Thanks to a request from a student in HCA and following a previous trial the Library now has trial access to Part II of State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 from Gale. Part II covers State Papers Foreign: Low Countries and Germany.
Trial access ends 30th May 2019.
This rich archive includes correspondence with English diplomats abroad and foreign diplomats in England, original and draft treaties, letters between heads of state, intercepted dispatches and other intelligence, working papers of the secretaries, and material relating to military, naval, and colonial policy. Part II expands on the domestic papers in Part I (which the Library doesn’t currently have access to) and presents the first section of the foreign papers during the reigns of George I, George II, and George III until 1782 when the State Papers series ends.
The collection turns its lens on the eighteenth-century world beyond England, documenting the relationship of the Hanoverian reign with Flanders, Holland, and Germany, with particular focus on European powers such as the Holy Roman Empire and German states and towns. It also includes the Military Expedition series and the Archives of British Legations.
*Alternatively, if you access State Papers Online, Part II (a different collection) from the Databases A-Z list, this will also give you access to State Papers: Eighteenth Century (Part II) – VPN not required if off-campus.
Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology