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Info on accessing Cecil papers

Reported by SOS President Matthew Cossolotto — 24 volumes of the Calendar of the Cecil Papers available free online from British History Online:

Dear Colleague,

British History Online is pleased to announce the publication of material which will prove invaluable to scholars of early modern and Georgian history.

The 24 volumes of the Calendar of the Cecil Papers detail the state papers which passed through the hands of the leading political family of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. William Cecil was chief advisor to Elizabeth, and her Secretary of State; his son Robert went on to become Secretary of State to both Elizabeth and James I. Usually such papers are transferred to state archives, but in this case the papers have remained in the family archives at Hatfield House, and thus offer a unique window onto the world of high politics in Shakespearean England.
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/catalogue.aspx?gid=144

British History Online already has a strong collection of parliamentary material, and so we are delighted to be able to continue our run of volumes of the Journal of the House of Lords. With the help of the History of Parliament Trust we have already added another 10 volumes, which deal with the period 1718 to 1764. We plan to add a further four volumes this autumn, which will take our coverage into the revolutionary year of 1776.
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/catalogue.aspx?gid=44

Both these series are available as part of the free content on British History Online – there’s no need to be a subscriber to access this content.

However, for access to the Calendars of State Papers Domestic with seamless cross-searching, you’ll need to subscribe. Click here for more information and to subscribe:
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/subscribe.aspx

If you have any queries or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us:
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/contactus.aspx

Best wishes,
British History Online
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
Institute of Historical Research
University of London
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Cecil papers online

Oxfordian researcher Nina Green reports that the Calendar of Cecil Papers is now online at British History Online at:
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/catalogue.aspx?gid=144

“This online Calendar is a really valuable resource,” Green said. “There are many documents at Hatfield House which few Oxfordians apart from B.M. Ward have ever seen, and having a summary of each document online in this Calendar makes it easy for us to identify which documents concern Oxford, and order copies of them.”

Green recommends sending complete information when ordering materials.

“When ordering copies of documents from Hatfield House identified through the Calendar at British History Online, it might be a good idea to cut and paste the entire entry for the document, so that Hatfield House can identify which one is wanted,” Green said.

Update 2/16/10:
Readers may contact Nina Green at <mailto:devere@telus.net>.