Microfilms

Copies of parts of the Library’s collections are available elsewhere. For full details of what is available on microfilm or in other formats, readers should check the archives catalogue: where copies exist, they are noted in the catalogue descriptions. 

Some are available commercially: please see the World Microfilms website (email: microworld@ndirect.co.uk; address: 4/4 Central House, 1 Ballards Lane, London N3 1LQ; tel: 0208 349 8171; mobile phone: 07802 710628) and Cengage website for further details. 

It may be worth making enquiries with other large academic or national libraries as to whether copies may be accessible there. For instance, the British Library and the Center for Research Libraries have some relevant holdings. The main categories of material on microfilm are as follows. 

Most of the medieval material in the Library’s manuscripts (MS) sequence has been microfilmed.

In addition, the following manuscript collections were filmed:

MSS 596-638 - Carew manuscripts

MSS 647-662 Bacon manuscripts 

MSS 694-710 – Shrewsbury papers

MSS 929-942 - Gibson papers

MSS 2000-2019 – Fairhurst papers

MSS 2690-2750 - Commission for the Building of Fifty New Churches (the Queen Anne Churches)

MSS 3192-3206 – Talbot papers

The following archive material was filmed:

Arches - substantial parts of the Court of Arches records, but not all (copies of the process books, Arches D, are at the British Library)

CFS - Christian Faith Society

COMM - Commonwealth Records

FM I - Faculty Office marriage allegations (copies available at the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, and the Society of Genealogists, London)

FP Blomfield 1-60 - Bishop Blomfield's letter-books

FP I-XLII – Fulham papers colonial

FP various references – London visitation returns, 1763-1815

PD - Papal Documents

Reg - Archbishops' Registers, 1279-1642 (Peckham-Laud)

SPG - Society for the Propagation of the Gospel

VB 1/1-22 - Archbishops’ Act Books, 1663-1914

VG 3/1a-2d – Canterbury visitation returns, 1786-1806

VM I - Vicar General marriage allegations (copies available at the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, and the Society of Genealogists, London)

Some of our early printed books are available on Early English Books Online