The Norfolk Record Society was founded in 1930, to publish and make accessible scholarly editions of documents relating to the County of Norfolk and the City of Norwich, to promote the preservation of such documents and records, to assist educationally by lectures or otherwise in record research and generally to stimulate interest in archives relating to Norfolk.


Our Latest Publications

Since 1930 we have published over 80 volumes and below are our most recent publications. Many published volumes are still available to purchase from our online shop. Please see our forthcoming publication schedule. We also welcome suggestions for future volumes.


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Membership of the Society is open to all on payment of the annual subscription. Many of our members live in Norfolk or elsewhere in the East of England. Others are Norfolk people who have moved away and wish to maintain links with their native county and to support the work of the Society. The Society also has many individual and institutional members across the world.


Our Latest Blog Posts

  • First World War Letters of Philip and Ruth Hewetson
    Philip and Ruth Hewetson were the children of the Rev William Hewetson, rector of Salhouse, Norfolk, and his wife Kathleen.  Both were involved in the First World War: their letters home provide a very full account of the experiences of a young man and woman in wartime.  Those from Philip number almost 250, covering August […]
  • ‘Slices of Bacon’ – Sir Nathaniel, his family and his papers
    Nathaniel Bacon (?1546-1622) was the second son of the Lord Keeper Sir Nicholas Bacon and his first wife Jane, the daughter of Thomas Ferneley, a Suffolk merchant. Nathaniel had two brothers, Nicholas and Edward, both of whom became county figures in Suffolk, and two half-brothers, Anthony and Francis, the sons of Sir Nicholas and his […]
  • Barbara Miller MBE
    The society has been greatly saddened to learn of the recent death of Barbara Miller, who was our honorary secretary from 1993 to 2003, when she handed over to the current incumbent. Barbara was brought in as secretary by our then chairman, Hassell Smith, and the two of them were instrumental in enlivening the operation […]

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