Reference Scrapbooks

Scope and Content

29 scrapbooks all containing some or all of the following costume reference material; colour and black and white image plates, articles, sketches and related ephemera. The front cover of each book is labelled in pencil.. All folders are 39x59cm.

The folders are split into two groups:

British Monarchy

These folders consist of 24 scrapbooks, each covering a different period in the history of the British monarchy. The front cover of each is labelled in pencil, and most have surviving numbers on the 'spines'. Together they span from 1066 until the 1860s. Some monarchs such as Richard II, Henry VII and Elizabeth I have their own dedicated books.

Assorted Subjects

5 scrapbooks covering the following subjects; 'The Clergy', 'Children', 'Louis IV & Court' 'Stuart Furniture 1603-1714' and 'Georgian Furniture 1714-1800'. The front cover of each is labelled in pencil.