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British State Papers and Calendars


State Papers
Most records relating to foreign and domestic affairs in the early modern period can be found in the state papers foreign and the state papers domestic series covering 1500 to 1782, and these records are housed in the National Archives (earlier Public Record Office) in Chancery Lane. Most records from 1782 onward are in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (earlier Foreign Office). The State Paper Office continued until 1852 when its duties were transferred to the Public Record Office, and in 1782 the modern Foreign Office was created. Before this time, there was no single department responsible for the conduct of British foreign affairs. These affairs were the responsibility of the king or queen until the reign of Queen Anne at which time these responsibilities gradually passed to ministers.
Many of the records have been microfilmed for use outside of these government agencies. To locate Stanford microform holdings, see the Stanford online catalog or the Stanford guide
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/jonsson/collections/brit/archives.html

The Calendars
The calendars of state papers consist of published abstracts of the records of the Secretary of State who executed the affairs of state directed by King’s or Queen’s Council. These calendars or abstracts of the State Papers also serve as indexes and include three major categories domestic series (Home Secretary), foreign series (Foreign Secretary) and colonial series (Colonial Office).
Each volume is indexed and may include summaries of state papers.
The print non circulating volumes are shelved by call number in the government documents stacks in the British Government Documents section.

List and analysis of state papers; foreign series: Elizabeth I 1589-1594; edited by R.B. Wernham. Preserved in the Public Record Office. London, H.M.S.O. 1964-1993.
7 vols.
DA25 .B1 1964

Calendar of state papers; domestic series of the reign of Edward VI 1547-1553; edited by C.S. Knighton. Preserved in the Public Record Office; Rev. ed. London, H.M.S.O. 1992.
xxxi, 438 p.
DA25 .C3 D501

Calendar of entries in the Papal registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland: Papal letters; edited by W.H. Bliss, J.A. Twemlow, and M.J. Haren. London, H. M. S. O. 1893-
DA25 .C6 1893/vol.1

Calendar of entries in the Papal registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland: petitions to the Pope, A.D. 1342-1419; edited by William Henry Bliss. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1896.
DA25 .C6 1896

State papers; published under the authority of His Majesty’s Commission: KingHenry the Eighth, 1515-1547. London, G.Eyre and A. Strahan. 1830-52.
5 vols
DA25.E1 1830

Letters and papers; foreign and domestic of the reign of Henry VIII; arranged and catalogued by J.S.Brewer. Preserved in the Public Record Office, the British Museum, and elsewhere in England.
London, Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts. 1862-1932
22 vols. In 35
DA25.E1 1862

Calendar of letters and papers: foreign and domestic of the reign of Henry VIII; rev. and greatly enl. by R. H. Brodie. Preserved in the Public Record Office, the British Museum, and elsewhere 1509-1547. 2nd ed. H. M.S.O. 1864-1932. Kraus reprint.
21 vols. in 37
DA25 .E1 1965

Calendar of state papers; domestic series, of the reigns of Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth, 1547-1625; edited by C.S. Knighton; preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty’s Public Record Office. London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longman, & Roberts. 1856-72.
12 vols.
DA25 .E3 1856

Letters and papers; foreign and domestic of the reign of Henry VIII; catalogued by J.S. Brewer and revised and greatly enlarged by R.H. Brodie. Preserved in the Public Record Office, the British Museum, and elsewhere. 2nd ed. 1920.
3 vols.
DA25.E1 1920

Calendar of state papers; domestic series of the reign of Mary 1 1553-1558/State papers of Mary I; edited by C. S. Knighton. Preserved in the Public Record Office. Rev. edition. London, Public Record Office, c1998.
xlviii, 547 p.
DA25.E3 1998

Calendar of State Papers; domestic series, of the reign of Charles I 1625-1649; edited by J B, W.D. Hamilton, and S.C. Lomas. Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office. London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1858-97.
23 vols.
DA25 .E5 1858

Calendar of state papers; domestic series the Commonwealth 1649-1660; edited by M.A.E. Green. London, Longman, 1875-1886.
13 vols.
DA25 .E7 1875

Calender of state papers; domestic series: calendar of the proceedings of the Committee for Advance of Money 1642-1656. edited by M.A.E. Preserved in H. M. S. O. Green London, H. M. S. O. 1888.
3 vols.
DA25 .E9 1888

Calendar of the proceedings of the Committee for Compounding, &c, 1643-1660; edited by Mary Anne Everett Green. Preserved in the State Department of Her Majesty’s Public Record Office. Printed for H.M.S.O. by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1889-1892.
5 vols.
DA25.F1 1889

Calendar of State Papers; domestic series of the reign of Charles II 1660-1685; edited by M.
A. E. Green, F.H.B. Daniell and F. Bickley. Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office ... London, H.M.S.O. 1860-1939.
28 vols.
DA25 .F3 1860

Calendar of state papers; domestic series; James II 1685-1689; edited by E.K. Timings. Preserved in the Public Record Office. London, H.M.S.O. 1960-1972.
3 vols.
DA25 .F4 1960

Calendar of state papers; domestic series of the reign of William III 1689-1702. Preserved in the Public Record Office: Calendar of state papers; domestic series of the reign of William and Mary; edited by W.J. Hardy, E. Bateson London, Printed for H.M.S.O. by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1895-1937.
11 vols.
DA25 .F52 1895

Calendar of state papers; domestic series of the reign of Anne; edited by R. P. Mahaffy. Preserved in the Public Record Office. London, 1916-1925.
2 vols.
DA25 .F6 1916
Also published in the List and Index Society as volumes 258-260 (1995)

Calendar of Home Office papers of the reign of George III 1760-1775; edited by Joseph Redington. Preserved in Her Jajesty’s Public Record Office. London, Longman and Triibner. 1878-1899.
4 vols
DA25.F7 1878
37 vols
DA25.G3

Calendar of the state papers relating to Scotland and Mary, Queen of Scots, 1547-1605. Preserved in the Public Record Office, the British Museum, and elsewhere in England. Edinburgh, H.M. General Register House. 1898-1952.
12 vols in 14
DA25.G3 1898

Calendar of the state papers, relating to Scotland; edited by Markham John Thorpe. Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office 1509-1603. London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longman, 1858.
Scottish series reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth, Mary Queen of Scots.
2 vols.
DA25.G7 1858

Calendar of the state papers relating to Ireland, of the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI., Mary, and Elizabeth; edited by H.C. Hamilton; vol.8-10 E.G. Atkinson; vol.11 R.P Mahaffy. Preserved in the State Paper Department of H. M. Public Record Office. London. Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1860-1912.
11 vols.
DA25 .G7 1860

Calendar of state papers, Ireland, Tudor Period 1571-1575; edited by M. O'Dowd. Rev.ed. Kew, Public Record Office, Irish Manuscript Commission, 2000.
Xxx, 962 p.
DA25 .G7 2000

Calendar of the state papers relating to Ireland, of the reign of James I. 1603-1608; edited by C. W. Russell and John P. Prendergast under the direction of the Master of the Rolls. Preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office, and elsewhere. London, Longman, 1872-80.
Includes appendix Reports from British ambassadors and agents abroad re fugitives Earls of Tyronne and Tyrconnell with appendix List of papers in the Hatfield mss relating to Ireland 1874
5 vols.
DA25.G9 1872

Calendar of the state papers relating to Ireland; edited by R. P. Mahaffy. Preserved in the Public Record Office. London 1625-1670. Printed for H.M.S.O. by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1903.
4 vols.
DA25 .G92 1900

Calendar of the state papers, relating to Ireland preserved in the Public Record Office, 1660-1670; edited by R. P. Mahaffy ... Published by the authority of the Lords commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, under the direction of the Master of the Rolls. . London, H.M.S.O. 1905-10.
Volume 4 includes addenda, 1625-70.
4 vols.
DA25 .G92 1905

Calendar of state papers, foreign series, of the reign of Edward VI 1547-1553; edited by W. B. Turnbull. Preserved in the State Papers Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office;. London, Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1861.
xxvii, 397 p.
DA25.H3 1861

Calendar of state papers; foreign series of the reign of Mary 1553-1558; edited by W. B. Turnbull. Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office. London, Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts, 1861.
xvi, 456 p.
DA25 .H33 1861

Calendar of state papers; foreign series of the reign of Elizabeth 1558-1589; edited by J. Stevenson, AJ. Crosby, A.J. Butler, S.C. Lomas, R.B. Wernham. Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty’s Public Record Office. London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863-1950.
23 vols. in 26
DA25 .H36 1863

Calendar of state papers; colonial series preserved in the Public Record Office; edited by W.N. Sainsbury, J.W. Fortescue and others. London, Longman. 1860-1994.
45 vols.
DA25 .H5 1860

Calendar of documents preserved in France, illustrative of the history of Great Britain and Ireland A.D. 918-1206; edited by J. Horace Round. London, Printed for H.M.S.O. by Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1899.
4 vols.
DA25.H92 1895

Calendar of letters, despatches, and state papers relating to the negotiations between England and Spain 1485-1558; edited by G.A. Bergenroth, P. de Gayangos, M.A.S. Hume, and R. Tyler. Preserved in the Archives at Simancas and elsewhere. London, Longman, Green, 1862-1954.
Kraus reprint 1969.
15 vols.
DA25 .J1

Calendar of letters and state papers relating to English affairs; edited by M. A. S. Hume. Nendeln, Liechtenstein Preserved principally in the Archives of Simancas. Kraus Reprint, 1971.
Calendar of State papers; researches in foreign archives - Spain; relating to English affairs - Elizabeth I 1558-1603.
First published 1892-1899.
4 vols.
DA25 .J2 1971

Calendar of state papers and manuscripts, existing in the archives and collections of Milan ..; edited by A.B. Hinds. Published by the authority of the lords commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury under the direction of the Master of the Rolls. London, Published by H.M. S.O. Printed by the Hereford Times Limited, Hereford, 1912.
Running title: Calendar of Milanese papers.
DA25 .J4 1912 vol. 1

Calendar of state papers, relating to English affairs, preserved principally at Rome, in the Vatican archives and library 1558-1578; edited by J. M. Rigg. London Pr. under the authority of H.M.S.O. 1916-1926.
2 vols.
DA25 .J42


Calendar of state papers and manuscripts, relating to English affairs, existing in the archives and collections of Venice and in other libraries of northern Italy 1202-1675; edited by Rawdon Brown. London, Longman Green, 1864-1947.
38 vols. In 40
DA25 .J5 1864

Calendar of the state papers relating to Scotland and Mary, Queen of Scots, 1547-1603, preserved in the Public Record Office, the British Museum, and elsewhere in England; edited by W.K. Boyd, H.W. Meikle, A.I. Cameron, M.S. Guiseppi, J.D. Mackie. Edinburgh : H. M. General Register House, 1898-1969.
13 vols. In 14
UCB, UCD, UCLA

The border papers; calendar of letters and papers relating to the affairs of the borders of England
and Scotland 1560-1603. Preserved in Her Majesty’s Public Record Office, London; edited by J. Bain. Edinburgh, H.M. General Register House. 1894-96.
2 vols.
UCB, UCD

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