleged non-consummation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.