Domesday Collection

The Domesday Collection contains secondary source works about the Domesday Book, its place in history, and the time period (late 11th century) during which it was compiled. The Domesday Book was a survey of the lands of England carried out by order of William I, the Conqueror between 1085 and 1086. Known at the time as the "Survey of the Lands of England," by the 12th century it was referred to as the "Domesday" because there was no appeal on any matter in which it was used.

The collection was donated by Carl Jackson and consists of the materials he used for his thesis, Determination of manorial value in 1086 Essex County, England (M.A. in History -- Appalachian State University, 1989). Mr. Jackson now resides in Winter Haven, FL, where he is a citrus grower.


  • Click here to see titles in the Domesday Collection.
  • Translation of the Domesday Book is available in Special Collections in selected volumes. A complete set of the translation is available through ABC Express.

How to Use the Collection

Please visit the Using Archives, Manuscripts, and Rare Books page to learn how to use this collection.