The Hertfordshire Record Society
The society reprints valuable historical documents in quality book form with useful introductions explaining the background to the original.
The leaflet put out by the Hertfordshire Record Society reads
Hertfordshire possesses an abundance of historical records of every kind. Many of them have not been easily accessible to interested people: some are in private hands or scattered widely throughout the country, many lack indexes or annotation which would elucidate their contents.
The Hertfordshire Record Society exists to make some of these records more readily available by publishing a regular series of volumes which will be of interest to the general reader and a stimulus and aid to further research into the local history of our county.
The Society has no large endowments and, relies on the combined support, and goodwill of those who love our county and its past.
The annual subscription rate of £17.50 entitles a member to a copy of the latest volume published and an opportunity to purchase, at special or previous membership prices, earlier books in the series.
Non-members pay the full retail price of each book plus postage except for special offer Vols. up to X.
All books published by the Society are casebound with jackets and in the format 242mm x 158mm.
The Society also welcomes sponsors and any individual or firm that contributes £25.00 or more will be enrolled on a list of sponsors in the next volume.
For more information (including an up-to-date list of their available publications) visit their web site at www.hrsociety.org.uk
One book is published every year and the year given below is the membership year, and in some cases publication was delayed.
|Volume I (1985)||Tudor Churchwardens' Accounts|
|Volume II (1986)||Early Stuart Household Accounts|
|Volume III (1987)||A Professional Hertfordshire Tramp (J. E. Cussans)|
|Volume IV (1988)||The Salisbury-Balfour Correspondence 1869-1892|
|Volume V (1989)||The Parish Register and Tithing Book of Thomas Hassall of Amwell|
|Volume VI (1990)||Cheshunt College, the early years|
|Volume VII (1991)||St Albans Quarter Session Rolls: 1784-1820|
|Volume VIII (1992)||The Accounts of Thomas Green, 1742-1790|
|Volume IX (1993)||St Albans Wills, 1471-1500|
|Volume X (1994)||Early Churchwardens' Accounts of Bishops Stortford, 1431-1558|
|Volume XI (1995)||Religion in Hertfordshire 1847-1851|
|Volume XII (1996)||Muster Books for North and East Hertfordshire 1580-1605|
|Volume XIII (1997)||Lifestyle and Culture in Hertford... Wills and Inventories, 1660-1725|
|Volume XIV (1998)||Hertfordshire Lay Subsidy Rolls, 1307 and 1334|
|Volume XV (1999)||Observations of Weather - The Weather Diary of Sir John Wittewronge of Rothamsted, 1684-1689|
|Volume XVI (2000)||Survey of the Royal Manor of Hitchin, 1676|
|Volume XVII (2001)||Garden-making and the Freman Family: A Memoir of Hamels 1713-1733|
|Volume XVIII (2002)||Two Nineteen-Century Diaries|
|Volume XIX (2003)||This Little Commonwealth: The Layston Parish Memorandum Book|
|Volume XX (2004)||Julian Grenfell, soldier & poet: letters and diaries, 1910-1915|
|Volume XXI, (2005)||The Hellard Almshouses and other Stevenage Charities|
|Volume XXII (2006)||A Victorian Teenager's Diary: The Diary of Lady Adela Capel of Cassiobury|
Volume XXIII (2007) The Impact of the First Civil War on Hertfordshire 1642-47
Volume XXIV (2008) The Diary of Benjamin Woodcock, Master of the Barnet Workhouse, 1836-1838
Volume XXV (2009) Datchworth Tithe Accounts
Volume XXVI (2010) The Diary of John Carrington of Bramfield, 1798-1810. Part 1 1798-1804
Volume XXVII (2011) Humphry Repton's Red Books of Panshanger and Tewin Water, 1799-1800
Volume XXVIII (2012) The Receipt Book of Baroness Elizabeth Dimsdale, c1800
|Norton Manorial Court Records under the Liberty of St Albans (1244-1539), translated by Peter Foden and an Introduction by the Norton Community Archaeology Group|
|Weston School Records, 1888-1914, edited by Margaret Ashby et al.|
|Hertford Gaol records (c.1830-1850), edited by Eileen Wallace|
|Dury & Andrew's Map of Hertfordshire 1766|
|[In preparation] Barnet Tithe Map|
May I add that by joining the Society you support the excellent work done by the Society as well as getting an excellent book, each featuring an important Hertfordshire document. Don't just sit at your terminal and expect others to do all the work - put your hands in your pocket and support the organisations who actually help make the records available.
While some of the books are now out of print quite a lot of the older ones are available from the Society at £6.00 - which is lower than the price you will pay for second-hand copies
|May 2010||Info on latest and proposed publications|
|June 2010||Datchworth Accounts published|
|July 2013||brought up to date|