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Buckinghamshire Papers

This is a series of large-format (A4) pamphlets for articles that are longer than would readily be published in Records of Buckinghamshire.

This series was established by the Society in 2002 under the editorship of David Thorpe. In all 18 ‘Bucks Papers’ were published.Soime are no longer in print but a full set is available for reference in the Society's Library in Aylesbury.

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No.1. Catalogue of the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society's Collection of Archives held in the Muniment Room
Compiled by Lorna Head, with additional material by Diana Gulland

This catalogue describes the archives in the Muniment Room at the time of printing in 2002. These still provide the bulk of our holdings, but for more recent additions contact the Society's Library
A4 pamphlet (2002) 50 pages.

£5.00 plus £2.50 post and packing
Free to society members on collection from the Library.

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No 2. Buckinghamshire in 1851: the evidence of the population census
by David Thorpe

An introduction to, and commentary on, the Bucks Family History Society's CD-ROM of the Enumerators' books and associated notes.
A4 pamphlet (2002) 56 pages.

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No 3. A History of Upton Park and Herschel Park, Slough
by Judith Hunter

The story of the development of one of the first ‘railway suburbs’ from 1844 onwards, after the opening of the Great Western Railway.
A4 pamphlet (2003) 32 pages with 24 black-and-white illustrations.

OUT OF PRINT. There is a Reference copy in the Society's Library.


No 4. Addington Church
by David Critchley

An architectural and historical study that delves more deeply into the subject than is often attempted.
A4 pamphlet (2004) 56 pages.

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No 5. Making the Road from Princes Risborough To Thame
by Peter Gulland

A nineteenth-century turnpike trust at work.
A4 pamphlet (2006) 46 pages.

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• Peter Gulland's book The Toll Roads of Buckinghamshire, which summarises all of the county's turnpike roads, was published in 2017 – see our books page.


No 6. An Atlas of Gerrards Cross 1840-1940
by David Thorpe and Julian Hunt

Designed as a companion to tnhe authors' History of Gerrards Cross, published in 2006, with a series of maps in a larger format and detailed analysis.
A4 pamphlet (2006) 102 pages with 54 black-and-white maps and plans.

OUT OF PRINT. There is a Reference copy in the Society's Library.


No 7. Economy and Society In Medieval Buckinghamshire
by Keith Bailey

The Hundred Rolls 1254-1280, including a listing of first names and surnames.
A4 pamphlet (2006) 52 pages.

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No 8. The Railways of Buckinghamshire from the 1830’s
by F Cockman

An account of those that were not built as well as those which were, from a 1971 manuscript in the Centre for Bucks Studies.
A4 pamphlet (2006) 108 pages with 18 maps and illustrations.

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• In 1972 the author also wrote ‘The Railway Era in Buckinghamshire’, an article in Records of Bucks volume 19 part 2 which can be DOWNLOADED FOR FREE to read on-screen or print locally.

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No 9. Peasants, Peers and Graziers: The landscape of Quarrendon, Buckinghamshire
by Paul Everson

A description and interpretation of the medieval and later earthworks of Quarrendon, on the outskirts of Aylesbury.
A4 pamphlet (2006) 38 pages with 23 black-and-white maps, plans and photographs.

OUT OF PRINT, but this was a reprint from Records of Bucks volume 41 (2001) and the original article can be DOWNLOADED FOR FREE to read on-screen or print locally.

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No 10. My Dear Brother: The Letters of Thomas and Henry Hookham 1830-1899
by Sandy Macfarlane

From schooldays in Princes Risborough to Thomas's later life in London and Henry's in Christchurch, New Zealand.
A4 pamphlet (2007) 96 pages with family trees and 37 black-and-white illustrations.

OUT OF PRINT. There is a Reference copy in the Society's Library.


No 11. Haddenham and Cuddington
by William Strange

The early history of two Buckinghamshire villages from the earliest times to around 1550.
A4 pamphlet (2007) 62 pages with five black-and-white illustrations.

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No 12. The Watermills of Buckinghamshire
A 1930s account by Stanley Freese with original photographs

A Bucks Paper published in paperback in 2007 – see our books page.


No 13. Buckinghamshire's Industrial Heritage
edited by David Thorpe

Collected papers: Victoria County History Buckinghamshire volume 2: Industries section by William Page; Paper Mills by Alfred Shorter; Brickmakers by Andrew Pike; Industrial occupations and industries by David Thorpe.
A4 pamphlet (2007) 109 pages.

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No 14. Aylesbury: a county town and its station 1877-1905
by Keith Bailey

An examination of the goods statistics of the Aylesbury branch of the London and North Western Railway and the characteristics of railwaymen from the censuses 1881-1901.
A4 pamphlet (2008) 27 pages with seven illustrations.

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No 15. An archaeological research framework for Buckinghamshire
edited by David Thorpe

Collected papers from the Solent Thames Research Framework, a study sponsored by English Heritage.
A4 pamphlet (2009) 125 pages with nine maps.

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No 16. My Dearest Ben
by Thea Van Dam

An intimate glimpse into the world of Benjamin Disraeli. his family and the women in his life – through their letters

Republished in paperback in 2018 – see our books page.


No 17. John Wilkes, the Aylesbury years (1747-1763)
by Alan Dell

His collected letters to his agent, John Dell.
A4 pamphlet (2008) 37 pages with nine illustrations.

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No 18. A Buckinghamshire Connexion
by Thea Van Dam

Letters of Isaac D'Israeli and his contemporaries, extracted from the Bodleian Library and elsewhere.
A4 pamphlet (2008) 26 pages with four colour and four black-and-white illustrations.

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Catalogue cover Bucks in 1851 cover Upton Park cover Addington cover Turnpike cover Gerrards Cross cover Hundred Rolls cover Bucks Railways cover Quarrendon cover Dear Brother cover Haddenham cover Bucks Industry cover Aylesbury Station cover Archaeological Framework cover Dearest Ben cover Wilkes Letters cover Bucks Connexion cover