Other Collections Relevant to British History

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A fully searchable digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust.
In particular, see the section for Sources with a filter yielding Primary Sources.
(Facsimiles, transcriptions and maps)

Historical documentation displayed by various themes and date ranges.
(Facsimiles, transcriptions and images)

Medieval and Renaissance artifacts at London's Victoria & Albert Museum.
(Ca. 300-1600; facsimiles, photos and commentary)

Britannia Internet Magazine collection of significant charters, histories, chronicles, accounts, laws and summonses.
(English transcriptions)

Compilation of links by Rutgers University Libraries
(All time periods; facsimiles and transcriptions)

Collections of images and sounds, virtual tours and exhibitions.
Digitised by the British Library.
(Facsimiles, sound files, and commentary)

A chronological-textual guide to English law.
(English transcriptions)

Selected links on the web, mostly primary documents.
(English transcriptions)

Including street ballads, letters, pamphlets, art work and other documents of and about English highway robbers.
(Medieval to 19th century; facsimiles and transcriptions)

Including essays of important economic thinkers from Austria, England, France, Germany, Italy, and other countries.
(English transcriptions and translations)

120.000 portraits of famous British men and women from the 16th Century to the present day.
Explore the collection in a variety of ways.
(16th century - present; image facsimiles)

Digitised copies of British ballads through the centuries.
A project of Oxford University's Bodleian Library.
(16th to 20th centuries; searchable and browseable facsimiles, transcriptions and sound files)

From The Jacobite Heritage, compiled by Noel S. McFerran.
(1680 - 1861; English transcriptions -- sometimes with modernised spelling)

Important scientific treatises in the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, physics, and more.
(1665 to present; facsimiles, timelines and commentary)
Digitized key books and maps relating to specimens held in the Geological Collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
The collection can be searched by title, subject or name.
(17th - 19th centuries; book and manuscript facsimiles)

200,000 pages of census and registration material for the British Isles with a wealth of textual and statistical material.
(1801-1937; searchable data files, essays and analysis)

A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(18th - 20th centuries; transcriptions and translations)

Over 3500 hours of newsreels (may require special software).
Preview files are free; higher resolution images require payment
(1896-1970; video files)

Highlights from the University of Utrecht's collection of maps and atlases in digital format.
Search digitized maps or browse by title, atlas/map series, geographical area, or collection.
(16th - 19th centuries; facsimile maps with annotations, from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom)

A set of historical maps from Dr. Ronnie Ellenblum's Historic Cities
(Facsimiles).

A major online Geographic Information System for Great Britain
Combining historical atlases and gazeteers with a database of demographic and socio-economic statistics.
Directed by Humphrey Southall of the University of Portsmouth.
(Facsimiles and transcriptions).

Digital collection of information about Britain's localities as they have changed over time.
Information comes from census reports, historical gazetteers, travellers' tales and historic maps.
(19th - 20th centuries; maps, reports, transcriptions)

A guide by the Public Records Office through local history documents.
(Facsimiles and transcriptions).
A guide by the Public Records Office through family history documents.
(Facsimiles and transcriptions).

Digitised resources on migration supported by the National Archives.
(Documents, audio and video files, maps and photographs).

Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)

An online image resource for England's history.
Provided by the English Heritage Organisation.
(Photographic facsimiles & commentary)
A searchable library of 370,000 listed buildings in England.
Including architectural and historical annotations.
(Photographic facsimiles & commentary)
This project aims to collect a geographically representative photograph
for every square kilometre of the British Isles
(Photographic facsimiles from a searchable map)

Searchable by ordnance survey map.
Courtesy of Castles in the UK.
(Maps & photo facsimiles).

Access to vital statistics for areas of family, social and economic history.
(Statistical figures)

(Facsimiles).

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EuroDocs Creator: Richard Hacken, European Studies Bibliographer,
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.
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