Subject catalogue of the House of Commons Parliamentary papers, 1801-1900 /
compiled by Peter Cockton.
Cambridge, England ; Alexandria, VA : Chadwyck-Healey, 1988.
5 v.
0859641333 (set) :
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Cambridge, England ; Alexandria, VA : Chadwyck-Healey, 1988.
0859641333 (set) :
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v. 1. Central government and administration, national finance and financial institutions, population and demography; statistics, agriculture and rural society -- v. 2. Industry and industrial society, trade and commerce, transport and communication -- v. 3. Law and order, local government and local finance, poverty and social administration, education, information and recreation -- v. 4. Health and housing, Ireland, the churches and religious affairs, India, Ceylon, Burma and Afghanistan -- v. 5. The dominions and colonies, slavery and the slave trade, defence and the armed services, foreign affairs and diplomacy.
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Includes index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1988-11:
Cockton's work is unique, since it constitutes the only subject classification for the entire set of 19th-century Parliamentary Papers. Previous attempts (e.g., the Ford Breviates) have been selective. Cockton includes all House of Commons papers, plus unique material from the House of Lords and other locations, some 80,000 papers in all. The titleof the catalog is therefore somewhat misleading. It is well organized and easy to use. The papers are grouped into 19 major subject areas, each of which is further subdivided. Where necessary, papers are listed in more than one category, keeping cross-referencing to a minimum. Entries refer to the original bound set of the Papers and to the microfiche set published by Chadwyck-Healey. To historians of 19th-century Britain, this catalog will be of enormous value. It will be essential for research libraries that hold sets of the Papers either in print or microform, and will be of value to libraries that hold portions of the primary collections. -T. A. Hanson, University of Connecticut
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Reference & Research Book News, June 1988
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