Kelly's Directories

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The Kelly's range of street directories are of use to both local history enthusiasts as well as genealogists. There were a number of editions published, this page provides a list of known editions, together with links to the directories held by the Library, and those held at the museum local studies room.

Kelly's Directories (formally known as the Kelly's, Post Office and Harrod & Co Directory) were trade directories, listing all businesses and tradespeople in a particular city or town, as well as a more general directory of postal addresses of local gentry, landowners, charities, and other facilities. Publication of them started in around 1836 when Frederick Kelly, a chief inspector of letter carriers, commenced producing directories. The first directories were of London being based upon the Post Office London Directory, gradually expanding to cover the whole UK. It was phased out by the late 1990s when internet usage became more prevalent, although there was a short lived online version which continued for a few years under the branding 'Kellysearch'.[1]

Year Library? Lib. Ref. No. Museum? Mus. Ref. No This Wiki?
1897 Yes Unknown No
1898 Yes Unknown No
1913-1914 Yes Unknown No
1921 Yes Unknown No
1928 Yes Unknown No
1929 Yes Unknown No
1930 Yes Unknown No
1932 Yes Unknown No
1933 Yes Unknown No
1934 Yes Unknown No
1936 Yes Unknown No
1938 Yes Unknown No
1939 Yes Unknown No
1940 Yes Unknown No
1948 Yes Unknown No
1950 Yes Unknown No
1956 Yes Unknown No
1958 Yes Unknown No
1960 Yes Unknown No
1962 Yes Unknown No
1964 Yes Unknown No
1966 Yes Unknown No
1968 Yes Unknown No
1969 Yes Unknown Yes
1970 Yes Unknown No
1971 Yes Unknown No
1972 Yes Unknown No
1973 Yes Unknown No
1974 Yes Unknown No

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