Honorary Librarian

When the Museum in the Castle was first established it included both books and three-dimensional artefacts which were together. The problem of finding a suitable home for the Society's books, acknowledged at the beginning of the century, was only solved in the late 1920s when it was possible to move them to Hollytrees. This move coincided with the election of Philip Laver as Honorary Librarian. Although the 'paid' Curator was styled 'Curator and Librarian' to 1946

, he ceased to have responsibility for the Society's books in 1928. The Society's collection of manuscripts was cared for by the Hon Librarian until the late 1940s, when an Honorary Archivist was appointed. Since 1972 the Hon Librarian has had care of the documents remaining in Hollytrees. The Society’s Library was transferred to the University of Essex in 2000. The Hon. Librarian is supported by a deputy and a Committee, renamed the Library and Archives Committee in 2016 to reflect the effort to make the Society’s records and history better known among its membership, and the concerted effort to deposit material on permanent loan at the Essex Record Office.


Curator and Librarian

  • 1918-26 Arthur George Wright (O. xix pt. 1)
  • 1927-46 Mark Reginald Hull (O. 14)

Honorary Librarian

  • 1928-41 P G Laver
  • 1941-49 Rev G M Benton (Acting)
  • 1949-55 Rev William Rolleston Saunders
  • 1955-63 Rev James Ramsey McCallum
  • 1964-71 J B Bennett
  • 1972-74 John Merriman Sims
  • 1974-80 Peter Bruce Boyden
  • 1981-84 John Mead
  • 1984-86 John Bensusan-Butt
  • 1986-2007 Andrew B Phillips
  • 2008- Jane Pearson

Honorary Deputy Librarian

  • 1943-46 Mrs R C Fowler
  • 1974 Arthur W Lee
  • 1976-80 John Mead
  • 1985-86 Mr J Scudder & Mrs Jean Blowers
  • 2012- Andrew Smith

Honorary Archivist

  • ? – 1955 Canon John Lionel Fisher
  • 1955-72 J S Appleby

Honorary Assistant Archivist

  • 1954-55 J S Appleby

Classes of Records

  • S/LIB/1 Accession Registers
  • S/LIB/2 Book Catalogues
  • S/LIB/3 Catalogues of Manuscripts etc
  • S/LIB/4 Library Equipment, Binding
  • S/LIB/5 Library Users
  • S/LIB/6 Book borrowing
  • S/LIB/7 Librarian’s Correspondence
  • S/LIB/8 Library Policy S/LIB/9 Research
  • S/ARC/1 Archive Registers
  • S/ARC/2 Essex Society for Archaeology and History: historical material
  • S/ARC/3 Items deposited on loan at Essex Record Office


S/LIB/1/1 ‘Stubs’ of official receipts for items given to the Society Jan 1894 - May 1897, 102 in all. Mainly for the Library, but other items as well.  Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/2 'Stubs' of official receipts for items given to the Society Jun 1897 – Mar 1900, 101 in all. Mainly for the Library, but other items as well. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/3 Book of 105 'stubs’ of official receipts for items donated to the Society, mainly to the Library, Mar 1917 - Jan 1921. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/4 ‘Stubs’ of 197 official receipts for books and manuscripts donated to the Society, 6 Feb 1921 - Oct. 1924. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/5 'Stubs' of 196 official receipts for books and manuscripts donated to the Society, Oct 1924 - Feb 1927. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/6 'Stubs' of 202 official receipts for books and manuscripts given to the Society, Mar 1927 - Jun 1934. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/7 ‘Stubs' of c190 receipts for books and manuscripts donated to the Society, with notes of further donations on the last 11 pages, Apr 1934 - Mar 1947. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/8 Bound book of printed forms of acknowledgement for items presented to the Society, ordered at the Council Meeting at Thaxted 28 Jul 1864. Extant 30 copies of receipts for items donated to the Library 8 Apr 1965 - 15 Nov 1971. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/9 MS accession book, pp200, containing details of exchange periodicals, arranged in alphabetical sections, in use Oct 1923 - Dec 1940. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/10 MS exercise book, pp16, accession register, chiefly of exchange publications, Feb 1941 - Jun 1954. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/11 MS exercise book, pp20, Library book accession register Jul 1954 - Jan 1965. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/12 Index of library acquisitions 1963-1994 Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/13 Index of library acquisitions (Journals) 1994-2000 Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/1/14 Library accessions & cash book 1972-2000 Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)



S/LIB/8/1 MS report, pp5, with covering letter, on the Society's Library by Vincent B Redstone, compiled Nov 1918. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/8/2 MS notice advising of the opening of Library 2 on 8 Mar 1965, with brief notes on the arrangement and accessibility of the collection. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/8/3 Photocopies TS list, pp9, of books considered for disposal from the Library, Spring 1974. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/8/4 Binder. MS. Disposals List. Books considered for disposal c1994 Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)



S/LIB/2/1 MS book pp58 used containing 'List of Donations to the Essex Archaeological Society as recorded in Vols. 1 to 5 First Series and Vols. 1 to 9 Second Series of the Transactions (Apr 1853 - May 1905). Extracted by Henry Laver FSA. December 1st 1908'. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/2 Three MS lists of books compiled from old accession books, comprising donations to the Society Mar 1855 – Mar 1893, and books presented to the Corporation Museum, Aug 1846-Feb 1898, compiled by A G Wright, the latter in Nov 1908. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/3 Printed book accession register, pp5 used, containing details of books donated to the Society Mar 1853 – Mar 1890, copied from issues of the Transactions to Vol V New Series by P G Laver, c-1930. Included loose are stubs of 22 receipts for books and other items donated to the Society Jun 1865- Aug 1886. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/4 Printed Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals, MSS and Scraps Collection in the Library of The Essex Archaeological Society, compiled by W H Dalton 1895. Colchester:  Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/5 Bound, indexed book, containing the 1895 Library Catalogue, cut into slips and pasted in on relevant pages, with gaps for expansion. One or two marginal pencil notes only. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/6 MS list of ‘Books, papers & c. handed to Mr G F Beaumont to the Curator of the Society’s Museum’, Apr 1905 (? or 3). Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/7 Bound MS notebook, pp29 plus index, pp27, containing a list of all books and manuscripts given to the Society’s Library, and recorded in the Transactions, New Series Vol. XIII to XIX, compiled by C R Smallwood, no date. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/8 Two interleaved copies of the printed Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Manuscripts & Scrap Collections in the Library of the Essex Archaeological Society, 1923, pp32. Also (2) Archives added to EAS collection after publication of 1923 catalogue: compiled from Transactions lists (1923-1945), pp4. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/9 MS list, pp6, in P G Laver’s handwriting, of accessions to the Library - to an unspecified date after the publication of the 1923 Catalogue. MS list, pp1, of books sent, to the Society by Miss King, 8 Feb 1894. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/10 Folder of select lists of books in the Library, mostly compiled by P G Laver, including the Christy Memorial Gift, the Glascock Bequest, the Sperling Collection which includes manuscripts (see S/LIB/9), and books accessioned subsequent to the publication of the 1923 Catalogue. Keep
S/LIB/2/11 9 MS letters of Feb 1932-Sep 1933 to Rev G M Benton regarding the acquisition of James Joseph Holdsworth's (d.1933) collection of Essex books, together with pp38 TS list of the same. Keep
S/LIB/2/12 Bound MS book, pp11 used, listing the contents of 112 parcels of books from the Library stored at a house in West Mersea, and removed to Colchester in Mar 1941, after the death of P G Laver. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/13 MS exercise book, pp40, containing a list by Rev M Benton of MSS, books, and engravings from the estate of Wykeham Chancellor, removed to Holly Trees Apr 1946. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/14A-B 2 bound MS notebooks, one pp52, the other pp87 used, containing lists of books as arranged on the shelves in the EAS Library prior to its removal to the upper floors of Hollytrees 1963-4. One volume covers bays 10 to 18, the other, bays 19 to 24. The first compiled by W Rollerton Sanders; the second, compiler unknown. Obsolete – destroy (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/15 Collection of MS and TS slips and lists representing various catalogues or partial catalogues of the EAS Library and manuscripts, many (but not all) in the handwriting of P G Laver. 6 bundles and folders. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/16 MS exercise book, used, containing two lists of antiquarian books, one the property of the EAS, and the other the Corporation of Colchester. Not dated; presumably relates to the Library in the Castle, c1880. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/2/17 Collection of MS and TS slips, 1980s. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)


S/LIB/3/1A – C 3 spring-book binders containing a TS calendar of the Society's collection of deeds and other documents, arranged alphabetically by parish after a list of 95 early and miscellaneous items. These documents are now on loan to the Essex Record Office. Keep
S/LIB/3/2 “Catalogue of Documents deposited by E.A.S. at E.R.O. 1944”. Descriptions on slips of documents deposited by the Society on Loan with the Essex Record Office, 18.7.1944, prior to cataloguing (see S/LIB/3/3). Items include “Estates of the Honywood family of Markshall. This heading applies to the entries in the DEEDS section as far as Totham, but it is probable that the remainder of the deeds are from another source, except the final entry (marriage settlement, etc). The documents in the other sections of this accession are mostly, if not wholly, Honywood muniments. The last sheet of this accession relates to the Bentall documents. Whether the latter are a separate archive group is not clear at this preliminary stage: the Bentalls lived at Stansted Hall at Halstead, which was owned by the Honywoods. It seemed better to treat this group as independent.” Note: “ERO D/DE. List of documents deposited 1944-49, 1953, 1956, 1957. Primary Copy with Hon Secretary. 1966.” Keep
S/LIB/3/3 Bound photocopied TS, pp235 Arranged by type of document, and not indexed. Title. D/DE: 'Catalogue of Miscellaneous Essex documents and papers, 1544-1917 deposited by the Essex Archaeological Society at the Essex Record Office 1944-49'. p1. “This catalogue was deposited by the Society between 1944 and 1949. The catalogue was revised in 1957, and cross-references were made to the Society’s later deposits, catalogued as D/DHt. Title. Acc 2501, 2822, 2972. D/DHt. ‘Manorial documents, deeds, and other Essex papers (including antiquaries’ collections) c1210-c1940. Deposited by the EAS, Hollytrees, Colchester, 1953-1957.’ Keep
S/LIB/3/4 TS list, pp10, compiled Nov 1965, of the deeds of the Bocking United Charities, on permanent loan to the Society from Trustees of Mr Alfred Hills FSA to the Society. Deeds deposited at ERO, Accession A11884 (part)   Keep
 S/LIB/3/5  Correspondence, index and TS catalogue (pp150) of the Bramston papers given to the Society 1927, and loaned to the Essex Record Office Dec 1967.  Keep
 S/LIB/3/6  Collection of letters and forms relating to the deposit of the deposit of the Manor court rolls of Copford Hall with the Society at Hollytrees, 1939.  Keep
 S/LIB/3/7  MS list, pp4, of 'Coloured Drawings of Stained Glass Windows or Frescoes in Norfolk and Suffolk Churches, the property of the Essex Archaeological Society', with list of selected Essex examples added, c1925.  Keep
 S/LIB/3/8  MS list, pp3, with covering letter of Feb 1931, of photographs of Essex Dove Houses given to the Society by Donald Smith and J H Bullock. Note added “Negatives in Colchester Museum. 1986. D[avid] C[larke]”. ‘Pigeon Cotes and Dove Houses in Essex’ by Donald Smith was published in 1931. A limited edition of 100, 176 pages, 58 drawings, ESAH Library has #36.  Keep
 S/LIB/3/  9 Bound MS ledger, pp10 used, containing a list of the first 210 slides in the Society's collection, donated by “representatives of the late Miller Christy” (Nos. 1-32), unnamed (Nos. 33-70), Harrington Lazell (Nos. 71-170) and Philip Laver (Nos. 171-210), compiled by P G Laver, not dated. (See also S/LIB/3/10)  Keep
 S/LIB/3/10  MS index on c100 loose sheets comprising over 1300 almost exclusively Essex related [glass?] slides, forming a catalogue of the Society's slide collection, taken presumably by Harrington Lazell (HL), George Biddell (GB), and Philip Laver (PL), compiled by P G Laver and arranged topographical and by subject. Additional list pp4 of “The Revd J W Mitchell’s slides” and “Plates (G Biddell)”, Not dated.  Keep
 S/LIB/3/11  MS list, pp4, of slides of St Osyth Priory. Compiler, probably P G Laver, but date unknown.  Keep
 S/LIB/3/14  Handlist ms of deeds related to unknown places  Query?


S/LIB/4/1 List of Library furniture and related items, with notes of its source and value to Feb 1963; TS, pp3, 'Specification for internal painting walls and repairs' Jan 1963, with 2 plans of EAS Library and other rooms as existing Feb 1963, with proposed arrangement of bookshelves on 2nd floor of Hollytrees, and elevations of bookshelves in Library 1. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/4/2 Invoice for supply of steel shelving and cabinet, Sept 1963 and Nov 1964. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/4/3 Bound MS notebook, pp9 used, containing details of volumes of exchange periodicals bound 1927-Jul 1935, including (loose) 10 items of related correspondence, and details of prices charged for the work. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/4/4 Duplicate book, pp19 used, record of books sent for binding Nov 1966-Oct 1970. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/4/5 Now obsolete. Folders containing Shelf Workings. Notes on contents of Hollytrees Library locked and open shelves; Plastic wallet of library shelf slips Obsolete – destroy (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/4/6 Now obsolete. Small ring binder entitled ‘ESAH Library Resource Centre (2) ABD’ Obsolete – destroy (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/4/9 Now obsolete. Binder. Blue. ESAH Library. Location of books by ‘Bay’ Obsolete – destroy (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/4/10 Now obsolete. Folder EAH library JBB’s notes etc (prelim checklist of material not on open shelves 1986) Obsolete – destroy (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/4/11 Folder ESAH library earlier sales & holdings Query – subject to further investigation
S/LIB/4/12 Bibliographic extract report 1993 (Computer alphabetical printout) Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/4/14 Now obsolete. Blue folder Hollytree library book placement Obsolete – destroy (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/4/15 White A4 folder. Boyden Librarian Lists. (1) Essex Property Sale Catalogues. 1977. (2) A.H. Brown’s Collection of Brass Rubbings. 1977. (3) Holdings of Essex Periodical Titles, Nov. 1979. (4) A Catalogue of the Minute Books and Other Records of the Society. 1980. (5) A Catalogue of Transcripts of Essex Parish Registers and Monumental Inscriptions. 1980. Keep



S/LIB/5/1 Society Visitor's Book, pp1 only used, containing 10 names, Sept 1929-Sept 1931. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/5/2 Bound volume of application forms for the use of books in the Society's Library, 27 used, May 1931-Mar 1934. Both stubs and submitted slips retained. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/5/3 MS register, pp25 used, of admissions to the Library Mar 1965-Dec 1974. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)



S/LIB/6/1 Bound MS book, pp21 used, containing a record of books borrowed from the Library Apr 1908 – Apr 1930. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/6/2 Bound MS book, pp88 used, containing a record of books borrowed from the Library Oct 1929 - Jun 1956. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/6/3 MS exercise book, p120, Library Borrowing Register Apr 1956 - Feb 1961. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/6/4 MS book, pp46, Library Borrowing Register Jun 1960 - Jan 1970. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/6/5 Exercise book; lending list of library books 1970-1986 Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/6/6 Borrowers’ register 1986-2000 Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
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S/LIB/7/1 Folder of correspondence, list, and notes handed over by John Sims on relinquishing the Honorary Librarianship in 1974.  Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/7/2A-G 7 folders of correspondence and notes, of Peter Boyden as Honorary Librarian May 1974 - Jun 1980, c250 items.Accessions to ERO removed. Folder A. May to Dec 1974. Includes a letter from the Museum, 29.8.74, acknowledging receipt to the Girling collection; letters from Stephen Freeth regarding the EAS collection of brass rubbings. Folder B. 1975. Includes letter from K Newton, County Archivist, 12.2.1975, “The Ellis Armorial (temp acc. 959) … I should … be happy to retain it on a more permanent basis. It would seem sensible that the Chancellor papers should come here … The Laver papers would seem an appropriate deposit in our Colchester branch.” Letter K Newton, 16.7.1975, “microfilming ERO [parish register] transcripts.” Numerous strongly worded letters from Mr Whitehead objecting to making copies of same, and responses. Folder C. 1976. Includes letter from Stephen Freeth, 24.1.1976, re exhibition of EAS brasses at Harlow Museum. Folder D. 1977. Includes letters re Bocking United Charities – Holmes & Hill, 21.3.1977, “to ascertain whereabouts of old deeds”. Folder E. 1978. Includes TS sheet on EAS Library contents by PBB, 21.8.1978. “Manuscripts. Most of the Society’s collection is on loan at ERO. … Brass Rubbings. … Photographs. “A collection of prints, lantern slides and negatives covering churches, historic buildings, artefacts, and excavations chiefly in Essex”. Folder F. 1979. Includes letter from Chelmsford Excavation Committee, undated, re Morant Club Papers on “castle bailey ditch, on the site of the War Memorial in Colchester” in 1922. Letter from Stan Newens, House of Commons, 21.9.1979, acknowledging receipt of Vol. 8 of Transactions. Programme for ‘Seminar on the life and work of John Horace Round (1854-1928). Saturday 29 September 1979’. Folder G. Jan to May 1980. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/7/3 Buff folder. Librarian’s correspondence – Andrew Phillips. Accessions to ERO removed. Comprises (1) valuation of library stock for insurance 1995; (2) photocopy NL April 1990 p10-11; (3) letters regarding exchange publications – several; (4) Millatt Gift; (5) Annual Report for 1995; (6) Exchange Publications addresses 1985; (7) and 1.1.04; (8) and 31.12.04; (9) Colchester BC re. Hereford Mappa Mundi, 29.1.2000; (10) Oxford University Archives re Botanic Garden plan c1834, 14.3.03; (11) Periodicals in the Colchester and Essex Museum Roman History Library; (12) Chester Archaeological Society, 7.12.01; (13) Letter to Mrs Brittain re books donated, 18.12.02; (14) Essex Field Club re illustrations in Field Systems, 31.8.05; (15) Notes for explorers of family trees, especially C18 and later, compiled by John Bensusan-Butt; (16) photocopy of ‘A Catalogue of Books on Archaeology and Natural History presented to the Colchester Museum, by the Rev Henry Jenkins, B.D., F.G.S., Rector of Stanway, A.D. 1870’; (17) Note on Probert MSS; (18) correspondence with Castle Bookshop, 8.1.86; (19) correspondence re the sale of antiquarian books by the public library, 10.7.84; (20) leak in Hollytrees Museum roof; (21) Report on co-operation between the Libraries of the Colchester Museum and ESAH, Dr Paul R Sealey, 16.6.94; (22) Sale of transactions and EAH, 31.7.99 – now superseded; (23) Essex Union List of Serials (EULOS): holdings for ESAH, 10.2.05; (24) yellow card; (25) Letter from Ken Neale re Milbournes; (26) label: G Ryder & Co Ltd; (27) Letter regarding Appleby MSS (28) list of maps etc; (29) papers relating to ‘EAS Library Water Damage’, 1985; (30) Library Fund, 1998; (31) EULOS January 1995, with print out; (32) black plastic folder relating to A.B.D. Doncaster valuation of Library; (33) envelope re. King and Pitsea Church; (34) two ESAH car stickers. (B) Spiral bound book. EULOS Essex Union List of Serials. No 34 Autumn 1988. Essex Libraries. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/7/4 Correspondence between Librarian and Tony Doncaster (Castle bookshop), 1980s. Includes ‘Valuation by the late Tony Doncaster, March 1985. Books and sundry comments’ Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/7/5 Sale catalogue Bloomsbury book auction 1995 + invoice + correspondence; ? relates to T Doncaster not ESAH Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/7/6 Blue folder. Librarian’s correspondence – Andrew Phillips. Accessions to ERO removed. Comprises (1) Computer print out of Exchange Publications, 21.9.99; (2) Association of Industrial Archaeologists, price list; (3) Note: Jane Wilson, bookbinder; (4) Items placed in storeroom by “Ray”, 23.1.96; (5) East of London Family History Society: permission to transcribe Frogleys manuscript, 28.2.99; (6) Letter Paul Buxton about Castle House, Ongar, 6.2.94; (7) Victoria County History: permission to use photographs, 26.8.93; (8) Harsnett Brass Rubbing: confirmation from ERO that it holds copy loaned by Society, 21.10.92; (9) Books offered to Library, 28.2.91; (10) also, 24.7.90; (11) regarding photograph taken at Castle in 1907, 5.2.89; (12) Braintree DC re Britannia vol 15, 18.8.87; (13) VCH loan of material, 1.8.88; (14) Abberton and Langenhoe Parish Council on unknown whereabouts of Vestry Minutes to 1893 for the parish, 25.8.87; (15) Landesamt fur Archaologie, re exchange publications, undated; (16) Contents lists from Transactions; (17) Colchester Archaeological Reports: scheme of publication as envisaged in early 1985; (18) Sale of surplus publications. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/7/7 Buff folder. Librarian’s correspondence – Andrew Phillips. Includes: (1) list of books pp8 for sale; (2) sale of old stock, EAS Newsletter April 1990; (3) correspondence with kindred organisations, particularly exchange publications; (4) Millatt Gift; (5) Hereford Mappa Mundi photograph, 26.1.2000; (6) photocopy: “A Catalogue of Books on Archaeology and Natural History presented to the Colchester Museum by the Rev. Henry Jenkins, B.D., F.G.S., Rector of Stanway, A.D. 1870; (7) Report on cooperation between the Libraries of the Colchester Museum and the ESAH; (8) EULOS 10.2.2005; (9) List of maps etc. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
S/LIB/7/8 Orange folder. Items curated by Boyden. Accessions to ERO removed. Comprises: (1) Preliminary checklists of material not on open shelves, 1986 – now obsolete; (2) Publicity for the Society through Essex Libraries; (3) Issue of the latest volume of Transactions to Newly Joined Members; (4) Essex Archaeological and Historical Congress; (5) Library and Records Committee responsibilities, September 1984; (6) List of early books removed to the stock room with temporary shelf numbers – now obsolete; (7) EAS Library Notes for users; (8) EAS Student Members 1984, and Members Interests; (9) Important list of Deposits at Stanwell House, as reported to Council, 26.10.85; (10) As S/ARC/1/2; (11) Exchange Memberships, August 1985; (12) Photocopying of archaeological material for research and educational purposes, CBA; (13) brown envelope: stock of EAS transactions and sale of same, Sellers; (14) brown envelope: List finalises cataloguing of Colchester Gas Books – now at Essex Record Office; (15) Parish Register transcripts and allied material; (16) EAS Catalogue of Acts of Parliament and Bills (17) Boyden Lists Nos 2, 3, 4., as S/ARC/1/1. Deposit ERO (per Council 23.7.16)
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<p>This class contains the independent research of members which is unrelated to the Society. Details of contents are given in a separate document.</p>

S/LIB/9/1 Hardback MSS book. CFD Sperling. “Notabilia Quadam” I (1892). Note: 8 foolscap MSS books Notabilia Quadam formed one item of Sperling bequest (see S/LIB/2/10) Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/2 (Missing volume)   
S/LIB/9/3 Hardback MSS book. CFD Sperling. “Notabilia Quadam” III (1894 – 1895) Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/4 Hardback MSS Book. CFD Sperling. Volume IV (1895 - 1898). Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/5 Hardback MSS Book. CFD Sperling. Volume V (1898 – 1902) Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/6 Hardback MSS book. CFD Sperling. “Notes on Essex Churches”. VI (1902-10) Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/7 Hardback MSS book. CFD Sperling. VII (1910-27) Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/8 Papers read by CFD Sperling: Gainsborough’s Countryside, Hedingham Castle (20 pages), Church of the Holy Trinity, Long Melford Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/9 CFD Sperling Correspondence Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/10 CFD Sperling. Reporter’s Notebook – no cover. Sudbury. Note: “5 Reporters Note Books. MS notes. Rough drafts” formed one item of Sperling bequest (see S/LIB/2/10) Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/1 1 CFD Sperling. “Reporter’s Note Book for Pen or Pencil. 120 Pages. ‘Essex 1910-1919’” Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/12 CFD Sperling. “Reporter’s Note Book for Pen or Pencil. 128 Pages. ‘Essex 1920-1921’” Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/13 CFD Sperling. “Reporter’s Note Book. ‘Essex III’” Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/14 CFD Sperling. “Empire Reporting Book. ‘Essex’” Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/15 CFD Sperling. “Note Book. ‘Parish Register Notes’” Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/16 CFD Sperling. Pedigrees & c. by Chas Partridge (1927) Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/17 CFD Sperling. Index of Essex Churches (ref to Morant). An A-Z of churches, bells, brasses and monuments. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/18 Envelope titled “SPERLING MSS – To be preserved. Heraldic Correspondence between the Rev H L Elliot and CFDS, 1907 – 1918. Note: “1 bundle letters from H L Elliot” formed one item of Sperling bequest (see S/LIB/2/10) Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/19 Cannon Exercise Book. “Not identified”. Probably by Sperling. Notes from Parish Book, Holy Trinity Church, Colchester. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/20 Black binder. Loose leaves comprising Family Pedigrees – Sperling’s handwriting Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/21 Commonplace book of Susan Dowson (1/2)  
S/LIB/9/22 Commonplace book of Susan Dowson (2/2)  
S/LIB/9/23 Rules of Navigation. Student MS volume.  
S/LIB/9/24 Rules of Navigation. Student MS volume.  
S/LIB/9/25 (Sellers papers) Notes for the study of E.A.S. members and membership.  
S/LIB/9/26 Will of Christopher Urswick, d.1522. Transcript pp12. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/27 Bound volume. ‘AC Edwards. Development of Armour and Costume from the 14th to 17th Century as illustrated in the memorial brasses of Essex’ – Thesis. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/28 MSS Book. Notes and gleanings from various places in Herts and Essex. Author: J L Glasscock Jnr (covers 1882 – 1925), formed one item in Glasscock bequest (see S/LIB/2/10) Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/29 White A4 folder. Miscellaneous unrelated items. (1) Junior and Senior Teachers World and Schoolmistress. 22.5.1940. (2) ‘The Up-to-date Time Table. Incorporating Colchester A.B.C. Rail and Bus Time Table’. From Sept 28 1936. (3) Notice: ‘Official Scrap Iron Dumps’. (4) Booklet. ‘Sunday Gas Work. Carbonizing on the Lord’s Day. Can it be diminished? A Question and its Answer. 1879’. (5) ‘Essex Parliamentary Elections. Harwich Division’. Use of Frating Memorial Hall, 9.1.1939. (6) Letter ‘Commons, Open Spaces, and Footpaths Preservation Society’ re. Thorrington Right of Way, 20.4.1939. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/30 Unidentified photograph album Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/31 Envelope: “P. LAVER. Misc Papers & Notes” Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/32 Stitched Papers. Index to list of Essex entries in the De Banco Rolls Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/33 Red Hardback Book. MSS student’s notebook on archaeology entitled ‘Settlements and Societies’ Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/34 File. Cambridge University Library Add MS6149. Land holdings. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/35 “Montagu Benton’s papers. Donated by British Museum on behalf of Mr Percy Thompson whose [brass] rubbings they are’. Handwritten on the reverse of computer printout dated 31.12.1974. Comprises a list of brasses in Essex, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/36 Parish Records of Little Parndon: extracts from early Parish Registers, Briefs, Overseers Account Book (1759-1800), “matters relating to [th]e manner and Parish” 1688. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/37 Session Rolls. TS 40 pages. Extracts covering 1536 to 1565 Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/38 Glasscock Papers. Minchen’s Farm, Pharisee Green, Great Dunmow. Includes correspondence c1918 and Pedigree of Glasscok identifying ancestor with property. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/39 Extracts from ‘Guide to Heraldry and Genealogy’ by George Gatfield. 1892. Handwritten notes on Exercise Book pages Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/40 Folder. Transcription of ‘Book of the Half-Yearly Visitations of the Archdeaconry of Colchester in the years 1587 & 1588. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/41 Essex Bookplates, collected for the Essex Archaeological Society by P G Laver, 1920s and 1930s, presujmably the gift of J J Holdsworth (d.1933) (see S/LIB/2/11) Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/42 Wax Seals, collected for the Essex Archaeological Society Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/43 Folder. ‘Fowler’s Mosaic Pavements. Arch Cat 1960.Num 89.’ Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/44 Red Bound Book. Manor of Dedham Hall, Essex. Rental Lady Day. 1762. MSS. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/45 Research TS pp 246, of unpublished book entitled 'King Coel and His Kingdom’ by R J Appleby. “From the Appleby Family, January 1976”. Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/46 Particulars of Sale of Property, 9 items Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/47 Information regarding deformed children, 2pp Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/48 Essex Churches Volume I. Photographs, and some postcards and prints, of Essex churches taken between c.1870 to c.1910, many pre Victorian restoration plus some of 1884 earthquake damage. Under Research
S/LIB/9/49 Essex Churches Volume II. As above. Under Research
S/LIB/9/50 Box. Parish Register Transcripts and Indexes Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016
S/LIB/9/51 Mabbitt gift, February 2016) Some Essex Closing Rings. Photographs by Fred J Brand and S E Lloyd,( 1935 Deposited ERO, 19.7.2016


{tab Archives}


The Honorary Librarian has responsibility for the archive records of the Society.


This class contains documents associated with the archiving and deposit of the Society’s records.

S/ARC/1/1 Set of Library Lists and Catalogues compiled by Peter Boyden, Nos 1-5; 1980 library & records committee catalogue of minute books & other records compiled by Peter Boyden Retain
S/ARC/1/2 Boyden and Sellers Catalogue of Papers, TS 15pp “prepared by PBB from slips mainly prepared by JS”. (1) Papers of Rev W J Pressey (a) Essex Church Plate, (b) Archdeaconry Records, (c) Local History; (2) Manuscripts; (3) Antiquarian Manuscripts  




S/ARC/2/1 ESAH Historical Material. Yellow ringbinder. Compiled mainly by Michael Leach whilst Secretary. Contains: (1) ‘Our Triple Jubilee’: a talk given by W Raymond Powell at the Society’s lunch at Spains Hall, Finchingfield, on Saturday 20 July 2002. WRP was the Society’s historian; (2) Membership Application form c.2005; (3) Rev Edward Lewes Cutts: biographical material; (4) Notes on EAS Honorary Curator of Colchester Museum by W Raymond Powell, and ‘The Independent’ obituary to Margaret Jones; (5) Publication and Research Fund: notes created by William A Hewitt; (6) Notes on Society members: William A Hewitt - autobiographical; William Chapman Waller – correspondence between Michael Leach and Richard S Morris OBE; Dr John Disney and Rev J H Marsden – correspondence between Michael Leach and Dr David W J Gill; (7) ‘Our Diamond Jubilee’, taken from Transactions; (8) Report of AGM of Essex Archaeological Society, September 1858: copied from Essex Standard 17 September 1858; (9) Essex Society for Archaeology and History and Colchester Borough Council: a discussion paper; (10) ESAH. The accommodation of the Society’s Library (11) Final TS version ‘A Catalogue of the Minute Books and Other Records of the Society’ by Peter Boyden (1980) (aka Boyden’s Library List No 4); (12) (Sellers papers) ‘The Second Hundred Years’ by Major J G Brinson: “this must be a proof copy – see TEAS 1961. Keep 
 S/ARC/2/2  Envelope containing Peter Boyden notes on EAS History, compiled late 1970s. Comprises: (1) Notes collected in preparation of original version (1980) of this document, pp10. (2) ‘The Society’s tenancy of rooms in Hollytrees’. TS & MS versions, pp2. PBB 17.8.1978. (3) ‘Colchester Archaeological Association’, being 7pp, MS, of extracts from minutes pre-1852 to 1949.  Keep
 S/ARC/2/3  (Sellers Papers, 2015). Blue File. Ring binder compiled by Mrs Elizabeth Sellers being an attempt to provide a collective memory of the Society. Contents (1) List of topics covered. Introduction to Files of Council Minutes 1967-90 and AGM 1956-2007 plus notes on meeting frequency; AGM Selected topics: Administration and officers, Committees, Finance, Membership Rules Objects, Museums, Library, Publications, Research, Sites & Excavations, Members Meetings, Other activities, People, Other Bodies / Institutions; (2) List of topics covered. Introduction to Files of Council Minutes 1967-90 and AGM 1956-2007 plus notes on meeting frequency; Council Minutes 1956-89 covers Earliest and Subsequent References, includes recruitment change of title & charity commissioners, covers subscription changes, membership, library, museums, research fieldwork & excavation, events & meetings, people, other societies & local authorities etc, chronology of surviving council minutes, topics, money given to EAS, grants by EAS, miscellaneous finance; (3) [this] Blue Book; (4) John Ezra Sellers 1923-1994 – copy from September 1994 Newsletter; (5) Essex Chronicle, 25.6.1948: “Cat among the pigeons at Archaeologists’ Meeting” – criticism by Appleby of administration of AGM; (6) Letter from Brinson to Benton, 23.8.1958 re. Ancient Monuments Department; (7) Letter from Brinson to Buxton, 5.2.1959, re. Society administration “the officers of the Society are not doing their jobs”; Letter Brinson to editor of Essex Countryside, 31.12.1958, and response 2.1.1959; (8) copy of Essex County Standard 15.1.1960 “Will Colchester keep its links with the EAS?” (9) agreement between Roman Essex Society and Chelmsford Museum; (10) “The Society’s tenure of rooms in Hollytrees” P B B[oyton] 17.8.1978; (11) extract of minutes, 3.3.1979, re. student membership; (12) EAS Members Interests Summer 1984; (13) Publication Development Fund and previous proposal for an Essex Archaeological Trust; (14) various letters appealing for funds; (15) Letter, 9.4.1981, re Society representation on Essex County Council Library, Museum and Records Committee; (16) Note on Publications format; (17) Letter to ES from Michael Leach, Secretary, 18.3.2008, regarding donation of missing minutes; (18) Archives Sub-Committee, 12.11.1966 – retention or transfer of records.  Keep


{tab Items on Loan to ERO}


See also S/LIB/3/1, S/LIB/3/2, S/LIB/3/3, S/LIB/3/5.

 S/ARC/3/1  Red Ring Binder. ESAH assets deposited on loan at Essex Record Office. Please note contents are filed with most recent item on top. Comprises: Keep 
   (1) Catalogued Deposits (D/DE, D/DHt). Page 1 of 2: D/DE. Miscellaneous Essex documents and papers, 1544-1917 deposited by EAS, 1944-49. Acc. 847, 889 (Mar 1944, June 1944), Acc. 909 (Oct 1944) (see S/LIB/3/2), Acc. 1717 (Jun 1949). (see S/LIB/3/3). Page 2 of 2. D/DHt. Acc. 2501 & 2822 (Nov 1953 & Jan 1956) (see S/LIB/3/3), Acc. 2971 (Apr 1957), Acc. 2972 (Apr 1957) (see S/LIB/3/3), Acc. 3184 (Jan 1958), Acc. 4194 (Dec 1966), Acc. 4204 (Jan 1967) – presumably Morant MSS, “Lordship of Walden” MS, the Clark collection, per Council 9.3.1968, Acc. 4351 (Mar 1968), Acc. 4353 (Mar 1968), Acc. 4410 (Nov 1968), Acc. 4430 (Jan 1969), Acc. 4511 (Nov 1969), Acc. 4612 (July 1970);  
   (1A) Holman MSS. pp4. (Removed from Mabbitt papers). Note: the Minutes of Council, 25.2.1967, refer to “Holman and King MSS and certain maps had been deposited on recoverable loan with ERO”.  
   (2) Letter from Ken Newton to Peter Boyden, 2pp, 4.3.1975 referring to Elliott Armorial, on loan, Acc. 5205.  
   (3) Letter from Nancy Briggs to Peter Boyden, 19.5.1975, referring to deposit of Strutt MS, “Chronicle of a Revolution of the land of the Lilies”, Acc. 5033.  
   (4) MS A5 Letter from Ken Newton, 2.8.1976, referring to deposit of Parish records of St Leonard, Colchester, Acc. 5313; Deeds of Bocking Charity, Acc. 5314.  
   (5) MS A5 letter from Ken Newton, 2.8.1976, referring to the deposit of “following classes of archive: Estate and family records, Parish records, Rural Deanery records, Roman Catholic records, Baptist records, Antiquarian MSS, Transcripts and genealogical, Acc. 5033.  
   (6) MS A5 Letter from Ken Newton, 31.8.1976, referring to the deposit of “’MS Memoirs and Diary of John Crosier, 1753-88’ for microfilming and return”. Temp acc. 1200. – and return, 6.10.1976.  
   (7) Letter from Ken Newton to Peter Boyden, 13.12.1976, clarifying Elliot notebooks (Acc. 5447), Armorial and Ordinary of British Crests (Acc. 5205); Harold Smith’s papers etc (Acc. 4611 catalogued as T/P 237): “the Society retained ‘Sequence of Clergy’.  
   (8) Letter from Ken Newton to Peter Boyden, 16.2.1977 referring to 3 lists, viz. Miscellaneous Catalogued Deposits, 2pp. Acc. 4192. King Collections (EAS Library Catalogue 1923, pp26-27), Acc. 4352. Visitation notes by Revd. Andrew Clark. Arch. Essex, Arch Colchester, Acc. 4372. Morant MSS (EAS Library Catalogue, pp28-53), Morant’s remarks on Selden. Acc. 4611. Harold Smith papers including Havering Petty Session records. Acc. 4612 (part). Havering Quarter Session Records. Acc. 5033 (part) (Jan 1973) Morant draft, Chelmsford Hundred. Uncatalogued Deposits. Acc. 4316. Bramston MSS (see S/LIB/1/5). Acc. 4496. Patchett MSS, Gestingthorpe (EAS Library Catalogue 1923, p54), Acc. 5033 (Jan 1973 - ?Jan 1974). Estate and family records. Parish records, Rural Deanery records, Roman Catholic records, Antiquarian MSS, Transcripts and genealogical material (see item below). Acc. 5205 (Mar 1974 & Jun 1975). Elliott Armorial, Ordinary and Heraldic Rubbings. Acc. 5313. (Jan 1975) St Leonard, Colchester parish records “census return sent Apr 1978”. Acc. 5314 (Jan 1975). Bocking Charity deeds “returned Feb 1977”. Acc. 5447 (Dec 1976). Notebooks of Revd. H L Elliott “offprints and map sent Apr 1978”. Receipt. Acc. 4611 (addl). Harold Smith papers (notebook and illustrations). Acc. 5313 (addl) St Leonard’s Colchester (Census 1831). Acc. 5447 (addl). Elliott papers (plan of Peterborough and offprints).   
   (9) Elliott Collections. A MSS list pp2, compiled by P G Laver?.   
   (10) Deposits by EAS (1968-76). A5 sheet. Gives more information on items deposited in Jan 1974 (as Acc. 5033): Leake Collections (2 volumes listed as Nos 714 and 717 in Catalogue, 1869; EAS Library Catalogue 1923, p27); H W Lewer notes; S A Warner (notes on history of Braintree); R H Browne (notes on history of Stapleford Abbotts); Katherine Fry’s commonplace book (East and West Ham); Philip Laver papers, Transcripts of Essex visitations; Colchester, St Leonard parish records and settlement papers; Coggeshall Rural Deanery Minutes, 1844-1886, 1886-1933; Ingatestone Hall R.C. chapel, notice books; Stanwell Street, Colchester, Baptist Church church book, 1826-1863; Joseph Strutt MSS; Astle / Hills MSS (7 volumes).  
   (11) One sheet. Temporary Accession 1400. Archdeaconry of Colchester terrier, 1891. (Apr 1978)  
   (12) Correspondence relating to the records of Gas Company, 22.7.1985-27.10.1986. Includes Catalogue and two Agreement for the Custody of Records (i) Acc. C146. Records of Colchester Gas Company, 1831-1950; (ii) A7390. Halstead Gas Company ledgers etc 1880-1942; Hedingham Gas Light and Coke Company, 1928-35; Earls Colne Gas Company 1915-41; Kelvedon Gas Company ledger 1948-58. 14pp.  
   (13) Correspondence relating to the Wire Collection MSS (EAS Library Catalogue 1923, pp55-65), 8.10.1986 to 1.11.1988, pp5.  
   (14) Acknowledgement of deposit, dated 10.9.1991, of (i) collection of brass rubbings, (ii) Further Laver papers, (iii) Collection of prints, drawings, plans etc, (iv) W H Dalrymple commonplace books, (v) Misc. records (incl deeds) for sorting.  
   (15) Correspondence relating to the deposit of the Society’s brass rubbings, Acc. 9163, D/Y13, 15.4.1994-26.4.1995 with ‘Agreement for the custody of records’ document, 4pp  
   (16) Agreement for the custody of records: A10778. “Record of Diocese of St Albans, being terrier of church property in the Arch. of Essex & Col’r (previously filmed as T/A645) with loose sheets in volume”.  
   (17) Temporary Accession C340, being items transferred from Museum Resources Centre. Letter dated 3.4.2002. pp3. “Boxing List: 1-15. Holdsworth Collection arranged topographically A-Z; 16-20. More Holdsworth needing to be sorted; 21-26 Laver papers; 27, 28. Wykeham Chancellor; 29 Colchester Poll Books and Burgess Rolls; 30. Miller Christy news-cuttings and other MC papers; 31-33. Hervey Benham Papers; 34. 3 vols news-cuttings unidentified but possibly related c1865-c1912; 35. 7 vols of 20th century news-cuttings unidentified; 36. Walden Abbey Cartulary / Fisher; Rev. F. L. Bridges transcripts of PRO docs re: Mistley etc; Chas. Probert transcripts of MI’s and Alms in Essex Churches; 37-38. Identifiable items needing decision e.g. transcripts of records and N.E. Essex Regional Planning Committee 1930; 39. Glascock bequest re genealogy (see also pedigrees in bag 1); 40. Documentary re. brass rubbings: Miller Christy / A. H. Brown / Ann Dowden and 1970s; 41. Album of prints, postcards and photos labelled Essex 4 (see also box 42); 42. Album ditto labelled Various 5; album of Essex prints collected by C F D Sperling; 43. Pictorial / Edgar Pask; 44. Music books (Twinning, Algar); cutting from Country Life via Miller Christy; 45. Brass rubbings: Chas Probert album, also Miller Christy; 46-48. Misc. material, mostly pictorial, to be sorted including (in box 47) b/w photos of Essex churches possibly for exhibition; Bag 1. Glascock pedigrees and material to be sorted; Bag 2. Brass rubbings, 4 rolls. Portfolio of large prints to be sorted. Box 48A. Leonard H Grant. History of Berechurch MS1941. + 1 index cabinet, cards in drawers thought to have been compiled by Henry and / or Philip Laver as an index to some or all of their papers.” Letter, 12.12.2005, from Paul Coverley, ERO Colchester, acknowledging completion of accession project. “I have been asked if the Society would seriously consider depositing its own internal archives.”  
   (18) Letter regarding ‘Election ephemera’ dated 18.5.2004, pp3  
   (19) Minutes and notes, late 1960s, including the deposit of finds by the former Roman Essex Society at Chelmsford and Essex Museum.  
   (20) Agreement for the Custody for Records. A11126. Ref ERO D/Z 418. “Records of Essex Place-names Committee comprising Essex Place-names Project recording forms for 23 parishes.  
   (21) Agreement for the Custody of Records. A11884 – Catalogue Ref: D/Z 183 addl. D/P 26, 20.5.2006. “Records collected by members of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History relating to parts of the county other than Colchester and Tendring, including items from the S A Warner bequest, the Chancellor papers, Pressey papers, deeds of Bocking charities, the Benton papers, the Morant Club papers and the Bullock papers. Previously held at Colchester Branch Office under the references Accession C32, Temporary Accession C158 and Temporary Accession C340.”  
   (22) Papers of John Horace Round, deposited March 2010, “previously belonging to Ray Powell”. List 5pp.  
   (23) ‘Thomas Ladmore’s 1868 photograph of the Mappa Mundi’. Correspondence relating to the donation of to The Cathedral Library, Hereford, 9-17.4.2010.  
   (24) Temporary Accession receipt, dated 19.11.2011, for Genealogy of the Smyth family of Cressing Temple; Box file containing records of NE Essex Regional Planning Committee (1930); Box file containing town and country planning records re NW Essex (1960s); 4 lever arch files containing Acts of Parliament dealing with canals, roads, railways, Great Bromley enclosure etc.; large box of prints, drawings, photographs, Jaywick development plans; Colchester Benevolent Society bank book; box containing vols 1-5 of Colchester place names in manuscript; box containing volume of subject index and volume of cross references for out of Colchester place names; Essex Harmony – bound collection of songs, probably 18th century; Church tax c1291 (1802) national including Essex.  
   (25) Agreement for the Custody of Records. A13366. 20.4.2012. “Album of cuttings, prints, photos and drawings relating to Essex churches, and especially to their restoration, compiled from the 1850s perhaps by Rev T J Griffin Hoofe and formerly in the possession of Charles K Probert of Newport”.  
   (26) Agreement for the Custody of Records. A13271. Ref ERO D/Y 37. 20.2.2013. “Manuscript and papers of William Wire of Colchester. Comprising items in the listing of the collection in the ‘Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Manuscripts and Scrap Collections in the Library of the Essex Archaeological Society, 1923’. Except for W1/42, W1/52, W1/66, W3/5, W3/6 (part: registers for 1830, 1835, 1837, and 1847), W3/7, W5/3, W5/9. ‘Wire Collections Prints etc’, ‘Wire Pamphlets’, ‘Letters of C Roach Smith to William Wire, 1841-55’ re purchase of coins’, and ‘Act for repair of Road, Harlow to Woodford, 1769’ (stated to have been in Supplementary Parcel of Odd Volumes and Pamphlets), together with additional material not listed in the Catalogue.”  
   (27) Agreement for the Custody of Records. A14458. Ref ERO D/Z 183 addl. 27.5.2016. Records of the Essex Society for Archaeology and History being the Grant of Arms to the Society. Deposited by A. Corder-Birch, President.  
 S/ARC/3/2  [Merged with S/ARC/3/1]  
 S/ARC/3/3  “Suffolk Record Office” 6pp. Documents deposited by the EAS per ERO, 28.12.1950. “GC16 (Acc. 277, 498). A miscellaneous collection comprising some early manorial records, evidences and title mainly relating to Nayland and Stratford St Mary, and a few papers of the Green family of Nayland.”  


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