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London Record Society (11th-19th century)

The London Record Society was founded in 1964 to stimulate interest in archives relating to London. It publishes volumes of transcripts, translations, abstracts and lists of primary sources relating to the history of London. The volumes are prepared by specialists in their subject and each volume contains a substantial historical introduction to the edited text and a full index.

The Library holds all the volumes published by the Society from 1965 to date. Titles include, for example: London Inhabitants within the Walls 1695; London Politics 1713-1717; Justice in Eighteenth Century Hackney; The Great Wardrobe Accounts of Henry VII and Henry VIII.  Subject matter includes church history, trade, politics and law. 

In addition, Volumes 24-42 (1952-1986) of the Survey of London Series are available.  This series provides an area by area topographical and architectural history of London, giving a description of its buildings, including many which have been demolished, explaining how they came into being and outlining their significance and historical associations.