Britain, Parliamentary Papers on the Post Office

Session 1837, 31 January - 17 July

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Introductory Notes

Indexes to Parliamentary Reports and Papers relating to the Post Office and Postage: 1735-1839.
1840 (10) XLII.1.



Session 1837, 54 volumes

Bills, Public 4 vol.
I - IV
Reports from Committees 16 vol.
V - XX
Reports from Commissioners 18 vol.
XXI - XXXVIII
Accounts and Papers 15 vol.
XXXIX - LIII
State Papers
1 vol.
LIV
List of Bills, Reports, Estimates, Accounts and Papers, Session 1837 (with General Alphabetical Index).
List of Sessional Papers, and General Index: Sess. 1837.
1837 (Sess. 1837) LIV.717, xxxv + 80 p.
PDF [ProQuest]



12th Parliament of the UK, 3rd Session, 7 William IV & 1 Victoria
William IV died 20 June 1837, and Victoria became Queen.



Debates

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Bills and Acts

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1837 (76) II.43, Stamp Duty paid on admission to the Freedom of Municipal Corporations

1837 (179) II.681, Forgery
1837 (347) II.687, Forgery

1837 (75) III.329, Liberty of the Press

Bill to repeal Laws relating to Post Office.
(No. 2.) Post Office Acts Repeal. A bill to repeal the several laws relating to the Post Office.
1837 (78) III.531, 22 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
Prepared and brought in by Mr. Labouchere and Lord Seymour.  Ordered to be printed 2 March 1837.

Bill to repeal Laws relating to Post Office: (as amended by Committee).
(No. 1.) Post Office Acts Repeal. A bill [as amended by the committee] to repeal the several laws relating to the Post Office.
1837 (209) III.553, 20 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
Prepared and brought in by Mr. Labouchere and Lord Seymour.  Ordered to be printed 14 April 1837.
Bill for Management and Regulation of Post Office.
(No. 3.) Post Office management. A bill for the management and regulation of the Post Office.
1837 (80) III.573, 72 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill for Management and Regulation of Post Office: (as amended by Committee).
(No. 2.) Post Office management. A bill [as amended by the committee] for the management and regulation of the Post Office.
1837 (207) III.645, 10 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
Bill for Regulation of Duties of Postage (as amended by Committee).
(No. 3.) Postage duties. A bill [as amended by the committee] for the regulation of the duties of postage.
1837 (208) III.655, 24 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
Bill for regulating sending and receiving Letters and Packets by Post, free from Duty of Postage.
(No. 4.) Franking. A bill for regulating the sending and receiving of letters and packets by the post free from the duty of postage.
1837 (81) III.679, 18 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill for regulating sending and receiving Letters and Packets by Post, free from Duty of Postage (as amended by Committee).
(No. 4.) Franking. A bill [as amended by the committee] for regulating the sending and receiving of letters and packets by the post free from the duty of postage.
1837 (210) III.697, 12 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
Bill for consolidating Laws relative to Offences against Post Office of United Kingdom.
(No. 1.) Post Office offences. A bill for consolidating the laws relative to offences against the Post Office of the United Kingdom.
1837 (79) III.709, 20 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill for consolidating Laws relative to Offences against Post Office of United Kingdom (as amended by Committee).
(No. 5.) Post Office offences. A bill [as amended by the committee] for consolidating the laws relative to offences against the Post Office of the United Kingdom.
1837 (211) III.729, 28 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
Bill for transferring to Admiralty Contracts, Bonds and Securities entered into with Postmaster General in relation to Packet Service.
Post Office contract. A bill for transferring to the Commissioners of the Admiralty all contracts, bonds and other securities, entered into with the Postmaster-General in relation to the packet service.
1837 (27) III.757, 2 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Bill to impose Rates of Packet Postage on E. India Letters, and to amend Acts relating to Post Office.
East India postage. A bill to impose rates of packet postage on East India letters, and to amend certain acts relating to the Post Office.
1837 (467) III.759, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
1837 (310) IV.521, Post Roads in Ireland

(The Bill matching the following Act was not printed by the House of Commons.  It originated in the House of Lords, and is mentioned in the Journals of the House of Commons, vol. 92, p. 645, 646, 650, 669.)



Reports and Papers

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1837 (4)
1837 (463)

Select Committee on Steam Communication with India Report, Minutes of Evidence, Appendix, Index.
Report from the Select Committee on Steam Communication with India; together with the minutes of evidence, appendix and index.
1837 (539) VI.361, 260 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://books.google.com/books?id=rpVeAAAAcAAJ  [British Library]
http://books.google.com/books?id=qSpDAAAAcAAJ  [BSB]

Select Committee on Accounts of Colonial Receipt and Expenditure, Report, Minutes of Evidence, Appendix, Index.
Report from the Select Committee on the Accounts of Colonial Receipt and Expenditure; with the minutes of evidence, appendix and index.
1837 (516) VII.305, 240 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
Post Office revenues, etc., p. 192-193 (500-501), 198-202 (506-510).

Select Committee on Fourdrinier's Patent: Report, Minutes of Evidence, Appendix.
Report from the Select Committee on Fourdrinier's Patent; with the minutes of evidence, and appendix.
1837 (351) XX.35, 28 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

Select Committee on Fourdrinier's Patent Report on Re-committed Report.
Report on re-committed report from the Select Committee on Fourdriniers' Patent.
1837 (405) XX.91, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

1837 (365) XX.95, the Duke of Marlborough's pension from the Post Office revenue
http://books.google.com/books?id=KnFbAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA55  [Oxford]

Select Committee on Monopolies in Management of Turnpike Roads in Ireland. Report, Minutes of Evidence, Appendix.
Report from the Select Committee on Turnpike Roads, Ireland; together with the minutes of evidence, and appendix.
1837 (484) XX.397, 77 p.; PDF [ProQuest]

1837 (313) XXXIX.189
http://books.google.com/books?id=zE4SAAAAYAAJ  [Harvard]

1837 (291) XXXIX.303, Stamp Duty on Newspapers, effects of reduction
http://books.google.com/books?id=zE4SAAAAYAAJ  [Harvard]
Reprinted in <IUP-Newspapers-2>

1837 (526) XXXIX.305, Stamp Duty on Newspapers (series)
http://books.google.com/books?id=zE4SAAAAYAAJ  [Harvard]

1837 (232) XXXIX.321, Stamp Duty on Newspapers
http://books.google.com/books?id=zE4SAAAAYAAJ  [Harvard]

1837 (462) XXXIX.325, Stamp Duty on Newspapers
http://books.google.com/books?id=zE4SAAAAYAAJ  [Harvard]
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/11303

Account of Taxes repealed, expired or reduced, and Taxes imposed, 1835-36.
Taxes. Return of the gross and net amount of all taxes repealed, expired or reduced, in the years 1835 and 1836; and of all taxes imposed in the same period.
1837 (506) XXXIX.491, 6 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://books.google.com/books?id=zE4SAAAAYAAJ  [Harvard]

Return of Annual Post Office Revenue, from Letters between Liverpool and Manchester, 1828-33.
Post Office revenue. Return of the annual amount of Post Office revenue between Liverpool and Manchester during three years previous and three years subsequent to the mail being sent by the railway.
1837 (206) L.301, 2 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://books.google.com/books?id=JHJbAAAAQAAJ  [Oxford]

Correspondence between Treasury and Postmaster General on Detention of Letters from Country on Lord's Day.
Post Office. Correspondence between the Lords of the Treasury and the Postmaster-General, with reference to proposal for passing letters through London on the Sunday.
1837 (316) L.303, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://books.google.com/books?id=JHJbAAAAQAAJ  [Oxford]

Return of Number of Cases of Letters secreted or purloined by Employees of Post Office.
Post Office. Return, in detail, of cases which have occurred from 5th January 1829, of letters containing money, bills, &c. which have been secreted or purloined, or been demanded from the Post Office as undelivered.
1837 (497) L.307, 82 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://books.google.com/books?id=JHJbAAAAQAAJ  [Oxford]

Return of Income of Deputy Post-Masters and Post-Mistresses in Great Britain and Ireland.
Deputy postmasters. Return of the gross and net income of the deputy postmasters and mistresses in Great Britain and Ireland.
1837 (496) L.389, 42 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://books.google.com/books?id=JHJbAAAAQAAJ  [Oxford]

Letters from Post Office, respecting London Shipping and Commercial List; Return of Publication of List.
Post Office. Copies of letters from the Post Office respecting the London shipping and commercial list;--also, returns of the publication of the list, the names of proprietors and others, the amount of profits, &c. &c.
1837 (230) L.431, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://books.google.com/books?id=JHJbAAAAQAAJ  [Oxford]

Returns of General Post Office (Dublin) and Post Offices in Ireland.
Post Office (Dublin). Returns showing the names and situations of all persons employed in the Post Office (Dublin) who carry on any other employment or business; books and paper sold; salaries or allowances to deputy postmasters; arrears of late deputy postmasters, &c.
1837 (35) L.435, 66 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://books.google.com/books?id=JHJbAAAAQAAJ  [Oxford]

Return of Letters at Dead-Letter Office since late Treaty with France; Letters registered for Foreign Countries; English and Foreign Papers received.
Foreign letters.--Newspapers (English and foreign). Return of letters remaining at the Dead Letter Office before and since the late treaty with France; letters registered for foreign countries; English newspapers sent, and foreign newspapers received.
1837 (120) L.501, 4 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://books.google.com/books?id=JHJbAAAAQAAJ  [Oxford]

Return of Letters from and to France; Rates of Postage on Foreign Letters.
Foreign letters. Return of letters received from and sent to France;--also, of rates of postage on foreign letters.
1837 (106) L.505, 2 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://books.google.com/books?id=JHJbAAAAQAAJ  [Oxford]

Return of Places in Great Britain and Ireland in which Penny-Post is established for Conveyance of Letters.
Penny posts. A return of the names of all places in Great Britain and Ireland, in which a penny post is established for the conveyance of letters beyond the post town to which they are directed; with reference to the act of Parliament authorizing the Post Office to establish the same.
1837 (86) L.507, 14 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
http://books.google.com/books?id=JHJbAAAAQAAJ  [Oxford]



Command Papers

Coms. to inquire into Management of Post Office: Seventh Report, Appendix.
The seventh report of the commissioners appointed to inquire into the management of the Post-Office Department.
1837 [70] XXXIV Part I.263, 142 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
[Mail Coaches]
subject index (1840 index p. III.1-52)

Coms. to inquire into Management of Post Office: Eighth Report.
The eighth report of the commissioners appointed to inquire into the management of the Post-Office Department. Part I.
1837 [85] XXXIV Part I.405, 26 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
[Fees, etc.]
subject index (1840 index p. III.1-52)

Coms. to inquire into Management of Post Office: Ninth Report.
The ninth report of the commissioners appointed to inquire into the management of the Post-Office Department.
1837 [99] XXXIV Part I.431, 129 p.; PDF [ProQuest]
[Twopenny-post; Mr. Hill's plan of stamped envelopes]
subject index (1840 index p. III.1-52)



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