List of abbreviations

A History of the County of Essex: Volume 8. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1983.

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Among abbreviations and short titles the following, in addition to those listed in the Victoria History's Handbook for Editors and Authors, may need elucidation:

B.L. British Library
Bateman, Harlow History of Harlow, ed. L. H. Bateman (1969)
Booker, Essex and Ind. Revolution J. Booker, Essex and the Industrial Revolution (1974)
Brent. Gaz. Brentwood Gazette
Briden, Roydon H. Briden, Historical Notes on Roydon (1971)
Brooks, Palmer H. E. Brooks, William Palmer and His School (1928)
C.C.L., Bp. Inskip's Recs. Chelmsford Cathedral Library, Records of J. T. Inskip, bishop of Barking 1919–48
C.U.L. Cambridge University Library
Cal. Assize Recs. Essex Calendar of Assize Records, Essex Indictments, Elizabeth I, ed. J. S. Cockburn (1978)
Ch. Bells Essex C. Deedes and H. B. Walters, The Church Bells of Essex (1909)
Ch. Plate Essex G. M. Benton, F. W. Galpin, and W. J. Pressey, The Church Plate of Essex (1926)
Chancellor, Sep. Mons. Essex F. Chancellor, The Ancient Sepulchral Monuments of Essex (1890)
Chel. Dioc. Y.B. Chelmsford Diocesan Year Book
Chelmsford Wills Wills at Chelmsford, ed. F. G. Emmison (British Record Society, 3 vols. 1958–69)
Colch. Cart. Cartularium Monasterii Sancti Johannis Baptiste de Colecestria, ed. S. A. Moore (Roxburghe Club, 2 vols. 1897)
Colvin, Brit. Archit. H. M. Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of British Architects (1978)
Davids, Nonconf. in Essex T. W. Davids, Annals of Evangelical Nonconformity in Essex from the time of Wycliffe to the Restoration (1863)
E.A.S. Essex Archaeological Society
E.A.T. The Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society
E.C. Essex Countryside
E.C.U. Reps. Essex Congregational Union Reports
E.J. Essex Journal
E.R. The Essex Review
E.R.O. Essex Record Office
Essex Par. Recs. Catalogue of Essex Parish Records, 2nd edn. ed. F. G. Emmison (1966)
Farrer, Hons. and Kts. Fees W. Farrer, Honors and Knights' Fees (3 vols. 1923–5)
Feet of F. Essex Feet of Fines for Essex (Essex Archaeological Society; issued in parts: vol. i, 1899–1910; vol. ii, 1913–28; vol. iii, 1929–49; vol. iv, 1964)
Fisher, Forest W. R. Fisher, The Forest of Essex (1887)
Fisher, Harlow J. L. Fisher, The Deanery of Harlow (1922)
Fraser, S. Weald D. Fraser, South Weald: its History (1894) [unpaginated]
G.L.C.R.O. Greater London Council Record Office
F. Gibberd, Plan for Harlow A Plan prepared for the Harlow Development Corporation by Frederick Gibberd (1949) (2nd edn. 1952)
Gordon, Regional Hist. Railways D. I. Gordon, A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, v (Eastern Counties) (1968)
Grays and Til. Gaz. Grays and Tilbury Gazette
H.R.L. Havering Reference Library
Harlow Achievement (1979) Harlow Development Corporation, Harlow: Portrait of an Achievement (1979)
Harlow Health Centres (1965) Harlow Development Corporation, Centres for Health Service in Harlow (duplicated TS. 1965)
Harlow Industrial Firms (1980) Harlow Development Corporation, Information Leaflet 10: List of Industrial Firms (duplicated TS. 1980)
Harlow Industries (1973) Harlow Development Corporation, Harlow Industries (1973)
Harlow Milestones (1975) Harlow Development Corporation, Milestones in Harlow's History (duplicated TS. 1975)
Harlow Service Industries and Offices (1980) Harlow Development Corporation, Information Leaflet 11: List of Service Industries and Offices (duplicated TS. 1980)
Hart, Early Chart. Essex C. Hart, The Early Charters of Essex (2 vols. 2nd edn, 1971)
Hist. Essex by Gent. A New and Complete History of Essex by a Gentleman (6 vols. 1769–72)
Industry and Commerce in Harlow Harlow Development Corporation, Industry and Commerce in Harlow (1974, 1975)
Intro. to Harlow Harlow Development Corporation, An Introduction to Harlow (duplicated TS. 1974; 2nd edn. 1975)
K.A.O. Kent Archives Office
Larkin, Fireside Talks J. W. Larkin, Fireside Talks about Brentwood (1906)
Larkin, 'More Fireside Talks' J. W. Larkin, 'More Fireside Talks about Brentwood' (TS. in E.R.O.)
Lennard and Barrett T. Barrett-Lennard, Account of the Familes of Lennard and Barrett (1908)
Map of Essex (1678) J. Ogilby and W. Morgan, Essex actually surveyed (1678)
Map of Essex (1777) J. Chapman and P. André, Map of Essex from an actual survey taken in 1772, 1773, and 1774 (1777)
Map of Mdx., Essex, and Herts [1722] J. Warburton, J. Bland, and P. Smyth, Map of Middlesex, Essex, and Hertfordshire [1722]
Mill Stephenson, Mon. Brasses Mill Stephenson, List of Monumental Brasses of the British Isles (1964 edn.)
Morant, Essex P. Morant, The History and Antiquities of Essex (2 vols. 1768)
Nat. Mons. Rec. National Monuments Record
Newcourt, Repertorium R. Newcourt, Repertorium Ecclesiasticum Parochiale Londinense (2 vols. 1710)
Norden, Essex J. Norden, Speculi Britanniae Pars … Description of Essex, 1594, ed. Sir H. Ellis (Camden Soc. [1st ser.], ix, 1840)
P.E.M. Passmore Edwards Museum
P.N. Essex P. H. Reaney, The Place-Names of Essex (English Place-Name Society, xii, 1935)
Palin, Stifford W. Palin, Stifford and Its Neighbourhood (1871)
Palin, More about Stifford W. Palin, More about Stifford and its Neighbourhood (1872)
Pevsner, Essex N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Essex (2nd edn. 1965)
Progress at Harlow (1957) Harlow Development Corporation, Progress at Harlow (1957)
R.C.H.M. Essex The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England), An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex (4 vols. 1916–23)
Reg. Sudbury Register of Simon of Sudbury, ed. R. C. Fowler and C. Jenkins (Cant. & York Soc. 2 vols. 1927–8)
Salmon, Essex N. Salmon, The History and Antiquities of Essex (1740–2)
N. Scarfe, Essex N. Scarfe, Essex (Shell Guide, 1975)
Smith, Eccl. Hist. Essex H. Smith, The Ecclesiastical History of Essex under the Long Parliament and Commonwealth [c. 1931]
Smith, 'Essex Parochial Clergy' E.A.S. Libr., H. Smith, 'The Sequence of the Parochial Clergy in the County of Essex, 1640–64 [TS.]
Sparkes, Belhus Belhus, ed. I. G. Sparkes (duplicated TS. 1964)
Sparkes, Purfleet Purfleet: some notes on its history, ed. I. G. Sparkes (duplicated TS. 1963)
Sparkes, 'Thurrock Bibl.' I. G. Sparkes, 'The History of Thurrock, a Guide and Bibliography' (F.L.A. thesis, TS. 1965)
Strat. Expr. Stratford Express
T.C.L. Thurrock Central Library
T.M. Thurrock Local History Museum
T.M. Phot. and Bldgs. Rec. Thurrock Museum, Photographic and Buildings Record
Thorne, Environs Lond. J. Thorne, The Environs of London (1876, reprinted 1970)
Thurrock Hist. S. Jnl. Thurrock Historical Society Journal
Thurrock Loc. Hist. S. Jnl. Thurrock Local History Society Journal
Visit. Essex (Harl. Soc.) The Visitations of Essex, 1552–1634, ed. W. C. Metcalfe (Harleian Society, 2 vols. 1878–9)
Wilson & Whitworth, Grays Almanac Wilson & Whitworth, Grays and District Almanac and Year Book
Wright, Essex T. Wright, The History and Topography of the County of Essex (2 vols. 1836)
Youngs, Admin. Units of Eng. F. A. Youngs, Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, vol. I (Royal Historical Society, Guides and Handbooks no. 10, 1979)