New: Colonial Office Confidential Prints database

A database of Colonial Office Confidential Prints has been created by the Bodleian Library’s Official Papers Department and is now available. The Prints collection comprises copies of selected correspondence and other documents which were made for internal use in the Colonial Office; it ranges from a single page to large volumes. The Prints, which relate to Africa, date from 1848 to 1915 and cover a wide range of subjects, from slavery to railway construction. The database can be searched by jurisdiction, date, document number and keywords; the Prints should be ordered in the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth & African Studies at Rhodes House, where the collection is held.