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Archives Hub @archiveshub
The Archives Hub brings together descriptions of thousands of the UK’s archive collections. Representing over 330 institutions across the country, the Archives Hub is an effective way to discover unique and often little-known sources to support your research. New descriptions are added every week, often representing collections being made available for the first time.
British History Online @bho_history
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Charles Booth’s London
… enables you to search the catalogue of over 450 original notebooks from the Inquiry into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903), view 41 digitised notebooks and explore the London poverty maps.
Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates.
English Heritage @EnglishHeritage
Champions our historic places and advises the Government and others to help today’s generation get the best out of our heritage and ensure that it is protected for future generations.
Find a will
Search for the will or probate of any person in the UK – a UK government website.
“…takes an informative, historically inclined look at a variety of the capital’s more obscure attractions, curiosities, districts and localities.”
Humanities Digital Library
The Humanities Digital Library is the open access library and catalogue for books published by the University of London Press at the School of Advanced Study. It forms part of the School’s mission to embrace the opportunities of digital content delivery and enable greater access to knowledge.
“… is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.” There is so much here that the only problem is finding what you want. Directories include Kelly’s London Medical and Crockford’s Clerical.
“…showcases over 14000 of the best images from Lambeth Archives’ collections of photographs, drawings, prints, watercolours, maps and documents.”
London Gazette @TheGazetteUK
Published By Authority. Official Newspaper of Record for the UK and a modern, efficient way to disseminate and record official, regulatory and legal information in print, online and electronic form.
A collection of digitised Post Office London directories made available by the University of Leicester.
London Lives 1690 to 1800
London Lives makes available, in a fully digitised and searchable form, a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners.
London Record Society
The London Record Society is a charity founded in 1964 to stimulate interest in archives relating to London.
The London Society
Since its foundation in 1912, the Society has been active in reviewing and commenting on the planning and development of London, as well as in conservation.
A National Library of Scotland website with a vast range of UK maps (not limited to Scotland)
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 @OldBaileyOnline
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court.
Researching Historic Buildings in the British Isles
A website created by a building historian containing links to a vast range of on-line resources for anyone researching a building’s history.
Southwark Archives tells the story of Southwark and the people who have lived, worked, and played there since Roman times.
Surrey History Centre
Surrey History Centre in Woking collects and preserves the records of Surrey’s past and present, documenting the story of the county and its people from the 12th century to the 21st century.
Survey of London: Volume 23, Lambeth: South Bank and Vauxhall
Survey of London: Volume 26, Lambeth: Southern Area
The Survey of London began in 1894 and is still going strong, recording the architecture of London in great detail. British History Online (q.v.) gives free access to 47 Volumes and 17 Monographs. The links here will take you directly to the two volumes covering Lambeth.
Wandsworth Heritage Service
Wandsworth Heritage Service is the local library and archives repository for the borough of Wandsworth.