Parliamentary dissents

Scope and Content

Manuscript 'Collection of all the dissents or protestations with reasons and the names of the Lords who signed the same ent'red on the Journals of the House of Lords', from 9 Sep 1641 to 25 Feb 1736. Official stamp with the letters 'A.F.'

Administrative / Biographical History

The English Parliament is the main legislative body of the country. Politicians and Lords who disagreed with proposed legislation could protest, or enter their dissents to any votes of the House, either with or without their reasons. These dissents were entered and signed in the Clerk's book.


Single item.

Access Information

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Given by the New College, Hampstead, in 1960.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

14½" x 9¼". Vellum-covered boards.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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