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

VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
I. 11 ~ October19371-8
I. 22 ~ January 19381-10
I. 33 ~ April1-8
I. 44 ~ June1-8
I. 55 ~ September1-8
I. 66 ~ January19391-12
I. 77 ~ April1-10
I. 88 ~ July1-10
I. 99 ~ October1-11
I. 1010 ~ January 19401-8
I. 1111 ~ April1-8
I. 1212 ~ July1-8
I. 1313 ~ October1-8
I. 1414 ~ January19411-8
I. 1515 ~ April1-8
I. 1616 ~ July1-8
I. 1717 ~ October1-8
I. 1818 ~ January19421-8
I. 1919 ~ April1-8
I. 2020 ~ July1-8
I. 2121 ~ October1-8
I. 2222 ~ January19431-8
I. 2323 ~ April1-8
I. 2424 ~ July1-8
I. 2525 ~ October1-8
I. 2626 ~ January19441-8
I. 2727 ~ April1-8
I. 2828 ~ July1-8
I. 2929 ~ October1-8
I. 3030 ~ January19451-8
I. 3131 ~ April1-8
I. 3232 ~ July1-8
I. 3333 ~ October1-8
I. 3434 ~ January19461-8
I. 3535 ~ April1-8
I. 3636 ~ July1-8
I. 3737 ~ October1-8
I. 3838 ~ January19471-16
I. 3939 ~ April1-16
I. 4040 ~ July1-16
I. 4141 ~ October1-16
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
II. 142 ~ January19481-16
II. 243 ~ April1-16
II. 344 ~ July1-16
II. 445 ~ October49-64
II. 546 ~ January194965-80
II. 647 ~ April81-96
II. 748 ~ July97-112
II. 849 ~ October113-128
II. 950 ~ January1950129-144
II. 1051 ~ April145-160
II. 1152 ~ July161-175
II. 1253 ~ October177-192
II. 1354 ~ January1951193-216
II. 1455 ~ April217-232
II. 1556 ~ July233-248
II. 1657 ~ September249-264
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
III. 158 ~ December 19511-19
III. 259 ~ Spring195221-39
III. 360 ~ Summer41-56
III. 461 ~ Autumn57-72
III. 562 ~ Winter1952-373-88
III. 663 ~ Spring195389-104
III. 764 ~ Summer105-119
III. 865 ~ Autumn121-140
III. 966 ~ January1954141-156
III. 1067 ~ Spring157-172
III. 1168 ~ Summer173-188
III. 1269 ~ Autumn189-203
III. 1370 ~ Winter1954-5205-219
III. 1471 ~ Spring1955221-236
III. 1572 ~ Summer237-251
III. 1673 ~ Autumn253-268
VolumeIssue Number / SeasonYearPages
IV. 174 ~ Winter1955-61-16
IV. 275 ~ Summer195617-32
IV. 376 ~ Summer (!)33-52
IV.15 (sic)77 ~ Autumn53-64
IV. 578 ~ Spring195765-84
IV. 679 ~ Summer85-100
IV. 780 ~ Summer (!)101-112
IV. 881 ~ Winter1957-8113-132
IV. 982 ~ Spring1958133-148
IV. 1083 ~ Summer149-164
IV. 1184 ~ Autumn165-182
IV. 1285 ~ Winter1959185-196
IV. 1386 ~ Summer197-211
IV. 1487 ~ Double Number(undated)213-244
IV. 14 (sic)88 ~ Double Number(undated)245-260
VolumeIssue Number / Season / MonthYearPages
V. 189 ~ (undated)(? 1960)1-20
V. 290 ~ (undated)(? 1960)21-32
V. 391 ~ Spring196133-47
V. 492 ~ Summer49-64
V. 593 ~ Autumn65-76
V. 694 ~ Winter 77-92
V. 795 ~ Spring196293-107
V. 896 ~ Summer109-124
V. 997 ~ Winter1962-3125-143
V. 1098 ~ Spring1963145-168
V. 1199 ~ Winter169-192
V. 12100 ~ Spring1964193-216
V. 13101 ~ Autumn217-236
V. 14102 ~ January1965237-256
VolumeIssue Number / Month / SeasonYearPages
VI. 1103 ~ April19651-20
VI. 2104 ~ September21-40
VI. 3105 ~ December41-60
VI. 4106 ~ April196661-76
VI. 5107 ~ September77-100
VI. 6108 ~ Winter1966-7101-119
VI. 7109 ~ Spring1967121-144
VI. 8110 ~ October145-167
VI. 9111 ~ Winter169-192
VI. 10112 ~ Spring1968193-210
VI. 11113 ~ Summer 211-234
VI. 12114 ~ Winter1968-9235-256
VolumeIssue Number / Season / MonthYearPages
VII. 1115 ~ Spring19691-24
VII. 2116 ~ Summer25-44
VII. 3117 ~ Autumn45-64
VII. 4118 ~ Spring197065-87
VII. 5119 ~ Summer89-104
VII. 5 (sic)120 ~ January1971105-126
VII. 6 (sic)121 ~ Spring129-139
VII. 8122 ~ November141-168
VII. 9123 ~ January1972169-186
VII. 10124 ~ April189-204
VII. 11125 ~ September205-220
VII. 12126 ~ January1973221-240
VolumeIssue Number / Month / SeasonYearPages
VIII. 1127 ~ May19731-20
VIII. 2128 ~ November21-40
VIII. 3129 ~ February197441-56
VIII. 4130 ~ July57-76
VIII. 5131 ~ Winter77-91
VIII. 6132 ~ February197593-108
VIII. 7133 ~ June109-124
VIII. 8134 ~ November125-144
VIII. 9135 ~ February1976145-160
VIII. 10136 ~ June161-175
VIII. 11137 ~ October177-196
VIII. 12138 ~ January1977197-220
VIII. 13139 ~ May221-236
VIII. 14140 ~ October237-256
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
IX. 1141 ~ January19781-20
IX. 2142 ~ May21-36
IX. 3143 ~ September37-56
IX. 4144 ~ January197957-72
IX. 5145 ~ May73-92
IX. 6146 ~ September93-112
IX. 7147 ~ January1980113-136
IX. 8148 ~ April137-160
IX. 9149 ~ September161-180
IX. 10
150 ~ January1981181-204
IX. 11151 ~ April205-224
IX. 12152 ~ September225-244
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
X. 1153 ~ January19821-32
X. 2154 ~ May33-56
X. 3155 ~ October57-84
X. 4156 ~ January198385-112
X. 5157 ~ May113-136
X. 6158 ~ September137-156
X. 7159 ~ January1984157-176
X. 8160 ~ May177-196
X. 9161 ~ September197-216
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
XI. 1162 ~ January19851-20
XI. 2163 ~ May21-48
XI. 3164 ~ July49-64
XI. 4165 ~ October65-92
XI. 5166 ~ January198693-120
XI. 6167 ~ April121-140
XI. 7168 ~ July141-164
XI. 8169 ~ October165-188
XI. 9170 ~ January1987189-208
XI. 10171 ~ April209-228
XI. 11172 ~ July229-251
XI. 12173 ~ October253-276
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
XII. 1174 ~ January19881-20
XII. 2175 ~ April21-36
XII. 3176 ~ July37-56
XII. 4177 ~ October57-72
XII. 5178 ~ January198973-96
XII. 6179 ~ April97-112
XII. 7180 ~ July113-136
XII. 8181 ~ October137-156
XII. 9182 ~ January1990157-180
XII. 10183 ~ April181-204
XII. 11184 ~ July205-224
XII. 12185 ~ October225-244
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
XIII. 1186 ~ January19911-20
XIII. 2187 ~ April21-44
XIII. 3188 ~ July45-64
XIII. 4189 ~ October65-88
XIII. 5190 ~ January199289-112
XIII. 6191 ~ April113-136
XIII. 7192 ~ July137-156
XIII. 8193 ~ October157-184
XIII. 9194 ~ January1993185-212
XIII. 10195 ~ April213-232
XIII. 11196 ~ July233-256
XIII. 12197 ~ October257-280
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
XIV. 1198 ~ January19941-24
XIV. 2199 ~ April25-56
XIV. 3200 ~ July57-75
XIV. 4201 ~ October77-104
XIV. 5202 ~ January1995105-132
XIV. 6203 ~ April133-152
XIV. 7204 ~ July153-168
XIV. 8205 ~ October169-192
XIV. 9206 ~ January1996193-220
XIV. 10207 ~ April221-244
XIV. 11208 ~ July245-264
XIV. 12209 ~ October265-288
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
XV. 1210 ~ January19971-24
XV. 2211 ~ April25-48
XV. 3212 ~ July49-68
XV. 4213 ~ October69-96
XV. 5214 ~ January199897-124
XV. 6215 ~ April125-148
XV. 7216 ~ July149-167
XV. 8217 ~ October169-188
XV. 9218 ~ January1999189-212
XV. 10219 ~ April213-228
XV. 11220 ~ July229-248
XV. 12221 ~ October249-276
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
XVI. 1222 ~ January20001-36
XVI. 2223 ~ April37-68
XVI. 3224 ~ July69-88
XVI. 4225 ~ October89-112
XVI. 5226 ~ January2001113-144
XVI. 6227 ~ April145-172
XVI. 7228 ~ July173-192
XVI. 8229 ~ October193-212
XVI. 9230 ~ January2002213-236
XVI. 10231 ~ April237-256
XVI. 11232 ~ June257-276
XVI. 12233 ~ October277-304
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
XVII. 1234 ~ January20031-28
XVII. 2235 ~ April29-60
XVII. 3236 ~ July61-92
XVII. 4237 ~ October93-112
XVII. 5238 ~ January2004113-140
XVII. 6239 ~ April141-168
XVII. 7240 ~ July169-188
XVII. 8241 ~ October189-208
XVII. 9242 ~ January2005209-232
XVII. 10243 ~ April233-264
XVII. 11244 ~ July265-294
XVII. 12245 ~ October
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
XVIII. 1246 ~ January2006
XVIII. 2247 ~ April
XVIII. 3248 ~ July
XVIII. 4249 ~ October
XVIII. 5250 ~ January2007
XVIII. 6251 ~ April
XVIII. 7252 ~ July
XVIII. 8253 ~ October
XVIII. 9254 ~ January2008
XVIII. 10255 ~ April
XVIII. 11256 ~ July
XVIII. 12257 ~ October
VolumeIssue Number / MonthYearPages
XIX. 1258 ~ January2009
XIX. 2259 ~ April
XIX. 3260 ~ July
XIX. 4261 ~ October
XIX. 5262 ~ January2010
XIX. 6263 ~ April
XIX. 7264 ~ July
XIX. 8265 ~ October
XIX. 9266 ~ January2011
XIX. 10267 ~ April
XIX. 11268 ~ July
VolumeIssue Number / SeasonYearPages
XX. 1270 ~ Winter2012513-556
XX. 2271 ~ Spring45-80
XX. 3272 ~ Summer81-116
XX. 4273 ~ Autumn117-172
XX. 5274 ~ Winter2013173-204
XX. 6275 ~ Spring205-240
XX. 7276 ~ Summer241-272
XX. 8277 ~ Autumn273-316
XX. 9278 ~ Winter2014317-348
XX. 10
279 ~ Spring349-384
XX. 11280 ~ Summer385-416
XX. 12281 ~ Autumn417-272
VolumeIssue Number / SeasonYearPages
XXI. 1282 ~ Winter20151-32
XXI. 2283 ~ Spring33-68
XXI. 3284 ~ Summer69-104
XXI. 4285 ~ Autumn105-160
XXI. 5286 ~ Winter2016161-192
XXI. 6287 ~ Spring193-224
XXI. 7288 ~ Summer225-264
XXI. 8289 ~ Autumn265-300
XXI. 9290 ~ Winter2017301-340
XXI. 10
291 ~ Spring341-376
XXI. 11292 ~ Summer377-420