Eighteenth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

The AUP Library is now subscribing to the Eighteenth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers.

The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers are an essential primary source for Britain, its colonies, and the wider world. They are the working documents of the British Government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy.
It contains printed documents from 1688–1834 that illuminates many aspects of 18th century history, from the widespread use of automated workflow during the industrial revolution to the shaping of a new democratic system during the American Revolution. Coverage also includes Edward Jenner’s work with vaccination, the abolition of slavery, navigations of James Cook, the Seven Year War, the Battle of Trafalgar and the tenure of Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. The collection was made possible through an innovative public/private cooperative publishing model; ProQuest partnered with JISC, BOPCRIS (British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service) at the University of Southampton, the British Library, and the University of Cambridge. (Source: Proquest)

The 18th Century Collection includes the following Materials:

  • Harper Collection of Private Bills (1695-1814)
  • House of Commons Sessional Papers (1715-1800)
  • House of Lords Sessional Papers (1714-1805)
  • Journals of the House of Commons (1688-1834)
  • Journals of the House of Lords (1688-1834)
  • Local and Personal Acts (1797-1834)
  • Parliamentary Register (1780-1796)




The database allow you to make a Full-Text Search, to help to locate terms of research within large documents
In creating an account, you will have the possibility to save your researches. The Database proposes to share or to download the complete version of the documents in PDF as well.

For more information click here.