A History of the County of Essex: Volume 9, the Borough of Colchester. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1994.
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LIST OF CLASSES OF DOCUMENTSIN THE ESSEX RECORD OFFICE USED IN THIS VOLUMEWITH THEIR CLASS NUMBERS
The records are divided between the main office at Chelmsford and the branch office at Colchester. Most of the records relating to Colchester, other than official County Records, are held at Colchester.
COLCHESTER BOROUGH MUNIMENTS
The Colchester borough muniments, most of which had been divided between the muniment room in Colchester castle, the public library, and the town hall, were deposited in the Colchester branch of the Essex Record Office from 1985. Those records already listed in mid 1993 are identified by their catalogue mark; those uncatalogued are described or identified by their accession number, for example, items in Acc. C1 are part of the accession which came from the castle muniment room, those in Acc. C3 came from the library, and those in Acc. C4 from the town hall. Where an accession is a large one, box numbers have been cited to aid retrieval.
The following are the main classes used:
|D/B 5 Aa||Chamberlain's accounts|
|D/B 5 Ab||Chamberlain's Bills and Papers|
|D/B 5 Cb||Court Books|
|D/B 5 Cr||Court Rolls|
|D/B 5 Gb||Assembly Books|
|D/B 5 R||Entry Books|
|D/B 5 Sb||Sessions Books|
|D/B 5 Sr||Sessions Rolls|
D/B 5 R1 and D/B 5 R2 were calendared by W. G. Benham as The Oath Book of Colchester and The Red Paper Book of Colchester.