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Medieval & early modern Britain


Proceedings of the Old Bailey London (1674-1834)
Online edition of the periodical Proceedings of the Old Bailey, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

Papers of George Grenville [microform]
Microfilm 05629
13 reels
Printed guide: none
Grenville (1712–1770) was a career politician and Prime Minister from 1763 to 1765. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Naval papers of Sir Andrew Snape Hamond, bart., 1766-1783, and Sir Graham Eden Hamond, bart., 1799-1825
3 reels
Printed guide: Firestone Microforms DA87.1.H18
Andrew Hamond (1738–1828) was a British naval officer active at the time of the American Revolution. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Also included are papers of his son Graham (1779–1862), a naval officer.

Aristocratic women [microform]: the social, political and cultural history of rich and powerful women
RECAP Microfilm 10536
25 reels
Printed guide: Firestone Microforms HQ1593 .A747
Reproduces the correspondence of Jemima, Marchioness Grey (1722-97) and her circle; the correspondence and diaries of Charlotte Georgiana, Lady Bedingfeld (formerly Jerningham), c1779-1833; and the letters of Anna Seward, c1791-1804 and Lady Stafford, c1774-1837.

Home Office class HO 42 [microform]: George III, correspondence, 1782-1820
Available through interlibrary loan from the Center for Research Libraries.
Originals held by the Public Record Office as Home Office class HO 42. Consists of letters and papers relating to government affairs, 1782-1820.

Related collections

Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Digital of about 150,000 books, primarily British, printed in the eighteenth century. Based on the Eighteenth-Century Short-Title Catalogue.

Electronic Enlightenment
Digital edition of 18th century correspondence.

Note: for Britain and the American colonies in the 18th century, see: