Archive News

2013 marks the 400th anniversary of the building of the walls and the incorporation of London~Derry, as part of the Plantation of Ulster, an event with which the City of London, and the livery companies in particular, has a close association.

It is perhaps not well-known that the Institute of Historical Research runs a huge range of seminars, talks and lectures, and that these are usually free and open to all, not just to students.

Starting at 5.30 pm, this will be a unique opportunity to explore the archive collections of the Royal Geographical Society, John Murray and the Royal Marines and to discover their links with one another and with the Stationers’ Company. Click here for more details.

Members of the Company may be interested in the forthcoming conference to be held at King’s College Cambridge on 28-29 June 2013.

Bibliophiles and manuscript historians of all persuasions may be interested in a new database recording, identifying and making available in free, searchable, electronic form watermarks in Spanish and English incunabula.

In 1982 the collector Kenneth H Oldaker (1905-1983) presented to the Library at Westminster Abbey his collection of fine bindings.

Matthew Payne, Keeper of the Muniments at Westminster Abbey and on the Library and Archives Committee of the Stationers' Company, writes that members of the Company may be interested to hear of the launch of an important new online reference work for book history.

The Worshipful Company
of Stationers
and Newspaper Makers

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London EC4M 7DD

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