Volume containing manuscript lists of mayors and burgesses of Nottingham,1826

Scope and Content

The volume lists mayors and burgesses in a number of distinct series. It begins with the Mayors,in chronological order, 1699-1833. The lists of Burgesses are given in alphabetical sequence,beginning with the Burgesses under 'A', from 1699-1826. A number of names have been added at a laterdate. In some of the lists, the occupation of the burgesses is also identified.

Administrative / Biographical History

The identity of the compilers of the lists is unknown. A number of different hands are present,indicating that the lists were assembled over a considerable period of time. The purpose of thevolume is not clear. A pencil annotation, which indicates that it was at that time for sale, refersto a former owner as Alderman Howitt, presumably Alderman John Howitt, Mayor of Nottingham1874-1875. It may then have been purchased for the Mechanics Institution Reference Library inNottingham; it still bears the Institution's book label.


The collection has been divided by document type into series. Within these series, items havebeen arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.


Other Finding Aids

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on thedescription belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk). TheDepartment will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and theresponsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishingto publish.

Custodial History

The volume was acquired by the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts in August1964.