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Guildhall Library visit

When 27 Feb 2017
from 14:00 to 16:00
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Guildhall Library - a public reference library specialising in the history of London.

Its printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. This collection covers all aspects of life in London, past and present, its trade, people and buildings. In addition, we hold extensive collections covering maritime history, business history, clocks and clockmakers, internationally renowned collections of books on wine and food, historic English law reports and British parliamentary papers and statutes. Special collections include those devoted to Samuel Pepys, John Wilkes and Thomas More, plus the libraries of the Gardeners' and Fletchers' Companies, the Antiquarian Horological Society, Gresham College, and the Charles Lamb Society.

The Guildhall Library “History and Treasures Tour” offers an introduction to the history of the library and its collections, a look at a display of items from those collections, followed by a look around the reading room and a visit to the stores. We will endeavour to include one or two items about the history of health and London in the display material and individuals are welcome to order material from our stores when they visit if time allows. To book, email Heather Mills. 15 spaces available.

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