The Sussex Record Society

The Society publishes scholarly editions of historical records relating to the county of Sussex in the United Kingdom. To date, we have published 100 volumes covering the history of Sussex from 1066 to World War I. We publish a hardback volume every year or so, and we have a steadily expanding online publishing programme. Many online records can be consulted and downloaded here. Many older and out-of-print books can be viewed onlineSRS Digital Editions offer free-to-download volumes of additional records, and will progressively publish online editions of the Society’s historic volumes. Members and non-members can purchase copies of the Society’s books in print here.

We welcome new members. Members receive complimentary copies of all volumes as they are published. More importantly, membership supports the research and publication which underpin many aspects of local, family and social history.

A publishing milestone

The Society is delighted to announce the publication of Volume 100, The Great War Memoir of Ralph Ellis, Sussex Artist and Soldier, edited by Sue Hepburn and published jointly with West Sussex Record Office (WSRO).

Ralph Ellis’s unique five-volume memoir portrays both in images and in words his experience as a soldier in the ranks of the 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment on the Western Front. To do full justice to the original, this important volume is printed in large format, in full colour throughout, on high-grade art paper. The WSRO/West Sussex County Council press release is here. More details, and an order form for non-members, are here.

A gallery of images from the volume is here.