BRITISH DOCUMENTS- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS AND OTHER SOURCES
"The University of Chicago holds a long run of the British Parliamentary Papers bound as Sessional Papers. It is considered to be virtually complete from about 1898, with incomplete sessionally-bound materials from the early 1890's. For the earlier 19th C. we have very large numbers of single blue books and publications bound and cataloged as separates; and a considerable number of House of Lords Papers -- many thought to be substantially identical to corresponding House of Commons Papers -- kept in a separate arrangement, for which there is an unpublished local finding list held by Reference staff.
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers digitized database for the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers. HCPP now includes House of Commons sessional papers from 1801-present. Page images and searchable full text for each paper along with detailed indexing are featured. There will be ongoing regular releases of papers from current sessions of Parliament.
It was in 1801, when speaker Charles Abbott ordained that House of Commons bills, reports, accounts, and papers should be bound together with the Papers by Command in a conventional, subject-based order. In our library, these Sessional Papers begin to appear on the shelf only in the 1890's, though they are essentially perfect after that time.
But we have a very extensive collection of 19th century papers cataloged as separates, on every possible subject -- prison reform, slave trade, provisions for Scottish railways, relations with Argentina, sequential reports of the Manuscript Commission, etc. These extremely numerous papers are found in the catalog under the appropriate headings and titles and subjects, but they are not massed on the shelf at fJ301.K6 (on-campus storage: paged daily Mon. thru Fri.) like the post-1890's material. These papers are more frequently House of Commons publications , but there are important House of Lords titles treated this way also.
In addition we have a very large stock of House of Lords papers that substantially duplicate parallel titles published by the House of Commons. These are kept in storage in the basement of Harper and are accessible only through a finding list.
We also hold substantial runs of some earlier (18th century) serials and compilations of Parliamentary papers and proceedings in the original, and in some reprint series.
We hold an exhaustive collection of the Parliamentary Papers (binder's title British Sessional Papers), including the House of Commons Bills, Reports, Accounts, and papers, from 1731 to 1906 in microcards Microprint J1
We can borrow, in hard copy, volumes of the Irish University Press 1000-volume set of reprints of 19th century parliamentary papers from The Center for Research Libraries; and fiche from the 1731-1906 set from other libraries if our microprints are not satisfactory for a specific use. " ----Frank Conaway Social Sciences Bibliographer
Sources for the Irish University Press reprint series:
The Indexes to the Irish University Press reprints of the British Parliamentary Papers are located in the Reference Reading Room. The Center for Research Libraries has the Irish University Press reprint sets and these can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
Irish University Press
Catalogue of British parliamentary papers in the Irish University Press 1000-volume series and area studies series 1801-1900
f Z2019.I67 1977 RR
Irish University Press.
Checklist of British Parliamentary papers in the Irish University Press 1000- volume series 1801-1899
f Z2019.I68 RR
Online sources for British Documents:
BOPCRIS-British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service You can use this web site to search and browse information from British Official Publications over the period 1688-1995.
Selected Official Documents-Great Britain many of which are published by the Stationary Office.
Basic Guides in RR
A guide to parliamentary and official paper Z2009.L5 RR
A guide to parliamentary papers; what they are, how to find then, how to use them Z2009.A1F71 RRExp
British Official publications by John E. Pemberton Z2009.P39 1973 RRExp
Directory of British official publications; a guide to sources Z2009.R51 1984 RR
British sources of information: a subject guide and bibliography Z2001.J33 1987 RRExp
Rodgers, Frank A guide to British Government publications Z2009.R68 RRExp
Butcher, David Official publications in Britain. Z2009.B930 1991 RRExp
Legislative Documents and Bills and Resolutions-useful url's
Historical coverage in Regenstein Library
fJ301.K6 main paper set (Parliamentary Papers- House of Commons Papers, H. C. Papers by Command and H. C.Bills) 1891-1900, 1907 -1981 (on-campus storage: paged daily Mon.-Fri.)) ; 1731-1906 in microprint Microprint J1 (located in microfilm RR 3rd floor) ; and 1981/82- present in microfiche: H. C. Papers microfc J301.G8 ; H. C. Papers by Command (Cmnd.) microfc J301.G75; and H. C. Bills microfc J301.G7 all located in Regenstein Library Microforms, Floor 3.
Major Indexes and other sources pertaining to the Parliament:
The history of Parliament (on CD-ROM) CDRomJ673.H57 1998 Jmedia
Includes the indexing of Chadwyck-Healey's Subject Catalogue of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 1801-1900; the House of Commons decennial indexes covering the period 1900-1979 and data from the Parliamentary Online Information Service (POLIS) database from 1979 onward. POLIS . This index is a stand-alone database of the titles of the 19th and 20th century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers and also exists as a complimentary index to Chadwyck-Healey's microfiche collection of Parliamentary Papers (Regenstein Library owns the microfiche from 1981/82 to present. (other years are in paper or in microprint)
19th Century Masterfile Restricted to University of Chicago computing accounts. Includes Hansard's Index to Debates (1803-1830) and Cobett's Parliamentary History of England (1066-1803).
Major Paper and Microfiche Indexes to the Parliamentary Papers:
Great Britain.Parliament. Parliamentary Papers f J301.K6 GEN, RR Indexes: 1731-1800; 1852-1889; 1900-1948/49
Great Britain Her Majesty Stationary Office Government publications (indexes Parliamentary papers as well as other British publications) Z2009.A3 RR 1922-1985 HMSO Online
HMSO annual catalogue (indexes Parliamentary papers as well as other British publications) 1986- present Z2009.A3 RR HMSO online
The Official Documents "The recently privatized Stationary Office has replaced Her Majesty's Stationary Office (HMSO) as the official publisher of most British government publications, with such exceptions as Acts of Parliament. Online publications are given in full text."
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Sessional Papers Index (Chadwyck-Healey) microfiche J301.G87 1981- Microfilm Reading Room 3rd floor Regenstein
Catalogue of British Parliamentary papers in the Irish University Press 1000-volume series and area studies series 1801-1900 Z2019.I67 1977 RR
Checklist of British Parliamentary Papers in the Irish University Press 1000-volume series 1801-1899 Z2019.I68 RR
Catalogue of Parliamentary Papers 1801-1900 Z2001.K54 RR and supplement 1901-1910 and 1911-1920
Catalogue of British official publications not published by HMSO. Z2009.C33 RR 1980-2002
Subject Catalog of the House of Commons 5 vols. 1801-1900 Z2019.C630 RR
Di Roma Edward A Numerical Finding List of British Command Papers Published 1833-1961/62 Z2009.D54 RR
McBride Elizabeth A. British Command Papers; a numerical finding List 1962/63-1976/77 Z2009.D54 suppl. RR (ask Beverly in Reference)
fJ301.H2, .H21, .H22 Regenstein Library
Parliamentary history of England from the earliest period to the year 1803 coverage 1066/1625-1801/03 J301.H19
Parliamentary Register of Proceedings 1774-1802 J301.K9 1775
Parliamentary debates (Gt. Brit. Parliament) 1803-1908 J301.H2
Parliamentary debates (Hansard) (House of Commons) J301.H21 1909- present Hansard Debates Online paper subscription cancelled- relying on online.
Parliamentary debates (Hansard) (House of Lords) J301.H21 1909 -present Hansard Debates Online paper subscription cancelled- relying on online.
Diplomatic blue books:
A breviate of British diplomatic blue books 1919-1939 Z2009.V88 RR,GEN,Law
British parliamentary papers: a monograph on blue books. J301.O5
A century of diplomatic blue books 1814-1914 Z2009.T301 RR
HA1121 Library has 1801 etc. (CRL has Population Census for the world 1945-1967 on film)
Great Britain. Central Statistical Office Annual abstract of statistics HA1122.A2 last v. RR, next to last v. RR2, GEN 1853-present.
British Historical Statistics HA1134.M580 1988 RR, RR3
JN106 Library has several series back into the 19th century Latest edi. in RR
Great Britain has published collections of sources from archives for many years. Rerum Britannicum is an example. (CRL has large collection of microfilms from the Public Record Office and is adding continually.
Great Britain. National Archives (formerly Public record office):
Calendar of State Papers. Colonial Series. 1574-1739 DA25.C41 GEN; also microfc E169.1.K537 1971and Calendar of state papers colonial CD-ROM DA25.H5 2000 1574-1739 in Mixed Media Circ.
Calendar of State Papers. Domestic Series 1547/1580 - 1703/1704 DA25.C21 GEN
Calendar of State Papers Foreign Series fJX1783.A3 RR2 vols 1-29
Great Britain. National Archives. Film catalogue April 1970 Z2016.A3 1970 RR,GEN (P.R.O. documents on film - CRL has many of the reels from the Public Record Office (Colonial Office) -request from ILL)
The University of Chicago Law Library website for online UK documents look under United Kingdom