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-----Original Message----- From: R. B. Bernstein [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 10:53 AM To: H-Net and ASLH Legal History Discussion list Subject: Fwd: WWW: Anglo-American Legal Tradition, U Houston ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: John Saillant <email@example.com> Date: Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 10:43 AM Subject: WWW: Anglo-American Legal Tradition, U Houston To: H-OIEAHC@h-net.msu.edu The UK National Archives has expanded the licence of the AALT (Anglo-American Legal Tradition website (AALT) at the University of Houston. Now available, free on line, are the Privy Council Registers from 1649 to 1800 (series PC2). The Privy Council Miscellaneous Papers (PC1), Colonial Series, have all been digitized and are available up to 1710 and then for 1765 and for 1772-1774. The rest of the series, as well as the non-colonial series, from 1710 to 1799 will go up incrementally over the next year as they get ordered to be usable. In addition to the whole documents, we have also included separate folders of some material that will be heavily used: The Boston Tea Party PC1 material The Boarding of the Ship Gaspee The Stamp Act Riots The Seven Bishops Case in the King's Bench. The AALT already makes available about 7,000,000 frames of legal and financial documents from 34 TNA series between the years 1200 and 1650; the recent TNA expansion of the licence moves the terminal date to 1800. The AALT is the electronic analog of an archive, not an edition: it is not primarily about indexing but about making documents available. It uses cameras instead of scanning and thus operates at 1% of the cost of other projects. Progress on the eighteenth century material beyond the Privy Council material will be slow, since the site is solely funded by the endowments attached to the chair of the Cullen Professor of History and Law at the University of Houston. While an application for additional funding is pending at the NEH, it has twice before been completely rejected. If the application is successful, the site will rapidly make available the king's bench and exchequer material up to 1800. Comments and queries welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org. Robert C. Palmer Cullen Professor of History and Law The University of Houston AALT: http://aalt.law.uh.edu -- R. B. Bernstein * Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School * Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies, City College of New York, CUNY * Member of Editorial Board, H-LAW * Author, THOMAS JEFFERSON (Oxford, 2003; paperback, 2005) and THE FOUNDING FATHERS RECONSIDERED (Oxford, 2009; paperback, 2011) * email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com