Huguenot Library archives

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
  • Dates of Creation
      16th century-present
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      95 linear metres

Scope and Content

The records of the French Protestant Hospital (La Providence) and its subsidiary charities, 1718-present; the Westminster French Protestant School, 1747-1924; and the Westminster French Protestant School Foundation, 1924-present; the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1885-present; the Socite de la provence de Normandie, 1703-1962; the Charitable Society of Saintonge and Angoumois, 1780-1888. Church records, 17th-19th century; family records (relating to British and Irish Huguenot families), 16th-20th century; legal papers, 17th-19th century; miscellaneous papers relating to or by Huguenots, 17th-20th century; religious manuscripts, 16th-19th century; transcripts of historical material relating to the Huguenots, 16th-20th century; reproductions of historical material relating to the Huguenots, 16th-20th century; pedigrees; coats of arms; pictorial collection.


Arranged in sub-fonds as indicated in Description field.

Access Information

Certain restrictions apply

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Other Finding Aids

'Records of the Royal Bounty and connected funds, the Burn donation, and the Savoy Church in the Huguenot Library, University College, London' compiled by Raymond Smith (Huguenot Society of London, 1974) ; 'Huguenot manuscripts : a descriptive catalogue of the remaining manuscripts in the Huguenot Library' by Irvine E. Gray (Huguenot Society of London, 1983) ; 'Huguenot archives : a further catalogue of material held in the Huguenot Library' compiled by Margaret Harcourt Williams (Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 2008).

Custodial History

The records and manuscripts of the French Hospital in Victoria Park, Hackney were amalgamated with those of the Huguenot Society of London (previously housed in Hanover Square) in 1900. In 1957 the joint collections were deposited at UCL.