Britain: Long Periods from the 17th-Century

History Theses 1901-1970: Historical research for higher degrees in the universities of the United Kingdom. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1976.

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The historical geography of the woodlands of the southern Chilterns, 1600–1947. A.J. Mansfield. London M.Sc. 1952.

Some aspects of the historical geography of the Humber warplands, c. 1600–1940. G.G. Robinson. Hull M.A. 1968/9.

The changing landscape of south-west Essex from 1600 to 1850. R. Allison. London Ph.D. 1966.

Changes in the pattern of rural settlement in northern Essex between 1650 and 1850. Susan E. Cunningham. Manchester M.A. 1968.

Regional geography in Britain, 1650–1750. F.V. Emery. Oxford B.Litt. 1955.

A contribution to the historical geography of northeast Hampshire, c. 1600–1850. G.I.M. Jones. London M.Phil. 1969.

Bournemouth - a geographical study. D.L.W. Sherry. Manchester M.A. 1969.

An analysis of the town plan of Nottingham: a study in historical geography. F.I. Straw. Nottingham M.A. 1967.

Bromley, Beckenham and Penge, Kent, since 1750: a comparative study of the changing geography of three towns on the southern fringe of the metropolis. Bessie Taylor (Mother Mary Baptist). London Ph.D. 1966.

The settlement pattern of the Yorkshire wolds, 1770 to 1850. M.B. Gleave. Hull M.A. 1960.

The growth of the borough and the distribution and density of population in the Chesterfield region since the Industrial Revolution. F.C. Couzens. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1941.

Population changes and industrial growth in Leicestershire since the late 18th century. T.J. Chandler. London M.Sc. 1955.

Rural settlement in North Wales since the late 18th century. Muriel M. Rees. Oxford B.Litt. 1951.

Population and settlement in Kesteven, c. 1775-c. 1885. D.R. Mills. Nottingham M.A. 1957.

Comparative studies in the historical geography of woodlands in south-east England and Wales, 1790–1919. J.A. Evans. London Ph.D. 1970.

A regional study of urban development in coastal Sussex since the 18th century. H.C. Brookfield. London Ph.D. 1950.


Stamford and the Cecils 1700–1885: a study in political control. J.M. Lee. Oxford B.Litt. 1957.

The parliamentary history of Reading, 1750–1850. R.C.J.F. Baily. Reading Ph.D. 1944.

The royal instructions to colonial governors, 1783–1854: a study in British colonial policy. J.C. Beaglehole. London Ph.D. 1929.

Imperial land policy, 1783–1848. R.G. Riddell. Oxford B.Litt. 1934.



The effect of economic progress on profits and interest: an essay in the history of British economic thought, 1650–1850. G.S.L. Tucker. Cambridge Ph.D. 1954.

The creation and liquidation of public debt in the United Kingdom during the 18th and 19th centuries economically and financially regarded. C.P. Spruill. Oxford B.Litt. 1922.

Some aspects of English country banking, 1750 to 1844. L.S. Pressnell. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1953.

Some aspects of Bank of England policy, 1780–1850. J.K. Horsefield. Bristol M.A. 1949.

The development of industries in London south of the Thames, 1750–1850. R.J. Hartridge. London M.Sc. 1955.

The development of industry in Burton-upon-Trent prior to 1900. C.C. Owen. Sheffield Ph.D. 1969.

The east Midlands industrial area: a regional study of industrial location. D.M. Smith. Nottingham Ph.D. 1961.

The economic development of Wolverhampton, 1750–1850. D.B.M. Huffer. London M.A. 1958.

Greater Nottingham: a geographical study of industrial development. J.M. Hunter. Reading Ph.D. 1953.

The economic development of the Erewash valley: a study in economic geography. E. Pearson. London M.Sc. (Ext.) 1936.

Industrial change and settlement in north-east Worcestershire, c. 1775–1875. B.C.G. Nokes. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1968.

A geographical analysis of the development of certain industries in north-east England. P. Pilbin. Durham M.Sc. 1935.

Industrial settlement in the Colne and Holme valleys, 1750–1960. J.C.R. Camm. Hull M.Sc. 1963.

The economic development of Tees-side, 1750–1850. A.J. Parkinson. Durham M.A. 1951.

The development of the coal, iron and shipbuilding industries of west Cumberland, 1750–1914. O. Wood. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1952.

The problems of the economic and social geography of the south central Lancashire coal and cotton area. P.J. Rimmer. Manchester M.A. 1960.

Aspects of the modern economic geography of the Calder-Darwen valley towns, Lancashire. K. Wallwork. Manchester M.A. 1955.

The evolution of an industrial landscape: the Calder-Darwen valley, Lancashire, from c. 1740 to 1914. K.L. Wallwork. Leicester Ph.D. 1966.

Lead, land and coal as sources of landlords' income in Northumberland between 1700 and 1850. W.M. Hughes. Newcastle Ph.D. 1963.

The industrial development of Ashton-under-Lyne, 1780–1850. F. Kenworthy. Manchester M.A. 1929.

The Industrial Revolution in Cornwall, 1740–1870. W.J. Rowe. Oxford D.Phil. 1950.

The evolution of industries and settlements between Merthyr Tydfil and Abergavenny from 1740 to 1840. C. Davies. Wales M.A. 1949.

A study of the economic development of the lower Conway valley and Creuddyn peninsula, 1750–1914. D.G. Griffith. Wales M.A. 1954.

Aberdare, 1750–1850: a study in the growth of an industrial community. A.C. Davies. Wales M.A. 1963.

The industrial history of the parish of Aberdare from 1800 to 1900. G.I. Thomas. Wales M.A. 1943.

Certain aspects of the Industrial Revolution in South Wales, 1760–1850. A.H. John. Cambridge Ph.D. 1940.

The growth of industrialism in the valley of Ebbw Vale. F.J. Ball. London M.A. (Ext.) 1959.

The Llwchwr and Amman valleys to 1939: a study in industrial development. D. Davies. Wales M.A. 1959.

The industrial development of the Rhondda valleys to 1910. E.D. Lewis. Wales M.A. 1940.

A study of the course of change in the customary and in the specified or normal hours of work of manual workers in certain British industries and of the factors affecting changes in the specified or normal hours from the 18th century to the present day. M.A. Bienefeld. London Ph.D. 1969.

Wages in the Leeds area, 1770–1850. J.H. Lenton. Leeds M.Phil. 1969.

The influence of technological change on the social attitudes and trade-union policies of workers in the British engineering industry, 1780–1860. K.R. Burgess. Leeds Ph.D. 1970.

Development of productive techniques in Birmingham, 1760 to 1851. J.R. Immer. Oxford B.Litt. 1954.

Women workers and the Industrial Revolution, 1750–1850. Ivy Pinchbeck. London Ph.D. 1930.

The responsibilities of employers and others for the maintenance and support of injured workmen and their families, including the families of deceased workmen, during the half century before 1840. H. Smith. London M.A. (Ext.) 1964.

Specific Industries

A geographical study of the Cumberland coalfield. T.H. Bainbridge. Durham M.Sc. 1934.

A detailed survey of the history and development of the South Wales coal industry, c. 1750 to c. 1850. L.B. Collier. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1941.

A study of the Daucleddau coalfield, Pembrokeshire. G. Edwards. Birmingham M.A. 1950.

An economic and historical survey of the development of the anthracite industry, with special reference to the Swansea valley. D.G. John. Wales M.A. 1923.

The development of lead mining and of the coal and iron industries in north Derbyshire and south Yorkshire, 1700–1850. G.G. Hopkinson. Sheffield Ph.D. 1958.

The economic and social conditions of lead-miners in the northern Pennines in the 18th and 19th centuries. C.J. Hunt. Durham M.Litt. 1968.

The social and economic conditions of the Lancashire miner, to 1870. Dorothy I. Moore. Manchester M.A. 1921.

The copper industry in Lancashire and North Wales. J.R. Harris. Manchester Ph.D. 1952.

The history of the growth and organisation of the copper industry of Swansea and district. W.R. John. Wales M.A. 1912.

Iron and steel industry of south Staffordshire, 1760–1950. D.B. Evans. Birmingham M.A. 1951.

The Dowlais ironworks and its industrial community, 1760–1850: a local study in economic and social history of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. K.T. Weetch. London M.Sc. 1963.

The Crawshay dynasty: a study in industrial organisation and development, 1765–1867. J.P. Addis. Wales M.A. 1954.

The economic history of the British iron and steel industry, 1784–1897. A. Birch. Manchester Ph.D. 1953.

The slate industry of North Wales: a study of the changes in economic organisation from 1780 to the present day. D.D. Pritchard. Wales M.A. 1935.

The social and historical geography of the Ffestiniog slate industry. J.G. Jones. Wales M.A. 1959.

The slate industry in North Wales, with special reference to Merioneth. E.L. Lewis. Wales M.A. 1917.

An introduction to the development of the mechanical engineering industry, 1750–1900. A.T. Kings. London M.Sc. 1923.

The historical geography of the engineering industry in Leicester. G.T. Rimmington. Leicester M.A. 1958.

Studies in the history of textile technology. R.L. Hills. Manchester Ph.D. 1968.

The Gloucestershire woollen industry in the 18th and 19th centuries. R. Perry. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1947.

The west of England woollen industry, 1750–1840. J.H. Morris. London M.Sc. 1934.

The Industrial Revolution and the textile industries of Somerset. H.C. Oram. Bristol M.A. 1930.

Bolton and the development of the cotton industry from the Industrial Revolution to 1870. Constance V. Bradley. Manchester M.A. 1921.

The contribution of water power development to the progress of the cotton spinning industry, with particular reference to the Bolton district (period 1770–1845). E.J. Foulkes. Wales M.A. 1943.

M'Connel and Kennedy, fine cotton spinners: a study in business enterprise in the cotton industry, 1795–1840. C.H. Lee. Cambridge M.Litt. 1966.

The economic development of Norwich, 1750–1850, with special reference to the worsted industry. J.K. Edwards. Leeds Ph.D. 1963.

The British hosiery trade: its history and organisation. F.A. Wells. London Ph.D. 1931.

The Coventry silk-ribbon industry from the introduction of the use of the Dutch engine loom (c. 1770) to the Cobden Commercial Treaty (1860). H. Miles. Oxford B.Litt. 1930.

History of the Birmingham gun trade. Dorothy W. Young. Birmingham M.Com. 1936.

An account of the needle industry up to the beginning of the factory system. S.H. Hardy. Birmingham M.Com. 1940.

The history, development and organisation of the Birmingham jewellery trade. J.C. Roche. Birmingham M.Com. 1926.

The Sheffield cutlery and allied trades and their markets in the 18th and 19th centuries. P.C. Garlick. Sheffield M.A. 1951.

The development and location of the soap-manufacturing industry in Great Britain, 1700–1950. L. Gittins. London Ph.D. 1962.

The economic development of the north Staffordshire potteries since 1730, with special reference to the Industrial Revolution. J. Thomas. London Ph.D. 1934.

The history of the straw-hat and straw-plaiting industries of Great Britain to 1914, with special reference to the social conditions of the workers engaged in them. J.G. Dony. London Ph.D. 1941.

A history of the nut and bolt industry in the west Midlands. J.A.C. Baker. Birmingham M.Com. 1965.

A history of the pharmaceutical industry, with particular reference to Allen and Hanbury, 1775–1843. S.S. Stander. London M.Sc. 1965.

Howards, chemical manufacturers, 1797–1837, a study in business history. A.W. Slater. London M.Sc. 1956.

A historico-geographical survey of the alkali industry of Great Britain from 1789 to the present day. H. Thomas. London Ph.D. 1935.

The growth and decline of the port of Whitehaven, Cumberland, 1650 to 1900. J.E. Williams. Leeds M.A. 1951.

The Dee estuary - an historical geography of its use as a port. J.P. Bethell. Wales M.Sc. 1952.

The estuarine ports of the Exe and the Teign, with special reference to the period 1660–1880: a study in historical geography. E.A.G. Clark. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1957.

The haven of Milford and its influence on the human geography of the adjacent area with particular reference to the period after 1700. J.A. Evans. Birmingham M.A. 1961.

The Devon fishing industry, 1760–1860. A.M. Northway. Exeter M.A. 1969.

The British Fisheries Society, 1786–1893. Jean M. Dunlop. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1952.

The historical geography of the seafaring industry off the coast of Cardigan Bay during the 18th and 19th centuries. Margaret E. Hughes. Wales M.A. 1962.

Dover: the historical geography of the town and port since 1750. D.R.E. Philpott. London M.A. 1964.

The geography of the port of Great Yarmouth, 1750–1850. D.A. Lewis. Manchester M.A. 1955.

Transport and Communications

The postal history of Kent, 1633–1840. B. Austen. Kent M.A. 1970.

Transport in the west Midlands from 1660 to 1840. D.W. Blundell. Birmingham M.Com. 1933.

A geographical study of the development of roads through the Surrey-Sussex Weald to the south coast, during the period 1700–1900. G. Joan Fuller. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1950.

The road transport system in England, 1700–1839. W.I. Albert. London Ph.D. 1968.

The navigation of the river Great Ouse, 1700-c. 1860. D.E. Summers. London M.A. (Ext.) 1969.

The development of the road system in Glamorgan up to 1844, with special reference to turnpike roads, together with a bibliography of maps and topographical works. D.E. Fraser. Wales M.A. 1940.

A history of the development of the means of communication in the county of Monmouth, 1760–1914. Mary A. Swallow. London Ph.D. 1932.

The development of communications in Glamorgan, with special reference to the growth of industry, between 1760 and 1840. Enid Walker. Wales M.A. 1947.

The development and administration of roads in Carmarthenshire, 1760–1860. A.H.T. Lewis. Wales M.A. 1968.

The English canal system in its geographical and industrial relations. R.W.G. Bryant. London M.Sc. 1939.

Road and railway investment in Britain, 1750–1850. J.E. Ginarlis. Sheffield Ph.D. 1970.

The Thames Navigation Commission, 1771–1867. H.S. Davies. Reading M.A. 1967.

A study of the origin and growth of the canal settlement at Barnton in Cheshire between 1775 and 1845. D.A. Iredale. Leicester Ph.D. 1966.

Urban genesis and development: the case of canal-created river ports of the English Industrial Revolution. J.D. Porteous. Hull Ph.D. 1969.

Transport in the urban development of Kentish Thames-side since the late 18th century. R.F. Baker. London M.A. 1968.

Agrarian History

A geographical study of open field cultivation in Derbyshire. J.C. Jackson. Leicester M.A. 1959.

The development and distribution of landscape parks in the East and West Ridings of Yorkshire. B.E. Coates. Leeds M.A. 1960.

Landscape gardens in the Chilterns. H.C. Prince. London M.A. 1954.

Historical geography of Breckland, 1600 to 1850. M.R. Postgate. London M.A. 1961.

An historical geography of the Sandlings of Suffolk, 1600 to 1850. Elizabeth D.R. Burrell. London M.Sc. 1960.

The drainage of the Fens and its effects upon the parishes of the South Division of the Bedford Level, 1600–1850. Lucy M. Warren. London M.A. 1927.

The coastal marshland of east Essex between the 17th and mid 19th centuries. D.W. Gramolt. London M.A. 1961.

The reclamation of the middle level of the Fens. Phyllis M. Crowther. Reading Ph.D. 1929.

The reclamation and land use of the Thames marshes of north-west Kent. Eileen E.M. Bowler. London Ph.D. 1968.

The alluvial marshlands of the lower Thames estuary: a study in changing use patterns. B.E. Cracknell. London Ph.D. 1953.

Geographical aspects of the reclamation and development of Hatfield Chase. B. Metcalfe. Leeds M.A. 1961.

The Giffards of Chillingham, a Catholic landed family, 1642–1861. P.J. Doyle. Durham M.A. 1968.

The Crosswood estate: its growth and economic development, 1683–1899. J.M. Howells. Wales M.A. 1956.

The Camer estate, 1716–1852. Margaret Roake. Kent M.A. 1969.

Glamorgan and the Bute estate, 1766–1947. J. Davies. Wales Ph.D. 1969.

The Dudley estate: its rise and decline between 1774 and 1947. T.J. Raybould. Kent Ph.D. 1970.

The Kingswinford estate of Lord Dudley: its development and organisation between 1774 and 1833. T.J. Raybould. Birmingham M.A. 1967.

The financial affairs and estate management of the Cokes of Holkham in the 18th and 19th centuries. R.A.C. Parker. Oxford D.Phil. 1956.

Some geographical aspects of the agriculture of Durham. A.S. Gaught. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1939.

The agricultural geography of Norfolk, with special reference to changes in land utilisation and human occupancy. J.E.G. Mosby. London Ph.D. 1938.

Parliamentary enclosure in Oxfordshire, 1696–1882. W.E. Tate. Oxford B.Litt. 1947.

The progress of enclosures in the county of Dorset since 1700. G.B. Endacott. Oxford B.Litt. 1938.

The distribution of parliamentary enclosures in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1729–1850. W.S. Rodgers. Leeds M.Com. 1953.

The parliamentary enclosure movement in Leicestershire, 1730–1842. H.G. Hunt. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1956.

Some geographical aspects of the enclosure of the vale of Pickering in the 18th and 19th centuries. B. Loughbrough. Hull M.A. 1960.

Warwickshire and the parliamentary enclosure movement. J.M. Martin. Birmingham Ph.D. 1965.

Parliamentary enclosure in Bulmer wapentake. M. Kirk. Leeds M.A. 1948.

The effect of parliamentary enclosure on the landscape of Caernarvonshire and Merioneth. C. Morgan. Wales M.Sc. 1959.

The enclosure movement in Caernarvonshire, with special reference to the Porth-yr-aur papers. Gertrude A. Plume. Wales M.A. 1935.

Enclosure and agricultural improvement in the vale of Clwyd, 1750–1875. J.W. Edwards. London M.A. 1963.

Parliamentary enclosures in Lindsey. T.H. Swales. Leeds M.A. 1936.

The enclosure movement in Anglesey, 1788–1866. E.J. Jones. Wales M.A. 1924.

Changes in the agricultural geography of the south Hertfordshire plateau, 1750–1888. Aileen M. Carpenter. London M.A. 1965.

Changing agriculture and the moorland edge in the north York moors, 1750–1960. J. Chapman. London M.A. 1961.

The changing land-use in the upper basin of the river Mole. M.J. Frost. London M.Sc. 1963.

Changes in land utilisation in Uwchgwyrfai, Caernarvonshire, 1750 to 1956. P.E. Jones. Wales M.A. 1959.

Changes in land utilisation in the upper Severn valley, Montgomeryshire, during the period 1750–1936. L.S. Andrews. Wales M.Sc. 1940.

Changes in land utilisation in the Towy valley, Carmarthenshire, since the end of the 18th century. B.L. Davies. Wales M.A. 1938.

The agriculture of the west midland conurbation. I. Davies. Birmingham M.A. 1955.

The history of Hertfordshire agriculture, 1750–1860. E.J. Connell. London M.Sc. 1966.

The agricultural history of Cheshire, 1750–1850. Clarice S. Davies. Manchester Ph.D. 1953.

The agrarian revolution in Cambridgeshire, 1770–1850. P.H.P. Watson. London M.A. (Ext.) 1951.

The agricultural revolution in East Anglia. Nora Walsh. Liverpool M.A. 1934.

An historical study of the agriculture of part of south-eastern Sussex from 1780. H.B. Smith. London M.A. 1940.

The historical geography of a part of east Sussex from 1780 (with special reference to agriculture). E.W.H. Briault. London Ph.D. 1939.

Agricultural change in south Lincolnshire, 1790–1875. D.B. Grigg. Cambridge Ph.D. 1961.

Social History

The demography of the British peerage: an analysis of the levels and trends of marriage, fertility and mortality of the peerage, dukes to barons inclusive, from the beginning of the 17th to the beginning of the 20th centuries. T.H. Hollingsworth. London Ph.D. 1963.

Marriage patterns in the British peerage in the 18th and 19th centuries. D.N. Thomas. London M.Phil. 1969.

The poor law of 1601, with some consideration of modern developments of the poor law problem. Gladys Boone. Birmingham M.A. 1917.

Poor law administration in Glamorganshire before the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. W.E. Allin. Wales M.A. 1936.

Administration of the old 'poor law' in the West Derby hundred of Lancashire, 1607–1837. G.W. Oxley. Liverpool M.A. 1966.

The origins of public superannuation schemes in England, 1684–1859. M. Raphael. London Ph.D. 1957.

The reaction of English Pembrokeshire to the social and intellectual movements of modern Wales since 1689. Elnith R. Griffiths. Wales M.A. 1927.

Popular recreations in English society, 1700–1850. R.W. Malcolmson. Warwick Ph.D. 1970.

The treatment of poverty in Norfolk, from 1700 to 1850. Mrs. Muriel F. Lloyd Prichard. Cambridge Ph.D. 1949.

The development of the great affiliated Friendly societies from their humble and often obscure origins in the 18th century. W.T. Bushrod. Manchester M.A. 1924.

West of England Friendly societies of the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular reference to their insignia. Margaret D. Fuller. Reading M.A. 1957/8.

The economic and social development of the Jews in England, 1730–1860. J. Rumney. London Ph.D. 1933.

Lunacy legislation and administration in England, 1744–1845. Kathleen Jones. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1953.

Poor law administration in selected London parishes between 1750 and 1850. Ann J. Froshaug. Nottingham M.A. 1969.

Poor law administration in Glamorgan, 1750–1850. K.E. Skinner. Wales M.A. 1956.

Poverty and its treatment in Cardiganshire, 1750–1850. A.M.E. Davies. Wales M.A. 1968.

The history of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. Helen M. Jones. Wales M.A. 1939.

Some aspects of the history of the Society of Arts, London, 1754–1952. K.W. Luckhurst. London Ph.D. 1957.

Medical education and the rise of the general practitioner, 1760–1860. Mrs. Rachel E. Waterhouse. Birmingham Ph.D. 1950.

Public health and hospital administration in Swansea and west Glamorgan from the end of the 18th century to 1914. G.D. Fielder. Wales M.A. 1962.


The changes and development within Presbyterianism in the counties of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham from its organisation in the Commonwealth to the transformation to Independency and Unitarianism c.1780. C.G. Bolam. Nottingham M.A. 1957.

Nonconformity in Exeter, 1650–1875. A.A. Brockett. Exeter M.A. 1960.

The Quakers in Leicestershire, 1648–1780. E.K.L. Quine. Nottingham Ph.D. 1968.

Bristol Quakerism. R.S. Mortimer. Bristol M.A. 1946.

The Society of Friends in Glamorgan, 1654–1900. Margaret F. Williams. Wales M.A. 1950.

The history of the Society of Friends in Plymouth and west Devon from 1654 to the early 19th century. A.D. Selleck. London M.A. (Ext.) 1959.

The consistory courts of the diocese of St. Davids, 1660–1858: studies of the records of the courts illustrative of their work and practice. W.T. Morgan. Wales M.A. 1962.

Protestant Nonconformity in the Black Country, 1662–1851. A.G. Cumberland. Birmingham M.A. 1951.

Nonconformity in Shropshire, 1662–1815: a study in the rise and progress of Baptist, Congregational, Presbyterian, Quaker and Methodist societies. R.F. Skinner. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1967.

The Arian movement in England. J.H. Colligan. Manchester M.A. 1911.

Dissent and democracy. F.M. Scully. Bristol M.A. 1937.

The renewed church of the United Brethren, 1722–1930. W.G.C. Addison. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1931.

The rise and growth of Welsh Wesleyan Methodism to 1858. A.H. Williams. Wales M.A. 1932.

The Evangelicals in Oxford, 1735–1871. J.S. Reynolds. Oxford B.Litt. 1950.

The history of Unitarianism in Birmingham from the middle of the 18th century to 1893. Emily Bushrod. Birmingham M.A. 1954.

The development of the Anglican and Roman Catholic clergy as a profession since the middle of the 18th century. M.J. Woolgar. Leicester Ph.D. 1960.

The Baptists of north-west England, 1750–1850. G.A. Weston. Sheffield Ph.D. 1969.

The history of Congregationalism in Derbyshire from the Methodist revival to 1850. R. Mansfield. Manchester Ph.D. 1958.

The economic and social history of the principal protestant denominations in Leeds, 1760–1844. C.M. Elliott. Oxford D.Phil. 1962.

The parish clergy of rural Oxfordshire from the institution of Bishop John Butler (1777) to the translation of Bishop Samuel Wilberforce (1869) with particular reference to their non-ecclesiastical activities. Mrs. Diana McClatchey. Oxford D.Phil. 1949.

A study of the Church of England in the diocese of Bath and Wells, 1790–1840. W.St.J. Kemm. Birmingham M.A. 1965.

The old dissenting meeting-house: its structure, furniture and services. G.R. Jones. Manchester M.A. 1919.

The Methodist class meeting: a historical study. P.D. Mackenzie. St. Andrews M.Th. 1970.

The architectural expression of Methodism in England in the 18th and 19th centuries. G.W. Dolbey. Manchester M.A. 1962.

Nonconformity in Liverpool, 1786–1914. I. Sellers. Keele Ph.D. 1969.

The divisions and reunion of British Methodism, 1791–1932, with special reference to social and organisational factors. R. Currie. Oxford D.Phil. 1966.

The development of Wesleyan Methodist principles and ideas, 1791–1914. I.D. Cleland. Nottingham M.Phil. 1970.

Church and ministry in Wesleyan Methodism from the death of John Wesley to the death of Jabez Bunting (1791–1858). J.C. Bowmer. Leeds Ph.D. 1967.

Methodism from the death of Wesley, 1791, to the Wesleyan centenary, 1839. R.P. Wearmouth. Birmingham M.A. 1928.

Methodism and Anglicanism, 1791–1850. J.M. Turner. Bristol M.A. 1956.


The history of science teaching in England. Dorothy M. Turner. London Ph.D. 1928.

A history of the teaching of physics in England from 1650 to 1850. G.D. Bishop. London Ph.D. 1959.

The study and teaching of history in English education from the 17th century to the death of Thomas Arnold. R.A. Lewin. London M.A. 1955.

School and community in Okehampton, 1600 to 1903. R.L. Taverner. Wales M.A. 1963.

The Jewish schooling systems of London, 1656–1956. P.L.S. Quinn. London Ph.D. 1958.

Witney grammar school, 1660–1960. Mary A. Fleming. Reading M.A. 1959/60.

A history of Hipperholme School from 1660 to 1914, with a biography of its founder Matthew Brodley (1586–1648). P. Facer. London M.A. 1966.

The work of religious societies in English education, 1660–1870. F.M. Osborne. London M.A. 1925.

Nonconformist academies in Wales, 1662–1862. H.P. Roberts. Liverpool M.A. 1922.

The activities of Catholics in the matter of education in England. A.P. Braddock. London M.A. 1917.

Roman Catholic education from 1700 to 1870: a study of Roman Catholic educational endeavour from the early 18th century to the Elementary Education Act of 1870. J. Kitching. Leeds Ph.D. 1967.

The history of Brigg grammar school. F. Henthorn. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1961.

Elementary education in the Forest of Dean between the years 1698 and 1870. D.R.A. Williams. Bristol M.A. 1962.

The development of elementary education in Gloucestershire, 1698–1846. G.H. Hainton. Bristol M.A. 1952.

The rise and progress of the periodical press in Wales up to 1860. Catherine Evans. Wales M.A. 1926.

A history of the South Wales newspapers to 1855. R.D. Rees. Reading M.A. 1955.

Chapters in the history of the provincial newspaper press, 1700–1855. D.F. Gallop. Reading M.A. 1952.

The Derbyshire newspaper press, 1720–1855. J.D. Andrew. Reading M.A. 1954.

The early newspaper press in Berkshire (1723–1855). K.G. Burton. Reading M.A. 1950.

The Oliver Whitby School, Chichester: a study of the repercussions of contemporary trends, social and educational, in the fortunes of the school, 1702–1904. G.L. Barnard. London Ph.D. 1961.

The development of chemistry in Britain through medicine and pharmacy from 1700 to 1850. J.K. Crellin. London Ph.D. 1969.

The educational aims of pioneers in elementary Welsh education, 1730–1870. F. Williams. Wales M.A. 1929.

Wesleyan Methodism's contribution to national education (1739–1902). H. Cloke. London M.A. 1936.

A short history and a statistical survey of charity school education. R.W. Hitchcock. London M.A. 1933.

A history of charity school education and a statistical survey of some measures of educational growth. R.W. Hitchcock. London Ph.D. 1938.

Science education in Ireland and Scotland, 1750–1900. B.B. Kelham. Manchester Ph.D. 1968.

Elementary education provided by the governors of the Free Grammar School of King Edward VI in Birmingham, 1751–1883. J.C. Tyson. Birmingham M.A. 1960.

Education and the handicapped, 1760–1960. D.G. Pritchard. Liverpool Ph.D. 1963/4.

Congregationalism and the education of the people, 1760–1914: the quest for freedom. A. McLellan. Birmingham M.A. 1963.

A comparative study of the Sunday School movement in England and Wales. Dorothi M. Griffith. Wales M.A. 1923.

The origin and development of the Sunday School movement in England from 1780 to 1880, in relation to the state provision of education. J.K. Meir. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1954.

The history and development of the Sunday School in England. W.A. Christie. Liverpool M.A. 1937.

A history of education in York, 1780–1902. E. Benson. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1933.

Press and people, 1790–1850: opinion in three English cities. D. Read. Sheffield Ph.D. 1961.

The educational activities of Baptists in England during the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular reference to the north-west. J.E. Watson. Liverpool M.A. 1947.

The development of education in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, 1780–1880. K.R.J. Aitken. Nottingham M.A. 1960.

The basic education of labour in Lancashire, 1780–1839. J.M. Sanderson. Cambridge Ph.D. 1966.

The development of education in Accrington, 1790–1903. E. Stones. Sheffield M.A. 1957.

Demands for the education of girls between 1790 and 1865. Shirley C. Gordon. London M.A. 1950.

The dame schools in Great Britain. J.H. Higginson. Leeds M.A. 1939.


The social and economic history of the East Fen village of Wrangle, 1603–1837. F. West. Leicester Ph.D. 1966.

The corporation and community of Okehampton, 1623–1885. R.L. Taverner. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1969.

A study of parish government, 1660–1894, illustrated by documents from the parish chest of Eye, Northants. R.A. Shannon. London M.A. (Ext.) 1949.

An administrative history of the borough of Newport, in the county of Monmouth, 1623–1850. B.P. Jones. Wales M.A. 1955.

The history of Bury, Lancashire, from 1660 to 1876. Margaret Gray. Oxford B.Litt. 1963.

The parish of Ecclesfield in an era of change, 1672–1851. D.G. Hey. Leicester M.A. 1967.

Local government in the borough of Neath: a study in urban administration, 1694–1884. R.D. Till. Wales M.A. 1970.

The economic and social history of the Furness area from 1711 to 1875. J.D. Marshall. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1956.

A study in demography based on the ancient Lancashire parish of Warton. R. Speake. Lancaster M.Litt. 1968.

The urban geography of Leicester. Jennifer Pugh. Leicester M.A. 1965.

A study of some of the social and economic changes in the town and parish of Amlwch, 1750–1850. J. Rowlands. Wales M.A. 1960.

Social and economic development of Styal, 1750–1850. W.C. Lazenby. Manchester M.A. 1949.

The government and growth of the parish of Halifax, 1760–1848. J.W. Houseman. Liverpool M.A. 1928.

Aspects of the economic and social geography of the Mansfield area. C.M. Law. Nottingham M.Sc. 1961.

A comparative study of the urban development of York and Lincoln. Patricia A. Grimshaw. Nottingham M.A. 1960.

The north-eastern expansion of London since 1770. H. Rees. London M.Sc. 1946.

Contribution towards the study of the economic development of Bristol in the 18th and 19th centuries. A.J. Pugsley. Bristol M.A. 1921.

The economic and social development of Gainsborough, with special reference to the 18th and 19th centuries. T.H. Chafer. Sheffield M.A. 1956.


Servitudes in the law of Scotland: principles, sources and influences which have affected the law. T.A. Ross. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1931/2.

The Scottish woollen industry, 1603–1914. C. Gulvin. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1969.

The rise, progress and decline of the Quaker movement in Scotland. G.B. Burnet. Glasgow Ph.D. 1936.

The history of the Episcopal Church in the diocese of Brechin, 1688–1875. W. Christie. Dundee Ph.D. 1967.

Sunday observance in Scotland, 1689–1900. R.D. Brackenridge. Glasgow Ph.D. 1962.

The distribution and structure of the population of north-east Scotland, 1696–1931. K. Walton. Aberdeen Ph.D. 1951.

Settlement in Trotternish, Isle of Skye, 1700–1958. M.D. MacSween. Glasgow B.Litt. 1962.

Settlement changes in the south-west Highlands of Scotland, 1700–1960. R.A. Gailey. Glasgow Ph.D. 1961.

The industrial archaeology of Galloway: the regional economy of south-west Scotland, 1700–1900. I.L. Donnachie. Strathclyde M.Litt. 1969.

Division of commonty in Scotland: the use of 18th- and 19th-century estate plans held by the Scottish Record Office in a study of historical geography. I.H. Adams. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1967.

The paper industry in Scotland, 1700–1861. A.G. Thomson. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1965.

Scottish bleachfields, 1718–1862. Mrs. Enid M. Gauldie. St. Andrews B.Phil. 1967.

The operation of the poor law in the north-east of Scotland, 1745–1845. Jean Lindsay. Aberdeen Ph.D. 1962.

The migration of Highlanders into lowland Scotland, c. 1750–1890, with particular reference to Greenock. R.D. Lobban. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1970.

The geography of crofting in Scotland. J.R. Coull. Aberdeen Ph.D. 1962.

The crofting areas of Sutherland since 1756. P.T. Wheeler. London Ph.D. 1961.

Locational factors in the development of the Scottish iron and steel industry, 1760–1970. W.D. Campbell. Edinburgh M.Sc. 1969/70.

The history of deaf education in Scotland from 1760 to 1939. T.J. Watson. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1949.

Population movements in Scotland, 1770–1850. D.F. Macdonald. Oxford D.Phil. 1932/3.

Monymusk, 1770–1850: a study of the economic development of a Scottish estate. T.P. Soper. Aberdeen Ph.D. 1954.

The Dumbarton Glass Work Company, c.1777–c.1850. J.C. Logan. Strathclyde M.Litt. 1970.

Some geographical aspects of the Blair Atholl papers. Thelma Blance. Aberdeen Ph.D. 1956.

Scottish experiments in rural education from the 18th century to the present day, with special reference to rural arts and crafts. J. Mason. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1930/1.

The history of roads in the Highlands of Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries contrasting the military roads (i.e. those of Wade and Caulfield) with the parliamentary roads (i.e. those constructed by Telford). J.S. Stephen. Aberdeen Ph.D. 1936.

The Baptists in Scotland: an historical survey. J. Scott. Glasgow Ph.D. 1927.

Electoral law and procedure in the 18th and 19th century in Scotland. W. Ferguson. Glasgow Ph.D. 1957.


Aspects of the population geography of Co. Cork. T. Burke. Birmingham Ph.D. 1967.

The collieries of east Tyrone from the mid 17th century to the present day. W.A. McCutcheon. Belfast M.A. 1958.

A survey of turf working in Co. Down. L.T. Brown. Belfast M.Sc. 1968.

Scottish ecclesiastical influence upon Irish Presbyterianism from the non-subscription controversy to the union of the synods. R. Allen. Belfast M.A. 1940.

The population of Ireland from 1750 to 1846, and the social and economic factors associated with its increase. K.H. Connell. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1948.

The Evangelicals in the Church of Ireland, 1784–1859. A.R. Acheson. Belfast Ph.D. 1967.

The development and distribution of Methodism in Ireland: a demographic study. J.H. Cooke. Belfast M.A. 1964.

A history of Methodism in Ireland from Wesley's death in 1791 to the reunion of Primitives and Wesleyans in 1878. June R. Binns. Belfast M.A. 1960.

A critical survey of the development of secondary education in Ireland, 1791–1880, with special reference to schools in Ulster. G. Stevenson. Belfast M.A. 1957.

The history of iron shipbuilding in the Queen's Island up till July 1874. D. Rebbeck. Belfast Ph.D. 1950.

A history of inland transport in Ireland down to the period of the railways. P. O'Kelly. London M.Sc. 1922.

The development and subsequent decline of the chief inland waterways and standard gauge railways of the north of Ireland. W.A. McCutcheon. Belfast Ph.D. 1962.