For the first time, students of Law and Social History are to have access to four and-a-half centuries of records from the Archives of the Inner Temple in London. This collection of material will make an invaluable contribution to study and research, and includes extensive references to:

  • Acts of Parliament
  • Admissions: admission to the society with biographical details; stamp duty books etc.
  • Asylums
  • Barristers: call stamp books; composition books; call papers; disbarments; qualifications
  • Chambers
  • Finance: treasurers accounts books; accounts and receipt books and other records
  • Insurance
  • Legal education
  • Policing
  • Poor law
  • Public health
  • Stocks and shares
  • Taxation and finance
  • The Bench: table order books; committee minutes; disciplinary action; acts of Parliament; petitions to the bench
  • War

There are also many fascinating miscellaneous records such as maps, plans, photographs, press-cuttings, personal correspondence etc. The development of the legal profession in the context of over 400 years of social change is chronicled in these comprehensive records.

55 reels
Reference: LIU