Bulletin Volume Numbering


The Bulletin of the Hymn Society was first issued in October 1937, edited by the Revd Dr Millar Patrick. The first 41 issues were serially numbered only; and it was not until the change of editorship in January 1948, when Erik Routley succeeded Millar Patrick, that it was decided to designate a Volume Number. Thus Erik Routley’s first issue was “Vol. 2 No. 1”; issues 1-41 were henceforward referred to as “Volume 1” although this is not their printed designation.

During the next 27 years intermittent attempts were made to retain the consecutive serial issue number as well as Volume number and issue within Volume. This was not always achieved.

A timetable of four issues per year was generally maintained throughout Erik Routley’s editorship, but there were occasional gaps or double issues, as may be seen in the table. Two issues (No. 120 and 121, January and “Spring” 1971 respectively) were printed with an incorrect “number-within-Volume”; this was rectified in the November 1971 issue, No. 122 Volume VII.8.

Bernard Massey’s editorship began with Issue No. 132, Vol. VIII.6, February 1975, and there were three issues in that year and in each of the following nine years, to Issue No. 161, Vol. X.9, October 1977. Thereafter four issues have been published each year (January; April/May; July; October), with a fresh Volume number in each 3-year 12-issue set.

Bulletin Volumes

Volume      Issue          Year     Pages
 I.1        1  October     1937       1-8
 I.2        2  January     1938      1-10
 I.3        3  April                  1-8
 I.4        4  June                   1-8
 I.5        5  September              1-8
 I.6        6  January     1939      1-12
 I.7        7  April                 1-10
 I.8        8  July                  1-10
 I.9        9  October               1-11
 I.10       10  January    1940       1-8
 I.11       11  April                 1-8
 I.12       12  July                  1-8
 I.13       13  October               1-8
 I.14       14  January    1941       1-8
 I.15       15  April                 1-8
 I.16       16  July                  1-8
 I.17       17  October               1-8
 I.18       18  January    1942       1-8
 I.19       19  April                 1-8
 I.20       20  July                  1-8
 I.21       21  October               1-8
 I.22       22  January    1943       1-8
 I.23       23  April                 1-8
 I.24       24  July                  1-8
 I.25       25  October               1-8
 I.26       26  January    1944       1-8
 I.27       27  April                 1-8
 I.28       28  July                  1-8
 I.29       29  October               1-8
 I.30       30  January    1945       1-8
 I.31       31  April                 1-8
 I.32       32  July                  1-8
 I.33       33  October               1-8
 I.34       34  January    1946       1-8
 I.35       35  April                 1-8
 I.36       36  July                  1-8
 I.37       37  October               1-8
 I.38       38  January    1947      1-16
 I.39       39  April                1-16
 I.40       40  July                 1-16
 I.41       41  October              1-16
Volume      Issue          Year      Pages
 II.1       42  January    1948       1-16
 II.2       43  April                 1-16
 II.3       44  July                  1-16
 II.4       45  October              49-64
 II.5       46  January    1949      65-80
 II.6       47  April                81-96
 II.7       48  July                97-112
 II.8       49  October            113-128
 II.9       50  January    1950    129-144
 II.10      51  April              145-160
 II.11      52  July               161-175
 II.12      53  October            177-192
 II.13      54  January    1951    193-216
 II.14      55  April              217-232
 II.15      56  July               233-248
 II.16      57  September          249-264
Volume      Issue            Year       Pages
 III.1      58  December     1951        1-19
 III.2      59  Spring       1952       21-39
 III.3      60  Summer                  41-56
 III.4      61  Autumn                  57-72
 III.5      62  Winter       1952-3     73-88
 III.6      63  Spring       1953      89-104
 III.7      64  Summer                105-119
 III.8      65  Autumn                121-140
 III.9      66  January      1954     141-156
 III.10     67  Spring                157-172
 III.11     68  Summer                173-188
 III.12     69  Autumn                189-203
 III.13     70  Winter       1954-5   205-219
 III.14     71  Spring       1955     221-236
 III.15     72  Summer                237-251
 III.16     73  Autumn                253-268
Volume          Issue            Year       Pages
 IV.1           74  Winter       1955-6      1-16
 IV.2           75  Summer       1956       17-32
 IV.3           76  Summer (!)              33-52
 IV.15 (sic)    77  Autumn                  53-64
 IV.5           78  Spring       1957       65-84
 IV.6           79  Summer                 85-100
 IV.7           80  Summer (!)            101-112
 IV.8           81  Winter       1957-8   113-132
 IV.9           82  Spring       1958     133-148
 IV.10          83  Summer                149-164
 IV.11          84  Autumn                165-182
 IV.12          85  Winter       1959     185-196
 IV.13          86  Summer                197-211
 IV.14          87  Double Nmbr (undated) 213-244
 IV.14 (sic)    88  Double Nmbr (undated) 245-260
Volume      Issue            Year     Pages
 V.1        89  (undated) (? 1960)     1-20
 V.2        90  (undated)   (1960     21-32
 V.3        91  Spring       1961     33-47
 V.4        92  Summer                49-64
 V.5        93  Autumn                65-76
 V.6        94  Winter                77-92
 V.7        95  Spring       1962    93-107
 V.8        96  Summer              109-124
 V.9        97  Winter     1962-3   125-143
 V.10       98  Spring       1963   145-168
 V.11       99  Winter              169-192
 V.12      100  Spring       1964   193-216
 V.13      101  Autumn              217-236
 V.14      102  January      1965   237-256
Volume     Issue            Year      Pages
 VI.1      103  April       1965       1-20
 VI.2      104  September             21-40
 VI.3      105  December              41-60
 VI.4      106  April       1966      61-76
 VI.5      107  September            77-100
 VI.6      108  Winter      1966-7  101-119
 VI.7      109  Spring      1967    121-144
 VI.8      110  October             145-167
 VI.9      111  Winter              169-192
 VI.10     112  Spring      1968    193-210
 VI.11     113  Summer              211-234
 VI.12     114  Winter      1968-9  235-256
Volume        Issue            Year      Pages
 VII.1        115  Spring      1969       1-24
 VII.2        116  Summer                25-44
 VII.3        117  Autumn                45-64
 VII.4        118  Spring      1970      65-87
 VII.5        119  Summer               89-104
 VII.5 (sic)  120  January     1971    105-126
 VII.6 (sic)  121  Spring              129-139
 VII.8        122  November            141-168
 VII.9        123  January     1972    169-186
 VII.10       124  April               189-204
 VII.11       125  September           205-220
 VII.12       126  January     1973    221-240
Volume         Issue           Year     Pages
 VIII.1        127  May        1973      1-20
 VIII.2        128  November            21-40
 VIII.3        129  February   1974     41-56
 VIII.4        130  July                57-76
 VIII.5        131  Winter              77-91
 VIII.6        132  February   1975    93-108
 VIII.7        133  June              109-124
 VIII.8        134  November          125-144
 VIII.9        135  February   1976   145-160
 VIII.10       136  June              161-175
 VIII.11       137  October           177-196
 VIII.12       138  January    1977   197-220
 VIII.13       139  May               221-236
 VIII.14       140  October           237-256
Volume       Issue             Year     Pages
 IX.1        141  January      1978      1-20
 IX.2        142  May                   21-36
 IX.3        143  September             37-56
 IX.4        144  January      1979     57-72
 IX.5        145  May                   73-92
 IX.6        146  September            93-112
 IX.7        147  January      1980   113-136
 IX.8        148  April               137-160
 IX.9        149  September           161-180
 IX.10       150  January      1981   181-204
 IX.11       151  April               205-224
 IX.12       152  September           225-244
Volume       Issue          Year     Pages
 X.1         153  January   1982      1-32
 X.2         154  May                33-56
 X.3         155  October            57-84
 X.4         156  January   1983    85-112
 X.5         157  May              113-136
 X.6         158  September        137-156
 X.7         159  January   1984   157-176
 X.8         160  May              177-196
 X.9         161  September        197-216
Volume        Issue           Year     Pages
 XI.1         162  January    1985      1-20
 XI.2         163  May                 21-48
 XI.3         164  July                49-64
 XI.4         165  October             65-92
 XI.5         166  January    1986    93-120
 XI.6         167  April             121-140
 XI.7         168  July              141-164
 XI.8         169  October           165-188
 XI.9         170  January    1987   189-208
 XI.10        171  April             209-228
 XI.11        172  July              229-251
 XI.12        173  October           253-276
Volume        Issue           Year      Pages
 XII.1        174  January    1988       1-20
 XII.2        175  April                21-36
 XII.3        176  July                 37-56
 XII.4        177  October              57-72
 XII.5        178  January    1989      73-96
 XII.6        179  April               97-112
 XII.7        180  July               113-136
 XII.8        181  October            137-156
 XII.9        182  January    1990    157-180
 XII.10       183  April              181-204
 XII.11       184  July               205-224
 XII.12       185  October            225-244
Volume          Issue            Year     Pages
 XIII.1         186  January     1991      1-20
 XIII.2         187  April                21-44
 XIII.3         188  July                 45-64
 XIII.4         189  October              65-88
 XIII.5         190  January     1992    89-112
 XIII.6         191  April              113-136
 XIII.7         192  July               137-156
 XIII.8         193  October            157-184
 XIII.9         194  January     1993   185-212
 XIII.10        195  April              213-232
 XIII.11        196  July               233-256
 XIII.12        197  October            257-280
Volume        Issue            Year      Pages
 XIV.1        198  January     1994       1-24
 XIV.2        199  April                 25-56
 XIV.3        200  July                  57-75
 XIV.4        201  October              77-104
 XIV.5        202  January     1995    105-132
 XIV.6        203  April               133-152
 XIV.7        204  July                153-168
 XIV.8        205  October             169-192
 XIV.9        206  January     1996    193-220
 XIV.10       207  April               221-244
 XIV.11       208  July                245-264
 XIV.12       209  October             265-288
Volume        Issue           Year      Pages
 XV.1         210  January    1997       1-24
 XV.2         211  April                25-48
 XV.3         212  July                 49-68
 XV.4         213  October              69-96
 XV.5         214  January    1998     97-124
 XV.6         215  April              125-148
 XV.7         216  July               149-167
 XV.8         217  October            169-188
 XV.9         218  January    1999    189-212
 XV.10        219  April              213-228
 XV.11        220  July               229-248
 XV.12        221  October            249-276
Volume         Issue            Year     Pages
 XVI.1         222  January     2000      1-36
 XVI.2         223  April                37-68
 XVI.3         224  July                 69-88
 XVI.4         225  October             89-112
 XVI.5         226  January     2001   113-144
 XVI.6         227  April              145-172
 XVI.7         228  July               173-192
 XVI.8         229  October            193-212
 XVI.9         230  January     2002   213-236
 XVI.10        231  April              237-256
 XVI.11        232  June               257-276
 XVI.12        233  October            277-304
Volume         Issue             Year      Pages
 XVII.1        234  January      2003       1-28
 XVII.2        235  April                  29-60
 XVII.3        236  July                   61-92
 XVII.4        237  October               93-112
 XVII.5        238  January      2004    113-140
 XVII.6        239  April                141-168
 XVII.7        240  July                 169-188
 XVII.8        241  October              189-208
 XVII.9        242  January      2005    209-232
 XVII.10       243  April                233-264
 XVII.11       244  July                 265-294
 XVII.12       245
Volume         Issue             Year      Pages
 XVIII.1       246  January      2006       
 XVIII.2       247  April                 
 XVIII.3       248  July                  
 XVIII.4       249  October               
 XVIII.5       250  January      2007    
 XVIII.6       251  April                
 XVIII.7       252  July                 
 XVIII.8       253  October              
 XVIII.9       254  January      2008    
 XVIII.10      255  April                
 XVIII.11      256  July                 
 XVIII.12      257  October
Volume         Issue             Year      Pages
 XIX.1         258  January      2009       
 XIX.2         259  April                  
 XIX.3         260  July                   
 XIX.4         261  October               
 XIX.5         262  January      2010    
 XIX.6         263  April                
 XIX.7         264  July                 
 XIX.8         265  October              
 XIX.9         266  January      2011    
 XIX.10        267  April                
 XIX.11        268  July                 
Volume         Issue             Year      Pages
 XX.1          270  Winter       2012      
 XX.2          271  Spring                
 XX.3          272  Summer                  
 XX.4          273  Autumn               
 XX.5          274  Winter       2013    
 XX.6          275  Spring                
 XX.7          276  Summer                 
 XX.8          277  Autumn              
 XX.9          278  Winter       2014    
 XX.10         279  Spring                
 XX.11         280  Summer                 
 XX.12         281  Autumn