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Law

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 390 Collections and/or Records:

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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the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 2 "1485-1688, The Tudors and the Stuarts" [eventually entitled "The New World"]: superseded version (pre-war proofs) [with later notes and amendments]., [1938] - [1955]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": 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: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 6., 03 Aug 1941 - 05 Oct 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/695
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "Sport, the stimulant" on the effect of modern inventions on the average person, watching, playing, and making money from sport, pigeon racing, angling, motor transport, hiking, cycling, theatre, cinema, radio, reading, and moral considerations; "Why the navy runs on oil" on the advantages of oil over coal as a fuel for ships, its adoption by the Royal Navy during WSC's first term as First Lord of the Admiralty, and the Anglo-Persian oil...
Dates: 03 Aug 1941 - 05 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Lord Chancellor, 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SLKN 11/3/7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The papers held at Churchill Archives Centre cover Silkin's Parliamentary and Ministerial career, and his other public interests, including the Channel Tunnel, the E.E.C. and the dairy industry. There is material of particular interest on Silkin's difficulties with his Constituency Party in Deptford, and on the Labour Party Leadership and Deputy Leadership elections in 1980 and 1983.

Dates: 1985
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures of individual files are noted in the paper catalogue, please ask staff for further details.
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Maxims of the law, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ff.04.16
Scope and Contents

A legal tract of Sir Francis Bacon, alternatively known as 'Rules and maxims of the common laws of England' (see also MS Hh.06.06). It has the two prefaces dedicated to 'Her sacred majestie'.

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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Minutes of the Cambridge Law Club, 1937 - 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.IX.53
Scope and Contents

The volume is marked 'vol. 2'. The volume is mainly blank.

Dates: 1937 - 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Minutes of the Faculty Board of Law, predecessor and subordinate bodies, 1873 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.V.122-31, 180-3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Management Group:

Minutes of Boards of Studies, from 1926 known as Faculty Boards, may cover governance, appointments, budgets, curriculum development, examining and accommodation.

Dates: 1873 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Notebook of a law student, Undated

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.02.44
Scope and Contents

(1) A summary of civil law, arranged tabularly, occupying 56 leaves; (2) Miscellaneous notes from the Christian fathers and upon matters religious and ecclesiastical, occupying 11 leaves, with a treatise 'De diversis regulis juris antiqui' (unfinished) and notes on various theological and ecclesiastical matters; (3) 'Miscellanea': theological notes, irregularly written from both ends.

Dates: Undated
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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Notebook of a law student

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3295
Scope and Contents Originally formed part II of a law commonplace book, with entries O-W in 'law French' written in 2 cols (mostly recto), and an index on fos ii-iii. A later owner has used blank leaves and spaces to insert the following copies and notes: (fos 9-40v) Readings of [Sir] Charles Calthorpe, Trin. Term 1573 - Easter Term 1575, English, afterwards published as The relation between the lord of a manor and the coppy-holder his tenant, London, 1635 (repr. 1917, Manorial Soc. publ. no. 10). The present...
Dates: 1575 (Circa)
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).
 Fonds

Notebook of cases, Sixteenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.05.15
Scope and Contents

Alphabetically arranged from 'Earle' to 'Wynes'. Apparently it is a portion only of the whole work, as it begins at f. 157. The paging extends to f. 272.

Dates: Sixteenth 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).
 Fonds

Notes concerning escheator's sessions, and other documents relating to landholding in Cambridgeshire, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.08.38
Scope and Contents Contains short notes of the day and place of each session of the Escheator in Cambridgeshire for the years 1639-41, and the names of the persons summoned to appear. Intermixed with these notes are: (1) rental of lands lying in Cambridgeshire and formerly belonging to various religious houses and chantries which were at that time in the hands of the Crown; (2) ‘Abstract of all the Tenths in the receipt of the accompts for Cambridgeshire’; (3) rental of lands situated in Huntingdonshire...
Dates: Early 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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Notes of cases in Star Chamber, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ii.06.51
Scope and Contents Covers cases from 17-20 James I. Amongst them is the case of Sir John Bennet, judge of the prerogative court of Canterbury, for corrupt practices in the administration of his office. On the last leaf is written, in the same hand, 'A parcel of a pamphlett cast in the courte by Williams, bearinge the title of Balaam's Ass, for which hee were after exeuted', followed by verse beginning '4 letters doe the personn shewe ...', concerning the Williams of the Middle Temple executed in 1619. See also...
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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Notes of grants, Late sixteenth and/or early seventeenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ee.05.28
Scope and Contents

Dimissiones sub magno sigillo Anglie de anno primo dne Elizabethe regine': notes of the grants which have passed the seal, names of grantees, the premises demised, and the rents reserved, during the years 2-43 inclusive of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Dates: Late sixteenth and/or early seventeenth centuries
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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Notes of petitions to chancery, with their answers, 1620s?

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ii.05.05
Scope and Contents

Covers petitions from July 1622 to May 1623. In the catalogue of John Moore's library the volume is said to be 'Archbishop Williams's original book of causes tryed before him when Lord Keeper'.

Dates: 1620s?
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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Notes of readings on tithes, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.05.08
Scope and Contents

At the conclusion appears 'This last speech being ended, Mr Attorney Generall Sr Robert Heath being then present, answered the same, and was pleased in the name of the whole house to honour the reader much .... Trinioni deo gloria in æternum. John Wylde’. Sir Robert Heath was appointed Attorney-General in 1625.

Dates: Early 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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Notes on Inheritance Laws and Mathematics, c 1665-c 1672

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3958.2: 32-33
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1665-c 1672
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Notes on the security for rent charge, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.05.13
Scope and Contents

A collection of notes of 'The securitie for rent-charge', written in the time of King Charles I and incomplete at the beginning.

Dates: Early 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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Official: Cabinet: Legislation Committee (Trade Union Bill): papers 1 - 8., 28 Oct 1925 - 10 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/131
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the Trade Unions, including: copies of the Trade Union Acts, 1871 and 1913, the Conspiracy and Protection of Property Act, 1875, and the Trade Disputes Act, 1906; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on the law covering picketing and peaceful persuasion; Sir Edward Troup [former Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Home Office], on intimidation (1911-1922); drafts of the Lock-outs and Strikes (Prohibition) Bill and the...
Dates: 28 Oct 1925 - 10 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 20 - 40., 18 Nov 1925 - 05 Feb 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/86
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet, on subjects including bills coming before the Home Affairs Committee; Lord Eustace Percy, President of the Board of Education, on reform of the constitution of the University of London; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], Secretary of State for India and 1st Lord Reading [earlier Rufus Isaacs], Viceroy of India, on Indian immigrants in South Africa; a Ministry of Labour...
Dates: 18 Nov 1925 - 05 Feb 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 40 - 69., 13 Dec 1921 - 04 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/29
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on various subjects, including: William Bridgeman, First Lord of the Admiralty, on airship development; the Financial Secretary to the Treasury [Walter Guinness, later 1st Lord Moyne] on the Trade Facilities Bill and Sandwich [Kent] Port and Haven Bill; a draft of the Sandwich Port and Haven Bill; the report of the Safeguarding of Industries Committee; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on unemployment benefit and the electrical trades...
Dates: 13 Dec 1921 - 04 Mar 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 61 - 80., 02 Feb 1926 - 05 Mar 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/88
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the linen industry, the Merchandise Marks (Imported Goods) Bill, the British film industry and the report of the Food Council on short weight; George Lane-Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines, on the position of the coal industry; Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet, on bills to...
Dates: 02 Feb 1926 - 05 Mar 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 70 - 100., 20 Jan 1925 - 07 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/30
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir William Joynson-Hicks, [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on the Roman Catholic Relief Bill and the Criminal Justice Bill, 1925; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on Navy Estimates and arbitration in the Civil Service; 1st Lord Cave [the Lord Chancellor] Chairman of the Church Assembly Measures Committee, and the School Teachers Superannuation Committee, on the Committees' reports; Arthur Watson on the...
Dates: 20 Jan 1925 - 07 Mar 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 81 - 100., 05 Feb 1926 - 29 Mar 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/89
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on the emergency supply and transport organization, and licensing hours for clubs; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], Secretary of State for India, on appeals from India; a draft of the Indian and Colonial Divorce Jurisdiction Bill; Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet; 1st Lord Cave, the Lord Chancellor, on appeals to the Privy Council...
Dates: 05 Feb 1926 - 29 Mar 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 101 - 119., 05 Feb 1926 - 20 Mar 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/90
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on the Judicial Proceedings (Regulation of Reports) Bill; drafts of the Judicial Proceedings Bill and the Economy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on subjects including the Empire Marketing Grant and Australia; [Sir Warren Fisher], Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, on Government lands and buildings; Leo Amery,...
Dates: 05 Feb 1926 - 20 Mar 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.