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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 14159919

Old Bailey Sessions papers


Consists of the series of printed records generated by the trial court established at the Old Bailey in London from 1670-1801. The Old Bailey Sessions were held eight times a year. Scattered issues from 1670, 1685-1688, and 1725 are housed in a single box. Issues from 1714-1729 are bound in a folio volume. Issues from 1729-1834 (76 vols.) are shelved with later issues of Old Bailey session papers.


  • 1670-1801

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3 linear feet (77 volumes of bound issues, one is a folio housed in 1 box.)

Physical Location

Historical & Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library

Old Bailey Sessions Papers, 1670-1801
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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