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NOTES & QUERIES.
A Quarterly Journal
DEVOTED TO THE ANTIQUITIES, PAROCHIAL RECORDS, FAMILY
OF THE COUNTY.
THE REV. J. CLARE HUDSON, M.A.,
Vicar of Thornton, Horncastle.
E. MANSEL SYMPSON, M.A., M.D.,
JANUARY 1, 1894, TO OCTOBER 1, 1895.
W. K. MORTON, 27, HIGH STREET.
THE Editors of Lincolnshire Notes & Queries have much to be grateful for for the continued support from their literary and archæological friends during the last two years which this IVth volume covers.
The difficulties in procuring unpublished Records of the County, although they are very considerable in amount and interest, are great, and it is only through the forethought and generosity of our supporters that we can possibly secure and publish these treasures. The more, therefore, our supporters will keep these facts in view, the greater interest will there be. Too frequently the Editors receive condensed Notes from works already published, although scarce and rare. Some of these Notes have been inserted, but they are not the ideal class of Note that is required. Any original unpublished MS. dealing with the History of the County under the subjectheadings of Parochial Records, Family History, Traditions, Folk-lore, &c., &c.-not a few of which have been sent in and published-are cordially and, one may say, greedily welcomed. Lincolnshire is a large and important County, replete with historical interest, and it is well known that there are many MSS. and Records relating to the County lying dormant in the archives of our historical families. If the Editors could only be trusted with the originals or careful transcripts of these, they would be very grateful.
There are still two unfinished works of value from the literary and archæological point of view which require completion, viz.: (a) The Bibliography of Lincolnshire Topographical Books, of which 32 pp. have been published from time to time as a Supplement to Lines. N. & 2. The last Supplement appeared