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MEDIAEVAL MANUSCRIPTS ON MICROFILM

 

NEW
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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, OXFORD
SECTION VI: THE CLASSICS, HISTORICAL AND GENERAL.

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SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS

 

THE WINCHESTER BIBLE & THE CATHEDRAL MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

with full detailed printed catalogue

The library at Winchester Cathedral features a number of notable manuscripts in addition to the 12th century Winchester Bible, which has been microfilmed in colour. These include a late 10th century version of Bede’s Historia and a beautiful early 12th century manuscript of Augustines Tractates on St. Johns Gospel containing the Anathema, a curse on anyone who takes the book away from Winchester. (Click here for contents list)
9 Reels (2 of colour)   35mm microfilm Ref: WCA  List price 1,100 
  Winchester Bible only 2 Reels of colour microfilm  List price 500 

CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
The Anglo-Saxon & Medieval Manuscript Collection

The collection of Medieval manuscripts held at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge is one of the foremost in the Western World. In particular it is renowned for the quality and number of its Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, which devolved mainly from the famous collection deposited by Archbishop Parker on his death in 1575. The unusually good condition of his collection, and its remarkable intactness, owe much to the special condition imposed by Archbishop Parker.

Among the great treasures of the collection are the Canterbury Gospels, the Peterborough Psalter, Chaucers Troilus and Criseyde, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, the Dover Bible and the Bury Bible. 

There are six main subject areas in the manuscripts: Theology; The Bible and Biblical Studies; Law Manuscripts; Literature and Music, with the Greek and Latin Classics; Historical Manuscripts and Medica and the Natural Sciences. Separate sections have been made up of each of these, and the remainder of the manuscripts (mainly those containing a variety of subjects) are contained in a seventh section under the general heading Secular Studies.

Thus most of the main areas of Anglo-Saxon and Medieval study are to be found in this magnificent collection of some 400 volumes, on 155 reels of 35mm silver positive roll microfilm.

The collection may be purchased as a whole, by subject section, or by individual reels. Prices as below or on request. Detailed contents list available free on request.

The manuscript titles are taken from M.R. James two-volume A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. C.U.P. 1912. James one-line titles (and in some cases titles based on James description of contents) are intended only as a guide and finding aid for the microfilm. For full details reference should be made to the very comprehensive entries in James catalogue. The catalogue is out of print but can be supplied in microfilm if required. Please enquire.

SECTION/SUBJECT NO. OF REELS LIST PRICE 
 
I Theology 48 3,400
II Biblical Studies  17 1,400
III Law Manuscripts  7 700
IV Literature & Music with, the Greek & Latin Classics 18 1,450
V History 38 2,700
VI Medica & Natural Sciences 11 995
VII Secular Studies 16 1,200
COMPLETE COLLECTION 155 10,700

TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
The Mediaeval Manuscript Collection (including some post-Mediaeval Manuscripts)

The world famous library of Trinity College, Cambridge is home of some of the greatest treasures surviving from the Middle Ages. The collection, which contains some 1,500 volumes, has been microfilmed in its entirety and will allow scholars the opportunity to explore a unique source of information on every aspect of medieval knowledge. Though manuscripts such as the Trinity Apocalypse, the Canterbury Psalter, the Winchester Psalter and a copy of St. Pauls Epistles (possibly in Bedes own hand) stand out, it is the depth and range of Trinitys holdings which make this collection such an indispensable resource.

I Law Manuscripts  19 Reels  List price 1,600
II Medica  29 Reels List price 2,400
III Mathematica 14 Reels List price 1,150
IV Illuminated Manuscripts 45 Colour Reels List price 5,950
V Literature etc. Part A-General  31 Reels List price 2,400
–  Part B-The Greek & Latin Classics 30 Reels  List price 2,400
VI Secular Manuscripts Part A-General 49 Reels List price 3,850
–                                  Part B-History 31 Reels List price 2,600
VII The Bible Part A-Biblical Texts 24 Reels List price 1,850
–                   Part B-Biblical Studies 26 Reels List price 2,850
VIII Theology Part A-General 53 Reels List price 3,900
–                   Part B-Patristics 52 Reels List price 4,100
Catalogue by M.R. James  2 Reels List price 250
COMPLETE COLLECTION Ref: TCM  415 Reels (45 colour) List price 29,000

LINCOLN CATHEDRAL LIBRARY
The Mediaeval Manuscript Collection

One of the most significant manuscript collections in Western Europe, this is a rich and convenient collection for use by medievalists in all fields. The colour in reel 9, which includes a 15th century Flemish Office of the Virgin, a 15th century French psalter and a 16th century Italian antiphonary, is superb, giving a good sense of the luminous quality of mediaeval illumination. Ronald B. Herzman Microfilm Review. 

I Illuminated Manuscripts 10 Colour Reels List price 1,550
II Law and Administration 11 Reels List price 1,050 
III Secular Manuscripts 13 Reels List price 1,150 
IV Theology 16 Reels List price 1,400
V Biblical Studies 19 Reels List price 1,500
VI Sermons; Homilies; Liturgy; Saints Lives 13 reels List price 1,150
Catalogue by F.M. Woolley 1 Reel List price 190
COMPLETE COLLECTION Ref: LCM 83 Reels (10 colour) List price 6,650

MEDIAEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS AT OXFORD COLLEGES
Balliol ** Christ Church ** Corpus Christi ** Magdalen ** Merton ** New College

I – BIBLICAL STUDIES
The Biblical Manuscripts reflect the working life of a university. Students were required to lecture on one of the books of the Bible and there are a large number of glossed books of the Bible as well as many one-volume University Bibles. Amongst the 14th and 15th century manuscripts are many by contemporary Oxford scholars.

140 Reels ** Ref:MMO ** 8,800

II – ILLUMINATED MSS ON COLOUR MlCROFlLM
The Illuminated Manuscripts at these Oxford Colleges fall mainly into two categories: the Psalters, Books of Hours and University Bibles of the 13th century onwards, produced by English and French workshops for private lay devotions, and 15th century luxury humanist and law texts richly decorated with magnificent calligraphy and penwork. Price for complete set of Illuminated Mss. 4,050

BALLIOL
Balliol holds William Gray’s “Fons Memorabilium” and a fine
15th c. Book of Hours etc.

5 Colour Reels ** Ref:MMI ** 760

CHRIST CHURCH & MERTON
Christ Church & Merton have a number of fine Illuminated Mss, including two by William de Brailes and a striking 15th c. Book of Hours by Maitre Francois.

6 Colour Reels ** Ref:MMD ** 980

CORPUS CHRISTI
Corpus Christi has the Chronicle of Florence of Worcester c 1140, John Gower’s Confessio Amantis etc.

10 Colour Reels ** Ref:MML ** 1600

NEW COLLEGE
New College holds William de Brailes’ ~ Thomas Chaundler’s~, c. 1463, etc 

7 Colour Reels ** Ref:MMJ ** 980

III- THEOLOGY: GENERAL & PATRISTICS
Patristic writings formed the basis of mediaeval theological study, and the microfilm is a remarkable collection of all the major manuscripts in this area. Works by Bede, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, Augustine, John Chrysostom, Gregor the Great and Jerome are eminent among them. Price for complete set of Theology Mss. 13,400

Balliol 56 Reels Ref:MMH 4,350(click here for contents list)
Christ Church & Merton 77 Reels Ref:MME 5250
Corpus Christi 26 Reels Ref:MQA 2,350
New College 24 Reels Ref:MMK 1,850

IV-LAW
The legal manuscripts at Oxford are wide-ranging and crucial to students of early developments in law. The Decretals of Gregory IX and of Gratian, Justinian’s Works, as well as the works of many Popes (Innocent IV, Boniface VIII etc.) are prominent.

Christ Church & Merton 4 Reels Ref:MMF 330
New College 11 Reels Ref:MMM 1,050

V-`MEDICA’ & NATURAL SCIENCES
The `Medica’ and Natural Science Mss in the Christ Church collection include the Lectio Astronomica (1703) and a 17th century Euclides Elementum. Those at New College include works by Hippocrates, Pliny, Ptolemy, Aristos, Galen, Averroes and Roger Bacon.

Christ Church 4 Reels Ref:MMG 370
New College 10 Reels Ref:MMN 750

VI: The Classics, Historical and General
NEW Balliol College

Section VI: The Classics, Historical and General

This latest series of manuscripts from Balliol contains a range of manuscripts covering, amongst other topics, the Humanities, Rhetoric, Music and Literature. Of particular interest is MS 317, which has been in the possession of the college longer than any other book, a twelfth-century copy of Boethius De Musica. Also among these manuscripts are Aristotles Liber primus de Historiis Animalium (14th century) and Euclides Primus liber institucionis artis geometrice (12th century), together with works by Walter Burley, Thomas Aquinas, John Lydgate etc. A detailed contents list is available free on request.

15 Reels 35mm Silver Positive Roll Microfilm Ref: MQB 1,150(click here for contents list)

NEW Christ Church

Section VI: Historical and General (including Hebrew & Arabic)

This new collection of manuscripts from Christ Church dates from the 12th century. It includes works on the Classics, Literature, Logic and Business. Philosophical work is contained in Boethius de Consolatione Philosophiae (15th century). There is an important manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucers Canterbury Tales (15th Century) and also John Gowers Confessio Amantis (15th century). Other manuscripts include work by John Hargrave, John Lydgate and George Dalgarno. A detailed contents list is available free on request.

13 Reels 35mm Silver Positive Roll Microfilm Ref: MQC 1,050

 

NEW

CORPUS CHRISTI
SECTION VI: THE CLASSICS, HISTORICAL AND GENERAL
(Click here for contents list)

This new collection of manuscripts from CORPUS CHRISTI covers the period from the 10th to the 17th century. It includes works on the Classics, Literature, the Bible, English History, Genealogy, Medicine, Logic and Business. The earliest Ms. is the 10th c. Rules of St Benedict. Other works of interest include Quintus Curtius on Alexander the Great (15th c.), Boethius De Consolatione Philosophiae (11th c.), Herbert of Bosehams Life of Thomas Becket and Works by the Venerable Bede. A detailed contents list is available free on request.
31 Reels    35mm Silver Positive Roll Microfilm   Ref: MQD 2,650

LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY: THE MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS (click here for complete contents list)

The mediaeval manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library number over 600 volumes dating from the 9th to the 15th centuries. The collection was made principally at the beginning of the 17th century and is in its range and quality one of the most Important collections in existence. It is now available on microfilm in its entirety.

In addition to masterpieces of mediaeval art such as the Lambeth Bible and the Lambeth Apocalypse, it covers almost every aspect of mediaeval thought and learning, notably art, history, poetry (including English poetry), medicine, philosophy, liturgy, the Bible, and Greek and Latin Classical literature.

LIST OF SECTIONS

I Old English, French etc. 17 Reels 1,500
II Law Manuscripts 18 Reels 1,550
Ill Illuminated Manuscripts 8 Colour Reels 1,350
IV Humanistic Studies 39 Reels 3,050
V Theology 31 Reels 2,650
VI Biblical Studies 34 Reels 2,700
VII Liturgy 8 Reels 850
VIII Patristics 16 Reels 1,450
Catalogue by M.R. James  1 Reel 190
Complete Collection:   12,600

 

LIBRARY OF THE INNER TEMPLE

Manuscripts and Early Printed Works

I. The Petyt Collection                                              155 reels    10,700

II. The Barrington Collection                                      21 reels     1,750      

III. Records of the Inner Temple                               7 reels      750    

IV. The Mitford Collection of Legal Manuscripts            25 reels   1,950

V. Miscellaneous/Additional Manuscripts                     48 reels   3,600

                Complete Collection.          Ref: LIT                            18,250

 

Illuminated Manuscripts at the Guildhall Library, London.
The medieval manuscript collection at the Guildhall Library is a very fine collection of fascinating documents which provide highly accurate details of their times. The subjects covered include The Bible and religious festivals, medieval regional court proceedings and calendars/annual catalogues.

Among the manuscripts are: 4 outstanding Books of Hours, a sixteenth century Formularium, St. Johns Gospel, Johanes Glosatus and many more exquisite examples of the illuminators art.

The entire collection is captured on colour microfilm, bringing to life the magnificent decorations and illustrations which accompany these texts. It also serves as an important addition to the existing series of illuminated manuscripts on Colour microfilm from World Microfilms. Contents list available free on request.

35mm Colour Microfilm 10 Reels Ref.: GLM Price: 1,700

 

Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin holds a range of manuscripts:
I The Roman Inquisition An engrossing catalogue of sin and retribution. Includes Pontifical briefs and bulls; Inquisitors sentences, and proceedings against witchcraft, heresy, blasphemy and immorality. 
34 Reels Ref.: TCE Price: 2,600

II Secular Studies In four parts: (a) Music; (b) Law; (c) Heraldry/Genealogy; (d) General 
61 Reels Ref.: TCF Price: 3,900

III Waldensian & Icelandic Manuscripts Contains 15th 17th century papers relating to the Waldensian heretics and 16th 18th century Icelandic sagas and laws.
12 Reels Ref.: TCG Price: 980

IV Literature Includes French and English poems, treatises on grammar and rhetoric, notes on Hebrew grammar, Greek and Latin classics as well as a comprehensive set of library catalogues. 
22 Reels Ref.: TCH Price: 1,700

WINCHESTER COLLEGE (WARDEN & FELLOWS’ LIBRARY):
Mediaeval Manuscript Collection

Colour fidelity is high so that even the gold on occasion seems to gleam. The merit of colour microfilm for reproducing the written splendours of the past could not be better demonstrated.– James Finn Cotter, 
Microfilm Review.

19 Reels (one colour)/35mm microfilm Ref: WCM Price 1,400

The Honourable Society of Grays Inn (Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts)
The collection of ancient manuscripts at Grays Inn is small but valuable. All manuscripts were in the possession of the Society as early as 1697, for they were all mentioned in the Catalogi liborum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, Oxford, 1697. All the works are in Latin with the exception of Volumes 8 and 10 and part of Volume 12. 
8 Reels Ref.: GIR Price: 950 (click here for contents list)

 

QUEENS COLLEGE CAMBRIDGEThe Mediaeval Manuscript Collection 

WESTMINSTER ABBEY LIBRARYThe Mediaeval Manuscript Collection 
The collection of manuscripts at Queens College was originally described and listed by T.H. Home in his full catalogue of the College Library (two volumes, 1827). The twenty-one most important mediaeval manuscripts were later catalogued by M.R. James in his Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts in the Library of Queens College, Cambridge (Cambridge, 1905).These have been microfilmed, together with nine others that were either described only by Home, or added later.

9 Reels (3 colour)/35 mm microfilm Ref: QCC Price 995 

The library at Westminster Abbey contains a little known but important collection. The eleven illuminated manuscripts include the fine Liber Regalis of the Coronation Book, the important missal of Abbot Nicholas Litlyngton dated 1386, and an outstanding 13th century Bestiary. 

12 Reels (2 colour)/35mm microfilm         Ref:WAE   Price 1,200 

LIBRARY OF THE INNER TEMPLE ARCHIVES: 1547-1970
For the first time, a selection of the extensive Archives of the Inner Temple are available for study and research in the convenient format of microfilm. They consist of:
Admissions: admission to the society with biographical details; stamp duty books etc.
Barristers: call stamp books; composition books; call papers; disbarments; qualifications.
The Bench: table order books; committee minutes; disciplinary action; acts of Parliament; petitions to the 
bench.
Finance: treasurers accounts books; accounts and receipt books and other records.
55 Reels/35mm microfilm Ref: LIU Price 4,250 (Click here for contents list)

TRINITY APOCALYPSE: Trinity College, Cambridge ON CD-ROM
The production of fully illustrated and luxurious texts of the Apocalypse, produced specifically for a lay audience, is perhaps the most characteristic and substantial achievement of English manuscript illumination in the second half of the 13th c. and is certainly without parallel on the continent. One of the earliest of the series is the Trinity Apocalypse, which with its use of deep saturated colours and sophisticated design represents, without doubt, the most outstanding and beautiful example of the entire series.

Ref: CIL1  Price 100

LIVERY COMPANY ARCHIVES

 

THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF BARBERS: ARCHIVES, 1604-1890

Held at the Barber-Surgeons Hall in London, the Barbers’ Archives are divided into five sections:

1) Records of External Authority and Regulation includes: Characters; Acts of Parliament;  Bye-Laws; Illuminated Arms, etc.

2) Records relating to the Government of the Company Includes: Minutes of the Court, Examiners and Committees; Summoning Books, etc.

3) Membership Records Includes: Annual Lists of Court and Livery listing Members details; Registers of Freedom Admissions; Turnover Books; Orphans books, etc.

4) Records relating to Professional Activities Includes: Naval Surgeons Certificates.

5) Records relating to Charities, Company Property and Estates Includes: Charity Fund Accounts; Pension Accounts: Book of Property and Estates; Inventory, Records of the Irish Estate, etc.

43 reels of 35mm microfilm               Ref. BAR                   Price 2,750   

                                              

THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF MUSICIANS

MINUTES, ACCOUNTS & OTHER RECORDS, 1712-1897

The Musicians Records, held at the Guildhall Library, London, are fascinating for students of the history of music and its practice.  The records include full accounts and lists of members with addresses and occupations.  Other manuscripts include Committee reports , Cash Books, Apprentice Records and James Is 1604 Charter.

4 reels of 35mm microfilm               Ref: MUI     Price 395

 

THE SHIPWRIGHTS COMPANY: CONSTITUTIONAL RECORDS, MINUTES & ACCOUNTS, 1428-1930

The Shipwrights Records contain substantial papers on the financial, legislative and membership affairs of the Company.  In addition to these, there are many interesting historical manuscripts, including: Papers relating to disputes with non-London shipwrights; Ship models competitive exhibitions; National Architectural classes; Educational Trust Fund, etc.

8 reels of 35mm microfilm                 Ref. SWC                    Price 750    

 

THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF HABERDASHERS

RECORDS, 1583-1970

The Haberdashers were originally a branch of the Mercers Company, but in 1371 produced a first set of ordinances under their own name, and in 1448 were incorporated by Charter of Henry VI.  A further Charter granted by Henry VII in 1502 gave the Company merchant status, enabling trading abroad.  A period of great influence and prosperity followed.  The records from 1583 onwards form a fascinating social record of the Stuart period onwards.  From the Plantation of Ulster, through the reigns of James I and Charles I and the Commonwealth period when the Government borrowed 60, 000 from the Company, the Haberdashers were always at the hub of City activity.  Two prominent Haberdashers led the non-conformist and Whig movement against King Charles II.

90 reels of 35mm microfilm             Ref: HAB   5,500

 

 

BRITISH HISTORY 15TH-18TH CENTURIES

 

REMEMBRANCIA
From the Corporation of London Records Office

This series of volumes contains copies of the correspondence between the Sovereign, the Lord Mayor, Minister, the Privy Council, the Courts of Aldermen and Common Council.
The subjects that are covered include: the government of the City of London and the Citys rights and customs, religion, markets, churches, trade and commerce etc. 

395       Ref. REM       4 reels

16th & 17th c. PAMPHLET COLLECTION
From Lincoln Cathedral Library

..contains one of the best archival collections for students of church history, and a large and varied collection of printed books- Microform Review.

The items consist of pamphlets, broadsides, leaflets, short-run journals, sermons etc. They cover every field of activity-politics, religion, philosophy, history, art etc.- and include all the leading authors and writing of the period. Most of the materials relates to England, but there is a good deal of Irish, Dutch and American material, and some also on the colonies.
4,500     Ref. LCL      68 reels

 

THE PAPERS OF ANTONY BACON
From Lambeth Palace Library

 Antony Bacon (1558-1601) was the brother of Francis Bacon. In 1593 he entered the service of the Earl of Essex and became his private secretary for foreign affairs. To a large extent, the sixteen volumes of his Papers (Mss. 647-662 in the LPL) are in reality the Papers of the Earl of Essex, and reflect a wide range of interests and activities. They also document in some detail Essexs own flamboyant career, particularly in Ireland and in the expedition to Cadiz.

A valuable primary source for the history of the last decade of the 16th century. – Peter Thomas, Chief Librarian of the Consumer Association, in Book News 

850      Ref. PAB      9 reels

 

SHAKESPEARE IN CONTEXT
Edited by Professor S. Schoenbaum

This collection, which is based throughout on first hand manuscript and printed materials, deals with Shakespeares life, his theatre, and the background to his writing.It includes complete texts of important early editions of Shakespeares writings, the two poems he dedicated to the Earl of Southampton, and which he probably proofread himself, the first (bad) quarto of Hamlet, the second quarto, and the 1623 folio text, and others. This title is also available on CD-ROM. Please enquire for details. 

820      Ref. SIC      8 reels

 

ELIZABETHAN IRELAND & THE SETTLEMENT OF ULSTER
The Carew Papers At Lambeth Palace Library

Between 1574 and 1616 Sir George Carew was deeply involved in Irish affairs. He held various posts, mostly in Ireland, but in 1592 became Lieutenant General of the Ordnance in England. In 1598 he returned as Treasurer at War, becoming President of Munster in 1599.

1,350     Ref. CAR      15 reels

 

CATALOGUE OF THE GUILDHALL LIBRARYS MAJOR ARCHIVE & MANUSCRIPT HOLDINGS 

These ten reels contain detailed listings of all the substantial collections at the Guildhall Library. This resource is a unique, and necessary, index tool for any major research library.

895      Ref. GLC      10 reels 

 

WINCHESTER COLLEGE: 17th & 18th c. MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

A virtually unknown collection of manuscripts material at Winchester College. Perhaps the most interesting is the Huntingford Diaries, which provide a considerable series of reflection on life in the late 18th century. There are manuscripts by Charles Dibdin, Thomas and Joseph Warton, Edward Young, Walter Raleigh, etc.

1,500      Ref. WCH      18 reels

 

THE SHREWSBURY PAPERS
At Lambeth Palace Library

The papers of the Earls of Shrewsbury range from the 15th to the early 17th centuries. They were important capitalists in the first Industrial Revolution, and their papers contain valuable and detailed material on the development of mineral rights, notably lead and steel, in the Midland counties, and on financing their operations. For the social historian, their papers provide a vivid and intimate picture of life in a great Elizabethan and Jacobean household. 

795      Ref. SPP      8 reels

 

ELIZABETHAN IRELAND & THE SETTLEMENT OF ULSTER
The Carew Papers At Lambeth Palace Library 

Between 1574 and 1616 Sir George Carew was deeply involved in Irish affairs. He held various posts, mostly in Ireland, but in 1592 became Lieutenant General of the Ordnance in England. In 1598 he returned as Treasurer at War, becoming President of Munster in 1599 

1,350     Ref. CAR       15 reels 

 

THE MITFORD COLLECTION OF LEGAL MANUSCRIPTS 15th-18th c.

At the Library of the Inner Temple 
79 Vols of legal manuscripts, in 2 main groups. 1. Unpublished reports by Richard Capper, Lord Walsingham, & Richard Perrin, Baron of the Exchequer. 2. The group more closely and personally associated with Lord Redesdale includes a complete series of 11 volumes of his notes written in court, as Lord Chancellor of Ireland. 

1,950      Ref. LIT/M      25 reels

 

THE ASSEMBLY ORDER BOOKS

At Sutton Hospital, Charterhouse 1613-1982

A record of all that the Governors ordered and appointed to be done for nomination and admission of brothers. 

There are records of leases and favouring practices; suspensions of rents in hard times; eviction; indeed, a full spectrum of history, social and economic. The records are remarkably complete, especially so in the early days. 

830     Ref. AOB      9 reels

 

 

BRITISH HISTORY: 19TH CENTURY HISTORY

 

ARCHIVES OF THE ROYAL LITERARY FUND (1790-1918)

Complete files on microfilm of the Royal Literary Fund for the period 1790-1918, together with a printed guide. Compiled with an historical introduction by Dr. Nigel Cross, Archivist to the RLF. Gentlemen, this great metropolis is famous for many things… among others for its collection of manuscripts treasures. You will find no mass of records superior in interest and importance to the Archives of the Literary Fund Disraeli, 1853 One of the most valuable… sources for confidential information about the great writers…Richard Ellman, Oxford University.

145 Reels 35mm Microfilm with Guide Book      Ref RLF      8,950

 

LLOYDS CAPTAINS REGISTERS FROM THE GUILDHALL LIBRARY, LONDON (1851-1947)

Lloyds Captains Registers were compiled from the record of certificates of competency issued to masters, kept by the Registrar General of shipping and seamen from 1851, in accordance with the Mercantile Marine Act 1850. The Captains Registers list for each person the name, place and year of birth; the masters certificate obtained; any other special qualification, including the steam certificate from 1874; the name and number (taken from the Mercantile navy list) of each ship; the dates of engagement and discharge as master or mate; the destination of each voyage; casualties; and special awards (e.g. for war service). For many years colour coding was used to indicate dates of engagement, discharge and casualties, and these pages are in colour.

63 Reels 35mm Microfilm (57 colour, 6 b & w)      Ref LCR     7,200

 

PAPERS OF THE SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI (1736-1967)

This was originally a Society of young noblemen and gentlemen who had visited Italy and gone on the Grand Tour. It started purely as a social club, but from 1732 members met regularly. Their interest included the architectural and archaeological remains of Greece, the Near East and Italy, and significantly, from the 1750s, they promoted an English Academy of Painting and Sculpture, which ultimately led to the formation of the Royal Academy. From their earliest meetings the Society appointed a painter, among whom were Knapton (the first one), Reynolds, Leighton, Sargent, etc. These papers consist of Minute Books from 1736, Manuscripts Letter Books from 1736-1866, and General Papers, Accounts, etc. The records provide an important record of intellectual life in the 18th-19th centuries.

11 Reels 35mm Microfilm      Ref DIL      950 (click here for contents list)

 

COLONIAL DEFENCE COMMISSION under LORD CARNARVON (1881-82)

The Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the Defence of British Possessions and Commerce Abroad. Unpublished Reports.

2 Reels 35mm Microfilm      Ref CDC      220

 

THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY DIARIES OF SIR FREDERIC MADDEN (1801-73)

…Sir Frederic was a sensitive and articulate critic of all that went on around him, and he documented his life and times as few have done before or since.Sir Frederics fascinating diary deserves to be better known, and for students of mediaeval and Victorian England, of the history of chess, of book collecting and of connoisseurship, it is a vast and largely untapped treasure trove.Philip J. Weimerskirch, Edward G. Miner Library, University of Rochester, in Microform Review, May 19677.

17 Reels 35mm Microfilm      Ref MDP      1,500

 

THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS PAPERS

Letters relating to the Jack The Ripper Murders, held at the Corporation of London Record OfficeThis fascinating and unique collection of documents comprises the record of the inquest held in 1888 by the Coroner the City of London on Catherine Eddowes, one of the victims of Jack The Ripper, and also a collection of documents mainly dated c. 1888-89. These letters are primarily written by members of the public to the City of London Police at the time of the murders in the East End. Occasionally letters of acknowledgement are to be found. Some letters also enclose other items such as news cuttings and visiting cards, and a note of these is included. For students of all aspects of social history.

13 6×4 Microfiche with Printed Guide      Ref JTR      220

 

THE SIR BENJAMIN STONE COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS (c.1860 1910)

From Birmingham Public LibrariesThe Sir Benjamin Stone Collection contains some 22,000 mounted prints and a large number of commercial albums and personal scrapbooks. The photographs relate largely to the British Isles although Stones travels led to the inclusion of prints from all over the world. A dedicated photographer, Stone became the first President of the Birmingham Photographic Society and in this capacity established the Warwickshire Photographic Survey in 1892. Nowadays Stone is best know for rustic such as Windsor Castle and Westminster Abbey.

714 6×4 Microfiche     Ref SBS      3,150

 

VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM EARLY RARE PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION 
Part A: Photographs / Part B: Register

The historic photographs at the V & A Museum comprise one of the worlds finest collections of images from the early days of photography. They have been carefully and faithfully recorded on colour microfilm and thus constitute a publication of inestimable value to students and researchers. The seven reels of the Register provide a valuable record of the photographers, subjects and origins of the photographs in this collection.

24 Reels 35mm Microfilm (17 colour, 7 b & w)      Ref VAA      3,500

 

BRITISH 20th-CENTURY RECORDS & ARCHIVES

 

Lloyd’s Lists / both World Wars  850

Polar Record 1931-99*  1,900

Grey Books Index   ——-  2,300

WW1 Official History ————–  4,500

Geographical Magazine 1935-2002*     ———-  7,200

Report on World Affairs   ———  1,950

Plaid Cymru Archives 1926-2002*   ———   3,500

Trans Marine Engineers 1889-98*   ——-    4,800

 

SIGHT & SOUND: 1932 2006

For over seventy-five years Sight & Sound, the journal of the British Film Institute, has been one of the worlds leading film quarterlies. Its regular publication makes accessible an overall insight into the development of the cinema, and reflects more accurately than any book or reference volume the trends of taste and fashion. The value of Sight & Sound is particularly enhanced by its editorial independence of either the film world or the authorities. Published in association with the British Film Institute. Since 1991, Monthly Film Bulletin has been incorporated in the journal. 
Continuation available. 

44 Reels of 35mm silver positive roll microfilm      Ref: SAS 2,950


ECONOMIC HISTORY & BUSINESS ARCHIVES

THE GIBBS ARCHIVE: The Papers of Antony Gibbs & Sons, 1744-1953 

The records contained in this archive are mostly the business records of Antony Gibbs & Sons and its associated companies, together with the family papers of the Gibbs Family of Devonshire and Aldenham (Herts). The complete archive of this famous London merchant and banking house includes substantial source material related to Latin America and Australia. Chile, Peru, Mexico, Argentina etc, were major centres of activity for the company throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, and this is reflected in the preservation of extremely detailed correspondence, accounts, general records etc. There was also an office in Spain (Cadiz) between 1808 and 1827, and there has been an office in New York since 1913. Reels may be purchased separately- contents list free on request. 
319 reels 35mm microfilm      Ref: GAR       List price 26,500

LAND TAX COMMISSIONERS FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS. Volumes 1-398. 1692-4; 1703-1831 

The first assessments of 1692-3 were made under the terms of An Act granting to their Majesties an aid of 4 shillings in the pound for one year for carrying on a vigorous war against France ($W. & M. c. 1, 1692/3). The Act specified that real estate and personal property, that is building and moveable goods as well as land, were to be taxed, as were the salaries. The name of the owner or occupier of each premises; the amount at which each person was assessed in respect of his/her property, personal and real; the name of the Parish, street or precinct.
135 reels 35 mm microfilm      Ref: LTA      List price 8,950

THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES: Rare Books on Accountancy & related subjects: 15th-19th Centuries 

The Library of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in London contains the worlds finest collection of rare books on book-keeping and accountancy. 

Individual titles include:
A. English Language 17 reels List 995                 B. Italian Language 8 reels List 500 
C. Dutch Language 3 reels List 175                     D. French Language 7 reels List 430 
E. German language 7 reels List 430                   F. Spanish & Portuguese 1 reel List 80 
G. Japanese Language 2 reels List 150               H. I) Early books on Manufacturers accounts 
II) Edward Jones and his Circle      3 reels 175 

Complete Collection: 49 reels      Ref: ICA      List price 3,950 

THE EXTEL RECORDS: Archives of the Exchange Telegraph Co 1872-1966

The Exchange Telegraph Co Ltd was incorporated in March 1872 to transmit business intelligence from stock or commercial exchanges and offices of the company to subscribers. In the same year the first service, the financial service, began and in 1874 a system whereby firms could send messages to the floor of the Stock Exchange was introduced. Later Parliamentary, News and Sporting services were introduced Here are just a few examples of what each part consists of:

Part A includes: Operating Agreements, Board and AMG minutes etc.
Part B includes: Statements of Accounts, Law service statements etc.
Part C includes: Reports of court cases, wage negotiations etc. 

122 reels 35mm microfilm      Ref: EXL      List price 12,500

COUNTRY REPORTS FROM THE E.I.U ON MICROFICHE: 1952-98 
(formerly Quarterly Economics Reviews) 

The extensive series of the Economist Intelligence Unit provide accurate up-to-the-minute assessments of the general economic situation in some 190 countries. These have been published for the last 50 years as the Country Reports and Profiles, and as a series they constitute invaluable source material for the study of recent economic history.The Reports are concise. They aim to interpret the facts, not simply to report them. They also assess the current economic position.The essential content of each Report is summarised in a single introductory page; indicators of economic activity are charted for each country and an appendix provides a wide range of statistics. 
On microfiche or 16mm. microfilm.

Price for Complete Set 1952-98: 42,000      Ref: QER      Price per Country Per Year 180

SUN INSURANCE FIRE POLICY REGISTERS 1775-87 with the ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE RECORDS 1775-87

During the late 1960s historians began to appreciate the importance of fire insurance policies of the 18th and 19th centuries as a source of information on property, its nature, its value, value and ownership. Although documents relating to fire insurance were not new to them, no systematic use had been made of the voluminous policy registers of the fire offices until the recognition that such policies could contribute to research into methods for measuring the role of capital formation during Britains Industrial Revolution.The availability of these records on microfilm provides researchers with a convenient way to cover substantial material. A highly detailed index by Professor R Floud and students at Birkbeck College is available on MICROFICHE.

Price for collection: 3,500 44 reels 35mm microfilm      Ref: SF1 
Microfiche Index (separate) 395

Microfiche Index                                              395

Broadwood Co. Business Records                   7,500

   Accounting Reseach 1948-2002*                    1,950

South Sea Co. Papers                                      2,350

Marketing in Europe 1962-93                            2,350

Russia Co. Minutes & Account                          820

International Tourism Q. 1971-93                      895

Retail Business 1958-93                                    1,150

European Trends  1964- 98                               1,650

Multi-National Business                                    990

Industrial Society  1918-2003                            2,300

 

ECONOMIC HISTORY PERIODICALS

INVESTORS GUARDIAN 1863-1973 
Between 1863 and 1973 the worlds of commerce and industry have altered so radically that in a direct comparison of the two years they would hardly be recognisable. These changes, however, have been gradual, and the comprehensive history of the evolution of the business world can be most fruitfully studied through the pages of a continuous publication such as the Investors Guardian.

102 reels 35mm microfilm      Ref: IVG      List price 5,950

INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY 1918-1999* 
Industrial Society is one of the worlds longest-running journals devoted to all aspects of labour relations. 

41 reels 35mm microfilm      Ref: INS      List price 1,990

 

POLITICAL AND SOCIAL STUDIES

 

BRITISH TRADE UNION HISTORY COLLECTION

The roots of Trade Unionism are buried deep in the 18th Century, if not earlier. This collection of some 330 titles contains all the main source material for a complete study of all aspects of the history and development of the Unions, and gives access to the wealth of social and political history contained in the story of these organisations. 

Microfiche or 50 reels/16mm Microfilm      Ref BTU       List Price 1,800

BRITISH LABOUR HISTORY EPHEMERA

1880-1900 – A carefully compiled collection of pamphlets, journals, monographs, cartoons etc. which provides valuable source material for students and researchers into all aspects of the development of Socialism in the late 19th Century. 

46 reels/35mm Microfilm      Ref BLH      List Price 3,400 

1900-1926 Another outstanding collection of over 100 items relating to British Labour History. Research into the mass social movements can be impeded by difficulty in obtaining scattered and incomplete material. The Microfilm brings together much of this type of document. 

22 reels/35mm Microfilm      Ref BLE      List Price ,700 

COMMUNIST PARTY OF GREAT BRITAIN. 1916-92 COMPLETE ARCHIVES

SERIES ONE: JOURNALS Titles: Imprecor 1921-37; World News & Views 1938-62; Comment 1963-82; Focus 1982-92. 57 Reels/35mm microfilm, Ref CPB, List Price 5,100 

SERIES TWO: NEWSPAPERS Titles: The Call 1916-20; The Communist 1920-23; The Workers Weekly 1923-27; Workers Life 1927-29. 9 Reels/35mm microfilm, Ref CPC, List Price 800

SERIES THREE: THEORETICAL JOURNALS Titles: The Communist Review 1921-35; The Communist 1927-28; Discussion 1936-38; Modern Quarterly 1938-53; Marxist Quarterly 1854-57; Marxism Today 1957-92. 40 Reels/35mm microfilm, Ref CPD, List Price 3,1500

SERIES FOUR: PAMPHLETS 1920-92. 50 Reels/35mm microfilm, Ref CPE, List Price 3,800

Complete set, containing Series 1,2,3 and 4: Ref CPA, List Price 12,800

LONDON TRADES COUNCIL: MINUTES & PAPERS 1860-1953
Continuous record of the progress from disorganised groups of disaffected workers to a fully organised labour movement. 11 Reels/35mm microfilm, Ref LTC, List Price 990

I.L.O REPORTS & RECORDS 1919-2006 and continuation
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION. REPORTS AND RECORDS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE, 1919-2005

The ILO is concerned with the labour problems of UN member states throughout the world. It supports efforts by the International Community and by nations to achieve full employment, and promotes co-operation between workers and employers. For students of labour history there is no comparable source for the thorough study of activities throughout the world. 136 Reels of 35mm Microfilm Ref ILO List Price 10,800 

WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT CARD CATALOGUE
The collection covers most aspects of working class life from the 1790s to the present day: from the rise of the factory system to the 1984 miners strike. The collection contains a mass of material on every aspect of Labour History, topics covered include: Owenism, Chartism, material on Unionism including the Trades Union Congress, Poor Law Reform etc. This is a resource of great value to researchers in the field.
30 reels/16mm Microfilm Ref CCW List Price 2,700

T.U.C. PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE MINUTES 1888-1921; World Microfilms
RECORDS 1908-19

Essential background information on attempts to lobby M.P.s in order to influence legislation. 
8 Reels/35mm microfilm, Ref TUC, List Price 750

LABOUR RESEARCH 1917-2005 and continuation
Official journal of the Labour Research Dept; of great value to students of Socialism since the end of World War I. 
46 Reels/35mm microfilm, Ref LRE List Price 3,100

L.R.D PAMPHLETS & BOOKS 1916-2005 and continuation
Throughout its existence the L.R.D has published pamphlets and books on the issues that most concern the trade unions and Labour movement. Among the authors are G.B.H Cole, R.Page Arnot, Emile Burns, A.J. Cook and D.N Pritt, etc.  
26 reels 16mm microfilm OR on microfiche Ref: LRD List price 2750

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY 1950-2005 and continuation
Published by the LSE, it is at the forefront of current sociological thought. 26 Reels/35mm microfilm, Ref BJS, List Price 1,950

AMERICA: LIFE AND LABOR 1911-1921 Journal of the National Womens Trade Union League. 4 Reels/35mm microfilm, Ref ALL, List Price 395

THE WOMAN WORKER 1908-10 New ideas for women to work in their own interest. Launched by Mary MacArthur. 4 Reels/35mm microfilm, Ref WWO, List Price 395

The Link  1973-84   THE JOURNAL of the COMMUNIST PARTY                                                             800

Our Corner   THIS FAMOUS PERIODICAL, edited by ANNIE BESANT                                                    450                   

 tHE DIARIES of   ELIZABETH FRY,  1797-1845                                                                                        700

Quaker Women’s Diaries ;  18th – 19th Centuries.                                                                                  850

British Birth Control Material  at the British Library of Political and Economic 

Sciences; 1800-1947.                                                                                                                              950                                       

ritish Labour History Ephemera 1880-1900 and 1900-1926                                                                      1,700

British Trade Union History Collection                                                                                                   3,050

Democratic Left.Jmls. etc.  1993-99*                                                                                                       680

ARCHIVES OF PLAID CYMRU         1926-98*                                                                                           3,500

REPORT ON WORLD AFFAIRS     1919-79                                                                                               1,900

Whitechapel Murders Papers     

LETTERS RELATING TO THE JACK THE RIPPER                                                                                     300 MURDERS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

lABOUR MONTHLY        1921-81                                                                                                              2,100

LABOUR RESEARCH     1917-2006*                                                                                                          3,050

JOURNAL OF THE LABOUR MOVEMENT IN TRADE & INDUSTRY 20th CENTURY                                     1,050

100 YEARS OF FABIAN PUBL.                                                                                                                 150

THE LEFT NEWS     1936-47                                                                                                                     450

NEW TIMES & ETHIOPIA NEWS      1936-56                                                                                             570

BRITISH 19th CENTURY FREETHOUGHT  BOOKS                                                                                    950

CHARLES BRADLAUGH PAMPHLETS                                                                                                     450

THE NATIONAL REFORMER                                                                                                                   1,400

PAPERS OF GUY ALDERD                                                                                                                     1,050

                                                                                                            
 

 

ANTI-SLAVERY MATERIALS

ANTI-SLAVERY MATERIALS: REGIONAL RECORDS AND OTHER PAMPHLETS 18TH-19TH CENTURIES, THE COLLECTION AT JOHN
RYLANDS LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
The collection of anti-slavery material at John Rylands Library is a wide ranging and fascinating one, which is of particular importance for the study of provincial philanthropic societies in England. As well as this there are documents from Africa and many from the West Indies in addition to substantial papers concerning the American Civil War.

Forming an important part of the manuscripts at Rylands is the Raymond English collection of the letters, diaries, pamphlets and press cuttings of the abolitionist George Thompson and his son-in-law F W Chesson. It includes items relating to the Aborigine’s Protection Society and to the London Emancipation Committee.

Equally significant is the Wilson anti-slavery collection, a collection of 19th century pamphlets given by H G Wilson, the Member of Parliament for Sheffield. A C Wilson gave a large amount of the material held by the library. Well over 100 items under the title “Letters to Mary Anne Rawson, Henry Joseph MP and others” include information on the abolitionist movement in Sheffield. Mrs Rawson was the compiler of the “Bow in the Cloud” and there are numerous letters, rough notes, minutes etc, addressed to this publication, notably from the Sheffield Female Anti-Slavery Society. Also among the documents given by A C Wilson is a collection of miscellaneous poems on slavery copied from several sources, both 
manuscript and printed.

The microfilming of the Rylands slavery and anti-slavery papers represents one of the most valuable and practical aids to study in this field.
19 reels of 35mm film Ref. MUA 1,730

ANTI-SLAVERY COLLECTION: 18Th – 19TH CENTURIES. FROM FRIENDS’ HOUSE LIBRARY, LONDON. 
This collection consists of: The 37 volumes of anti-slavery tracts; a number of miscellaneous pamphlets, ephemera etc; the Thompson Clarkson Collection on which Thomas Clarkson based his “History of the Abolition of Slavery” published in 1808; some rare periodicals including the “Anti-Slavery Record” and “The Friend of Africa”.
25 reels of 35mm film Ref. ASL 2,250

THE RHODES HOUSE LIBRARY, OXFORD: ANTI-SLAVERY COLLECTION, 1795-1880
The collection at Rhodes House, Oxford, is a major non-researched source for the history of the anti-slavery movement in the 19th century. 
A major part of the collection relates to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. The society was founded in 1839, its aim to secure the abolition of slavery in general and in America in particular. It convened the first world Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840 and this was followed in 1842 and 1843 by further conferences. Papers relating to these conferences are included in the collection.
59 reels of 35mm microfilm Ref. RHL 4,800

HEARTMAN MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION AT XAVIER UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, NEW ORLEANS: MANUSCRIPTS ON SLAVERY
The Xavier University of New Orleans, the only black Catholic institute of higher education in the United States, possesses in its library a substantial collection of manuscripts relating to the North American slave trade during the period 1724-1897,including important documents from New Orleans dating from 1803 to early Reconstruction. 
7 reels of 16mm microfilm OR microfiche Ref. HMN 750

ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY
THE SLAVE TRADE BOOK AND PAMPHLET COLLECTION; 1680-1865
The collection of pamphlets at the Royal Commonwealth Society includes many rare examples and will prove of great value to scholars working in this field. The include T Tryon’s: “Negros complain of their hard servitude… in the West Indies plantations” (c.1680), W Bosman’s description of the slave trade on the Guinea Coast (1705), Wllberforce’s letter to Talleyrand (1814), and works by Ramsay, Clarkson, Macaulay etc.
21 reels of 35mm microfilm Ref. RCS 1,750

THE WILLIAM SMEAL COLLECTION FROM
GLASGOW PUBLIC LIBRARY

This important collection of anti-slavery and emancipation material contains many unique and rare manuscripts and printed items. The records of the Glasgow emancipation Society are very full; they include: Minute books (1833-75), cash books (1833-76), subscription book (1833), and 13 volumes of printed annual reports (1833-51).
11 reels of 35mm microfilm Ref. SME 950

SLAVERY TRACTS AND PAMPHLETS FROM THE WEST INDIA 
COMMITTEE COLLECTION
The sugar trade of the West Indies and its dependence on slave labour was a highly controversial subject in 19th century England, giving rise to an extensive pamphlet literature. The collection owned by the West India Committee was described by the historian and bibliographer LB Ragatz as “the finest lot of pamphlets in existence” and includes many items not easily found in other public collections. There are some 350 in all including pamphlets by Wilberforce, Macaulay etc.
28 reels of 35mm microfilm Ref. WIC 2,300

PAPERS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH SOCIETY, 17TH-19TH CENTURIES
“The numerous maps, account books, letters and registers in the collection paint a clear and detailed picture of the Society’s active involvement in the field of learning, particularly in the early years of Harvard and William and Mary Colleges. 
Since the Society was also among the chief influences in spreading awareness of the realities of slavery during the 18th and 19th centuries, a sizeable part of the records relate to the American colonies.–“Catholic Historical Review, 1980”. 
11 reels of 35mm microfilm. Ref: CFS. 950 (click here for contents list)

We are pleased to announce our first “digitised” microfilm title. This is the “HEARTMAN MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION ON SLAVERY”, and is described below. It will be available on CD-Rom, DVD, or as an online subscription site on the web, and is priced at 295 for the complete set, as compared with 560 for the microfiche or 16mm. microfilm version. 

HEARTMAN MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION AT XAVIER UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY, NEW ORLEANS: MANUSCRIPTS ON SLAVERY
 
The Xavier University of New Orleans, the only black Catholic institute of higher education in the United States, possesses in its library a substantial collection of manuscripts relating to the North American slave trade during the period 1724-1897,including important documents from New Orleans dating from 1803 to early Reconstruction.
On CD-Rom, DVD, or as an online subscription site on the web Price 550

 

MEDICAL HISTORY

 

THE WORSHIPFUL SOCIETY OF APOTHECARIES

RECORDS AND ACCOUNTS 1606 – 1954

The records of the Apothecaries Society are a particularly engrossing record of the development of medicine but no step was taken without attendant controversy and legal battles. These Papers, conveniently presented in microfilm format, detail the research undertaken, the sometimes violently differing opinions and the normalisation of initially contentious procedures.

There are records of disputes between Apothecaries and The Royal College of Physicians, The Grocers, The Barber-Surgeons, and there are lists of Distillers and Grocers petitioning Parliament against The Company. There are also letters relating to Apothecaries abusing their trade and the legal process against them. Papers on botanical expeditions & anatomy lectures are included, together with details of chemical laboratories, the Chelsea Physic Garden and catalogues of plants presented to The Society.

 

60 REELS/35mm MICROFILM. REF: APO PRICE: 2,900

 

ST. GEORGE’S HOSPITAL, HYDE PARK CORNER

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS 1733 – 1888

The Minute Book of St. George’s Hospital’s Board of Governor’s records that the hospital admitted its first patients to the Hyde Park Corner site on 1st January, 1734. Sixty-four patients were treated in the first month and the Minute Book also details the complaints as including: “dropsy, albugo, scorbutic eruptions, flux, contusion”, etc..

The microfilm of the St. George’s archive offers a conveniently-formatted opportunity to follow the records of a major hospital from its inauguration as an independent institution reliant of the generosity of benefactors right through a century and a half of its development into a leading London medical centre. The prevalence and occurrence of diseases throughout the 18th and 19th centuries as well as the progress of medicine against them can be monitored. In addition the microfilm makes available for study the lives, conditions and salaries of staff, together with the day-to-day administration of a hospital in the years before the National Health Service.

40 REELS/35mm MICROFILM. REF: SGH PRICE: 2,250

 

THE ROYAL HOSPITAL OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW, LONDON

MINUTE BOOKS, ACCOUNTS AND OTHER RECORDS 1547 – 1801

St. Bartholomew’s Hospital is now at the very centre of the controversy over National Health Service reforms, but it is one of the oldest and most distinguished hospitals in the English speaking world. The microfilmed records offer a unique source of detailed information on the hospital since its re-foundation under Henry VHI. The 16th, 17th and 18th centuries were a critical period in the development of British medicine and St. Bartholomew’s was one of the very few hospitals functioning throughout this period The records cover finance and administration; staff policy, patient care, as well as its relations with benefactors, tenants and the medical world in general.

19 REELS/35mm MICROFILM. REF: SBH PRICE: 1,100

 

OXFORD COLLEGES: MEDIAEVAL MSS: MEDICA & NATURAL SCIENCES

CHRIST CHURCH NEW COLLEGE CORPUS CHRISTI

The Medica and Natural sciences manuscripts at New College include works by Hippocratus, Pliny, Ptolemy, Aristos, Galen, Averroes and Roger Bacon. The Christ Church collection includes the Lectio Astronomica (1703) and a 17th century Euclides Elementum.

CHRIST CHURCH: 6 REELS REF: MMG PRICE: 200   NEW COLLEGE: 10 REELS REF: MMN PRICE: 430

CORPUS CHRISTI : 12 REELS REF: MMI: 525

 

 

TRINITY COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE THE MEDIAEVAL MSS: “MEDICA”

“Medica” as a mediaeval term included medicine, surgery, chemistry, heibal remedies and alchemy. The pride of the Trinity Collection is in the earliest manuscripts, which frequently contain fine illustrations. Outstanding is the collection of surgical treatises (MS 1044: 13th C), in which a large number of operations are illustrated by detailed drawings of high quality.

Reels

 

 

BRITISH BIRTH CONTROL 1800 – 1947

MATERIAL FROM THE BRITISH LIBRARY OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES

The London School ofEconomics’ important collection of literature from the pioneering days of the British Birth Control Movement contains much rare and otherwise inaccessible material. “          contains most of the classic works of The Movement* – Microfilm Review, October 1974

10 REELS/35mm MICROFILM REF: BCE PRICE: 580

 

HOSPITAL ARCHITECTURE: CHARLES HOLDEN, ARCHITECT 1875 – 1960 SLIDE SET

Charles Holden was born in 1875, and has been described as the first ofthe English Moderns. These slides cover all of Holden’s work, and hospital design forms a significant part of this. In 1899 he entered the architectural office of Harry Percy Adams, a specialist in hospital planning. One ofHolden’s first jobs was draughting working drawings for the Royal Victoria Infirmary, and he soon began work on the designs of other hospitals. Two outstanding examples from the turn ofthe century are the Belgrave Hospital for Children, Kennington and the British Seaman’s Hospital, Constantinople. Both are extensively represented in this slide set. Other hospitals included are: The Bristol Royal Infirmary; The Deal and Walmer Memorial Hospital; St. Luke’s Hospital, Malta; The Manchester Royal Infirmary, as well as the B.M. A. building.

130 COLOUR SLIDES REF: RXR PRICE: 115

 

THE MID-KENT ONCOLOGY CENTRE

BUILDING CASE STUDY

A centre for cancer treatment, added to an existing hospital, is studied in this tape/slide set with colour slides and discussions with all members ofthe architectural/engineering team. The building won a RIBA award in 1993.   

See Pidgeon Digital. 24 SLIDES/30 MINUTE AUDIOTAPE REF: CS4 PRICE: 50

 

 

 

 


RELIGIOUS STUDIES

THE GUARDIAN (1846-1951)
Published in association with Lambeth Palace Library

The Guardian was the leading newspaper of the Church of England, documenting the Churchs life week by week for 105 years, and has been described as the most intelligent weekly among the churches. It was founded in 1846 by R. W. Church, later dean of St. Pauls, and Frederic Rogers amongst others to uphold Tractarian principles and to demonstrate their relevance to the best secular thought of the age. Unlike such papers as The Record (1828) or The Church Times (1863), which appealed more to those holding decidedly party views, it was numbered among the best of the weeklies for the intelligentsia, providing an independent commentary on all the major contemporary theological, intellectual, political and social issues and preoccupations. It maintained high literary and scholarly standards, offering considered reviews of current theological and other publications. It is therefore an important source particularly for the Victorian and Edwardian periods, and has a contribution to make towards the study of the Oxford Movement, church and State relations, responses to Darwinian thought, the spread of Christian Socialism, the beginnings of the ecumenical movement, the challenge of war to Christian consciences, to name but a few examples. It is also a source for obituaries, especially of churchmen and, by the latter years of the 19th century, of influential agnostics and other leading critics of the Church, such as John Stuart Mill and Leslie Stephen. It ceased publication in 1951.
140 Reels 35mm Microfilm      Ref GUA      List Price: 10,950

THE PAPERS OF ARCHBISHOP WAKE 
From Christ Church, Oxford

The letters of William Wake (1657-1737) cover his time as Bishop of Lincoln (1705-1716) and the first twenty years (1716-1726) of his time as Archbishop of Canterbury. This official correspondence includes three volumes on Ireland and much material on foreign churches, particularly the Gallican church. The affairs of the French church formed one of the chief interests of Wakes life, but there are also letters relating to the church in America, the East and West Indies, and all parts of Europe. The letters and papers cover every aspect of church and secular affairs of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century period, since Wake was extremely influential in both the religious and political climate of the time. Correspondence is not exclusively concerned with religious matters: medals, coins and rare books were among Wakes many interests, and his correspondents often wrote to him on these subjects. In addition, there is a wealth of information on English affairs of the period, political, economic and social. A substantial index is gradually being prepared, and will be available to aid students of the material. This generally unresearched primary resource will be an invaluable addition to any serious library of the religious, political and general history of this important period.
48 Reels 35mm Microfilm      Ref XCW       List Price: 4,100

 

THE ARCHIVES OF THE FRENCH PROTESTANT CHURCH (1560-1889) Held at Leglise Protestante Francaise de Londres

Over 300 manuscripts and more than 100 miscellaneous papers. Most relate to the 18th century. There are also a number relating to the 17th century including an important series concerned with the great influx of immigrants before and after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
37 Reels 35mm Microfilm      Ref FPC      List Price: 3,300

MICROFILMS FROM THE DR. WILLIAMS LIBRARY

The Baxter Treatises
From the Papers of Richard Baxter (1615-91) at Dr. Williams Library London

The Baxter Treatises were catalogued by Roger Thomas, and a copy of the catalogue is included with the microfilm (it can be perused before purchase). They consist of all the Richard Baxter Papers at Dr. Williams Library except the letters (which are available separately). The bulk of the material belongs to the latter half of Baxters life, together with personal and miscellaneous papers, and selected items subsequent to his death.
6 Reels 35mm Microfilm      Ref DWB      List Price: 640

Minute Books Of The Presbyterian Fund Board (1690-1899)
The Board originated in 1689. The aim was to assist the poorer country congregations by making grants to their ministers and to aid in the education of students of the ministry. The Minute Books commence in 1690 and are continuous to the present day, with the exception of the book covering 1760-1772, which has long been missing. The books covered in this microfilm give the minutes to 1899, with indexes to aid in finding any specific items.
6 Reels 35mm Microfilm Ref DWL List Price: 640

The Correspondence of Richard Baxter (1615-1691)
Richard Baxter was one of the most influential figures in religious life. From 1641 until his removal in 1660, he was pastor of the church at Kidderminster, where he wrote his two best known works, The Saints Everlasting Rest (1650) and Gildas Salvianus the Reformed pastor (1656). Baxters correspondents include some seventy of his fellow ejected ministers of 1660-62, and such others as John Drury, John Eliot, Joseph Glanvill, etc.
3 Reels 35mm Microfilm      Ref DWM      List Price: 380

THE OXFORD MOVEMENT, TRACTARIAN PAMPHLETS AT PUSEY HOUSE: The Halifax and Church sub-collections
The pamphlets of E. B. Pusey reveal the strain of apostolic zeal in the movement, which is later reflected in a concern with missionary work. The pamphlet collection includes works Newman, John Keble, John Ruskin and Thomas Arnold. The importance and interest of this comprehensive collection will be apparent to scholars working in all areas of 19th century history.
70 Reels 35mm microfilm      Ref: TPH       List Price: 4,600

 

RELIGIOUS PERIODICALS AT THE V & A MUSEUM

Christian Art 1 
This is the fourth part of a series in which the Art Periodicals held in the National Art Library at the V & A are being published on microfilm. In Part IV, the focus is on religion and in particular Christian Art.

Revue De LArt Chrtien (1857-1914) – 32 Reels 
Its aim was to mediate and popularise to priests and artists the results and developments in the now widespread study of Christian archaeology and the middle ages. 

Organ Fr Christliches Kunst (1857-75) – 7 Reels
The revival in medieval studies in Germany inspired various journals and one of these was the Organ Fur Christliches Kunst. It was published in Cologne between 1857 and 1875. 
39 Reels 35mm Microfilm Ref VAU List Price: 2,750

Christian Art 2 
A further series of important European journals of Christian Art:
Bullettino Di Archaeologica Cristiana (1863-94) – 8 Reels
Christliches Kunstblatt (1851-73) – 8 Reels
Zeitschrift Fr Christliches Kunst (1888-1921) – 10 Reels

26 Reels 35mm Microfilm      Ref VAV      List Price 1,750 

 

CROCKFORDS CLERICAL DIRECTORY 1858-1982

The microfilm version of the standard English Clerical Biographical Dictionary is taken from the original manuscripts held at Lambeth Palace Library. Whilst the text version is a goldmine of information, it comprises hundreds of thousands of pages, so this compact micropublication makes the valuable material much more accessible.
Crockfords is vital to students and researchers in genealogy, church history, etc.
85 REELS of35mm Microfilm Ref: CRO List Price 5,250 

THE INQUIRER 1842-2006 and continuation 
The Inquirer is the journal of the Unitarian Movement. Since its inception in 1842, the Inquirer has followed the progress of the Movement which has never been more relevant to contemporary issues than it is today, with its belief in the tolerance of religious differences in the name of Monotheism. The microfilm to date covers over 150 years of Unitarianism.
71 REELS 35mm microfilm Ref: INQ List Price 6,000

 

THE FRIEND, 1843-2006 and continuation 
Among journals of the British Quaker Movement which were published in London, The Friends policy of wide news coverage has given it a pre-eminent authority so that it is essential for 19th and 20th c. studies. The articles in the Friend reflect social and theological issues, both in Britain and internationally.
121 REELS 35mm microfilm Ref: FRI 9,000

ALSO AVAILABLE:
LIST                                                                                                                   PRICE
 
THE METHODIST RECORDER 1861-2006 and continuation                                    10,800 
RECORDS OF ENGLISH ARCHBISHOPS (Registers & Acts 13th 20th c.)             2,400
THEOLOGICAL MANUSCRIPTS AT TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE                   7,7750
THE CATHOLIC HERALD 1888-1998 and continuation                                            6,700
THE WATCHMAN 1835-1884                                                                                1,900
THE BAPTIST TIMES Please enquire
PAPERS OF C J BLOMFIELD (Microfiche)                                                            1,700
ARCHBISHOPS REGISTERS 13th 17th centuries (click here for contents list)      1,300
ACT BOOKS OF THE ARCHBISHOPS OF CANTERBURY 1663-1914                     1,050(click here for contents list)
CHURCH OF ENGLAND ECCLESIASTICAL RECORDS 1640-1661                         2,850
20th CENTURY RELIGIOUS PERIODICALS                                                          5,900
SPCK 18th CENTURY ARCHIVES                                                                        3100
 

QUAKER COLLECTIONS

FRIENDS HOUSE LIBRARY: RECORDS & ARCHIVES

 

Digest Registers of Births, Marriages and Burials for England and Wales, 17th century-1837 

The Society of Friends has a reputation for good record-keeping. Its original registers were passed to the Public Record Office and there is a full set at the Library of the Society of Friends. These are known as digest registers and are arranged quarterly by region. For each “quarterly meeting” there is a birth, a marriage and a burial register, with names grouped alphabetically and chronologically within each letter.

* * Records for each county are generally on separate reels, and can be purchased for 120 per reel. Details on request.

32 REELS / 35mm MICROFILM                    REF: DGR                            2,500

 

Society of Friends. London Two Weeks Meeting: Minutes 1672-1789 

The main task of the Two Weeks Meeting was to superintend the marriages of Friends. The minutes show names and residences and, after 1680, descriptions and/or occupations of the parties and their parents. As such, they are an important tool for social studies over more than a century. There is a full name index.

8 REELS / 35mm MICROFILM                             REF: LWM                              800

 

Society of Friends. Meetings for Sufferings Archives: The Great Book of Sufferings, 1659-1793 

The 29 volumes of the Great Book of Sufferings contain names of Friends prosecuted, distrained or otherwise “suffering” for the sake of Quaker testimonies. Each volume is indexed and covers a group of counties for each particular year. In most cases the names of informers, priests, constables and justices are indexed. The microfilm is useful for research into genealogy, social attitudes and religious tolerance.

29 REELS / 35mm MICROFILM                    REF: GBS                            2,150 

 

Early Quaker Writings: First Series. 1650-1750 

Printed works by leading 17th and 18th century Quakers, including George Bishop, Edward Burrough, Richard Farnworth, George Fox, William Penn and George Whitehead.

25 REELS / 35mm MICROFILM                    REF: EQW                               1,900

 

Early Quaker Writings: Second Series. 17th Century 

Writings by Isaac Penington, Thomas Lawson, Francis Howgill, James Nayler.

10 REELS / 35mm MICROFILM                    REF: EQS                                895

  

Quaker Manuscript Collection: Part A. 

Includes the Spence manuscripts (the journal of George Fox: 3 vols.), the Caton manuscripts, the Swarthmore manuscripts (4 of 8 vols.), and theBarclay manuscripts (6 vols.).

14 REELS / 35mm MICROFILM                   REF: QMC                                    1,200

  

QUAKER WOMEN’S MANUSCRIPTS 

The Diaries of Elizabeth Fry, 1797 – 1845 

The Library of the Quaker Movement is rich in valuable material, but of particular importance are the Diaries of Elizabeth Fry. They form a valuable source for study in many areas, detailing her prison work, her educational work and her private life, including her financial affairs.

7 REELS / 35mm MICROFILM                      REF: FRY                                     700

 Quaker Women’s Diaries: 18th 19th Centuries 

A number of very interesting manuscript diaries have been deposited at the Friends House Library. For example, Betty FothengilPs diary for 1769-70 gives a detailed account of Quaker life in late 18th century London, and the diary of Betty Bishop covers the last 20 years of the 18th century in Somerset. The diaries are among the few records of ordinary life to have survived. Also included are the Journals of Elizabeth Robson.

8 REELS / 35mm MICROFILM                      REF:QWD                                    850

 

QUAKERPERIODICALS

 The Friend 1843-2006 (and continuation) Journal of the British Quaker Movement

Published in London, The Friend’s policy of wide news coverage has given it a pre-eminent authority so that it is essential for 19th and 20th century studies. The articles in the Friend reflect social and theological issues, both in Britain and internationally,

121 REELS / 35mm MICROFILM                  REF: FRI                                    9,000 

 

The Friend’s Quarterly 1867- 2006 (and continuation) 

As the subtitle “A Religious, Social and Miscellaneous Review” suggests, The Friends’ Quarterly has, since its inception in 1867, covered a wide range of topics of interest to both social historian and theologian. The journal also makes available a mine of biographical and historical informatbn on the Quaker movement in Britain, though its scope has been increasingly international.

39 REELS / 35mm MICROFILM                    REF: FQE                                  3,500

 

The British Friend 1843-191 

This monthly journal concerned itself directly with the topical issues of the day. The first issue characteristically contained sections on the abolition of slavery, peace societies and the “cause of temperance”. In 1913 it merged with the Friend.

15 REELS / 35mm MICROFILM                    REF: BFR                                    1,350     

 

 

 

 

NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES



SIR FREDERICK HALDIMAND: UNPUBLISHED PAPERS AND
CORRESPONDENCE, 1758-84 (click here for contents list)

This microfilm represents the official and private correspondence and papers of General Sir Frederick Haldimand, Commander of Posts at Three Rivers, Pensacola and St. Augustine 1758-77, Acting Commander-in-Chief, North America 1773-74, and Governor of Quebec 1778-84. 
The archive consists of correspondence, warrants for expenditure, reports, memoranda, diaries, petitions, etc. The original manuscripts are held at the British Library. Detailed contents list available free on request. 
115 reels of 35mm microfilm      Ref: HAL      7,600

SIR JEFFREY, FIRST BARON AMHERST: OFFICIAL PAPERS, 1740-83 
The microfilm consists of the official papers and correspondence of Jeffrey, 1st Baron Amherst, Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in North America 1758-64; Governor-General of British North America 1760; absentee Governor of Virginia 1763-68; officiating Commander-in-Chief at home 1772-82; Commander-in-chief 1793-95; Field Marshal 1796. The original manuscripts are held at the Public Record Office. 
202 reels of 35mm microfilm      Ref: AMH      14,500 (click here for contents list)

THE WINSLOW PAPERS: A PRIVATE COLLECTION
OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD 
The period 1776-1820 was a pivotal period in American history, and the Winslow Papers contribute greatly to a complete understanding of the Eastern Seaboard of North America during that time. The collection consists of 2,500 letters and documents covering the Revolutionary period, but also the years that led up to it and those which followed. The Loyalists’ Odyssey, a crucial aspect of the Revolution, is covered in a uniquely detailed way. Edward Winslow (1747-1815), was a Massachusetts patrician descended from a Pilgrim Father.
Throughout the Revolutionary war he played a wide-ranging military role, and in 1783 he and his family went into permanent exile in Nova Scotia, where he led the partition movement that resulted in the creation of New Brunswick, a quintessentially Loyalist province, in 1784.
“No private collection of papers in Canada…. can compare with the Winslow collection. – W. 0. Raymond (1901). 
15 reels of 35/l6mm microfilm      Ref: WIN      1, 200

THE HEARTMAN COLLECTION, XAVIER UNVERSITY LIBRARY, NEW ORLEANS. MANUSCRIPTS ON SLAVERY 
The Heartman Collection relates to slavery and political repression of blacks in New Orleans, the major Slave-trade City in North America, throughout the early 19th century. The microfilm provides unparalleled coverage of important slave-related documents dating from 1803 to early Reconstruction in New Orleans. It also includes 18th-century material from other areas in the USA.
7 reels of l6mm microfilm/ OR microfiche      Ref: HMN      750

THE PAPERS OF HENRY BOUQUET, 1754-65 
Material concerning the French and Indian Wars, and Pontiac’s Rebellion. There are 29 volumes of letters and other documents relating to military events in America between 1754 and 1765. Original manuscripts are held at the British Library. 
17 reels of 35mm microfilm      Ref: BQP      1, 500

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN CONTEXT: A COLLECTION
OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM ARCHIVES IN BRITAIN AND THE USA

This microfilm is divided into four parts:
1. Debates in the Parliament of Great Britain on the American Revolution,1765-83
2. The Boston Gazette for the main period of the Revolution, 1761-76
3. The Diplomacy of the American Revolution
4. Documents of the Revolution, by Franklin, Jefferson, Washington etc. 
6 reels of 35mm microfilm Ref: ARC 570 

(CD-ROM ALSO AVAILABLEENQUIRE FOR DETAILS) 

AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS PUBLISHED
IN THE UK AND EUROPE l8th-20th CENTURIES
 
The American Gazette 1768-70; The American Magazine 1851-52. 1 reel, 55 
The London American 1860-63. 4 reels. 180
The American Herald 1873-75. 1 reel. 55
The American News 1876-77. 1 reel. 55 
America 1883; The American Visitor 1884; The American Eagle 1885-86; American Humorist and Storyteller 1888. 1 reel. 55 
The American and Colonial Gazette 1888. 1 reel. 55
America Abroad 1891-1907. 2 reels. 95
American Society in Europe. 1891-92. 1 reel. 55
The American Visitors’ News and Register & Colonial Gazette 1893-97. 3 reels. 140
The Anglo-Californian 1896-98. 1 reel. 55
American Referee & Cycle Trade Journal 1897-99. 4 reels. 180
The Anglo-Colorado Mining and Milling Guild 1898-1912. 4 reels. 180
The Anglo-Saxon 1899; American Trade Review 1902; Anglo-American Traveler 1902-03. 1 reel. 55
The Anglo-American and Continental Courier 1903; The American Blue Book 1905-06.1 reel 55
The Anglo-American Illustrated News 1909-14. 5 reels 220
American Home News 1918-19. 1 reel. 55
The American Directory & Who’ Who in Europe 1922-25. 1 reel. 55
American Women’s Magazine 1925-37 and 1961-77 (not published 1937-60). 8 reels. 450
COMPLETE SET: 40 REELS.      REF: ANP.      3, 950

THE FULHAM PAPERS 17TH-18TH C. From Lambeth Palace Library 
During the late 17th and 18th centuries, the Church of England exerted considerable influence on the American `colonies’. This is reflected in the Fulham Papers, which consist of correspondence and other documents (Missionary Bonds, Ordination Papers, pamphlets etc.) to the Bishop of London from Canada, the thirteen states of the USA and the West Indies. 
As well as dealing with ecclesiastical affairs, the Papers are of great social, political and economical interest. 
“…. should be purchased by libraries wanting to acquire original source material in Colonial American history…. Any institution offering a Doctoral or Masters program in American history should not hesitate to add this collection to their holdings.” Microform Review, Jan.1973. 
20 reels of 35mm microfilm.      Ref: FPA      1, 700 (click here for contents list)

PAPERS OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL 17th-18th c., From Lambeth Palace Library 
This collection consists of letters and minutes covering the formative years from the foundation of the Society in 1701 to 1750, and later material concerning the establishment of the American episcopate after the Revolution. 
The correspondence is mainly with clergy sent to America, and deals with all aspects of the social and religious climate of the time. 
17 reels of 35mm microfilm.      Ref: SPG      1, 500 

PAPERS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH SOCIETY, 17TH-19TH CENTURIES 
“The numerous maps, account books, letters and registers in the collection paint a clear and detailed picture of the Society’s active involvement in the field of learning, particularly in the early years of Harvard and William and Mary Colleges. 
Since the Society was also among the chief influences in spreading awareness of the realities of slavery during the 18th and 19th centuries, a sizeable part of the records relate to the American colonies.–“Catholic Historical Review, 1980”. 
11 reels of 35mm microfilm.      Ref: CFS.      950

MISCELLANEOUS AMERICAN MATERIAL, I7TH-I8TH CENTURIES
FROM LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY
These miscellaneous items from the Lambeth manuscripts include a series of Papers relating to the American colonies, descriptions of 16th and 17th century voyages, and Papers of Thomas Secker. 
5 reels of 35mm microfilm.      Ref: MAM.      550

AMERICA: LIFE AND LABOUR 1911-21 
The Journal of the American National Womens Trade Union League. This journal contains a wealth of material on the part played by the women in the American Labour Movement, and is a most valuable source of documentation 
4 Reels of 35mm microfilm      Ref: ALL      Price 500

THE GIBBS ARCHIVE: PAPERS OF ANTONY GIBBS AND SONS, 1744-1953
The records contained in this archive are mostly the business records of Antony Gibbs & Sons and its associated companies, together with the family papers of the Gibbs Family of Devonshire and Aldenham (Herts). The complete archive of this famous London merchant and banking house includes substantial source material related to Latin America and Australia. Chile, Peru, Mexico, Argentina etc, were major centres of activity for the company throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, and this is reflected in the preservation of extremely detailed correspondence, accounts, general records etc. There was also an office in Spain (Cadiz) between 1808 and 1827, and there has been an office in New York since 1913. Reels may be purchased separately. Contents list free on request. 
319 reels 35mm microfilm      Ref: GAR      List price 26,500 

 

AUDIOTAPES–AMERICAN HISTORY

The discussions in this series cover topics of central interest in American history from the 17th century onwards. They were recorded in the USA with American historians.
Set of 11 audiotapes. Ref: AHC. 100. 11 each 
AH1 American colonial History AH7 American Foreign Policy
AH2 The American revolution AH8 The Progressive Era
AH3 Politics in the New Republic AH9 The New Deal
AH4 The coming of the Civil War AH1O Post-War Liberalism
AH5 Reconstruction AH11 Politics in the Gilded Age
AH6 The Making of Urban America 

A SELECTION OF SLIDE SETS FEATURING TOP AMERICAN ARCHITECTS
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

Twenty-five buildings or groups of buildings representing Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. The buildings covered include the early houses `Falling Water’ and `Hollyhock’/Barnsdall, Unity Temple, Taliesien West, the Guggenheim, the Johnson Wax Building and the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo.
*130 slides.      Ref: WPA.      115 

LOUIS KAHN
The Yale Art Gallery, the Salk Institute, California, the Kimbell Art Museum, Texas and the Bangladesh Capital complex in Dacca are all featured.
* 116 slides.      Ref: WPU.      105

PHILIP JOHNSON
In 2 parts. Part 1(1942-1971) includes Johnson’s buildings at New Canaan and the Kline Science Tower at Yale. Part 2 (1972-87) includes the AT&T Building, New York and the Crystal Cathedral in Los Angeles.
* 150 slides.      Ref:WQD/E.      135

LOS ANGELES
In 2 parts. Part 1: Residential. Part 2: Non-Residential. Features the work of Craig Ellwood, Frank Gehry, Arata Isozaki, Michael Graves, Philip Johnson, Cesar Pelli, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, R.M. Schindler, Eric Moss, John Lautner and others.
*256 slides.      Ref: WQL/P.      220

ALSO AVAILABLE:
TEN CALIFORNIAN ARCHITECTS. ~124 slides. Ref: RYM. 115

MUSEUMS IN NORTH AMERICA & EUROPE. ~ 176 slides. Ref: WRH. 160

SKY CITY: AMERICAN INDIAN BUILDINGS. ~ 30 slides. Ref: AMI. 30

PLEASE ASK FOR OUR FULL ART & ARCHITECTURE CATALOGUE, OR SEE THE ART & ARCHITECTURE PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE.

 

LITERATURE

SHAKESPEARE: HIS LIFE, TIMES AND WORKS
An essential companion to all Shakespeare studies, this CD-ROM consists of 341 original documents from the late 16th and early 17th century. It includes:
[] Sources of Shakespeares plays
[] Newspapers and Broadsheets
[] Contemporary pamphlets
[] Personal documents and certificates
[] First folio editions of the plays
[] Details of the theatres

Also included is an Internal guide to the documents and their significance by Prof. Sam Schoenbaum, one of the greatest and most respected Shakespeare scholars. 

For English students, there are items of interest throughout the CD-ROM: background and sources of the plays; comparative work by contemporary writers: Shakespeares social and intellectual milieu. A treasure-trove of important materials. Available on approval. 1 fully interactive CD-ROM + booklet. Ref: CDS1. 95

Royal Literary Fund Archives                                9,300

Shakespeare in Context                                         820

Trinity Coll. Cambr: Medieval Lit.                          4,550

Corpus Christi, Cambr, Medieval Lit.                     1,450

Lambeth Palace Library                                        1,500

Trinity College Dublin                                           1,700

 

 

LAW

THE INNER TEMPLE ARCHIVES 1547-1970

For the first time, students of Law and Social History are to have access to four and-a-half centuries of records from the Archives of the Inner Temple in London. World Microfilms are proud to make the Archives available in convenient microfilm format. This collection of material will make an invaluable contribution to study and research, and includes extensive references to: Barristers and the Bench; Chambers; Insurance; Stocks and Shares; Acts of Parliament; Public Health; Asylums; Poor Law; Legal Education; Taxation & Finance; Policing and War.

There are also many fascinating miscellaneous records such as maps, plans, photographs, press-cuttings, personal correspondence etc. The development of the legal profession in the context of over 400 years of social change is chronicled in these comprehensive records.
55 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: LIU      Price 4,250

 

JANSON, COBB, PERSON, ARCHIVES, 1728-1928
The firm of Janson, Cobb, Person & Co. is believed to be the oldest surviving City of London solicitors. As such, the Archives provide a unique source of information which no researcher or student should be without. The firm has consistently been at the very centre of commercial life in the city, with many high-profile clients including the Royal Exchange Office, the Imperial Fire Office and the Barclay brothers (proprietors of what is now Barclays Bank). The Janson, Cobb, Person archives are particularly unusual and valuable in that they are the actual internal records of the firm and its activities on behalf of clients. No other extant solicitor records are so extensive.
44 reels/35mm microfilm Ref: JCP Price 2,900   

 

MEDIAEVAL LAW MANUSCRIPTS AT 
NEW COLLEGE, OXFORD
New College Library holds a fine collection of Legal Manuscripts. Most of them originate form the 14th and 18th centuries, but there are important exceptions. Notable amongst these are a 12th century Decretum of Gratian and a 13th century copy of the Decretals of Gregory IX. Gratians work is a text that reconciles contradictory Canon Laws, dealing not only with legal questions, but also with ethics and dogma. The library also holds a valuable collection of Justinians Works and Institutions (14th c.), the works of several Popes (Innocent IV, Boniface VIII etc.), and a collection of original warrants issued under Edward VI.
17 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: MMM      Price 1,050

 

MEDIAEVAL LAW MANUSCRIPTS AT TRINITY 
COLLEGE DUBLIN

Section I: Roman Inquisition
An important part of the collection at Trinity Dublin. Witchcraft, heresy, blasphemy and immorality proceedings are dealt with at length, and there are sections on Pontifical briefs and bulls, as well as Inquisitors sentences.
34 Reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: TCE      Price 2,150

 

MEDIAEVAL LAW MANUSCRIPTS AT TRINITY 
COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE

The manuscripts cover a wide range of Canonical, Ecclesiastical and Civil law texts, including Anglo Saxon law terms, accounts of High Court of Parliament and the Court of Chancery in the 16th and 17th centuries. A 12th century Decreta Pontificum contains a letter from pope Alexander to LanFranc whilst a 17th century manuscript contains an account of the Gunpowder Plot.
19 Reels/35mm microfilm Ref: TCMA Price 1,600

 

IRISH LAW REPORTS

19th c. Law Reports covering all aspects of Irish Law.
57 reels/35mm.      Ref: IRL      Price 4,700

 

MUSIC

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CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD: THE EARLY PRINTED MUSIC COLLECTION 

Click here for complete list of contents

Over 650 volumes of printed texts from the 16th and 17th centuries are included in this major new microfilm collection.

Among the treasures of the collection are almost all the works of Byrd to be printed in his lifetime, including the two books of Gradualia (1610) and the famous Cantiones, quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur, published jointly with Tallis in 1575. 

The collection as a whole consists chiefly of English and continental works from the 16th and 17th centuries, with a few representatives of the 18th century, and is particularly rich in masses, motets, madrigals and anthems. Italian composers are represented by Palestrina, Victoria, Monteverdi, Marenzio and Grandi, among many others. English madrigalists include Morley, Gibbons and Peter Philips, together with the influential anthology of translated madrigals Musica transalpina (1688). 

The Christ Church microfilm is based on the Catalogue of Printed Music, Ed. Alois Hiff, Oxford 1919, which is itself included in the microfilm set. 

76 reels/35mm microfilm Ref: XCM Price 6,000 

 

WESTMINSTER ABBEY LIBRARY
EARLY PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT MUSIC
 
The majority of this collection is choral music. Much of the printed music is Italian, mostly of the 17th century, including sacred works by Colona, Foggia, Gratiani and others. There is also a good collection of secular works, including works by Monteverdi and Ferretti. The manuscript music, which makes up a third of the series, is mostly from the 18th century.
32 reels/35mm microfilm Ref: WAM Price 2,200

 

LINCOLN CATHEDRAL LIBRARY
MUSIC COLLECTION, 17TH-19TH CENTURIES
Each manuscript from this collection is a unique performing copy of a choral part-book, signed and dated by the examining Succentor, deputy to the Canon in charge of music at the Cathedral. Due to its chronological nature, this series enables the researcher to build up an idea of how musical taste and liturgy developed at the Cathedral. 
60 reels/35mm microfilm Ref: LMW Price 4,500 

 

THE BROADWOOD ARCHIVES
THE BUSINESS RECORDS OF JOHN BROADWOOD & SONS, PIANO-MAKERS, 1794-1901, with the Lucy Broadwood Folksong Archive. 

The Broadwood company ledgers contain over 100 years of extensive records of clients and business associates, enabling the researcher not only to monitor the development of the piano but also 19th century musical life in Britain. The Folksong Archive can be purchased separately. 
95 reels/35mm microfilm Ref: BRO Price 7,300 

 

THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF MUSICIANS
MINUTES, ACCOUNTS AND OTHER RECORDS, 1712-1897
 
The records include chronological and alphabetical lists of freemen of the company along with addresses and occupations. Also detailed are: James Is 1604 Royal Charter, Committee reports, Cash books, Apprentice Bindings and Wardens Accounts. 
4 reels/35mm microfilm Ref: MUI Price 500 

 

MEDIAEVAL MUSIC MANUSCRIPTS AT TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN 
From the Mediaeval manuscript collection, this consists mainly of secular music, although there are some interesting ecclesiastical pieces. 
4 reels/35mm microfilm Ref: TCFA Price 500 

 

MUSIC PERIODICALS

THE MUSICAL TIMES, 1844-2006 and continuation
100 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: MTI      Price 7,500

THE STRAD, 1890-2005 and continuation
51 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: STR      Price 3,500

THE ORGAN, 1921-2005 and continuation
43 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: ORG      Price 3,500

MUSICAL OPINION, 1877-2005 and continuation
111 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: MOP      Price 7,750

 

ARCHITECTURE

 

BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL LIBRARY
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS. THE DRAWINGS COLLECTION

This microfilm collection from World Microfilms provide a major resource for architectural libraries throughout the world. The Drawings Collection from the RIBA (mostly on colour microfilm) is of particular importance and is an essential tool for serious students of the history of architecture. 
The microfilms have been prepared in conjunction with the RIBA and follow the already published Catalogues. In order to facilitate study of the Drawings, the films are supplied with the following information on each frame: Name of Architect, Square Bracket No. (a direct reference to the published Catalogue), Drawing No. (indicating position in the original Collection) and Scale (showing reduction ratio for that image). Each colour microfilm has a gray scale and colour control chart with each image. 

FULL DETAILS AT END OF THIS SECTION. 
Currently available: 
PHASES A-V (144 colour microfilm reels and 73 reels of black & white microfilm. Total 217 reels). All on 35mm positive roll microfilm With printed guide Ref RIA 
LIST PRICE 44,000

CATALOGUE OF THE DRAWINGS COLLECTION OF THE RIBA
4 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm      Ref. RCD      LIST PRICE 500

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTURE: Kalendars (1886-1925) & Nomination Papers (1897-1925)
The RIBA Kalendars provide a unique reference tool for Institute policies and activities. They have been produced annually since 1886 and contain information on the RIBAs history and constitution, Council, boards and committees, medals and prizes, education, examinations, and architectural practice issues.

They also form the index for the Nomination papers of the RIBA members, one of the most important biographical sources on British architects. The Nomination Papers consist of the nomination, declaration, proposals statement and candidates statement, usually including details of education and a list of works. 

 +Calendars, 1886-1925      +Associates, 1897-1925      +Fellows of the RIBA, 1900-1925      +Licentiates, 1910-1912 (Class then suspended until 1925) 

43 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm (with detailed 25-page guide) Ref. RNP LIST PRICE 4,350

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NOMINATION PAPERS 1834-1900 
Microfiche:      LIST PRICE 700 

THE AUTHOR/TITLE & SUBJECT CATALOGUE OF BOOKS
The catalogue is filmed in two parts. 

Part One: Author/Title Catalogue arranged alphabetically. 

Part Two: Subject Catalogues: A. Alphabetical subject index to classified catalogues. B. Classified subjects catalogue to 1955. C. Classified subjects catalogue 1956- 83. D. Classified subjects catalogue to 1983 (Class 91: Topography). E. Classified subjects catalogue to 1983 (Class 92: Biography)
Microfiche: 1,132 fiche Ref. RCC With printed guide
LIST PRICE 7,100

THE GREY BOOKS INDEX: RIBA MEMBERS’ WORK ILLUSTRATED IN ARCHITECTURAL PERIODICALS, 1900-74
This specialised periodicals index is a valuable reference source for students of 20th century architecture, giving detailed access to every aspect of this subject. 
Part A: Index to Members’ Work in Periodicals 1900-19 
Part B: Index to Members’ Work in Periodicals 1920-74
Microfiche 269 fiches with printed guide Ref GBI 
LIST PRICE 2,300

BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL LIBRARY: MICROFILMED COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS
35 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm With printed guide Ref RBC 
LIST PRICE 2,250


BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL LIBRARY: UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS COLLECTION 
16 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm With printed guide Ref UPM. 
LIST PRICE 1,750


ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS: TRANSACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS 1835-93
20 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm Ref RTR 
LIST PRICE 1,950


BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL LIBRARY: COMPREHENSIVE INDEX TO ARCHITECTURAL PERIODICALS
21 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm With printed guide Ref RND
LIST PRICE 1,450


GIMSON AND BARNSLEY. DESIGNS AND DRAWINGS IN CHELTENHAM ART GALLERY AND MUSEUMS 
4 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm (inc. 1 of colour) With printed guide 
Ref GBR LIST PRICE 750 ALSO AVAILABLE AS A CD-ROM PRICE 195.00


THE EDWARD BARNSLEY DRAWINGS COLLECTION
Furniture and Interior design 
7 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm With printed guide Ref EBT
LIST PRICE 850 (click here for contents list)

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF ALFRED WATERHOUSE 1853-99
This microfilm, containing all the extant sketchbooks of Alfred Waterhouse, covers the whole of his career from his training in the office of Richard Lane in Manchester to the last years of his life. His sketches are a record of all building styles based on his travels across Europe, particularly in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Switzerland and the Benelux States. His skilled draughtsmanship records whole buildings, towers, roofs, staircases, spaces within buildings, doors and windows, with many fine decorative and constructional details.
3 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm With printed guide Ref WAS 
LIST PRICE 570

LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY. THE “QUEEN ANNE CHURCHES” PAPERS
Papers of the Commission for building fifty new churches in 
London and Westminster 1711-1759
14 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm With printed guide Ref QAC 
LIST PRICE 1,900


THE CALIFORNIA ARCHITECT AND BUILDING NEWS 1879-99
This microfilm is compiled from holdings at the ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS.
5 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm Ref CBN
LIST PRICE 900

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS
Abstracts and Reviews (1965-1999); Weekly Briefings (1968-1999).
14 reels of 35mm positive roll microfilm Ref RCI
LIST PRICE 1,150

BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL LIBRARY
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS. THE 
DRAWINGS COLLECTION

Part 1
SPECIALIST CATALOGUES
Complete Collection
Phases A-D, L 

Microfilm: 97 reels (24 of colour)
with printed guides. 9,900

Individual Phases:

A. Colen Campbell, Jacques
Gentilhtre, Inigo Jones and John
Webb, Alfred Stevens, Antonio
Visentini, C F A Voysey.

* 14 reels (5 of colour) with printed
guide. Ref. RIA. 1,750
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B. The Pugin Family, the Wyatt
Family and J B Papworth.

* 16 reels (2 of colour) with printed
guide. Ref. RIB. 1,800
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C. The Drawings of Sir Edwin
Lutyens and the Scott Family
Drawings.
* 50 reels with printed guide. Ref.
RIC. 4,700

(Available separately:
Lutyens Drawings–12 reels. 1,200
Scott Drawings–38 reels. 3,500

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D. The Palladio Drawings, The Adam
Drawings and the Smythson
Collection.

* 4 reels (colour) with illustrated
printed guide. Ref. RID. 750
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L. The Charles Holden Collection.
* 13 reels (colour) with printed
guide. Ref. RIL. 1,900

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Part 2
GENERAL CATALOGUES
Phases E-K, M-V

Individual Phases
E. 1590-1780 A-Z complete.
* 12 reels (colour) with printed
guide. Ref. RIE. 1,750
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F. 1780-1840 A-D.
* 21 reels (colour) with printed
guide. Ref. RIF. 2,800
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G. 1780-1840 D-P.
* l1 reels (colour) with printed
guide. Ref. RIG. 1,650
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H. 1780-1840 R-Z.
* 6 reels (colour) with printed 
guide. Ref. RIH. 800
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I. 1840-1914 A-B.
* 5 reels (colour) with printed 
guide. Ref. RII. 850
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J. 1840-1914 Bentley – Burges.
* 13 reels (colour) with printed
guide. Ref. RIJ. 1,750
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K. 1840-1914 B-F .
* 14 reels (colour) with printed
guide. Ref. RIK. 1,880
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M. 1840-l914 O-L.
* 21 reels (colour) with printed
guide. Ref. RIM. 2,730
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N. 1840-1914 L-M.
* 12 reels (colour) with printed
guide. Ref. RIN. 1,970
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O. 1840-1914 M-R.
* 6 reels (colour) with printed 
guide. Ref. RIO. 830
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P. 1840-1914 P-S
* 11 reels (colour) with printed
guide. Ref. RIP 1,570
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Q. 1840-1914 Salvin-Simpson
Salvin, Anthony (1799-1881)
Sedding, Edwin Harold (c.1855-1921)
Seddon, John Pollard (1827-1906)
Sharpe, Edmund (1809-77)
Shaw, Richard Norman 1831-1912)
Simpson, William (1823-99)
*8 reels 35mm colour microfilm, with
printed guide. Ref. RIQ. 1,220
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R. 1840-1914 S-W.
Sidney Smirke Snr.(1799-1877)
Richard Phene Spiers (1837-1916)
Charles Sydney Spooner (1862-1938)
George Edmund Street (l8224-81)
Edward John Tarver (1841-91)
Samuel Sanders Teulon (1812-73)
John Thomas (l813-62)
Lewis Vuilliamy (1791-1871)
Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930)
Philip Speakman Webb (1831-1915)
15 reels 35mm colour microfilm.
Ref. RIR. 2,180
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S. 1840-1914 W-Y
William Westmacott (1808-1873)
James Mitchell Whitelaw (1886-1913)
George Whitewick (1802-1872)
Charles Canning Winmill (1865-1945)
John Drayton Wyatt (1820-1891)
William Young (1843-1900)
7 Reels 35mm colour microfilm
Ref. RIS. 1,070

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T. 1840-1914:
Supplement -Drawings not available 
at time of original filming.
Charles Aidridge & Charles Ernest 
Deacon (1876-91)Anthony R Barker (1909-1914)
James Kellaway Colling (1816-1905)
Thomas Fulljames (1810-1874)
Settimio Giamietri (1842-post 1915)
Arthur Beresford Pite (1861-1934)
4 reels 35mm colour microfilm 
Ref. RIT Price 640

U. 1914-1940
Allen-Bilson
Henry Lenox Anderson (1911-1949)
William Henry Ansell (1872-1959)
Peter George Beresford (1928- )
John Bilson (1856-1943)
8 reels 35mm colour microfilm
Ref. RIU Price 1,150

V. 1914-1940
Bilson-Eden
John Bilson (1856-1943)
William H Blacking (1889-1958)
Sir Reginald Blomfield (1856-1943)
Henry Cart De Lafontaine (1884-1963)
Ethel Mary Charles (1871-1962)
Serge Chermayeff (1900-1998)
William H Cowlishaw (1869-1957)
John H Currey (1859-1941)
19 reels 35mm colour microfilm
Ref RIV Price 2,800

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THE DRAWINGS COLLECTION AT THE R.I.B.A. HEINZ GALLERY PHASE V. Microfilms from the General Catalogues (1914-1940): BILSON EDEN

The Drawings Collection at the RIBA dates from the foundation of the Institute in 1834. It is essentially national in character, representing the full range of British architectural draughtsmanship and reflecting the best work of all periods, including the present. Although the collection consists largely of English drawings from the late Gothic period onwards, it also contains an impressive number of drawings from abroad. Full detailed contents lists of this Phase and Phases A-U (previously published) are available free on request.
Architects featured in this phase include: 

BILSON, John (1856-1943)                                          CHARLES, Ethel Mary (1871-1962)
BLACKING, William H (1889-1958)                              CHERMAYEFF, Serge (1900-1998)
BLOMFIELD, Sir Reginald (1856-1943)                         COWLISHAW, William H (1869-1957)
CART DE LAFONTAINE, Henry (1884-1963)                 CURREY, John H (1859-1941)

Also included in this Phase is one reel of drawings from the period 1840-1914, which was not available at the time that section was filmed. It contains work of Arthur Beresford PITE (1861-1934) and George WALTON (1867-1933).

Ref: RIV      19 reels 35mm colour microfilm 2,800


ART HISTORY

THE GILLOWS’ ARCHIVE: “PATTERNS OF ELEGANCE”

The Gillows’ Archive is a collection of some 200 manuscript volumes, cash books, ledgers, estimate sketch books and correspondence, which tell the story of 200 years of English furniture history. Gillows of Lancaster was founded in 1695 and alone of the great 18th century manufacturers, Chippendale, Sheraton etc. rode the vagaries of fashion and survived into the 20th century. In particular they benefited from association with the Wyatts (at both Heaton Hall and Tatton Park) and from John Carr of York. Extensive correspondence with salesmen, along with details of packing and transport completes a remarkably full picture of both a craft and industry at work.

103 REELS (102 b&w; 1 colour) of 35mm POSITIVE MICROFILM      REF: GIL 
PRICE: 7,200

THE NOTEBOOKS OF SIR GEORGE SCHARF, 1820-95

Sir George was a distinguished draftsman and antiquarian, who undertook an immense survey of private collections of pictures and objects that he saw. He recorded all this in his notebooks, about 200 in all. A modern 6 volume index of every portrait is included in the microfilm as well as Scharf’s own index and his list of collectors visited. 
Prospectus available free on request.
40 REELS of 35mm POSITIVE MICROFILM      REF: NPG      PRICE: 2,050

NATIONAL ART LIBRARY: ART PERIODICALS COLLECTION AT THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM: 1750-1920

Consisting of five distinct parts, this major ongoing series of microfilms offers a look at the unparalleled assembly of art journals held at the National Art Library. 
The separate parts are listed below and in each case a price is given for the whole collection, they are also available as individual titles. If you require further information on these or any other of our wide range of titles, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Part 1: “Ackermann’s Repository of Arts” & Other Periodicals 
45 Reels (19 colour) Ref: VAR 4,750
Part 2: The Artist, L’Art & Courier De L’Art, & Other 
Periodicals 56 Reels (19 colour) Ref: VAS 5,200
Part 3: Art & Decoration 28 Reels (3 colour) Ref: VAT 2,600

List of titles:

La Decoration 1893-1905
2 reels colour. 210

Bulletin des Metiers d’art
1 reel colour. 190

La Chronique des arts 1862-1922
12 reels. 670

Der Architekt 1895-1916
6 reels. 370

Les Arts 1902-20
7 reels. 410

Part 4: Christian Art I 39 Reels Ref: VAU 2,850
Part 5: Christian Art II 26 Reels Ref: VAV 1,700

THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY: DIARIES OF 
SIR FREDERIC MADDEN (1801-73)

“…The descriptions of the coronation of Queen Victoria and the funeral of the Duke of Wellington, for example, are long and full of interesting details. Early chess pieces, coats of arms, seals, architectural details, etc., were often sketched as well as described, and newspaper clippings, prints, timetables, playbills and other ephemera were sometimes inserted. Sir Frederic was a sensitive and articulate critic of all that went on around him, and he documented his life and times as few have done before or since.
Sir Frederic’s fascinating diary deserves to be better known, and for students of mediaeval and Victorian England, of the history of chess, of book collecting and of connoisseurship, it is a vast and largely untapped treasure trove.”–Philip J. Weimerskirch, Edward G. Miner Library, University of Rochester, in Microform Review, May 1977.

17 Reels of 35mm Microfilm Ref: MDP 1,200

STUDIO INTERNATIONAL 1893 1988 (formerly THE STUDIO)

Studio International was the world’s leading international art journal over the period of 97 years during which it appeared continuously. It can now for the first time be purchased as a complete reprint on microfilm.
The history of Studio International is a fascinating one. In its first issue Aubrey Beardsley’s work was published for the first time. As The Studio the journal helped to pioneer art nouveau and led the Art and Craft Movement.
Regular features and spheres of interest in which the journal was particularly strong include architecture and design, authoritative articles on contemporary art movements, controversial articles and comments by artists and critics, and world-wide news of developments of all kinds in the art world.
Its contributors included many famous artists and almost every outstanding critic in the last 90 years. Among them have been Aubrey Beardsley, Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Jsainu Noguchi and Will Rothenstein.
Thus it can be seen that Studio International is unique both as a working tool for research into the history of art and as an archival reference guide, and the use of colour microfilm (which can be read on most microfilm readers) means that the full effect of the original publication can be properly appreciated.

1893 – 1915 on black and white 35mm silver positive microfilm; 1916 – 88 on 35mm colour microfilm

 

 

HISTORIC BUILDINGS & GARDENS OFGREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND
ON COLOUR MICROFILM

This exciting new microfilm collection explores some of the most elegant buildings and exquisite gardens in Great Britain and Ireland. Among the spectacular buildings featured in this collection are famous estates, such as the Althorp Estate in Northamptonshire (home to Diana the late Princess of Wales family), Blenheim Palace, Hagley Hall, Lacock Abbey, Nymans Gardens, Petworth House, Woburn Abbey, Nostell Priory, Sissinghurst and Holkham Hall. Also included are several stunning examples of splendidly ornate design and construction in the form of Museums, Castles and Churches.

o Detailed contents list available free on request

7 Reels of 35mm colour microfilm      Ref: HHG     LIST PRICE 950 (click here for contents list)


 

CINEMA STUDIES 

 

SIGHT & SOUND: 1932 2006

For over seventy years Sight & Sound, the journal of the British Film Institute, has been one of the worlds leading film quarterlies. Its regular publication makes accessible an overall insight into the development of the cinema, and reflects more accurately than any book or reference volume the trends of taste and fashion. The value of Sight & Sound is particularly enhanced by its editorial independence of either the film world or the authorities. Published in association with the British Film Institute. Since 1991, Monthly Film Bulletin has been incorporated in the journal. 
Continuation available. 

43 Reels of 35mm silver positive roll microfilm      Ref: SAS 3,050 

 

KINE WEEKLY 1907-71 

The new-born cinematograph was quickly recognised as holding the greatest potential as the voice of the modern age and fired the public, artistic and commercial imagination of the entire civilised world. The Thirties were the Golden Years of the cinema and the pages of this continuous popular weekly accurately reflect the development of the cinema after the advent of sound, on into the television era. The golden years of the cinema, the thirties and forties gradually faded away as television came to encroach on family entertainment. Kine Weekly faithfully records this decline, and also the rise of television from its early days as a popular medium. 

Complete Set of 227 reels: 16,250 

The Silent Era (1907-28): 112 reels Ref: KWE 8,300 

The Golden Years (1929-41): 43 reels Ref: KWG 3,400 

The Television Era (1942-71): 72 reels Ref: KWT 5,250

LITTLE MAGAZINES SERIES: 1889-1972 

Series One: Since the commencement of the cinema a great many periodicals have seen the light of day and then , after a brief life, ceased publication. Many of these are of considerable interest to the student of film, but may be very rare and hard to find. 

16 reels of 35mm positive microfilm Ref: LMS 1,500 

Series Two: Thirty further publications, ranging in date from 1909 to 1935, taken this time from the vast holdings of the British Library. The wide range of trade magazines, for renters, house managers and projectionists are particularly important. 

35 reels of 35mm positive microfilm Ref: LMR 2,950

Series One & Two available together for 2,990 

THE BIOSCOPE 1908-32 

This historical journal provides an invaluable record of early films and the development of the cinema. Major items covered by the journal are articles on technical advances; descriptions of new inventions; the state of cinema outside the UK; reviews of major UK films etc. 

67 reels Ref: BIS 5,100

MONTHLY FILM BULLETIN 1934 91: With Contrast 1961-66 

For fifty-seven years, the British Film Institute published in this bulletin serious critical reviews of every feature film released in Great Britain. Contrast: For five years of the British Film Institute, initially in co-operation with the BBC and Granada Television, published this important serious critical television quarterly. 

26 reels of 35mm microfilm Ref: MFB 1,750 

THE EMI PATH FILM LIBRARY CARD CATALOGUE: 75 years of Newsreels (1896-1970) 

The 10,000 miles of news film contained in Paths library could reach one third of the way around the equator! The hundreds of thousands of items within this vast collection contain everything from a pin to a elephant. Much of it is unique historic event such as the Delhi Durbar; the evacuation of Dunkirk and the Easter Rising in Ireland; personalities from the world of music, entertainment and politics; the fascinating story of 75 years of aviation; industry and transport; wars, disasters and catastrophes; Royal occasions christenings, weddings, funerals, coronations and tours. Every item in the library is indexed for quick and easy reference, and is sub-divided into main groups, which, in turn are sub-divided into specific items. For example, aviation has forty sub-divisions. Again, as an example, just one of these sub-divisions Record Flights and Stunts is contained on more than one-hundred cards. The location index cards feature the USA, North Africa, Ethiopia, Czechoslovakia, Germany and Ireland as well as the UK. It is this complete card index, whose original is held only at Paths headquarters, which is now available on microfilm. 

Part I: Subject & Personality Index 

Part II: Locations Index 

68 reels of 16mm positive microfilm Ref: EMI 3,850 

EARLY BRITISH FILM-MAKERS: Catalogues 1896-1913 

The collection of the National Film Archive, with additional contributions by the Barnes Museum Of Cinematography, The Science Museum, The Kodak Museum and others. 

This microfilm collection includes very early catalogues from: Charles Urban (including Kinemacolour); Path, RW Paul; Warwick Trading Company; The Sheffield Photo Company; Cecil Hepworth; L. Gaumont & Company (the Elge lists); GH Cricks & HM Sharp and Walterdaw Ltd. 

8 reels of 35mm positive microfilm Ref: EFM 760

OTHER CINEMA PERIODICALS IN MICROFORM 
Sequence 1946-52 Oxford University Film Journal 14 microfiche 
Ref: SEQ        150

Kosmorama 1954-2006 and continuation      30 reels 
Ref: KOS       1700 The British National Film Catalogue 1963-83 7 reels 
Ref: BNF     680Film 1954-2005 (Journal of the BFFS) and continuation 27 reels 
Ref: FIL         1,500 

SLIDE SET: CINEMAS IN BRITAIN
This set of slides of the Cinemas in Britain exhibition (held at the RIBA Heinz Gallery February 23rd to May 5th 1996) traces the development of cinema architecture in Britain.

Arranged chronologically, the slide set (which follows the exhibition) begins by examining the earliest drawings of cinemas pre-First World War and the first British super cinema the Regent in Brighton designed in 1919 by Robert Atkinson. The Twenties are represented by one of the most versatile of cinema architects, George Coles. During the 1930s the Odeon chain was established under the direction of Oscar Deutsch and his cinemas are represented by drawings and photographs of examples at Harrogate (Harry Weedon), Woolwich & Muswell Hill (George Coles) and the flagship cinema in Leicester Square (Harry Weedon and Andrew Mather). A selection of highly coloured drawings by John Alexander and elegant but unrealised schemes by members of the Tecton Partnership are also included. The exhibition ends with the model and drawings of Erno Goldfingers Odeon at the Elephant & Castle from 1963, which has since been demolished. 

99 colour slides with list of contents Ref.RYZ 100 (Also available as a CD-ROM) 

We are pleased to announce our first “digitised” microfilm title. This is the collection 

“EMI PATH FILM LIBRARY CARD CATALOGUE: 75 years of Newsreels (1896-1970)”
as described above.

It can be supplied on CD-Rom, DVD, or as a download from the web, and is priced at 1,250 for the complete set, as compared with 2,800 for the 16mm. microfilm version. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIES

 

ROYAL ARCHIVES AT WINDSOR CASTLE: The Victorian Photographic Collection

The photographic archive at Windsor Castle represents the very best of Victorian and Edwardian photography, and is one of the most important collection in England. Among the notable photographers whose work is to be found on the microfilm of the collection are: F. Bedford, J. Cundall, R. Macpherson, W. Lake Price, O.G. Rylander, F Scott-Archer, C. Thurston-Thompson and A.W. Wilson.
14 reels colour/35mm microfilm      Ref: VPW       Price 2,350

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VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM: The Early Rare Photographic Collection

Part A: Photographs. 
Part B: Regidter

The historic photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum comprise one of the worlds finest collections of images from the early days of photography. They have been carefully and faithfully recorded on colour microfilm and this constitute a publication of inestimable value to students and researchers. The seven reels of the Register provide a valuable record of the photographers, subjects and origins of the photographs in this collection.
24 reels (17 colour)/35mm microfilm      Ref: VAA      Price 3,400 

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ENGLAND & THE REST OF THE WORLD IN THE 19TH 

C: The Sir Benjamin Stone 
Collection of Photographs, 1860-1910
From Birmingham Public Libraries

Sir Benjamin Stone was an eminent photographer of the Victorian period, who was appointed official photographer for the Coronation of George V. Founder of the National Photographic Record Collection, Stones collection contains thousands of prints as well as albums and scrapbooks which form a valuable record of the late Victorian and early Edwardian period. There are many pictures of Royal occasions and historic events, as well as buildings such as Windsor castle and Westminster Abbey. Stone is best known for rustic scenes and festivals, but his extensive travels led to the inclusion of photographs from all over the world.
Nowhere is Stones work better or more conveniently presented than on this microfilm, which also represents a useful aid to the study of the development of photography.
714 6×4 fiches      Ref: SBS      Price 3,150 

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THE HILL/ADAMSON ALBUMS 1843-48: From The National Portrait Gallery
1 reel/35mm colour microfilm      Ref: HAA    
Selection of 36 colour slides      Ref: HAS     
Details and sample slides on request       Price  350

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EARLY RARE PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOKS

Series A: Northwestern Museum of Science & Industry Collection

The formative years of the photographers art are represented by the Northwestern Museum collection, and four books of particular importance illustrate the range of material covered. They are: Recherches Photographiques (Paris 1955)- Niepce St Vistor, its author was the earliest practitioner of photography to form a photographic image and preserve it; The Collodian Process on Glass by F.S. Archer. Archer invented wet collodion; D. van Monkhovens Photographic Optics and Naturalistic Photography (1889) by P.H. Emerson who pioneered the photography of landscape.
11 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: NPW      Price 900

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FOUNDATIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
A Tutorial Series by Derek Keeling, Former Science Editor of the British Journal of Photography

The tutorials are divided in the following sections:
1 Radiation and Colour       2 They Eye and Vision      3 Films, Plates and Papers      4 Formation and Development of the Latent Image      5 Geometrical and Physical Optics      6 Perspective and its control
The series first appeared in the British Journal of Photography and its popularity led to the publication of this compact text/fiche version.
16 fiches + text      Ref: FOP      Price 150

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PHOTOGRAPHY PERIODICALS ON MICROFILM

The British Journal of Photography 1854-2005 & continuation

The British Journal of Photography began life in 1854 as the official organ of the Manchester and Liverpool Photographic Society but the material it contained proved of a wider interest, so that in 1859 it went on open circulation throughout the UK, changing its name to The Journal of Photography.
141 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: BJP      Price 9,000

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British Journal of Photography Annual 1860-1993

The British Journal Photographic Almanac began as a wall calendar given free with the Journal in January 1860, but in the following year was offered as a photographic data book.
75 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: BJA      Price 4,050 

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The Photographic News 1859-1908

An important source document in the history of photography, fully justifying its microfilm edition

A very good quality of reproduction. The images are sharp with proper identification of the title, reel, volume numbers and contents of each reel. Microform Review Vol. 10 no. 3 Autumn 1981.

28 reels/35mm microfilm       Ref: PHN      Price 2,100

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Photographica 1969-2002 & Continuation

The journal of the Photographic Historical Society of New York. Photographica has regularly published rarely seen early photographs and information relating to the science of photography.
28 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: PHA      Price: 1,150

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The Photographic Art Journal 1851-1860

3 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: PAJ      Price: 500 

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The Photographers Friend 1871-1874

2 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: PFR      Price: 350

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68 REELS (11 b&w; 57 colour) of 35mm POSITIVE MICROFILM REF: SIA 
PRICE: 6,300

 

HISTORIC BUILDINGS & GARDENS OFGREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND
ON COLOUR MICROFILM

This exciting new microfilm collection explores some of the most elegant buildings and exquisite gardens in Great Britain and Ireland. Among the spectacular buildings featured in this collection are famous estates, such as the Althorp Estate in Northamptonshire (home to Diana the late Princess of Wales family), Blenheim Palace, Hagley Hall, Lacock Abbey, Nymans Gardens, Petworth House, Woburn Abbey, Nostell Priory, Sissinghurst and Holkham Hall. Also included are several stunning examples of splendidly ornate design and construction in the form of Museums, Castles and Churches.

o Detailed contents list available free on request

7 Reels of 35mm colour microfilm      Ref: HHG     LIST PRICE 950 (click here for contents list)


 

CINEMA STUDIES 

 

SIGHT & SOUND: 1932 2006

For over seventy years Sight & Sound, the journal of the British Film Institute, has been one of the worlds leading film quarterlies. Its regular publication makes accessible an overall insight into the development of the cinema, and reflects more accurately than any book or reference volume the trends of taste and fashion. The value of Sight & Sound is particularly enhanced by its editorial independence of either the film world or the authorities. Published in association with the British Film Institute. Since 1991, Monthly Film Bulletin has been incorporated in the journal. 
Continuation available. 

43 Reels of 35mm silver positive roll microfilm      Ref: SAS 3,050 

 

KINE WEEKLY 1907-71 

The new-born cinematograph was quickly recognised as holding the greatest potential as the voice of the modern age and fired the public, artistic and commercial imagination of the entire civilised world. The Thirties were the Golden Years of the cinema and the pages of this continuous popular weekly accurately reflect the development of the cinema after the advent of sound, on into the television era. The golden years of the cinema, the thirties and forties gradually faded away as television came to encroach on family entertainment. Kine Weekly faithfully records this decline, and also the rise of television from its early days as a popular medium. 

Complete Set of 227 reels: 16,250 

The Silent Era (1907-28): 112 reels Ref: KWE 8,300 

The Golden Years (1929-41): 43 reels Ref: KWG 3,400 

The Television Era (1942-71): 72 reels Ref: KWT 5,250

LITTLE MAGAZINES SERIES: 1889-1972 

Series One: Since the commencement of the cinema a great many periodicals have seen the light of day and then , after a brief life, ceased publication. Many of these are of considerable interest to the student of film, but may be very rare and hard to find. 

16 reels of 35mm positive microfilm Ref: LMS 1,500 

Series Two: Thirty further publications, ranging in date from 1909 to 1935, taken this time from the vast holdings of the British Library. The wide range of trade magazines, for renters, house managers and projectionists are particularly important. 

35 reels of 35mm positive microfilm Ref: LMR 2,950

Series One & Two available together for 2,990 

THE BIOSCOPE 1908-32 

This historical journal provides an invaluable record of early films and the development of the cinema. Major items covered by the journal are articles on technical advances; descriptions of new inventions; the state of cinema outside the UK; reviews of major UK films etc. 

67 reels Ref: BIS 5,100

MONTHLY FILM BULLETIN 1934 91: With Contrast 1961-66 

For fifty-seven years, the British Film Institute published in this bulletin serious critical reviews of every feature film released in Great Britain. Contrast: For five years of the British Film Institute, initially in co-operation with the BBC and Granada Television, published this important serious critical television quarterly. 

26 reels of 35mm microfilm Ref: MFB 1,750 

THE EMI PATH FILM LIBRARY CARD CATALOGUE: 75 years of Newsreels (1896-1970) 

The 10,000 miles of news film contained in Paths library could reach one third of the way around the equator! The hundreds of thousands of items within this vast collection contain everything from a pin to a elephant. Much of it is unique historic event such as the Delhi Durbar; the evacuation of Dunkirk and the Easter Rising in Ireland; personalities from the world of music, entertainment and politics; the fascinating story of 75 years of aviation; industry and transport; wars, disasters and catastrophes; Royal occasions christenings, weddings, funerals, coronations and tours. Every item in the library is indexed for quick and easy reference, and is sub-divided into main groups, which, in turn are sub-divided into specific items. For example, aviation has forty sub-divisions. Again, as an example, just one of these sub-divisions Record Flights and Stunts is contained on more than one-hundred cards. The location index cards feature the USA, North Africa, Ethiopia, Czechoslovakia, Germany and Ireland as well as the UK. It is this complete card index, whose original is held only at Paths headquarters, which is now available on microfilm. 

Part I: Subject & Personality Index 

Part II: Locations Index 

68 reels of 16mm positive microfilm Ref: EMI 3,300 

EARLY BRITISH FILM-MAKERS: Catalogues 1896-1913 

The collection of the National Film Archive, with additional contributions by the Barnes Museum Of Cinematography, The Science Museum, The Kodak Museum and others. 

This microfilm collection includes very early catalogues from: Charles Urban (including Kinemacolour); Path, RW Paul; Warwick Trading Company; The Sheffield Photo Company; Cecil Hepworth; L. Gaumont & Company (the Elge lists); GH Cricks & HM Sharp and Walterdaw Ltd. 

8 reels of 35mm positive microfilm Ref: EFM 760

OTHER CINEMA PERIODICALS IN MICROFORM 
Sequence 1946-52 Oxford University Film Journal 14 microfiche 
Ref: SEQ        150

Kosmorama 1954-2006 and continuation      30 reels 
Ref: KOS       1700 The British National Film Catalogue 1963-83 7 reels 
Ref: BNF     680Film 1954-2005 (Journal of the BFFS) and continuation 27 reels 
Ref: FIL         1,500 

SLIDE SET: CINEMAS IN BRITAIN
This set of slides of the Cinemas in Britain exhibition (held at the RIBA Heinz Gallery February 23rd to May 5th 1996) traces the development of cinema architecture in Britain.

Arranged chronologically, the slide set (which follows the exhibition) begins by examining the earliest drawings of cinemas pre-First World War and the first British super cinema the Regent in Brighton designed in 1919 by Robert Atkinson. The Twenties are represented by one of the most versatile of cinema architects, George Coles. During the 1930s the Odeon chain was established under the direction of Oscar Deutsch and his cinemas are represented by drawings and photographs of examples at Harrogate (Harry Weedon), Woolwich & Muswell Hill (George Coles) and the flagship cinema in Leicester Square (Harry Weedon and Andrew Mather). A selection of highly coloured drawings by John Alexander and elegant but unrealised schemes by members of the Tecton Partnership are also included. The exhibition ends with the model and drawings of Erno Goldfingers Odeon at the Elephant & Castle from 1963, which has since been demolished. 

99 colour slides with list of contents Ref.RYZ 100 (Also available as a CD-ROM) 

We are pleased to announce our first “digitised” microfilm title. This is the collection 

“EMI PATH FILM LIBRARY CARD CATALOGUE: 75 years of Newsreels (1896-1970)”
as described above.

It can be supplied on CD-Rom, DVD, or as a download from the web, and is priced at 1,250 for the complete set, as compared with 2,800 for the 16mm. microfilm version. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIES

 

ROYAL ARCHIVES AT WINDSOR CASTLE: The Victorian Photographic Collection

The photographic archive at Windsor Castle represents the very best of Victorian and Edwardian photography, and is one of the most important collection in England. Among the notable photographers whose work is to be found on the microfilm of the collection are: F. Bedford, J. Cundall, R. Macpherson, W. Lake Price, O.G. Rylander, F Scott-Archer, C. Thurston-Thompson and A.W. Wilson.
14 reels colour/35mm microfilm      Ref: VPW       Price 2,350

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VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM: The Early Rare Photographic Collection

Part A: Photographs. 
Part B: Regidter

The historic photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum comprise one of the worlds finest collections of images from the early days of photography. They have been carefully and faithfully recorded on colour microfilm and this constitute a publication of inestimable value to students and researchers. The seven reels of the Register provide a valuable record of the photographers, subjects and origins of the photographs in this collection.
24 reels (17 colour)/35mm microfilm      Ref: VAA      Price 3,400 

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ENGLAND & THE REST OF THE WORLD IN THE 19TH 

C: The Sir Benjamin Stone 
Collection of Photographs, 1860-1910
From Birmingham Public Libraries

Sir Benjamin Stone was an eminent photographer of the Victorian period, who was appointed official photographer for the Coronation of George V. Founder of the National Photographic Record Collection, Stones collection contains thousands of prints as well as albums and scrapbooks which form a valuable record of the late Victorian and early Edwardian period. There are many pictures of Royal occasions and historic events, as well as buildings such as Windsor castle and Westminster Abbey. Stone is best known for rustic scenes and festivals, but his extensive travels led to the inclusion of photographs from all over the world.
Nowhere is Stones work better or more conveniently presented than on this microfilm, which also represents a useful aid to the study of the development of photography.
714 6×4 fiches      Ref: SBS      Price 3,150 

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THE HILL/ADAMSON ALBUMS 1843-48: From The National Portrait Gallery
1 reel/35mm colour microfilm      Ref: HAA    
Selection of 36 colour slides      Ref: HAS     
Details and sample slides on request       Price  350

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EARLY RARE PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOKS

Series A: Northwestern Museum of Science & Industry Collection

The formative years of the photographers art are represented by the Northwestern Museum collection, and four books of particular importance illustrate the range of material covered. They are: Recherches Photographiques (Paris 1955)- Niepce St Vistor, its author was the earliest practitioner of photography to form a photographic image and preserve it; The Collodian Process on Glass by F.S. Archer. Archer invented wet collodion; D. van Monkhovens Photographic Optics and Naturalistic Photography (1889) by P.H. Emerson who pioneered the photography of landscape.
11 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: NPW      Price 900

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FOUNDATIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
A Tutorial Series by Derek Keeling, Former Science Editor of the British Journal of Photography

The tutorials are divided in the following sections:
1 Radiation and Colour       2 They Eye and Vision      3 Films, Plates and Papers      4 Formation and Development of the Latent Image      5 Geometrical and Physical Optics      6 Perspective and its control
The series first appeared in the British Journal of Photography and its popularity led to the publication of this compact text/fiche version.
16 fiches + text      Ref: FOP      Price 150

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PHOTOGRAPHY PERIODICALS ON MICROFILM

The British Journal of Photography 1854-2005 & continuation

The British Journal of Photography began life in 1854 as the official organ of the Manchester and Liverpool Photographic Society but the material it contained proved of a wider interest, so that in 1859 it went on open circulation throughout the UK, changing its name to The Journal of Photography.
141 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: BJP      Price 9,000

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British Journal of Photography Annual 1860-1993

The British Journal Photographic Almanac began as a wall calendar given free with the Journal in January 1860, but in the following year was offered as a photographic data book.
75 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: BJA      Price 4,050 

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The Photographic News 1859-1908

An important source document in the history of photography, fully justifying its microfilm edition

A very good quality of reproduction. The images are sharp with proper identification of the title, reel, volume numbers and contents of each reel. Microform Review Vol. 10 no. 3 Autumn 1981.

28 reels/35mm microfilm       Ref: PHN      Price 2,100

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Photographica 1969-2002 & Continuation

The journal of the Photographic Historical Society of New York. Photographica has regularly published rarely seen early photographs and information relating to the science of photography.
28 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: PHA      Price: 1,150

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The Photographic Art Journal 1851-1860

3 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: PAJ      Price: 500 

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The Photographers Friend 1871-1874

2 reels/35mm microfilm      Ref: PFR      Price: 350

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