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Bibliography and useful links

There are numerous websites and books that provide or link to information about archives, their use and interpretation. Here is just a small selection of those that are available.

Online resources

Published resources

  • Peter Beal, A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology, 1450 to 2000 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).

  • C. R. Cheney, A Handbook of Dates: For Students of British History (London: Royal Historical Society, 1978).

  • Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007).

  • A. A. Dibben, Title Deeds: 13th-19th Centuries (London: Historical Association, 1968).

  • Eileen Gooder, Latin for Local History: An Introduction, 2nd ed. (London: Longman, 1978).

  • L. C. Hector, The Handwriting of English Documents (Dorking: Kohler and Coombes, 1980).

  • David Hey (ed.), Oxford Companion to Local and Family History, 2nd ed. (Oxford: OUP, 2008).

  • R. E. Latham, Revised Medieval Latin Word-List from British and Irish Sources (London: British Academy, 1965).

  • Hilary Marshall, Palaeography for Family and Local Historians (Chichester: Phillimore, 2004).

  • Rosemary Sassoon, Handwriting of the Twentieth Century (London: Routledge, 1999).