Joan and Isador Caplan Collection

Scope and Content

This collection is largely comprised of books, pamphlets and images relating to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, reflecting the Caplans' active involvement in their area of residence. Examples include, but are not limited to, involvement with Richmond Parish Lands Charity, Richmond Society, Richmond Hill Committee, and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Administrative / Biographical History

Isador Caplan was a Richmond solicitor and campaigner. Isador and Joan Caplan were actively involved in many local charities in the Richmond upon Thames area.

Conditions Governing Access

We are currently in the process of cataloguing our collections. To protect personal data, some or all of the records within this collection may be closed for access. If you would like to view this collection, please contact Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive. Our contact details are listed online at:

Related Material

Richmond Local Studies Library holds a vertical file for Isador Caplan which contains a box list and biographical information written by his daughter Mrs Sally Simon. See also the Cassell Hospital Collection, Richmond Parish Lands Charity, Richmond Society, and Richmond and Barnes Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (DC48).

Some of Isador Caplan's private papers are held the Surrey History Centre (ref: 6563), and papers concerning the Britten Pears Foundation are held at the Britten Pears Library.