t1104. A COLLECTION of treaties, alliances, and conventions relating to the security, commerce, and navigation of the British dominions, made since His Majesty's accession. London, S. Buckley, 1717-18. 4to. Note: Most of the documents have a translation attached in Latin, French, or Spanish.

Vide Catalogue of the British Museum, England, col. 297.

1105. A COLLECTION of all the treaties of peace, alliance, and commerce, between Great Britain and other powers, from the Revolution in 1688 to the present time. London, printed for J. Almon, 1772. 2 vols. 21 cm.

Contents: i, "From 1688 to 1727"; ii, "From 1727 to 1771.”

†1106. A COLLECTION of all the treaties of peace, alliance, and commerce between Great Britain and other powers, from the year 1619 to 1734. To which is added a discourse on the conduct of the government of Great Britain, in respect to neutral nations. By the Right Hon. Charles Jenkinson, secretary at war. The whole being a Supplement to a Collection, etc. London, printed for J. Almon and J. Debrett, 1781. 156 pp. 8vo.

Notes: The Jenkinson essay was first published in 1758.
Appendix to treaties, pp. 149-156.

1107. A COLLECTION of all the treaties of peace, alliance, and commerce, between Great-Britain and other powers, from the treaty of Munster in 1648 to the treaties signed at Paris in 1783. To which is prefixed a Discourse on the conduct of the government of GreatBritain in respect to neutral nations, by the Right Hon. Charles Jenkinson. London, printed for J. Debrett, 1785. 3 vols. 21 cm. Contents: i, 1648-1713; Discourse, pp. i-xlviii; ii, 1713-48; iii, 1740-84.

1108. CHALMERS, GEORGE (1742-1825). A collection of treaties between Great Britain and other powers. London, John Stockdale, 1790. 2 vols. 22 cm.

Contents: (each country prefaced by a list of treaties): Historical preface, pp. iiixii; Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Hanse towns, Prussia, States General, Austrian Netherlands, France; ii, Spain, Portugal, Sardinia, Tuscany, Two Sicilies, Genoa and Venice, Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, the Porte, Bengal and Oude, the Nizam, Arcot, Tanjour, Hyder Ally Khan, Tippoo Sultaun, the American States. Note: "I have printed... those treaties which are most frequently perused; I have referred to those treaties which are often consulted. . . I have preserved a chronological order, while I have brought together the treaties which at various times have been formed with each different nation. Without any strong motive of choice, I began with Russia, in the north; I regularly proceeded to the south of Europe." Preface.

t1109. TREATIES between His Britannic Majesty and other powers, 1762-1814. London, [1814?].

Cited in India Office Library Catalogue, i, p. 33.


For full notice of this work, see No. 94.

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IIII. TREATY SERIES. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her [His] Majesty. March 1892-. London, Her [His] Majesty's stationery office [etc.], 1892- 24 cm. Note: Issued with serial numbers by years, thus: Various papers by command from c. 6587 (No. 1. and from cd. 5 (No. 18. 1899) to cd. 9027 (No. 10. 1919) to cmd

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1897-1901. Treaty series. No. 2.
1902-1906. Treaty series.

"Treaty series. No. 1. 1892." 1892) to C. 9505 (No. 17. 1899) 1917) and from cmd. 7 (No. 1.

1892-96. Treaty series. No. 2. 1897

1902 (cd. 913).

No. 18. 1907 (cd. 3605). .1907-11. Treaty series. No. 4. 1912 (cd. 6036). 1912-16. Treaty series. No. 4. 1917 (cd. 8466).

A most useful feature of this series since 1910 has been: Accessions, Withdrawals, etc., published as follows: Nos. 5 and 6 (1910), cd. 5026 and 5027; No. 6 (1911), cd. 5555; No. 14 (1912), Cd. 6204; No. 9 (1913), cd. 6808; No. 7 (1914), cd. 7359; No. 10 (1915), cd. 8015.


British Parliamentary Papers constitute one of the most important collections of diplomatic sources, especially among English-speaking peoples, whose larger libraries frequently possess complete sets. The Foreign Office papers of late years usually make about two volumes of the annual papers, and are brought together in the last volumes of each year. Foreign Office papers cover topics in the foreign relations of the British Empire on which it is expedient to furnish Parliament with information. They do not purport to give a complete record of Foreign Office correspondence. No attempt is here made to identify the 'blue' and 'white' papers properly noticeable in this work, but many of them are listed under the subjects or states with which they deal.

Respecting Parliamentary Papers, which constitute the first official publication of governmental documents, the following notes have been authoritatively printed:

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"Parliamentary Papers are either papers of the House of Lords or papers of the House of Commons. Being presented during the session of Parliament, they are termed the Sessional Papers of either House. 'Among the Sessional Papers of each House a distinction arises, according as the papers are (1) presented in pursuance of an Act of Parliament or in return to an order of the House; or (2) presented by command of His Majesty.

"As papers presented by Command are (with one or two exceptions) presented to both Houses of Parliament alike, they appear among the Sessional Papers of each House. . . . The papers of each House originating otherwise than by Command are called House of Lords Papers or House of Commons Papers, according to the House to which they belong.

"Command Papers. Papers are presented by Command of His Majesty in order to convey to Parliament (and the public) information on matters of which it is considered desirable by the Government

of the day that Parliament should be informed. Originally, no doubt, the object of doing so was to lay the state of affairs of a particular department of government before the representatives of the people, and so to induce them to vote the money for that particular branch of the King's service. But many of these papers have now become a matter of routine. . . . Others contain diplomatic correspondence, or relate to the condition of trade at home and abroad. In fact, it is difficult to say what subjects are included, and they have all sorts of degrees of importance and urgency. A popular government can hardly be conducted without an abundance of published information; and a Ministry which professes to govern by popular consent is bound to supply its supporters with detailed information or expose itself to suspicion of inertness and negligence.

"Until very recent years presentation to Parliament was, with the exception of the Gazette, practically the sole method of publication which a government possessed. With the growing influence of public opinion it became more and more necessary to make use of this channel, in order to influence the opinion by which it lived.

"Hence Command Papers much increased in numbers during last century, Governments finding it wise to issue spontaneous information, without waiting for it to be called for by Parliament.

"When Parliament was not sitting, this channel was stopped. Yet an urgent situation might arise (say) in foreign affairs, and, there being no other recognised method of publishing full intelligence, the public might be left in the dark, when it was most necessary to take them into confidence. This led to the alteration of presenting when the Houses are not sitting 1 . . .

"Command Papers (unless presented in 'dummy') are presented in a printed form, and compose a numbered series, irrespective of the session in which they are presented. The numbers are always enclosed within square brackets. The first series, from [1] to [4222], ends with session 1868-9. The second series, distinguished as [c. 1] to [c. 9550), ends with session 1899. The third series, distinguished as [cd. 1] to [cd.] is in currency at present. . . .

"The earliest publication of Parliamentary Papers in bound volumes appears to be the collection in four volumes of Reports from Select Committees of the House of Commons, which was made in pursuance of an order of the House of the 28th June 1773 (Comm. Journ., vol. xxxiv. p. 385).

"These were reprinted, and eleven volumes added, by order of the House of the 30th July 1803, the whole making a collection of fifteen volumes of 'Reports from Committees of the House of Commons, which have been printed by order of the House, and are not inserted in the Journals,' covering the period 1715-1800. To these a sixteenth

Under recent Standing Orders a Command Paper may be presented to either House of Parliament when the House is not in session, by delivery to one of its officers. (Such a paper is included in the Sessional Papers of the past or of the coming session.)

volume is added, containing a General Index to the whole collection.

"Thus the earliest date to which a regular series of Parliamentary Papers is traceable is 1715. But there are, no doubt, in various libraries throughout the kingdom earlier papers printed in a detached form, which had passed out of the custody of the House itself, before the date at which the first collection of Reports was ordered to be made. . . . Before 1800, House of Commons Papers, and not Command Papers, made up by far the greatest part of the Parliamentary Papers.

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A General Index to the Parliamentary Papers of 1801-52 was issued in 1853, and a General Index for 1852-99 in 1909." Note by Austin Smyth, Librarian to the House of Commons, in Margaret İ. Adam's "Guide to the principal Parliamentary Papers relating to the Dominions, 1812-1911," pp. v-viii.

1112. JONES, HILDA VERNON. Catalogue of Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1900, with a few of earlier date. London, P. S. King & son, [1904]. vii, (1), 317 pp. 30 cm.

1113. JONES, HILDA VERNON. Catalogue of Parliamentary Papers, 1901-1910: being a supplement to Catalogue of Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1900. London, P. S. King & son, [1912]. (6), 81 pp. 30 cm. 1114. FOREIGN OFFICE. The official correspondence between Great Britain and France, on the subject of the late negotiation; with His Majesty's declaration. To which is prefixed, the preliminary and definitive treaties of peace; with an appendix, containing Colonel Sebastiani's Report to the first consul. 3d ed. London, printed for J. Ginger, 1803. (4), 159, xlv pp. 22 cm.

Sebastiani, Horace, Comte, 1772-1851.

1115. TREATIES and correspondence presented by His Majesty's command to both houses of Parliament, 28th January, 1806, and 3d and 4th February, 1806. London, A. Strahan, 1809. 16m0.

1116. FOREIGN OFFICE. Papers presented to Parliament in 1813. London, printed by R. G. Clarke, [1813?]. 830, xxi pp. 21 cm. Contains conventions signed with European powers in 1813.


1117. ARLINGTON, HENRY BENNET, IST EARL OF (1618-88). The right honourable the earl of Arlington's letters to Sir W. Temple, bar., from July 1665, being the first of his employments abroad, to September 1670, when he was recall'd. Giving a perfect and exact account of the treaties of Munster, Breda, Aix la Chapelle, and the Triple Alliance. Together with the particular instructions to Sir William Temple, the earl of Carlingford, and Mr. Van Beuningen, with other papers relating to those treaties, as also a particular relation of the death of Madam, by a person of quality then actually upon the spot.

All printed from the originals and never before published. By Tho. Bebrington. London, Tho. Bennet, 1701. 2 vols. Portr. 18 cm. Note: Vol. ii has this additional title: "containing a compleat collection of his lordship's letters to Sir Richard Fanshaw, the earl of Sandwich, the earl of Sunderland, and Sir William Godolphin, during their respective embassies in Spain, from 1664 to 1674, as also to Sir Robert Southwel in Portugal."

A French translation in 24mo was issued in 1701 under the following title: Lettres du comte d'Arlington au chevalier Temple, contenant une relation exacte des traités de l'Evêque de Munster, de Breda, d'Aix la Chapelle & de la Triple Alliance, avec les instructions données audit chev. Temple, au comte de Carlingford, & à monsr. van Beuningen, & d'autres papiers par rapport particulière de la mort de madame, écrite en cinq lettres par une personne de qualité présente à sa mort. Le tout tiré des originaux qui n'avoient jamais été publiez. Utrecht, Guillaume van de Water.

1118. BASTIDE, JEAN FRANÇOIS DE. An historical memorial of the negotiation of France and England, from the 26th of March, 1761, to the 20th of September of the same year, with the vouchers. Translated from the French original, published at Paris by authority. London, D. Wilson, and T. Becket, and P. A. Dehondt, 1761. 64 pp. 26 cm.

1119. A BRIEF HISTORY of the war and treaties in which England has been engaged from the restoration of King Charles II to the present time. With a sketch of the causes of the French revolution, and of the motives which led to the war between the confederate princes and the French nation. London, G. G. and J. Robinson, 1796. 62, (1) pp.

21 cm.

1120. BERGENROTH, GUSTAV ADOLF (1813-69), and others. Calendar of letters, despatches, and state papers, relating to the negotiations between England and Spain, preserved in the Archives at Simancas, and elsewhere. London, Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts [etc.], 1862-1916. 11 vols. in 18. 27 cm. (Rolls series.) Contents: i, 1485-1509; ii, 1509-25; iii, 1525-29; iv, 1529-33; V, 1534–42; vi, 1542-43; vii, 1544; viii, 1545-46; ix, 1547-49; x, 1550-52; xi, 1553. Editors: i-ii, Gustav Adolf Bergenroth; iii-vii, Pascual de Gayangos (1809-97); viii-ix, Martin Andrew Sharp Hume (1847-1910); ix-xi, Royall Tyler.

1121. BROWN, RAWDON (1803-83), and others. Calendar of state papers and manuscripts, relating to English affairs, existing in the archives and collections of Venice and in other libraries of Northern Italy. London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green [etc.], 1864-1916. 21 vols in 22. 27 cm. (Rolls series.)

Contents: 1202-1629.

Editors: i-vii, Rawdon Brown; viii-xii, Horatio Forbes Brown; xiii-xxi, Allen B. Hinds.



t1122. EDMUNDS, HENRY. Extracts from the several treaties subsisting between Great Britain and other kingdoms and states, of such articles and clauses as relate to the duty and conduct of the command

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