A.L. Moore & Son, stained glass artists: records and related research papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The original records of the firm comprise a single register of stained glass and other commissions covering the period c.1900-1946, and a small amount of printed material. Much of the collection is research material compiled by A.L. Moore's grandson Oliver Moore. It includes a detailed gazetteer and photographs of known surviving windows by the firm, together with research correspondence, and other biographical and historical information compliled mainly between c.1980 and 2004.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Louis Moore was born in 1849 in Brixton and died in 1939. He was apprenticed in 1868 to J.T. Lyon, glass painter, in Fitzroy Square and in 1871 set up in partnership with S. Gibbs as 'Gibbs & Moore, artists in stained glass and mural decorations'. The firm had premises at Great Russell Street, then Southampton Row, where it remained until 1924. In around 1879 the firm was renamed A.L. Moore & Co. and in 1896 Moore's son, Charles Eustace Moore (1880-c.1965) joined the firm. In 1924 the firm's studio, named St Augustine's House, was moved to Upper Bedford Place; it was severely damaged by enemy action during the Second World War, and from 1946 until c.1955 when he closed the firm C.E. Moore had premises at Regent's Park Terrace. A.L Moore & Son supplied stained and painted glass to churches and other clients mainly in London and the Home Counties, but they had numerous customers elsewhere in Britain and abroad. They also advertised as mural painters and as ecclesiastical art decorators.

Conditions Governing Access

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Oliver Moore in June 2004.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.

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