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I am grateful, for generous provision of access to manuscripts, and permission to cite them, to the Corporation of London Records Office, to the Guildhall Library (Corporation of London), and to the livery companies whose manuscripts are cited in these listings: in alphabetical order, the Worshipful Companies of Clothworkers, Drapers, Goldsmiths, Grocers, Ironmongers, Mercers, Merchant Taylors, Pewterers, and Skinners.

I am also grateful to Bronwyn McLeod, for invaluable help with initial revisions and inputting of database content, to Susan Quirk for her expert editorial assistance, and above all to Sian Meikle, Digital Services Librarian and to Maureen Morin, Graphic Designer, and to the University of Toronto Library in general for its generous support.

A print version of this database was published in 2004, as “Appendix I: The Mayors and Sheriffs of London 1190—1558,” compiled by Anne Lancashire, in Caroline Barron’s London in the Later Middle Ages (Oxford University Press).