We are pleased to announce that Cambridge University members now have access to State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part 1 via this direct link.
Please note we have only Part 1 of multiple parts.
State Papers Online (SPO) offers a completely new working environment to researchers, teachers and students of Early Modern Britain. Whether used for original research, for teaching, or for student project work, State Papers Online offers original historical materials across the widest range of government concerns, from high level international politics and diplomacy to the charges against a steward for poisoning a dozen or more people. The correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators present a full picture of Britain from the period of Henry VIII to the reign of George III.
This major resource overcomes the fragmented experience of much historical research by re- uniting the Domestic, Foreign, Borders, Scotland, and Ireland State Papers of Britain with the Registers of the Privy Council.
The Calendars are fully searchable, and each Calendar entry has been linked directly to its related State Paper. For series lacking Calendars, the National Archives volume-level or item- level cataloguing has been used. With these links, the difficulty of locating and identifying individual manuscripts has been substantially overcome.
Also available to access via the Databases A-Z.
Access to this archive is enabled initially up to 31 December 2022 only.