We have a collection of 19th and early 20th century trade directories in the Local Studies section of the Reference Library.
These directories include towns and villages from the whole of Lincolnshire. They give information about the location, history, buildings and population of each town or village. They also include lists of private and commercial residents, so they are a very useful source for family historians. They can also help local historians to build up a picture of how areas have changed over a period of time.
The collection includes the following Lincolnshire directories:
Morris' Directory: 1863.
Kelly's Directory: 1849, 1855, 1868, 1876, 1885, 1889, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1905, 1909, 1913, 1919, 1922, 1926, 1930, 1933, 1937.
White's Directory: 1826, 1842, 1856, 1872, 1882, and 1892.