Published by Primary Source Microfilm
"One of the most valuable sources for our understanding of popular protest, and hitherto one of the most inaccessible." -- Dr. Patricia Hollis, University of East Anglia
The year 1782 witnessed the first appointment of a Secretary of State for Home Affairs. From this date the Home Office Papers replaced the State Papers Domestic as the official governmental record of British domestic affairs.
The value of this source is well-known to scholars. It offers a wealth of research opportunities. The papers give a unique insight into the inner mechanisms of domestic government and its strivings to maintain peace, stability and order in a then turbulent country. HO 42 is the basis of many classic studies and is one of the most controversial Public Record Office classes. The interpretation of the documents will long remain at the center of historical debate.
Complete Collection: 198 reels
Series One: PRO Class HO 42, 1782-1820
Part One: Boxes 1-23, 1782-1792
Part Two: Boxes 24-41, 1793-1797
Part Three: Boxes 42-66, 1798-1802
Part Four: Boxes 67-99, 1803-1809
Part Five: Boxes 100-131, 1810-1812
Part Six: Boxes 132-147, 1813-1815
Part Seven: Boxes 148-172, 1816-1817
Part Eight: Boxes 173-193, 1818-August 1819
Part Nine: Boxes 194-218, September 1819-1820