Printers' Charitable Corporation, earlier the Printers' Pension, Almshouse and Orphan Asylum Corporation

Scope and Content

This collection includes: charter and bye-laws; printed records of anniversary festivals; annual reports and lists of subscribers; annual reports of Caxton Convalescent Home, Limpsfield, Surrey; periodical and other publications.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Printers' Pension Society was founded in London in 1827. It was soon followed in c.1837 by the Printers' Almshouse Society and then in 1863 by the Printers' Orphan Asylum. In 1865 all three societies were incorporated by Royal Charter under the title of the Printers' Pension, Almshouse and Orphan Asylum Corporation. In 1972 this became the Printers' Charitable Corporation.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The papers were given to the Centre in 1987.