State Papers Online 1509-1714

State Papers Online includes fully digitised and searchable Calendars and Papers from both the Tudor (1509-1603) and Stuart (1603-1714) periods.

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Description

A key source of primary Early Modern British historical materials including fully digitised and searchable Calendars and Papers from both the Tudor (1509-1603) and Stuart (1603-1714) periods.

Key features

Browse or search catalogues, calendars and manuscript collections.  Limit search by date, reign, collection, volume and document type. 

Link between calendar entries, original manuscript and full citation details.  Options to bookmark, annotation, download and email documents, and export citations to bibliographic software.    

Calendars of State Paper: searchable catalogue or index to the State Papers including summaries and links to original manuscript documents

State Papers: original manuscript documents of the Secretaries of State including correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators

Researcher Tools: abbreviations, glossaries, chronologies, geneaological tress, principle officers of state, date and measure conversions, maps and images, essays by leading historians, and key documents for beginners

External Links: to further information on understanding documents, courses on palaeography and latin, biographies, maps and place names. 

Subject Coverage

  • History
  • Politics
  • International Relations

Coverage

Part I: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic

  • The National Archives: SP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15
  • British Library: Lansdowne Collection's Burghley Papers
  • HMC Calendars and Haynes/Murdin transcriptions of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House

Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign

  • The National Archives: SP 46, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, PC 2
  • British Library: Selected Cotton, Harley and Yelverton Papers

Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic

  • The National Archives: SP 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 44

Part IV: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Foreign

  • The National Archives: SP 45, 46, 47, 54, 57, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 109, 110, PC 1, PC 2, PC 4, PC 6

How often updated

Not updated 

Date

1509-1714

Supplier

Gale Cengage

Language

English and Latin

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