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Guides & Directories

The Liverpool Directory for the Year 1766

The Stranger in Liverpool 1812

The Stranger in Liverpool 1823

The Picture of Liverpool or Strangers Guide 1835

General Histories

An essay towards the history of Leverpool William Enfield (George Perry) 1774

A descriptive history of the ancient and present state, of the town of Liverpool James Wallace  1796

History, directory and gazetteer of the county palatine of Lancaster vol 1  Edward Baines  1824

Liverpool, its commerce, statistics, and institutions; with a history of the cotton trade  Henry Smithers 1825

The Commerce of Liverpool  Braithwaite Poole  1854

Lancashire and Cheshire, past and present: Thomas Baines   1867

Memorials of Liverpool : historical and topographical, including a history of the Dock Estate vol 1 – Sir James Allanson Picton  1875

Memorials of Liverpool : historical and topographical, including a history of the Dock Estate vol 2 – Sir James Allanson Picton  1875

Victoria County History of the County of Lancaster vol 4 Liverpool  William Farrer & J. Brownbill 1911

Merseypride  By John Belchem

Memoirs & Biographies

John Drayton; being a history of the early life and development of a Liverpool engineer vol 1 – Margaret Oliphant  1851

John Drayton; being a history of the early life and development of a Liverpool engineer vol 2 – Margaret Oliphant  1851

Liverpool as it was during the last quarter of the eighteenth century, 1775 to 1800 Richard Brooke 1853

Liverpool a few years since by ‘An Old Stager’ James Aspinall  1854

The tales of old Liverpool  John P Eiffe 1886

Bygone LiverpoolHenry S Young & Harold S Young (intro by Ramsay Muir) 1913

Recollections of Old Liverpool by ‘A  Nonagenarian’  James Stonehouse  1863

John Manesty, the Liverpool merchant vol 1

John Manesty, the Liverpool merchant vol 2 William Maginn 1844

Recollections of a busy life:Reminiscences of a Liverpool merchant 1840-1910 Sir W Bower Forwood 1910

Reminiscences of a Liverpool ship owner, 1850-1920 Sir William Bower Forwood 1920

Memoirs of the life and ministry of the late Rev. Thomas Spencer, of Liverpool : with an appendix, containing a selection from his papers, &c  Thomas Raffles 1813

Crosby records : Blundell’s diary comprising selections from the diary of Nicholas Blundell, Esq. from 1702 to 1728 Thomas Ellison Gibson 1895

Isaac Greene, a Lancashire lawyer of the 18th century, with the Diary of Ireland Greene (Mrs. Ireland Blackburne of Hale) 1748-9 Ronald Stewart-Brown 1921

Active-service diary, 21 Jan 1917-1 July 1917 Edward Hornby Shears 1919

Reports & original documents

Report to the Health committee on the borough of Liverpool  under the Sanitary act from 1856 to 1862 1863

Speeches of the Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P., October 1868 William Ewart Gladstone 1868

Speeches  of the Right Hon. George Canning during the election in Liverpool 1818 G Canning 1818

Speeches of the Right Hon. George Canning  the 12th of June, 1816 George Canning 1816

Education act, 1902. Scheme for the constitution of an education committee 1903

Speeches of the Right Hon. George Canning Thomas Kaye 1825

Handbook to the Commercial reference library 1920

Catalogue of Mayer Free Library, Bebington. Established January 1st, 1866 1876

The SQUIB-BOOK; BEING AN IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT of the Liverpool election, March 1820

The poll for the election of members of parliament for Liverpool, Dec 1832

The History of Everton Robert Syers 1830

The Wapentake of Wirral 1820 R Stewart-Brown 1907

Rambles round the old churches of Wirral Charles William 1922

A few interesting details about Garston and district R Saunders Jones 1919

A Perambulation of the Hundred of Wirral Harold Edgar Young 1909

Specialist

Selections from the municipal archives and records City of Liverpool vol 1

Selections from the municipal archives and records City of Liverpool vol 2  Sir J A Picton 1883-1886

Liverpool banks [and] bankers, 1760-1837, John Hughes 1906

History of the Liverpool privateers  an account of the Liverpool slave trade Gomer Williams 1897

English local government, from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations Act vol 1

English local government, from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations Act vol 2

English local government, from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations Act vol 3

English local government, from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations Act vol 4

English local government, from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations Act vol 5

English local government, from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations Act vol 6

English local government, from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations Act vol 7 S Webb & B Webb 1905-

The history of the house of Stanley to  1776 John Seacome 1796

Catholic history of Liverpool Thomas Burke 1910

The Port of Liverpool: its rise and progress Mersey Docks and Harbour Company 1913

Liverpool public libraries. A history of fifty years Peter Cowell 1903

Annals of the Liverpool stage, theatres and music halls in Bootle and Birkenhead R J Broadbent 1908

The place-names  Liverpool district names of South-west Lancashire and Wirral Henry Harrison  1898

An inventory of the plate, register books, and others parish churches of Liverpool, St. Peter’s and St. Nicholas’, 1893;Henry Peet 1893

A circumstantial narrative of the wreck of the Rothsay Castle steam packet  Joseph Adshead 1834

The story of the “9th King’s” in France Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts 1922

Roscoe’s library, or, Old books and old times James Aspinall 1853

Memoir of the Late Henry Park,Esq.,surgeon, of Liverpool 1840

Internet Library of Early Journals

Suburbs

The History of Everton : Robert Syers  1830

The Wapentake of Wirral; Ronald Stewart-Brown 1907

Rambles round the old churches of Wirral Charles William 1922

A few interesting details about Garston and district R Saunders Jones 1919

A perambulation of the Hundred of Wirral Harold Edgar Youngm 1909

Gleanings towards the annals of Aughton, near Ormskirk G Coulthard Newstead 1893

Novels

Redburn his first voyage    Herman Melville 1850

The riot act : a play in three acts Sir James Sexton 1914

Harry Birkett; the story of the man who helped himself Hugh Shimmin 1860

Liverpool in eighteen hundred & twenty-five, a satire [in verse] by ‘Jeremy Jumper’ James Scott Walker 1825

Liverpool ho! Powys Oswyn 1857

The slave captain: A Legend of Liverpool John Dignan 1847