Archive News

This project aims to make available the records of membership of different Livery Companies. The Stationers’ Company records make available, in remarkable detail, the sustained and significant membership activity of the Company.

A development site will be available from the end of June for the Company to view and approve before being general release. Watch out for an announcement showing that the Stationers' Company records have gone live and meanwhile enjoy the information available so far on


Gordon Johnson has stepped up to organise the 2017 Archive Evening and his title will be ‘The Enlightenment’ – a very challenging one.

Gordon is an historian who has written on India and Cambridge and amongst many other posts has Chaired the Cambridge University Press from 1993- 2009. He is currently the President of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain.

Margaret Willes, who has organised four Archive Evenings, excelled herself with this year's evening which had a waiting list and 202 attendees.

Here's a taster of what might be learnt at the archive event on Monday, 25 April 2016, click here to book!

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce its plans to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Over the weekend of 23 - 24 April 2016, specially created short films of each of Shakespeare's plays will be shown on screens along the banks of the Thames.

In this very Shakespeare-focused year, Liber B, one of the Stationers' registers used to record copyright and specifically the one holding the registrations of Shakespeare's plays  has travelled to Washington, USA on  loan  to an exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Exhibition will open on 19 January.  the Master will be there as will, we hope at least one Liveryman resident in the US.  Click here to read the full press release.  The image shows the registration of Venus and Adonis.


The 2015 Panizzi lectures will be given by David McKitterick on “The Invention of Rare Books”. Professor McKitterick is the outgoing Fellow Librarian of Trinity College Cambridge and Honorary Professor of Historical Bibliography at the same University.

Members will be pleased to have the chance to read Kenneth Fincham's presentation to the very successful Archive Evening on 18 May entitled The English Bible c1539 - 1611: Politics and Theology.  It  can be accessed by clicking here.  Kenneth Fincham (picture by Sophia Panteli) is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Kent and specialises in Politics Religion and Culture of 16th  and 17th century Europe.  

On Monday 16 March the Master, Upper Warden and friends of the Stationers’ Company Archive gathered for a series of briefings on various projects which the Library and Archive Committee is

The London Book Trades Database originated in a simple database compiled by liveryman Michael Turner on members of the Stationers’ Company active during the first decades of the nineteenth century.

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