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Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791 The Universal Directory of Great Britain 1791. Our favourite directory.

Five volumes on one CD, the earliest directory of England and Wales and one of the most interesting. Ref 1134. Price £33.80
pigots directory of derbyshire lincolnshire and nottinghamshire Pigot's Directory of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire 1822. Three books on one CD. This is a very early example of Pigot's famous Trade Directories. Each county volume contains lists of individual traders and their occupations in the major towns (not, unfortunately, the smaller villages and hamlets). Each of the towns are described in fine detail with information about schools, churches, local industries.

Towns covered are:

DERBYSHIRE - Alfreton, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Belper, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chesterfield, Derby, Tideswell and Wirksworth.

LINCOLNSHIRE - Alford, Barton upon Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg, Burgh, Caistor, Falkingham, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Market Deeping, Market Rasen, Sleaford, Spalding, Spilsby, Stamford, Tattershall, Wainfleet and Wragby.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - Bingham, Mansfield, Newark upon Trent, Nottingham, Southwell, Tuxford and Worksop.

Ref 0521. Price £14.50
pigots directory of nottinghamshire 1828/9 Pigot's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1828/9. A fine, early, rare directory which covers the market towns and principal villages in the county of Nottinghamshire. Please note that the smaller villages and hamlets are not included. The descriptions of each place are excellent with lots of details about schools, churches, hospitals and other institutions plus detailed histories and directories of the nobility, gentry, clergy and classified directories of tradespeople. Also included is an excellent county map.

Places included: Bingham, East Bridgeford, Blythe, Bawtry, Mansfield, Mansfield Woodhouse, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Blidfield and Kikby, Newark-upon-Trent, Nottingham, Arnold, Beeston, Gedling, Woollaton, Old and New Radford, Clareborough, Ordsall, Southwell, Tuxford, East and West Markham and Worksop. Ref 0882. Price £14.50
whites directory of nottinghamshire 1832 White's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1832. A rare old book with over 700 pages. Contains descriptions of towns and villages and has a listing of over 20,000 people with their trades.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Nottinghamshire Archive.

Ref 0008. Price £23.50
history topography and directory of nottingham History, Topography and Directory of Nottingham and the Adjacent Villages - 1834 Dearden. A very rare, old, specialised publication relating to Nottingham, including its history, geography and facilities including schools, places of worship, carriers, postal services etc., together with an alphabetical listing of people with trades, plus gentry etc., and a complete classified trades directory.

Also included is a fascinating, detailed, street map of the town as it was in 1834. Ref 1171. Price £14.50
oranges nottingham directory 1840 Orange's Nottingham Directory 1840. Not published by the mobile phone network. A fabulous classified trades directory of Nottingham accompanied by a general almanack. A very rare resource indeed. Ref 0732. Price £15.10
whites directory of nottinghamshire 1844 White's History, Directory and Gazetteer of Nottinghamshire 1844 A key source for Nottinghamshire. Includes historical information, a street listing of Nottingham, an alphabetical listing of people and a listing of people by professions. Ref IE5117 Price £22.90
the history and directory of the town of nottingham 1844 The History and Directory of the Town of Nottingham - 1844 Stephen Glover. An alphabetical listing of the inhabitants, classification of the professions and trades, a complete register of electors, a brief description of its present state, population, trade, county and poor rates, institutions, public buildings etc.

This is a most unusual directory for this early period in that it lists the residents (rather than just people with trades). Ref 1172. Price £18.50
register of persons entitled to vote Register of Persons Entitled to Vote. Borough of Nottingham.

Book 1 - 1846

Book 2 - 1848 to 1849

Book 3 - 1849 to 1850

Unlike normal poll books which were a record of those voting, these books contain the names and addresses of all persons entitled to vote in the election for a Member of Parliament.

To be entitled to vote in these elections, a person must have owned a house or some land. These books state the names of the people, their place of abode, the nature of their qualification to vote, and the place where their property is situated. The 1846 book is just a list of names and addresses of Freemen entitled to vote. Ref 1170. Price £14.50
nottingham corporation chamber and bridge estates 1848 Nottingham Corporation Chamber and Bridge Estates 1848. A wonderful book which gives details of who held the leases for land in these two estates, plus the taxes and rents that they paid to the Corporation. Ref 0672. Price £14.80
lacselles and hagars directory of the town of nottingham 1848 Lacselles and Hagar's 1848 Directory of the Town of Nottingham. Also includes the Parishes of Basford, Bridgford, Carlton, Lenton, Radford, Sneinton, Wilford and Wollaton.

This rare book contains some fascinating early advertisements and an engraving of Nottingham's first passenger railway station.

Sections include an alphabetical listing of residents of the twon, with profession and residence, and a classified trades directory. For the surrounding villages there are unusually detailed lists of people including cow keepers, framework knitters etc in addition to those with businesses in more recognised trades. Ref 1173. Price £18.50
post office directory of nottinghamshire 1849 Post Office Directory of Nottinghamshire 1849. An early and very comprehensive Post Office Directory published by Kelly's.

Every place in the county is well described with details of schools, churches, hospitals etc. and directories of the traders there. Also included are a Court Directory of private residents, a classified trades directory and a beautiful map of the County of Nottinghamshire. Ref 1372. Price £14.50
whites directory of sheffield and district 1852 White's Directory of Sheffield and District 1852. This localised directory covers the towns, parishes and villages within a 20 mile radius of Sheffield.

Includes: Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Worksop, Bawtry, Tickhill, Penistone, Chesterfield, Matlock, Alfreton, Bakewell, Tideswell, Chatsworth, Haddon, Bolsover, Welbeck, Clumber, and more than 800 hamlets in the counties of Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Ref 0347. Price £18.50
whites directory of nottinghamshire 1853 White's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1853. A typically comprehensive White's directory which contains a huge amount of historical and topographical information about the county of Nottinghamshire and all of its towns, villages and hamlets. Ref 0057. Price £23.50
nottingham 1854 c.n. wrights directory and borough register Nottingham 1854 C.N.Wright's Directory and Borough Register. This is an unusual directory, covering Nottingham and its suburbs, with the information presented in three ways which makes it invaluable to the family historian. An alphabetical listing of people, with addresses and trades, a directory of streets, with people and their trades (all the tiny places that are so difficult to locate are included) and a directory of trades with names and addresses.

The directory also includes a calendar, an almanack, information on licences, taxes and stamp duties, a historical sketch of Nottingham and a general description of the town, its institutions, services and facilities.

An 1860 street map of Nottingham is also included on this CD. Ref 0032. Price £15.10
wrights nottingham and suburban directory 1862 Wright's Nottingham and Suburban Directory 1862. In addition to the directory for the town of Nottingham, this volume also covers the areas of Adbolton, Arnold, Basford, Beeston, West Bridgford, Bulwell, Carlton, Carrington and Sherwood Hill, Cindar Hill, Clifton, Colwick, Edwalton, Gedling, Lenton, Ruddington, Sherwood, Mapperley, Wilford and Wollaton.

A street list and a street directory listing the residents in each is included and a classified trades directory together with details of places of worship, public institutions, town functionaries, bankers, the Nottingham conveyance directory and carriers from the inns. Ref 1174. Price £18.50
f whites directory of nottinghamshire 1864 F. White's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1864. A superb F. White's Directory with a detailed description and history of every place in the county of Nottinghamshire. Each of the larger places has a list of streets in the town and a list of private individuals who could not be assigned a trade, plus a trades directory. The smaller villages and hamlets still have lists of people and trades but sometimes not the streets list. Ref 0395. Price £23.10
morris and co directory of nottinghamshire 1869 Morris and Co. Directory of Nottinghamshire 1869. With Grantham, Chesterfield and Gainsborough.

A large thick book which, to maintain a high quality image is produced as a 2 CD set.

Kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Brewhouse Yard Museum. Ref 0033. Price £23.10
nottinghamshire 1873 Return of Owners of Land Nottinghamshire 1873 Return of Owners of Land. Lists every person in the county of Nottinghamshire who owned 1 acre of land or more, with name, place, extent of land and its value. Ref 0213-26 Price £11.50
post office directory of nottinghamshire 1876 Post Office Directory of Nottinghamshire 1876. A wonderfully comprehensive directory, as well as the usual county, court and trades directories there is a fabulous street by street directory of the city of Nottingham and an excellent county map.

This book was kindly loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Family Record Centre. Ref 9051 Price £19.10
kellys directory of nottinghamshire 1881 Kelly's Office Directory of Nottinghamshire 1881. A book loaned to the Archive CD Books project by Paul Nix of Nottingham.

A typically comprehensive Kelly's Directory of the period covering the whole of Nottinghamshire and describing each town, village and hamlet, and it's facilities, in detail. Ref 0045 Price £18.50
wrights directory of 24 miles around nottingham 1883 Wright's Directory of Nottingham, South Notts and 24 miles around Nottingham 1883. Includes Ilkeston and parts of Derbyshire and parts of Leicestershire.

An unusual directory in that it contains details of villages in more than one county, covering the whole of Nottingham (and what are now the suburbs), parts of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Ref 0141 Price £18.50
wrights directory gazetteer and blue book of nottingham 1885 Wright's Directory, Gazetteer and Blue Book of Nottingham 1885. Includes the area ten miles around Nottingham market place.

Comprises of parts of Derbyshire and Leicestershire and the towns of Beeston, Hucknall Torkard, Long Eaton etc.

This directory includes a street by street listing of just about all householders in Nottingham, an alphabetical listing of people and finally a classified trades directory. The smaller surrounding places each have their own directory. Ref 1163 Price £18.50
whites of nottinghamshire 1885 1886 White's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1885-6. Just like the 1894 White's Directory with a huge amount of information for family historians. This directory covers all places in Nottinghamshire, providing great insights into not only the names and addresses of ancestors but also the conditions in which they lived through the historical, statistical and topographical descriptions provided of each place. Over 800 pages of fantastic information. Ref 1176 Price £19.10
nottinghamshire register of voters 1885 North Nottinghamshire Original Register of Voters for the Year 1885. The register of persons entitled to vote at any election of a member to serve for the Northern Division of the County of Nottingham, commencing 1885. There are 8936 electors in the register.

Includes the persons full name, residential address and the reason that they qualify to vote. The qualification may include the number of properties owned and sometimes details of what the property was used for. Ref 1104 Price £14.10
wrights directory of 12 miles around nottingham 1888 Wright's Directory - 12 Miles Around Nottingham 1888. Includes Ilkeston, parts of Derbyshire and parts of Leicestershire.

An unusual directory containing details of villages in three counties but excluding the towns of Nottingham and Derby.

This directory contains excellent contemporary descriptions of each town and village, its services, and all of the people (with addresses) with trades. The book also has many pages of advestisements for various companies in the district. Ref 0010 Price £20.50
kellys directory of nottinghamshire 1891 Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1891. A description of each place in Nottinghamshire along with directories of private residents and tradespeople. The city of Nottingham also includes a street by street directory.

A Court Directory is included listing private residents in the county and a classified trades directory together with an excellent county map.

This directory can be used as an aid to searching the 1891 census. Ref 0126 Price £18.50
whites directory of nottingham 1894 General and Commercial directory of the Borough of Nottingham 1894 - William White. A history, gazetteer and directory of the borough of Nottingham. The directory includes a street directory of Nottingham, alphabetical listings of residents in the borough and a classified trades directory. Ref IE5106 Price £19.50
whites history gazetteer and directory of nottinghamshire 1894 White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Nottinghamshire 1894. This comprehensive directory gives the names and addresses of Nottinghamshire inhabitants but also includes fascintating extra information that will enable you to understand what life was really like in 1894.

The book contains historical, statistical and topographical information about every borough, town, village, hamlet, manor and union in Nottinghamshire. Ref 1178 Price £19.10
kellys directory of nottinghamshire 1900 Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1900. An ideal companion to the 1901 census.

Includes a map of Nottinghamshire, directories of all of the counties towns and villages plus a full street directory of Nottingham. Ref 0139 Price £18.50
wrights directory of the city of nottingham 1902 C.N. Wright's Directory of the City of Nottingham 1902. This directory is really very special. It includes a complete street by street directory of Nottingham and its suburbs, house by house, with names of householders and their occupations, plus a complete alphabetical list of householders (not just traders), and then a classified trades directory.

This is another great book to use as a companion to the 1901 census. Ref 0675 Price £18.50
nottingham terrier 1903 Nottingham Terrier 1903. A strangely titled unusual book contains lists of all the people in Nottingham who rented properties or land from Nottingham City Council in 1903. Addresses, value of the rental, and even the condition of the properties is included. Everything from terraced houses to allotments is included. Ref 0348 Price £14.90
wrights directory of the city of nottingham 1905 Wright's Directory of the City of Nottingham 1905-6. Including the immediate neighbourhoods:- Arnold, Attenborough and Chilwell, Beeston, Bilborough, Burton Joyce, Carlton and Netherfield, Cinder Hill, Clifton, Colwick, Edwalton, Garnston, Gedling, Holme Pierrepont, Hucknall Torkard, Radcliffe on Trent, Ruddington, West Bridgford, Wilford and Wollaton.

The directory includes a street by street listing of just about all householders in Nottingham, an alphabetical listing of people and finally a classified trades directory. The smaller surrounding places each have their own directory. Ref 1164 Price £18.50
kellys directory of nottinghamshire 1912 Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1912. By 1912 we have a very special directory with much more detail. This one includes a section with a complete street by street and house by house directory of Nottingham plus of course a comprehensive county directory. This could be useful for those trying to locate ancestors in the 1911 census. Ref 0259 Price £18.50
wrights directory of the city of nottingham Wright's Directory of the City of Nottingham and Neighbourhood 1913-14. Includes: Arnold, Attenborough and Chilwell, Beeston, Bilborough, Burton Joyce, Carlton and Netherfield, Cinder Hill, Clifton, Gedling, Holme Pierrepont, Hucknall Torkard, Mapperley, Plaibs, Radcliffe on Trent, Ruddington, Toton, West Bridgford, Wilford, Woodthorpe and Wollaton.

This directory includes a street by street listing of just about all householders in Nottingham, an alphabetical listing of people and a classified trades directory. The smaller surrounding places each have their own directory. Ref 1165 Price £18.50
wrights directory of nottingham and neighbourhood C.N.Wright's Directory of Nottingham and Neighbourhood 1915. This book was loaned to the Archive CD Books project by the Brewhouse Yard Museum in Nottingham.

A really excellent directory. Not just tradespeople. Full street listing with house numbers and head of household. Complete alphabetical name listing, classified trades directory and local information. Ref 0035 Price £18.50
kellys directory of nottinghamshire 1916 Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1916. A typically useful Kelly's Directory. It contains street by street and even house by house lists with the names of the householders in the City of Nottingham as well as the usual lists of trade people.

An excellent resource for anyone with Nottingham interests. Ref 1103 Price £18.50
wrights directory of nottingham and neighbourhood 1920 Wright's Directory of Nottingham and Neighbourhood 1920. An incredibly comprehensive street by street directory of the City of Nottingham and its suburbs plus an excellent alphabetical list of residents which acts as an index. A classified trades directory is also included. Ref 0248 Price £18.50
kellys directory of nottinghamshire 1922 Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1922.

Ref 0176 Price £18.50
kellys directory of nottinghamshire 1925 Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1925. A typically comprehensive Kelly's Directory with the names and addresses of private residents and tradespeople in each town, village and hamlet. Nottingham itself also has a superb street by street directory. Ref 1005 Price £18.50
kellys directory of nottinghamshire 1941 Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1941. A very large and comprehensive directory with information about each place and directories with names and addresses of tradespeople and private residents. The City of Nottingham has an excellent street by street directory of almost every head of household. Ref 0475 Price £20.90
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