The National Library of Scotland has been working in partnership with Proquest and the House of Lords to digitise 19th century House of Lords papers. These are now available alongside the House of Commons digitised material on the HCPP database.
The project is on going and more material will be added to the site as it becomes available.
The HCPP database can be accessed by anyone in Scotland that has a reader’s card for the National Library of Scotland.
Access is opening up to valuable House of Lords papers that go to the heart of 19th century British political history.
A project to digitise the papers will give free online access to National Library of Scotland registered readers with a Scottish address. At present they can only consult this parliamentary material by visiting the Library in person.