Archbishops' archives

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The Archbishops' archives comprise the subfonds of Archbishops' papers, Bishops' meetings, Convocation, Court of Arches, Faculty office, Lambeth Conference, Temporalities and Vicar General.

Administrative / Biographical History

Archbishops of Canterbury.

Conditions Governing Access

A full readers ticket is required for access to this material. Some subfonds are subject to closure periods.

Other Finding Aids

Printed catalogues, handlists and indexes, published and unpublished (see subfonds).

Conditions Governing Use

Custodial History

The Library was founded as a public library by Archbishop Bancroft in 1610, and its collections have been freely available for research ever since. The archives of the Archbishops of Canterbury have been deposited in the Library.

Accruals

Open.

Related Material

Manuscript sequence.