The Institute's Library

The Institute’s library was purchased in 1974 by Suffolk County Council and has been housed since then at the Suffolk Record Office, Raingate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Unique material was incorporated on the shelves with the Local Studies stock (though still with SIAH bookplates) while subscriptions to archaeological journals and record publications were taken over and are still maintained.

In addition to the reference side of the library, it also contains lending stock. This consists of duplicates of many of the ‘usual suspects’ of Suffolk Local Studies: a full set of the Proceedings, the ‘Green Books’, SRS volumes, Copinger’s Manors, West Suffolk Illustrated, East Anglian Notes and Queries New Series.

These titles are all available for loan by members of the Institute. The books are shelved together – just ask at the searchroom counter. All the borrower has to do is produce evidence of membership and sign the borrowers’ register. Please remember to sign out any books that you borrow and to return them within a reasonable time.

In the following list, materials available for loan are starred.

Suffolk

General

*  Suffolk Institute Proceedings vols. 1 to date
*  Suffolk Review (Bulletin of Suffolk Local History Council) vols. 1 to date
*  Suffolk Green Books (S.H.A.H.) 22 volumes (1894-1912)
*  Suffolk Record Society Publications, all volumes to date
Suffolk Charities, 1840
Suffolk Domesday Book facsimile (Sir Henry James) 1863
*  Suffolk Grand Juries 1800-1880
*  Suffolk Tracts & Pamphlets, 1921

*  Account of properties of the Society of Friends in Suffolk (1852)
*  Barker, H.R., West Suffolk Illustrated, 1907
Barker, H.R., East Suffolk Illustrated, 1908-9
*  Bullen, Index to West Suffolk Registers 1696-7
Cautley, H.M., Suffolk Churches, 1937
*  Copinger, W.A., Suffolk Records, 6 vols. 1904-1907
*  Copinger, W.A., Manors of Suffolk, 7 vols., 1905-1911 (vols 1-4,7)
Cox, History of Suffolk, 1730 (ex Magna Britannia)
Dowsing, W., Journal 1643-4 (ed. Evelyn White), 1885
*  Farrer, E., Portraits in West Suffolk Houses, 1908
Golding, C., Coinage of Suffolk, 1868
*  James, M.R., Suffolk and Norfolk, 1930
Kirby, J., Suffolk Traveller, 2nd edition, 1764
Muskett, J.J., Suffolk Manorial Families vol.I 1900, vol.II 1908
*  Page, A., Supplement to Suffolk Traveller, 1844
*  Parker, J., Architectural Notes on Suffolk Churches, 1855
Phillimore’s Suffolk Marriages, 3 vols, 1910-1916
Poll Books 1790
*  Raven, J.J., History of Suffolk, 1895
Raven, J.J., Church Bells of Suffolk, 1890
Redstone, V.B., Memorials of Old Suffolk, 1908
*  Redstone, V B, Suffolk Ship Money Returns 1639-40 (1904)
*  Redstone, L.J., Suffolk, 1930
*  Rye, W., Feet of Fines for Suffolk, 1900
Suckling, A.I.F., History of Suffolk, 2 vols., 1846-8; index, 1952
*  Taylor, J.E., Tourist’s Guide to Suffolk
Tymms, S., Wills at Bury St. Edmunds (Camden Soc.) 1850
Victoria County History of Suffolk, 2 vols. 1907-1911
*  Wodderspoon, J., Historic Sites of Suffolk, 1839

People

*  Household Book of Dame Alice de Bryene, 1931 (3 copies)
Bohun, Edmund, Diary and Autobiography, ed. Rix, 1853
*  Corbould Genealogy, 1935
*  Edmund, Saint - Corolla Sancti Eadmundi, ed. Hervey, 1907
Edmund, Saint, History of, ed. Hervey, 1929
*  Eminent & Remarkable Characters of Essex, Suffolk & Norfolk, 1820
*  Great Tooley of Ipswich, John Webb, 1962
Green, Thomas of Ipswich, 1825
Heigham Family, 1876
*  Powell Family, 1891
*  Public Men of Ipswich & East Suffolk (Suffolk Mercury) 1875
Sancroft, William Archbishop of Canterbury, 2 vols., 1821
*  Squirrell, Elizabeth of Shottisham, autobiography, 1853
Steggall, John A., A Suffolk Man, 1857
Seventeen Suffolk Martyrs, Layard, 1902
Taylor, Rowland, Memoirs of, 1833
*  Timperley of Hintlesham, Redstone, 1931
*  Tollemache of Helmingham, 1949
*  Tyssen etc., Suckling, 1898
*  Winthrop, John, Life of, 1899
Young, Arthur, autobiography, 1898

Places

Barsham, Notes on, Suckling, 1906
*  Beccles, a Century of a Suffolk Town 1760-1860, E.A. Goodwyn
*  Blythburgh, Becker, 1935
Burgh Castle, Roman Camp & Irish Saint, L.H. Dahl, 1913
Bury St. Edmunds, History of, Yates 1805 (2 copies)
Bury St. Edmunds, Description of, 1782
*  Bury St. Edmunds, Concise Description of, 1827
*  Bury St. Edmunds, Antiquitates (Battely) 1745
*  Bury St. Edmunds, Memorials of the Abbey (Rolls Series) 3 vols.
*  Bury St. Edmunds, Spanton, 1937
*  Bury St. Edmunds, Chronicle of Joselin de Brakelonde (Camden Soc.) 1840 & 1903
Bury St. Edmunds, Pinchbeck Register (ed. Hervey) 2 vols. 1925
*  Bury St. Edmunds, St. James Church, 1878
*  Bury St. Edmunds, St. Mary’s Church, Tymms 1854
*  Bury St. Edmunds, On the Abbey of St Edmund, M R James 1895
*  Bury St. Edmunds, King Edward’s School Tercentenary 1850
Buxhall, History of, Copinger, 1902
Butley Priory, Chronicle of, 1951
*  Clare, History of, Thornton, 1928
Cratfield, Parish Papers, 1895
*  Culford, Parish Registers, 1909
*  Denston, College or Chantry of, Cooke, 1898
Framlingham, History of, Clay, 1800
Framlingham, History of, Green, 1834
Framlingham, History of, Hawse & Loder, 1798
Gazeley, History of, Butler, 1910
*  Hadleigh, History of, Pigot, 1860
Hawstead, History of, Cullum, 1784
*  Hengrave, History of, Gage, 1822
*  Hessett, Ancient burse and veil preserved at, Ecclesiologist 1868
*  Horringer, Annals of, Hervey, 1930
Icklingham Papers, Prigg, 1901
*  Ickworth Survey Book ed. Hervey, 1893 (2 copies)
*  Ingham Parish Registers, 1909
*  Ipswich, History of, Clarke, 1830
Ipswich, Old Inns & Taverns, White, 1885
*  Ipswich School 1400-1950, Gray & Potter 1950
*  Ipswich, In and about Ancient ... , Taylor, 1888
Ipswich, Registers of St. Nicholas, Cookson, 1897
Knodishall, Parish Registers, 1909
Lavenham, Scott, 1897
Lavenham, Gothic Ornaments, Taylor, 1796
Long Melford Church, Condor, 1887
Long Melford, History of, Parker, 1873
*  Monk Soham Parish Registers, 1920
*  Newmarket, History of Newmarket & Annals of the Turf, J P Hore (2 vols. 1886)
*  Rattlesden, Olerenshaw, 1900
Southwold, History of, Wake, 1839
*  Stowmarket, History of, Hollingsworth, 1844
Sudbury, Short History of, Sperling, 1896
*  Sudbury, The Meeting House & The Manse, Hodson, 1893
*  Sudbury, All Saints Church, Badham, 1852
Theberton, Chronicles of, Doughty, 1910
Thetford, History of, Hunt, 1870
Thetford, History of, Martin, 1779
Thingoe Hundred, History of, Gage, 1838
*  Timworth Parish Registers, 1909
Wherstead, History of, Zincke 2nd ed. 1893
Wingfield Church, Castle & College, Aldwell, 1925
*  Wiston (Wissington) History of, Birch, 1885
Woodbridge, Bygone, Redstone, 1893 (2 copies)

East Anglia

*  East Anglian Notes & Queries, 1st series, vols.1-4, 1864-1871
*  East Anglian Notes & Queries, 2nd series, vols.1-13, 1885-1910
*  East Anglian Miscellany 1911-1914
*  Eastern Counties Magazine, Henniker, 2 vols. 1900-1902 (2 copies)
East Anglian Domesday, 1873
*  Fenland Notes & Queries, vols. 1-7, 1889-1909
Forby, R., Vocabulary of East Anglia, 2 vols., 1830
*  Powell, E., Rising in East Anglia 1381, 1896
Taylor, R., Index Monasticus, 1821

Cambridgeshire

*  Cole Manuscripts at British Museum, 1912

Essex

*  Barnes & Morant, Toppesfield Parish, 1905

Norfolk

Blomefield, History of Norfolk, 2 vols, 1805-1810
Marriages, Norwich Cathedral 1697-1754
Kett, L M, The Ketts of Norfolk 1921

General

*  Cullum & Macauley, Inscriptions in British Cemetery at Leghorn, 1906
Dyce, A., Kemp’s Nine Days’ Wonder, 1840