A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1911.
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The Editors desire to acknowledge the liberal assistance and information during the compilation of this volume given by the Lord Shuttleworth, Sir James de Hoghton, Bart., Mr. John Allen, Mr. H. I. Anderton, the Rev. H. J. G. Beloe, the Ven. Archdeacon Fletcher, M.A., Mr. O. Folds, J.P., Mr. J. H. Lumby, Mr. W. Mayhew, Mr. H. T. Parke, J.P., the Rev. T. C. Porteus, B.A., Mr. W. F. Price, the late Rev. W. G. Procter, B.A., Mr. F. D. Robinson, Mr. R. A. Tatton, Mrs. Tempest, the late Mr. W. Waddington, Mr. J. Wilson, the Town Clerk of Burnley, and Mr. Edward McKnight, Librarian of Chorley.
They also wish to express their thanks to Mr. J. P. Rylands, F.S.A., for revising the heraldry.
For the use of plans and photographs, and for information regarding the architecture of the county, the Editors are indebted to the Lord Shuttleworth, Sir James de Hoghton, Bart., Mr. E. le Gendre Starkie, Messrs. Austin & Paley, Sir George F. Toulmin, M.P., the late Rev. W. G. Procter, B.A., Mr. J. C. H. Sandbach, the Rev. W. A. Wickham, Mr. H. V. Wolstenholme, and Mr. C. Woodall.
The Editors wish to record their gratitude for the facilities so generously given to them for the inspection of private documents. They regret, however, that access was not accorded them to examine the very important collection relating to Blackburn Hundred among the Towneley manuscripts now in the custody of Lady O'Hagan.