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Overview

The records of the Public Record Office document the activities of government departments, courts of law and similar official bodies operating in the United Kingdom from the 17th to 20th centuries. The following collections have been selected and organized according to the general subjects and geographical areas about which information has been most frequently requested at the PRO. Bibliographical guides accompany some sections. Please inquire for a listing of documents filmed.

American Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835
175 reels 35mm

British 19th Century Riots and Disturbances, 1812-1855
46 reels 35mm

China, 1818-1905
568 reels

Europe 18th Century, British Military Expeditions, 1701-1800
21 reels

Europe 19th Century, Conferences, 1801-1900
30 reels

Europe 19th Century, Schleswig-Holstein, 1801-1900
15 reels

Jacobite Rebellion, 1745
8 reels

Japan, 1861-1926
11 reels

Middle East, 1811-1925
41 reels

North America, 1906-1932
205 reels

Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs, 1824-1949
15 reels

Slave Trade Africa, 1816-1888
1,223 reels

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939
24 reels

War of 1914-1918
13 reels

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A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

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A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

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A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

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The Challenge of Cataloging Complex Subjects

How the University of Leicester’s David Wilson Library and ProQuest teamed up to solve organizational inconsistencies across subjects.

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Seeking Words, Finding Refuge: Literature for World Refugee Day

Exploring immigrants’ perspectives in three contemporary novels.

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