Catalogue description Public Record Office: Documents Acquired by Gift, Deposit or Purchase: Miscellaneous

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Details of PRO 30/26
Reference: PRO 30/26
Title: Public Record Office: Documents Acquired by Gift, Deposit or Purchase: Miscellaneous

A very miscellaneous accumulation of records and objects acquired by the Public Record Office by gift, purchase, or deposit, including both documents which belong intellectually with existing record series, but which had strayed from public custody as well as private documents which usefully supplement the official record.

Included are:

  • correspondence and accounts of Sir Thomas Clarke, Master of the Rolls 1754 to 1764, and an official journal of Masters of the Rolls, 1742 to 1784
  • records of Doctors' Commons, 1567 to 1844
  • charters of Edgar (974) and Henry II
  • Duchy of Lancaster writs and various manorial records
  • minutes of the Board of General Officers, 1695 to 1705
  • minute and other books and papers of the Fulham Bridge Proprietors, 1726 to 1882, and of the Royal Universal Dispensary for Children, London, 1815 to 1833
  • material used by John Gurwood for his edition of the Duke of Wellington's despatches and papers relating to the battle of Waterloo
  • papers concerning the British occupation of Corsica, 1792 to 1796
  • entry books concerning Ireland in the early 18th century
  • admission books and other records of Clement's Inn, late 15th century to 1883
  • accounts of chamber and household expenses of George I and George II
  • papers relating to the Shanghai Volunteer Corps
  • judgments of the South Sea Company Court of Record, 1727 to 1728
  • letter book and papers of J M Johnson, chargĂ© d'affaires in Brussels in 1814 and a letter book of V E H (later Sir Vincent) Corbett as second secretary at Constantinople, 1892 to 1893
  • miscellaneous papers relating to the Jacobites
  • reports of investigations, with photographs, into the circumstances of the murders of Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian royal family, 1918 to 1920
  • various Law Officers' papers, 1736 to 1742
  • grants of land in the Poyaisian Republic by Gregor Macgregor, Cacique of Poyais, 1834
  • a reproduction of a gold seal used by King Henry VIII in ratifying a treaty with King Francis I of France in 1527
  • papers relating to the Coal Control, 1917 to 1920, and to the Coal Strike of 1920
  • records of the Grand Junction Company Ltd
  • papers about the demolition of Heligoland fortifications
  • controlment book of the Hanaper 1745-1750
  • records of the Duchy of Cornwall including manorial records of Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk, 1422-1474, and receiver general's and minister's accounts for the Priory of St Helen, Bishopsgate, 1517-1518 and for Cornwall, Cheshire, Flintshire and Devon, 16th and 17th centuries
  • extracts from the agenda book of the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, 1578-1599
  • a bill book of the Official Assignee of the Court of Bankruptcy
  • documents relating to the administration of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, lieutenant in Aquitaine, 1296-1297
  • an account roll of the Great Wardrobe, Ric II
  • an account roll for works at Linlithgow, 1302
  • accounts of clipt money (1695-1696) and of gold and silver bullion (1648-1674)
  • a letter of Thomas Duffus Hardy, deputy keeper of the public records, 1866
  • Sir Henry Rooke's diary of his travels in Sicily, 1789
  • personal papers of Henry Hatton Sproule, Lt. Col. Indian Army and Commandant 2/4th Cavalry, 1893-1932
  • an account for the lands of the Prince of Wales as Duke of Cornwall, 1355-1356

Date: 974-1994
Related material:

Copies of a report, with photographs, on the murders of Tsar Nicholas and his family can be found in:

FO 371/3977A

FO 371/3977B

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 261 boxes, files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
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