Note on abbreviations

A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 5. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1973.

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Diane K Bolton. G R Duncombe. R W Dunning. Jennifer I Kermode. A M Rowland. W B Stephens. A P M Wright, 'Note on abbreviations', in A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 5, (London, 1973) pp. xv-xvi. British History Online [accessed 29 May 2024].

Diane K Bolton. G R Duncombe. R W Dunning. Jennifer I Kermode. A M Rowland. W B Stephens. A P M Wright. "Note on abbreviations", in A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 5, (London, 1973) xv-xvi. British History Online, accessed May 29, 2024,

Bolton, Diane K. Duncombe, G R. Dunning, R W. Kermode, Jennifer I. Rowland, A M. Stephens, W B. Wright, A P M. "Note on abbreviations", A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 5, (London, 1973). xv-xvi. British History Online. Web. 29 May 2024,


Among the abbreviations and short titles used, the following may require elucidation:

Agric. State of Kingdom, 1816 The Agricultural State of the Kingdom in February, March, and April, 1816 (London, 1816)
Assizes at Camb. 1260 W. M. Palmer, The Assizes held at Cambridge, A.D. 1260 (Linton, 1930)
Beds. R.O. Bedfordshire Record Office
Blomefield, Collect. Cantab. F. Blomefield, Collectanea Cantabrigiensia (Norwich, 1750)
C.A.S. Cambridge Antiquarian Society, Publications (including 8vo series, 4to series, and 4to new series)
C.C.C. Mun. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Muniments
C.R.O. Cambridgeshire Record Office, including Quarter Sessions records, references to which begin with the letter Q
C.U.A. Cambridge University Archives
C.U.L. Cambridge University Library
Caius Coll. Libr. Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Library
Caius Coll. Mun. Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Muniments
Camb. Chron. Cambridge Chronicle (1744–1934), and (from 1934) Cambridge Independent Press and Chronicle
Camb. Indep. Press Cambridge Independent Press (1807–1934)
Camb. Region, 1965, ed. J. A. Steers The Cambridge Region, 1965, ed. J. A. Steers (Cambridge, 1965), published for the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Camb. Univ. Docs. (1852) Documents relating to the University and Colleges of Cambridge (3 vols., H.M.S.O. 1852)
Cambs. Ch. Goods, temp. Edw. VI Inventories of Cambridgeshire Church Goods, temp. Edward VI, ed. J. J. Muskett (reprinted from East Anglian, n.s. vols. vi–x [1895–1904])
Cambs. Episc. Visit. 1638–65, ed. Palmer W. M. Palmer, Episcopal Visitation Returns for Cambridgeshire, 1638–65 (Cambridge, 1930)
Cambs. Fines, 1485–1603, ed. Palmer Feet of Fines for Cambridgeshire, Hen. VII to Elizabeth, ed. W. M. Palmer (Norwich, n.d.) (reprinted from East Anglian, n.s. vols. vi–ix [1895–1902])
Cambs. Lay Subsidy, 1327 Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely, Lay Subsidy for the Year 1327, ed. C. H. Evelyn White (reprinted from East Anglian, n.s. vols. x–xii [1903–1908])
Cambs. Local Hist. Counc. Bull. Cambridgeshire Local History Council, Bulletin
Cambs. Village Docs. Documents relating to Cambridgeshire Villages, ed. W. M. Palmer and H. W. Saunders, parts i–vi (Cambridge, n.d.)
Carter, Hist. Cambs. E. Carter, History of the County of Cambridge (Cambridge, 1753)
Cassey's Dir. Cambs. History, Topography and Directory of Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, publ. R. Cassey (London [1864])
Char. Digest Cambs. 1863–4 General Digest of Endowed Charities, H.C. 433 (1867–8), lii (II)
Char. Don. Abstract of Returns relative to Charitable Donations for the Benefit of Poor Persons, H.C. 511 (1816), xvi
Church School Inquiry, 1846–7 Returns to the General Inquiry made by the National Society into ... Schools ..., 1846–7 ... (London, 1849)
Christ's Coll. Mun. Christ's College, Cambridge, Muniments
Clare Coll. Mun. Clare College, Cambridge, Muniments
Compton Census Bishop Compton's Census, 1676, William Salt Library, Stafford
Conybeare, Highways and Byways J. W. E. Conybeare, Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely (London, 1910)
Conybeare, Hist. Cambs. J. W. E. Conybeare, History of Cambridgeshire (London, 1897)
Darby, Camb. Region The Cambridge Region, ed. H. C. Darby (Cambridge, 1938), published for the British Association for the Advancement of Science
E.D.R. Ely Diocesan Remembrancer (1886–1916)
Educ. Inquiry Abstract Education Inquiry Abstract, H.C. 62 (1835), xli
Educ. of Poor Digest Digest of Returns to the Select Committee on Education of the Poor, H.C. 224 (1819), ix (I)
Emmanuel Coll. Mun. Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Muniments
Farrer, Feud. Cambs. W. Farrer, Feudal Cambridgeshire (Cambridge, 1920)
Fox, Arch. Camb. Region C. F. Fox, Archaeology of the Cambridge Region (Cambridge, 1923)
Gardner's Dir. Cambs. (1851) History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Cambridgeshire, publ. Rob. Gardner (Peterborough, 1851)
Gibbons, Ely Episc. Recs. A. Gibbons, Ely Episcopal Records (Lincoln, 1891)
Gooch, Agric. of Cambs. W. Gooch, General View of the Agriculture of the County of Cambridge (London, Bd. of Agric., 1813)
Hampson, Poverty in Cambs. E. M. Hampson, The Treatment of Poverty in Cambridgeshire, 1597–1834 (Cambridge, 1934)
Hart, Early Charters of E. Eng. C. R. Hart, Early Charters of Eastern England (Leicester, 1966)
Jesus Coll. Mun. Jesus College, Cambridge, Muniments
King's Coll. Mun. King's College, Cambridge, Muniments
Liber de Bernewelle Liber Memorandorum Ecclesie de Bernewelle, ed. J. W. Clark (Cambridge, 1907)
Lysons, Cambs. D. and S. Lysons, Magna Britannia, vol. ii, part i: Cambridgeshire (London, 1808)
M.H.L.G. Ministry of Housing and Local Government
Magd. Coll. Mun. Magdalene College, Cambridge, Muniments
Mercers' Mun. Mercers' Company, London, Muniments
Merton Mun. Merton College, Oxford, Muniments
Mon. Inscr. Cambs. Monumental Inscriptions and Coats of Arms from Cambridgeshire, ed. W. M. Palmer (Cambridge, 1932)
P.N. Cambs. (E.P.N.S.) P. H. Reaney, The Place-Names of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely (English Place-Name Society, vol. xix, Cambridge, 1943)
Palmer, Cambs. in 16th cent. W. M. Palmer, Cambridgeshire in the 16th Century (a fragment) (Cambridge, 1935)
Peile, Biog. Reg. Christ's Coll. J. Peile, Biographical Register of Christ's College (2 vols., Cambridge, 1910–13)
Pemb. Coll. Mun. Pembroke College, Cambridge, Muniments
Pevsner, Cambs. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire (1st edn. London, 1954)
Poor Law Abstract, 1804 Abstract of Returns Relative to the Expense and Maintenance of the Poor (printed by order of the House of Commons, 1804)
Poor Law Abstract, 1818 Abstract of Returns to Orders of the House of Commons Relative to Assessments for Relief of the Poor, H.C. 294 (1820), xii
Poor Law Com. 1st Rep. First Report of the Poor Law Commission, H.C. 500 (1835), xxxv
Poor Rate Returns, 1816–21; 1822–4; 1825–9; 1830–4 Poor Rate Returns, 1816–21, H.C. 556, App. (1822), v; 1822–4, H.C. 334, Suppl. App. (1825), iv; 1825–9, H.C. 83 (1830–1), xi; 1830–4, H.C. 444 (1835), xlvii
Porter, Cambs. Customs E. Porter, Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore (London, 1969)
Proc. C.A.S. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society (1859–1911), including vols. i–vi (1859–1888), styled Cambridge Antiquarian Communications
Queens' Coll. Mun. Queens' College, Cambridge, Muniments, deposited in Cambridge University Library
R.C.H.M. Cambs. i Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England), An Inventory of Historical Monuments in the County of Cambridge, vol. i (London, 1968)
31st Rep. Com. Char. 31st Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire Concerning Charities (the Brougham Commission), H.C. 103 (1837–8), xxiv
Rep. Com. Poor Laws Report from the Commissioners for Inquiring into the Administration of the Poor Laws, Appendices A and B, H.C. 44 (1834), xxviii–xxxiv
St. Cath.'s Mun. St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, Muniments
St. John's Mun. St. John's College, Cambridge, Muniments
Tice, Methodism in Cambs. F. Tice, History of Methodism in Cambridgeshire (London, 1966)
Trans. C.H.A.S. Transactions of the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archaeological Society (1900–1950)
Trin. Mun. Trinity College, Cambridge, Muniments
Vancouver, Agric. in Cambs. C. Vancouver, General View of the Agriculture in the County of Cambridge (London, Bd. of Agric. 1794)
Wrottesley, Peds. from Plea Rolls G. Wrottesley, Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls [? London, 1905]
Y.A.S. Yorkshire Archaeological Society