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Title

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October 1667 - April 1694

GREY'S DEBATES

Debates of the House of Commons: from the Year 1667 to the Year 1694.

(Collected by the Hon. Anchitell Grey, esq., who ... decyphered Coleman's letters for the use of the House. In ten volumes.)

VALUE: A most important source covering an unusual length of time. Perhaps not so trustworthy as Milward's Diary." (14)

Science Library, First Floor

328.4202 G781d

October - November 1667

CAPEL'S NOTES

The Diary of John Milward, Esq., Member of Parliament for Derbyshire, September, 1666 to May, 1668. Appendix II. (Edited, with some notes and an introduction on his life, by Caroline Robbins.)

VALUE: A useful addition to the Milward and Grey." (13)

Library West

942.066 M662d

September 1666 - May 1668

MILWARD'S DIARY

The Diary of John Milward, Esq., Member of Parliament for Derbyshire, September, 1666 to May, 1668. Edited, with some notes and an introduction on his life, by Caroline Robbins.

VALUE: The editor says that where Milward can be checked he is more reliable than Grey." (12)

Library West

942.066 M662d

September 1654 - Jan 1654 [55]

DIARY OF THOMAS BURTON

Diary of Thomas Burton, 4 vol.
"The manuscript is now B.M. Add. Ms. 15859-64.

VALUE: This is the major source for what happened in Parliament during these years. It can only be supplemented slightly from the correspondence of the time." (11)

UF has the complete 4 volumes:

Library West

942.06 B974d

November, December 1641

DEBATES ON GRAND REMONSTRANCE

The Debates on the Grand Remonstrance, November and December, 1641.
"VALUE: The text is based on D'Ewes; the introduction is still useful." (10)

Library West

942.062 F733d

1640-1653

D'EWES DIARY

The Long Parliament

1. The Journal of Sir Simonds D'Ewes from the Beginning of the Long Parliament to the Opening of the Trial of the Earl of Stafford. 1923.

2. The Journal of Sir Simonds D'Ewes, from the First Recess of the Long Parliament to the withdrawal of King Charles from London. 1942

"VALUE: D'Ewes Diary is by far the most important source for debates in the Long Parliament and this edition will be definitive. Purely for convenience D'Ewes Diary is held to cover the whole of the Long Parliament 1640-1653. The volumes of D'Ewes actually published cover a very much shorter time." (9)

1. Library West

906 Y18hm, no.7

2. Storage, request at Library West, Circulation

906 Y18hm, no.18

December 1640 - June 1642

VERNEY'S NOTES

Verney Papers. Notes of Proceedings in the Long Parliament, Temp. Charles I.
(Printed from the Original Pencil Memoranda Taken in the House of Sir Ralph Verney, Knight, Member for the Borough of Aylesbury, and Now in the Possession of Sir Harry Verney.)

VALUE: These are scattered and rather rough notes. They were used by the editors of D'Ewes Diary." (8)

Library West

942.006 C179p no.31

1629

COMMONS DEBATES, 1629

January - March 1628 [29]
Commons Debates for 1629

Contains a valuable introduction on parliamentary sources. Prints:A True Relation...; Nicholas's Notes; Grovesnor's Diary; Nethersole's Letters; March Second Account." (7)

Science Library, First Floor

305 M665s no.10

1626

DIARY OF 1626

Februrary - March 1625 [26]
"A Diary of the Parliament of 1626"
English Historical Review, XVII (1902), 730-745

"This diary, possibly the work of Bulstrode Whitelock, is printed here in part from a manuscript in Cambridge University Library. It is unfortunate that is has not been fully printed. The selections do not cover the same ground as Lowther's Notes which deal with part of the same Parliament.

VALUE: A useful source which would be even more useful if printed in full."

UF has (this volume):
Storage, request at Library West, Circulation

942.005 E58

1620-1628

BOWYER AND ELSING'S NOTES

Notes of the Debates in the House of Lords, Officially Taken by Robert Bowyer and Henry Elsing, Clerks of the Parliaments, A. D. 1621, 1625, 1628.

(Edited from the original manuscripts in the Inner Temple library, the Bodleian library and House of lords, by Frances Helen Relf.)
"This volume supplements the two volumes of Elsing's notes. ..

VALUE: Sources for the proceedings in the House of Lords are rare. It is particularly fortunate that the rough notes of Elsing and Bowyer have survived." (5)

Library West

942.006 R888p 3rd ser., v. 42

1621

HASTINGS JOURNAL

January 30 - Februrary 17, 1620[21]
The Hastings Journal of the Parliament of 1621

Library West

942.006 R888p 3rd ser., v. 83, no.2

1621

COMMONS DEBATES, 1621

January 1620 [21] - December 1621
Commons Debates, 1621
"Prints a great many diaries in full, thus providing this Parliament with fuller coverage than any other of this period. Nicholas's Diary was, of course, used by the editors but not reprinted.
VALUE: It is unlikely that anything important will be added to our knowledge of this Parliament." (4)

Storage, request at Libary West, Circulation

906 Y18hm, no.14 i.e.15

1610

PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES, 1610
February 1609 [10] - November 1910
Parliamentary Debates in 1610

VALUE: This is the only good source for this session." (3)

UF has:
Library West

942.006 C179p no. 81

1605-1607

BOWYER'S DIARY

Jan. 1605 [06] - July 1607
The Parliamentary Diary of Robert Bowyer, 1606-1607

VALUE: This is one of the valuable American editons of parliamentary diaries. Bowyer is fuller than Montagu's Journals on the period that is common to both." (2)

Science Library, First Floor

328.4201 B788p

1597

HAYWARD TOWNSHEND'S JOURNAL

October 1597 - February 1597[98]
Historical collections, or, An exact account of the proceedings of the four last parliaments of Q. Elizabeth of famous memory: wherein is contained the compleat journals both of Lords & Commons, taken from the original records of their houses : as also the more particular behaviours of the worthy members during all the last notable sessions, comprehending the motions, speeches, and arguments of the renowned and learned secretary Cecill, Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Rawleigh, Sir Edw. Hobby, and divers other eminent gentlemen : together with the most considerable passages of the history of those times (faithfully and laboriously collected, by Heywood Townshend)

VALUE: Not so full as the later Townsend Diary of 1601 but nevertheless very useful. It was used by D'Ewes." (1)

Library West, Microfilm

015.42 E581 Microfilm reel 1644 no.11

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