19th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers Now Complete

May 05, 2006

ProQuest Information and Learning, a provider of digital content from the 19th century, has completed the digitization of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers from 1801 to 1900. Parliamentary Papers are a source for information on 19th-century Britain, its colonies, and the wider world.

Now available from ProQuest's Chadwyck-Healey brand, this collection includes all sessional papers issued by the House of Commons between 1801-1900, including Bills, Reports of Royal Commissions, Reports of Select Committees, Accounts and Papers, and Command Papers. The Papers provide a forum for the ideas of hundreds of thinkers, among them Jenner, Arnold, Trollope, Mill, Faraday, Babbage, Telford, and Brunel. Parliamentary Papers cover all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy, not only for the United Kingdom, but for the whole of the British Empire. Scholars can find information relating to a topics including: British Imperialism, the move from an agrarian society to an industrial society, social conditions of the British working class, public health issues, removal of the American Indians, agriculture, travel, and immigration.

ProQuest also offers a continuation of this archive with the 20th century papers from 1901-2005. The two Parliamentary Papers collections, covering two complete centuries in digital form (1800-2005), are available separately or fully integrated with indexing. ProQuest's 19th century initiative features historical databases and literature collections including: C19: The Nineteenth Century Index; House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1900; British Periodicals; American Periodicals Series Online; Periodicals Archive Online; African-American Poetry; American Drama, 1714-1915; American Poetry (1600-1900); Early American Fiction, 1789-1875; Nineteenth Century Fiction; and Palmer's Full Text Online (1785-1870).