Administrative History Datasets

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Study Number 3009: Soviet Government Officials: Includes information on Name; date; office; movement between offices.

Study Number 3710 to 3711: Great Britain Historical Database, Labour Markets Database: The Great Britain Historical Database is a large database of British nineteenth and twentieth-century statistics. Where practical the referencing of spatial units has been integrated, data for different dates have been assembled into single tables.

The Great Britain Historical Database currently contains:

  • Statistics from the 1861 Census and the Registrar General's reports, 1851-1861
  • Employment statistics from the census, 1841-1931
  • Demographic statistics from the census, 1841-1931
  • Mortality statistics from the Registrar General's reports, 1861-1920
  • Marriage statistics from the Registrar General's reports, 1841-1870
  • Trade union statistics for the Amalgamated Society of Engineers (ASE), 1851-1918
  • Trade union statistics for the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners (ASCJ), 1863-1912
  • Official poor law statistics, 1859-1915 and 1919-1939
  • Wage statistics, 1845-1906
  • Hours of work statistics, 1900-1913
  • Small debt statistics from county courts, 1847-1913 and 1938

Study Number 4042: Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry, 1625-1640: The data catalogue 18900 documents representing the office copy of grants, patents, licences and commissions issued under the Great Seal by the Lord Keeper, Thomas Coventry, 1625-1640.

Study number 4094 to 4096 and 4101 to 4105: Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics. The main tables are:

  • Occupations, 1801-1971
  • Occupations by sex, by county, 1801-1971
  • Employment. Estimated number of insured employees (employed and unemployed), by sex and industry, 1939-1974
  • Number and percentage of unemployed, by sex, 1923-1975
  • Unemployment: vacancies unfilled, by sex, 1949-1974
  • Unemployment by age groups, duration and sex, 1935-1940, 1946-1976
  • Number of persons placed in employment by employment exchanges and youth employment services, 1948-1974
  • Number of Trades Councils and number of Trade Union members represented, 1894-1924
  • Total number of workpeople affected by, and days lost through, industrial disputes, 1891-1913
  • Industrial disputes by industry, 1897-1974

Study Number 4127: Decline of Infant Mortality in England and Wales, 1871-1948: A Medical Conundrum - Vaccination Registers, 1871-1913: The data consist of transcriptions from a sample of English vaccination registers, at the sub-registration district level, for selected years within the period 1871-1913. The variables differ slightly due to local custom and the transcribing methods employed but broadly, for each district, they consist of number in birth register; date of birth; address; gender; legitimacy; parents' occupation; date of vaccination; date of exception; date of death.

Study Number 4354: Non-Industrial Civil Service Staff Statistics, British Isles, 1933-1999: The data include a non-industrial Civil Service headcount by responsibility level and region (1997) and time series for 1975-1996 for UK by region and department; a time series of Northern Ireland non-industrial Civil Service staff by department and by grade 1939-1996; a time series of Isle of Man Civil Service staff 1970-1999; and an analysis of Guernsey and Jersey statistics.

Study Number 4423: Burial Registers for Kingston upon Thames Parishes, 1850-1901 and Bonner Hill Cemetery, 1855-1911: Analysis of the data is providing a wealth of information on such questions as occupational structures; class profiles; household structures; demographic trends etc., and indicating how these changed over time. For example, this burial database has provided a great deal of material on mortality in Kingston between 1850 and 1911, including the age profile of mortality (in particular highlighting the high and increasing incidence of infant mortality), and the seasonality of mortality. By linking these data to other sources such as the census enumerators' books, maps and Medical Officer of Health reports, we can examine the influence of such factors as location, housing conditions, father's occupation (in the case of infants) etc. on mortality.

Study Number 4491: Parish Register Aggregate Analyses, 1662-1811 - 404 Data: The data comprise aggregated monthly totals of baptisms, marriages and burials for 404 English parishes from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Study Number 3009: Soviet Government Officials: a handlist of office holdings of leading Soviet government officials in central legislative and executive bodies, USSR level people's commissariats and commissions and committees attached to these bodies.

Study Number 3710 to 3711: Great Britain Historical Database, Labour Markets Database: The Great Britain Historical Database has been assembled as part of the ongoing Great Britain Historical GIS Project. The project aims to trace the emergence of the north-south divide in Britain and to provide a synoptic view of the human geography of Britain at sub-county scales. Includes:

  • Study Number 3710: Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work, 1845-1913
  • Study Number 3711: Government Unemployment Statistics, 1901-1939

Study Number 4042: Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry, 1625-1640: The aim of the project was to provide a calendar of all items in the Birmingham Reference Library's collection of the official papers of the Lord Keeper Thomas Coventry for use alongside Public Record Office sources for Chancery activities, and as a finding aid for individuals and grants within the Patent Rolls.

Study number 4094 to 4096 and 4101 to 4105: Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics. This machine-readable version of John Williams' Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics is the result of a collaboration between the Statistical Directorate of the National Assembly for Wales, the History Data Service and the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at Queen's University Belfast.John Williams' Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics is intended to provide a service for those working on the history of modern Wales. It arises from a belief that the quantitative element is a necessary and important part of the historical record; from an awareness that it was an aspect that was particularly inaccessible for scholars of Welsh history; and from a conviction that some encouragement in the use of quantitative material was necessary. It is modelled on the two volumes dedicated to British historical statistics: Mitchell, B.R. and Deane, P. (1962) Abstract of British historical statistics and Mitchell, B.R. and Jones, H.G. (1971) Second abstract of British historical statistics. These studies are part of a series containing 13 studies.

  • Study Number 4094: Labour, 1801-1975
  • Study Number 4095: Wages, Earnings and Consumer Expenditure, 1840-1975
  • Study Number 4096: Agriculture, 1811-1975
  • Study Number 4101: Housing, 1801-1974
  • Study Number 4102: Tourism, Parliamentary Elections, Social Services and Crime, 1805-1975
  • Study Number 4103: Local Government, 1748-1974
  • Study Number 4104: Education, 1600-1976
  • Study Number 4105: Religion, 1669-1974

Study Number 4127: Decline of Infant Mortality in England and Wales, 1871-1948: A Medical Conundrum - Vaccination Registers, 1871-1913: This study aimed to provide a more individual, micro-level appreciation of infant mortality data. To that end, a team of research students at the Open University has examined vaccination registers at the sub-registration district level for 22 districts.

Study Number 4354: Non-industrial Civil Service Staff Statistics - British Isles, 1939-1999: The aims of this study were several:

  • To analyse the factors propelling change in the Civil Service outside Whitehall
  • To create a database of the Civil Service outside Whitehall covering numbers of employees, units, expenditure and functions
  • To map the procedures for recruitment, promotion, training, pay and conditions of employment
  • To describe how those who work in the Civil Service outside Whitehall perceive both their work and the Civil Service
  • To explore the tensions between territorial and functional politics

Study Number 4423: Burial Registers for Kingston upon Thames Parishes, 1850-1901 and Bonner Hill Cemetery, 1855-1911: These data have been generated as part of the work being undertaken by the Kingston Local History Project. The aim of this project is to create a comprehensive database covering the people who lived, worked and died in Kingston upon Thames between 1850 and 1911.

Study Number 4491: Parish Register Aggregate Analyses, 1662-1811 - 404 Data: These data formed the basis of a reconstruction of English population history from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, published as The population history of England, 1541-1871: a reconstruction (1981) by E.A. Wrigley and R.S. Schofield.

Arrangement

Study Number 3009: Soviet Government Officials: Listed alphabetically (by name of official), chronologically (1922-1941) and by name of institution (coded).

Study Number 3710 to 3711: Great Britain Historical Database, Labour Markets Database:

  • There are two tables in Study Number 3710 - Statistics of Wages and Hours of Work, 1845-1913:
    • Wages holds wage statistics gathered by the Board of Trade Labour Department for 24 occupations in 87 towns from 1845 to 1906. Not all towns appear for all occupations
    • Minedays holds monthly data on hours worked in coal-mining for between 17 and 20 coalfields from January 1900 to December 1913
  • There are There are six tables in Study Number 3711 Great Britain Historical Database :
    • Tu_pc holds monthly local unemployment statistics for engineers (January 1902-December 1914), shipbuilders (January 1902-December 1914), printers (February 1902-December 1914) and carpenters and joiners (May 1901-October 1905). For details of the districts used please see the documentation
    • Div23_38 holds annual data taken from the official tabulations of the Ministry of Labour's Local Unemployment Index from 1923 to 1938 for eight divisions
    • Lui holds quarterly data taken from the official tabulations of the Ministry of Labour's Local Unemployment Index from January 1927 to July 1939
    • Lui_gaz provides locational information for the exchange areas listed in lui
    • Un_1928 holds information on registered unemployment at labour exchanges for 30th January 1928
    • Un_1933 holds information on registered unemployment at labour exchanges for 23rd January 1933

Study Number 4042: Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry, 1625-1640: There are 60 classes of docquet, of which the most numerous are Licences of Alienation (3960), Presentations of Benefices (1404), Commissions of Bankruptcy (1085), Commissions of Rebellion (1008) and Exemplifications (982). Also included are appointments to court offices, monopolies, leases of lands and appointments of justices of the peace, sheriffs, escheators, etc.

Study number 4094 to 4096 and 4101 to 4105: Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics:

  • Study Number 4094: Labour, 1801-1975 - The dataset consists of 11 tables which cover different periods
  • Study Number 4095: Wages, Earnings and Consumer Expenditure, 1840-1975 - The dataset consists of 9 tables which cover different periods
  • Study Number 4096: Agriculture, 1811-1975 - The dataset consists of 15 tables which cover different periods
  • Study Number 4101: Housing, 1801-1974 - The dataset consists of 13 tables which cover different periods
  • Study Number 4102: Tourism, Parliamentary Elections, Social Services and Crime, 1805-1975 - The dataset consists of 13 tables which cover different periods
  • Study Numer 4103: Local Government, 1748-1974
  • Study Number 4104: Education, 1600-1976
  • Study Number 4105: Religion, 1669-1974

Study Number 4127: Decline of Infant Mortality in England and Wales, 1871-1948: A Medical Conundrum - Vaccination Registers, 1871-1913: Covering -

  • Ampthill, Bedfordshire 1873-1876, 1890-1891, 1898-1900
  • Avon Street, Bath, Somerset 1871-1912
  • Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset 1872
  • Batheaston, Somerset 1872, 1892, 1911-1912
  • Beccles, Suffolk 1892-1907
  • Bexley, Kent 1893-1894, 1898
  • Bungay, Suffolk 1898-1911
  • Cholsey, Berkshire 1892-1900
  • Colneis, Suffolk 1890-1894
  • Dorking, Surrey 1894
  • Fulham, Middlesex 1876, 1887
  • Heigham, Norfolk 1890-1891 (partial data 1891)
  • Hemsworth, Yorkshire West Riding 1871-1906
  • Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire 1879-1880, 1884-1885, 1889-1890, 1892, 1894-1895, 1899-1900, 1904-1905, 1909
  • Hollingbourne, Kent 1875
  • Lansdown, Somerset 1872
  • Leamington Spa, Warwickshire 1885, 1889, 1896, 1902, 1906-1907, 1910
  • Loughborough, Leicestershire 1883, 1888-1901 (partial data 1892, 1894-1897), 1903, 1905, 1908, 1911-1912
  • Lydbury North, Shropshire 1888, 1902
  • Lyncome and Widcombe, Somerset 1872, 1892, 1900-1906, 1911
  • Norbury, Shropshire 1891-1903
  • Nuneaton, Warwickshire 1893, 1906
  • St Andrew the Great, Cambridge 1905-1907
  • St Andrew the Less, Cambridge 1905, 1907, 1911-1913
  • Sheffield Park, Yorkshire West Riding 1895
  • Walcot, Bath, Somerset 1872, 1892, 1911-1912
  • Walmgate, York 1873, 1888, 1900

Study Number 4354: Non-industrial Civil Service Staff Statistics: British Isles, 1939-1999: Generally arranged by responsibility level and region; region and department; by grade.

Study Number 4423: Burial Registers for Kingston upon Thames Parishes, 1850-1901 and Bonner Hill Cemetery, 1855-1911:

  • The information about individuals buried in parish church graveyards consists of: name, abode, parish, age, and date of burial. A small number of records outside of the period 1850-1901
  • The information about individuals buried in Bonner Hill Cemetery consists of: date of death, name, abode (full address after 1872), age, whether the individual was buried in consecrated ground or private vault, and date of burial

Study Number 4491: Parish Register Aggregate Analyses, 1662-1811 - 404 Data: For each parish monthly and annual totals are provided, along with monthly and annual totals by decade. There are also monthly seasonality indexes by half-century. Where defective data have been replaced with corrected frequencies, the original data have also been reproduced.

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Acquisition Information

Study Number 3009: Soviet Government Officials: Davies, R.W., University of Birmingham, Centre for Russian and East European Studies; Ilic, M.J., University of Birmingham, Centre for Russian and East European Studies; Jenkins, H.P., University of Birmingham, Centre for Russian and East European Studies; Sponsored by: Economic and Social Research Council.

Study Number 3710 to 3711: Great Britain Historical Database, Labour Markets Database: Southall, H.R., University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Department of Geography; Gilbert, D.R., University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Department of Geography; Gregory, I., University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Department of Geography; Sponsored by: Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Number R000221314), Leverhulme Trust, Nuffield Foundation Population Investigation Committee.

Study Number 4042: Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry, 1625-1640: Allen, D.J., University of Birmingham; Broadway, J., University of Birmingham; Cust, R., University of Birmingham; Roberts, S., History of Parliament; Sponsored by: British Academy.

Study number 4094 to 4096 and 4101 to 4105: Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics: Williams, J., University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Department of Economics, National Assembly for Wales, Statistical Directorate; University of Essex, History Data Service; Queen's University of Belfast, Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis; Sponsored by: Higher Education Funding Councils, Joint Information Systems Committee.

Study Number 4127: Decline of Infant Mortality in England and Wales, 1871-1948: A Medical Conundrum - Vaccination Registers, 1871-1913: From the Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University - Drake, M.; Razzell, M.; Rider, J.; Hack, J.; Birch, P.; Walsh, J.; Smith, S.; Green, S.; Clark, A.; Cattell, N.; James, T.; Coleman, H.; Dix, A.; Buckingham, P.; Dodgson, V.; Culshaw, G.; James, L.; Hall, E.; Richens, S.; Robinson, J.; Proctor, R.; Baird, W.; Davies, L.; Fellows, C.; Sponsored by: Wellcome Trust and Open University.

Study Number 4354: Non-industrial Civil Service Staff Statistics - British Isles, 1939-1999: Rhodes, R.A.W., University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Department of Politics; McMillan, J.M.A., University of Northumbria at Newcastle, Division of Government and Politics; Massey, A., University of Portsmouth, School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies; Carmichael, P., University of Ulster, School of Public Policy, Economics and Law; Sponsored by: Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Number: R000237035)

Study Number 4423: Burial Registers for Kingston upon Thames Parishes, 1850-1901 and Bonner Hill Cemetery, 1855-1911: French, C., Kingston University, Centre for Local History Studies; Sullivan, A., Kingston University, Centre for Local History Studies; Warren, J., Kingston University. Centre for Local History Studies; Sponsored by: Nuffield Foundation and British Academy (Grant Number: SGS/00398/G and SG-30297)

Study Number 4491: Parish Register Aggregate Analyses, 1662-1811 - 404 Data: Schurer, K., Local Population Studies; Schofield, R.S., Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure; Wrigley, E.A., Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure; Sponsored by: Social Science Research Council.

Note

This record was compiled by David Borg-Muscat, UK Data Archive.

Record entered by Nadeem Ahmad of Qualidata, UK Data Archive, University of Essex.

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Custodial History

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Additional Information

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