The Archbishops' archives comprise the subfonds of Archbishops' papers, Bishops' meetings, Convocation, Court of Arches, Faculty office, Lambeth Conference, Temporalities and Vicar General.
Scope and Content
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Printed catalogues, handlists and indexes, published and unpublished (see subfonds).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
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.