House of Commons: Journal

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

'Journal of the Commons, anno primo Caroli Regis', a manuscript transcript of two sessions, 6 February-25 March 1625 and 21 June-12 August 1625, 137 leaves. The volume has been misbound so that the second session comes first. The journal is written in at least three hands, and has corrections of scribal errors in a contemporary hand, as well as manuscript alterations and marginal instructions intended for a printer. A catalogue entry has been pasted in at the front of the volume.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Journal of the House of Commons is the official record of the proceedings of the House during each parliamentary session, compiled in the form of a continuous narrative.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from The Bookroom, Cambridge, 18 June 1974.

Other Finding Aids

None.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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