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Records of Social and Economic History

Britain possesses one of the most remarkable sets of records of economic and social history in the world – a continuous series of cartularies, revenue-rolls, account books, personal diaries and correspondence, relating to all kinds of agricultural, urban, domestic, industrial, commercial and demographic subjects. This series exists to publish primary sources that aid the study of social and economic history – proving particularly valuable as a means of publishing material that does not fall within the scope of any one local record society.

The original series contained nine volumes (published 1914–1935). In 1970 the Academy established a New Series, in the light of the increasing interest in this type of history.

RSEH Chair: Professor R M Smith, FBA (article by Richard Smith in British Academy Review)

Volumes are published by Oxford University Press.
Some older volumes are available from Oxbow Books.

For volume editors

Guidelines for proposing and editing a volume (PDF file - 81 KB)

NEW SERIES


Treasury Control and Public Expenditure in Scotland, 1885-1979
, edited by Ian Levitt
Volume 54   292 pages
978-0-19-726579-6   hbk   2014   available from OUP   £60.00

The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757: Correspondence of an Irish Community Abroad, edited by L M Cullen, John Shovlin & Thomas M Truxes
Volume 53    356 pages
978-0-19-726562-8    hbk    2013    available from OUP    £70.00
[British Academy Review article by Thomas M Truxes]

The Latin Cartulary  of Godstow Abbey, edited by Emilie Amt
Volume 52    542 pages
978-0-19-726558-1    hbk    2014    available from OUP    £100.00

The Elizabethan New Year's Gift Exchanges, 1559-1603, edited by Jane A Lawson
Volume 51    752 pages
978-0-19-726526-0  hbk    2013    available from OUP    £140.00

Bishop Wake's Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln, 1706-1715, Part 2: Outside Lincolnshire, edited by John Broad
Volume 50    612 pages
978-0-19-726519-2  hbk    2012    available from OUP    £105.00

Bishop Wake's Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln, 1706-1715, Part 1: Lincolnshire, edited by John Broad
Volume 49    514 pages
978-0-19-726518-5  hbk    2012    available from OUP    £105.00

Inside the Department of Economic Affairs: Samuel Brittan, the Diary of an 'Irregular', 1964-6, edited by Roger Middleton
Volume 48    252 pages
978-0-19-726500-0  hbk    2012    available from OUP    £55.00

Nehemiah Grew and England's Economic Development: The means of a most ample increase of the wealth and strength of England, 1706-7, edited by Julian Hoppit
Volume 47    156 pages
978-0-19726495-9  hbk    2012    available from OUP    £40.00

[British Academy Review article by Richard M Smith on Volumes 43, 44 and 46]

The Early English Censuses, by E A Wrigley
Volume 46    340 pages + 5 plates + free CD
978-0-19-726479-9  hbk    2011    available from OUP    £65.00

The Chronicles of John Cannon, Excise Officer and Writing Master, Part 2: 1734-1743 (Somerset), edited by John Money
Volume 44    464 pages + 11 plates
978-0-19-726455-3  hbk    2010    available from OUP    £80.00

The Chronicles of John Cannon, Excise Officer and Writing Master, Part 1: 1684-1733 (Somerset, Oxfordshire, Berkshire), edited by John Money
Volume 43    392 pages + 11 plates
978-0-19-726454-6  hbk    2010    available from OUP    £70.00

The Book of Privileges of the Merchant Adventurers of England, 1296-1483, edited by Anne F Sutton & Livia Visser-Fuchs
Volume 42    454 pages + 4 plates
978-0-19-726440-9  hbk    2009 (from 2011, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £90.00

The Business and Household Accounts of Joyce Jeffreys, Spinster of Hereford, 1638-1648, edited by Judith M Spicksley
Volume 41    446 pages + 9 plates
978-0-19-726432-4  hbk    2012    available from OUP    £90.00

The Bright-Meyler Papers: A Bristol-West India Connection, 1732-1837, edited by Kenneth Morgan
Volume 40    728 pages + 6 plates
978-0-19-726405-8  hbk    2007    available from OUP    £110.00

Charters and Custumals of Shaftesbury Abbey, 1089–1216, edited by N E Stacy
Volume 39     266 pages
978-0-19-726375-4   hbk     2006    available from OUP    £50.00

China Trade and Empire: Jardine, Matheson & Co. and the Origins of British Rule in Hong Kong, 1827–1843, edited by Alain Le Pichon
Volume 38     648 pages + 6 plates
978-0-19-726337-2  hbk    2006, repr 2007 (from 2010, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £110.00

The Poll Taxes of 1377, 1379 and 1381, Part 3: Wiltshire–Yorkshire, edited by Carolyn C Fenwick
Volume 37    808 pages
978-0-19-726336-5   hbk    2005    available from OUP    £110.00

Keynes and his Critics: Treasury Responses to the Keynesian Revolution, 1925–1946, edited by G C Peden
Volume 36    390 pages
978-0-19-726322-8  hbk    2004 (from 2012, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £75.00

Matthew and George Culley: Travel Journals and Letters, 1765–1798, edited by Anne Orde
Volume 35    284 pages
978-0-19-726275-7  hbk    2002    available from Oxbow

‘An Exact and Industrious Tradesman’: The Letter Book of Joseph Symson of Kendal, 1711–1720, edited by S D Smith
Volume 34    928 pages + 9 plates
978-0-19-726258-0  hbk    2002 (from 2014, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £125.00   

Surveys of the Estates of Glastonbury Abbey, c. 1135–1201, edited by N E Stacy
Volume 33    328 pages
978-0-19-726253-5  hbk    2001    available from Oxbow

Lower Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in Late-Medieval England: The Courts of the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, 1336–1349, and the Deanery of Wisbech, 1458–1484, edited by L R Poos
Volume 32    756 pages
978-0-19-726245-0  hbk    2001    available from Oxbow

The Diocesan Population Returns for 1563 and 1603, edited by Alan Dyer & D M Palliser
Volume 31 684 pages
978-0-19-726244-3  hbk     2005 (from 2009, manfactured on demand)    available from OUP    £110.00

[British Academy Review article by Michael Thompson, on publication of Volume 30]

Essex Pauper Letters, 1731–1837, edited by Thomas Sokoll
Volume 30    772 pages + 20 plates
978-0-19-726242-9  hbk    2001    available from OUP    £110.00
978-0-19-726348-8  pbk    2006    available from OUP    £35.00

The Poll Taxes of 1377, 1379 and 1381, Part 2: Lincolnshire–Westmorland, edited by Carolyn C Fenwick
Volume 29    716 pages + 1 plate
978-0-19-726228-3  hbk    2001    available from OUP    £110.00

Letterbook of Greg & Cunningham, 1756-57: Merchants of New York and Belfast, edited by Thomas M Truxes
Volume 28    464 pages + 9 plates
978-0-19-726219-1  hbk    2001 (from 2014, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP     £80.00

The Poll Taxes of 1377, 1379 and 1381, Part 1: Bedfordshire–Leicestershire, edited by Carolyn C Fenwick
Volume 27    688 pages
978-0-19-726186-6  hbk    1998 (from 2013, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £110.00

The Diary of Robert Sharp of South Cave: Life in a Yorkshire Village, 1812–1837, edited by Janice E Crowther & Peter A Crowther
Volume 26   726 pages + 9 plates
978-0-19-726173-6    hbk    1997, repr 1998 (from 2014, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £120.00

The Register of Thetford Priory, Part 2: 1518–1540, edited by David Dymond
Volume 25    556 pages + 5 plates
978-0-19-726161-3     hbk   1996 (from 2009, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £110.00

The Register of Thetford Priory, Part 1: 1482–1517, edited by David Dymond
Volume 24    410 pages + 4 plates
978-0-19-726160-6    hbk     1995 (from 2014, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £80.00

The Cartulary of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem in England, Part 2: Prima Camera, Essex, edited by Michael Gervers
Volume 23    436 pages + 1 plate
978-0-19-726138-5    hbk    1996    available from Oxbow

Charters and Custumals of the Abbey of Holy Trinity, Caen, Part 2: The French Estates, edited by John Walmsley
Volume 22    174 pages
978-0-19-726137-8    hbk    1994    available from Oxbow

The Books of Assumption of the Thirds of Benefices: Scottish Ecclesiastical Rentals at the Reformation, edited by James Kirk
Volume 21    986 pages + 1 map
978-0-19-726125-5    hbk    1995    available from Oxbow

Lordship and Landscape in Norfolk, 1250–1350: The Early Records of Holkham, edited by William Hassall & Jacques Beauroy
Volume XX
0-19-726093-4  hbk    1993    out of print

The Warwickshire Hundred Rolls of 1279–80: Stoneleigh and Kineton Hundreds, edited by Trevor John
Volume XIX
0-19-726122-1   hbk    1992    out of print

Household Accounts from Medieval England, Part 2, edited by C M Woolgar
Volume XVIII    398 pages
978-0-19-726113-2  hbk    1993 (from 2006, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £80.00

Household Accounts from Medieval England, Part 1, edited by C M Woolgar
Volume XVII    446 pages
978-0-19-726112-5  hbk    1992 (from 2006, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £90.00

An American Quaker in the British Isles: The Travel Journals of Jabez Maud Fisher, 1775–1779, edited by Kenneth Morgan
Volume XVI    368 pages
978-0-19-726096-8   hbk     1992 (from 2006, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £75.00

The Account Book of Richard Latham, 1724–1767, edited by Lorna Weatherill
Volume XV    324 pages
978-0-19-726092-0  hbk    1990 (from 2006, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £65.00

Contemporaries of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605–1675: Biographies, Illustrated by Letters and other Documents, by Ruth Spalding
Volume XIV    552 pages + 16 plates + 1 chart
978-0-19-726081-4   hbk    1990 (from 2006, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £99.00

The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605–1675, edited by Ruth Spalding
Volume XIII
978-0-19-726080-7   hbk    1990, repr 1992 (from 2007, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £120.00

Markets and Merchants of the Late Seventeenth Century: The Marescoe–David Letters, 1668–1680, edited by Henry Roseveare
Volume XII
0-19-726052-7  hbk    1987    out of print
978-0-19-726106-4  pbk    1991    available from Oxbow

The Early Records of Medieval Coventry, edited by Peter R Coss, with Trevor John
Volume XI
978-0-19-726038-8  hbk    1986    available from Oxbow

The Compton Census of 1676: A Critical Edition, edited by Anne Whiteman, with Mary Clapinson
Volume X
978-0-19-726041-8  hbk    1986 (from 2014, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £125.00

The Making of King’s Lynn: A Documentary Survey, edited by Dorothy M Owen
Volume IX
978-0-19-726027-2  hbk    1984 (from 2006, manufactured on demand)     available from OUP    £99.00

The Farming and Memorandum Books of Henry Best of Elmswell, 1642, edited by Donald Woodward
Volume VIII
978-0-19-726029-6  hbk    1984 (from 2006, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £85.00

The Correspondence of Sir John Lowther of Whitehaven, 1693–1698: A Provincial Community in Wartime, edited by D R Hainsworth
Volume VII
978-0-19-726016-6  hbk    1983 (from 2014, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £125.00

The Cartulary of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem in England: Secunda Camera, Essex, edited by Michael Gervers
Volume VI
0-19-725996-0  hbk    1982    out of print

Charters and Custumals of the Abbey of Holy Trinity Caen, edited by Marjorie Chibnall
Volume V    218 pages + 1 plate
978-0-19-726009-8  hbk    1982 (from 2007, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £45.00

Warwickshire Grazier and London Skinner, 1532–1555: The Account Book of Peter Temple and Thomas Heritage, edited by N W Alcock
Volume IV
0-19-726008-X  hbk    1981 (from 2014, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £55.00

The Diary of Ralph Josselin, 1616–1683, edited by Alan Macfarlane
Volume III    752 pages
0-19-725955-3  hbk    1976    out of print 
978-0-19-726103-3  pbk    1991 (from 2014, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £50.00

The Lay Subsidy of 1334, edited by Robin E Glasscock
Volume II    554 pages + 1 plate
978-0-19-725933-7  hbk    1975 (from 2006, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £110.00

Charters of the Honour of Mowbray, 1107–1191. edited by D E Greenway
Volume I    392 pages + 1 plate
978-0-19-725926-9  hbk    1972 (from 2006, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £80.00

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