(plural: ‘annalists‘; for the right pronunciation of this word, please click here)
a person who writes down and maintains records of historical/past events;
a person who maintains annals; a chronicler;
The first annalists were those writers in the ancient Rome who wrote down and kept the records of the important events of a city or region.
“Annalists were different from historians, in that an annalist was more likely to just record events for reference purposes rather than offering their own opinions of events. There is, however, some overlap between the two categories and sometimes annalist is used to refer to both styles of writing from the Roman era.”