Note on abbreviations

A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 10, Hackney. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1995.

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'Note on abbreviations', in A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 10, Hackney, (London, 1995) pp. xix-xxi. British History Online [accessed 12 April 2024]


Among the abbreviations and short titles used the following may require elucidation, in addition to those noted in the Victoria History's Handbook for Editors and Authors (1970):

Archit. of Lond. E. Jones and C. Woodward, A Guide to the Architecture of London (1983)
B.L. British Library (used in references to documents transferred from the British Museum)
Bacon, Atlas of Lond. (1910) New Large-Scale Atlas of London and Suburbs, ed. G. W. Bacon (1910)
Bagust, 'Hackney' Florence Bagust, 15 vols. of notes and cuttings (c. 1913-29) in H.A.D. (D/F/BAG) and other notes in H.A.D.
Beaven, Aldermen A. Beaven, The Aldermen of the City of London temp. Henry III to 1912 (2 vols. 1908-13)
Booth, Life and Labour C. Booth, Life and Labour of the People in London (17 vols. revised edn. 1902-3). Survey begun 1886
Booth's Map (1889) Charles Booth's Descriptive Map of London Poverty, 1889 (London Topographical Society 1984)
Calamy Revised Calamy Revised, ed. A. G. Matthews (1934)
Cal. Mdx. Sess. Bks. Calendar of Sessions Books, 1638-1752, at G.L.R.O.
Clarke, Hackney B. Clarke, Glimpses of Ancient Hackney and Stoke Newington, intro. D. Mander (1986)
Clarke, Lond. Chs. B. F. L. Clarke, Parish Churches of London (1966)
Colvin, Brit. Architects H. Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840 (1978)
Cruchley's New Plan (1829) [G. F.] Cruchley's New Plan of London and Its Environs (1829)
Freshfield, Communion Plate E. Freshfield, Communion Plate of the Parish Churches in the County of London (1895)
Ft. of F. Lond. & Mdx. Calendar to the Feet of Fines for London and Middlesex, ed. W. J. Hardy and W. Page (2 vols. 1892-3)
G.L.C. Greater London Council
G.L.R.O. Greater London Record Office. Contains the collection of the former Middlesex Record Office (M.R.O.)
Green's Hackney Dir R. Green & Co.'s Hackney and North-East London Directory (1869-70)
Guildhall MSS. City of London, Guildhall Library. Contains registers of wills of the commissary court of London (London division) (MS. 9171), bishops' registers (MS. 9531), diocesan administrative records (MSS. 9532-9560), and registers of nonconformist meeting houses (MS. 9580)
Gunnis, Sculptors R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors, 1660-1851 (1951)
H.A.D. London Borough of Hackney, Hackney Archives Department
H.B.M.C. Lond. Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission, London Division
Hackney and Stoke Newington Past I. Watson, Hackney and Stoke Newington Past (1990)
Hackney Camera A Hackney Camera, 1883-1918 (Hackney Workers Educational Association and Hackney Libraries, 1974)
Hackney Dir. Directory of Hackney, pub. Caleb Turner (1845 and later edns.)
Hackney Photos. i D. Mander, The London Borough of Hackney in Old Photographs, before 1914 (1989)
Hackney Photos. ii D. Mander and J. Golden, The London Borough of Hackney in Old Photographs, 1890-1960 (1991)
Hennessy, Novum Rep. G. Hennessy, Novum Repertorium Ecclesiasticum Parochiale Londinense (1894)
Hist. Lond. Transport T. C. Barker and M. Robbins, History of London Transport (2 vols. 1975)
Hist. Mon. Com. E. Lond. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England, Inventory of the Historical Monuments in London, v, East London (H.M.S.O. 1930)
Insurance Plans Insurance plans of London, mostly 40 ft. to 1 in., pub. by Chas. E. Goad Ltd. Plans and revisions from 1891 to 1961 for parts of Hackney in H.A.D.
L.B. London Borough
L.C.C. London County Council
L.C.C. Lond. Statistics L.C.C. London Statistics (26 vols. 1905-6 to 1936-8, beginning with vol. xvi). Followed by ibid. new series (2 vols. 1945-54 and 1947-56) and by further new series from 1957
L.C.C. Names of Streets L.C.C. List of the Streets and Places within the County of London (1901 and later edns.)
List of Bldgs. Department of the Environment, 21st List of Buildings of Historic Interest (1975 and amendments to 1991)
Lost Hackney E. Robinson, Lost Hackney (Hackney Society 1989)
Lysons, Environs D. Lysons, The Environs of London (4 vols. 1792-6 and Supplement 1811)
M.B. Metropolitan Borough
M.B.W. Metropolitan Board of Works
M.L.R. Middlesex Land Registry. The enrolments, indexes, and registers are at G.L.R.O.
Mackeson's Guide C. Mackeson, A Guide to the Churches of London and Its Suburbs (1866 and later edns.)
Mdx. County Rec. Middlesex County Records [1550-1688], ed. J. C. Jeaffreson (4 vols. 1886-92)
Mdx. County Rec. Sess. Bks. 1689-1709 Middlesex County Records, Calendar of the Sessions Books 1689-1709, ed. W. J. Hardy (1905)
Mdx. Sess. Rec. Calendar to the Sessions Records [1612-18], ed. W. le Hardy (4 vols. 1935-41)
Middleton, View J. Middleton, View of the Agriculture of Middlesex (1798)
Mudie-Smith, Rel. Life R. Mudie-Smith, The Religious Life of London (1904). Census taken 1903
N.M.R. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England, National Monuments Record
New Lond. Life and Labour H. Llewellyn Smith and others, New Survey of London Life and Labour (9 vols. 1930-5). Survey undertaken 1928
Newcourt, Rep. R. Newcourt, Repertorium Ecclesiasticum Parochiale Londinense (2 vols. 1708-10)
Norden, Spec. Brit. J. Norden, Speculum Britanniae: Middlesex (facsimile edn. 1971)
Old O.S. Map Old Ordnance Survey Maps: the Godfrey edition (from 1983) (reduced facsimile reproductions of 1: 2,500 maps c. 1866-1914)
P.N. Mdx. (E.P.N.S.) Place-Names of Middlesex (English Place-Name Society, vol. xviii, 1942)
Par. mins. Minute book of Hackney parish meetings (1762-1824 in G.L.R.O.; 1824-35 in H.A.D.)
Pevsner, Lond. ii N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: London except the Cities of London and Westminster (1952)
Rep. on Bridges in Mdx. Report of the Committee of Magistrates Appointed to make Enquiry respecting the Public Bridges in the County of Middlesex (1826). Copy at G.L.R.O.
Rep. Com. Eccl. Revenues Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Ecclesiastical Revenues of England and Wales [67], H.C. (1835), xxii
Rep. Cttee. on Returns by Overseers, 1776 Report of the Select Committee on Returns by Overseers of the Poor, 1776 H.C., 1st ser. ix
Robinson, Hackney W. Robinson, The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Hackney (2 vols. 1842-3)
Rocque, Map of Lond. (1741-5) J. Rocque, Exact survey of the cities of London, Westminster, and the borough of Southwark, and the country near ten miles around (1746, facsimile edn. 1971)
Root's Map (1741) R. Root, 'A Plan of Hackney Church and Churchyard' (1741) in H.A.D.
S.J.C.F. Sir John Cass Foundation
Stanford, Map of Lond. (1862-5) Stanford's Library Map of London and Its Suburbs (1862 edn. with additions to 1865)
Starling's Map (1831) T. Starling, Plan of the Parish of Hackney (1831, H.A.D. facsimile edn. 1985)
Stow, Survey (1720) J. Stow, Survey of London, ed. J. Strype, 2 vols. (1720)
T.L.M.A.S. Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (1856 to date). Consecutive numbers are used for the whole series, although vols. vii-xvii (1905-54) appeared as N.S. i-xi
Terrier The Terrier (The Hackney Terrier from 1991). Nos. 1-9 (1985-7) newsletter of H.A.D.; nos. 10 to date newsletter of Friends of Hackney Archives
Thomas, 'Hackney' J. Thomas, 'History and Antiquities of Hackney' (H.A.D., TS. from MS. of 1832)
Tower to Tower Block From Tower to Tower Block: the Buildings of Hackney (Hackney Society 1980)
Vestry mins. Minutes of Hackney vestry in G.L.R.O. (1613-1771, 1807-83) and H.A.D. (1771-1807 and transcripts in Tyssen collection 1581-1771)
Walford, Lond. E. Walford, Old and New London, v (c. 1878)
Walker Revised Walker Revised, ed. A. G. Matthews (1948)
Watson, Gentlemen I. Watson, Gentlemen in the Building Line. The Development of South Hackney (1989)