Collections

William Laud (1573–1645), Archbishop of Canterbury. Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) (studio of)
Archbishops’ Archives

The papers relating to the role and work of the Archbishops of Canterbury. 

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Detail of an illuminated letter B containing a Tree of Jesse. At the centre we see the Virgin and Child.
Manuscripts

The manuscripts series contains a broad range of material collected by Archbishops of Canterbury and the Library.
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Portrait of Patriarch Mor Ignatios `Abded-Aloho II Sattuf. He is bearded and wearing a turban.
Churchmen and Societies

Includes papers of Bishops of London, Bishop George Bell and various Anglican societies.
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Titus Oates in the stocks with sign reading 'Testis Ovat' above his head.
Printed Materials

The Library holds over 120,000 books, 40,000 pamphlets and 100 current periodicals relating mainly to the history of the Church of England.

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An opening from Ars moriendi, or Art of dying well
Sion College Library

The manuscripts, pre-1850 printed books and pamphlets of Sion College Library were transferred in 1996 to Lambeth Palace Library.

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Queen Anne's Bounty foundation charter with portrait of Queen Anne in corner.
Central Institutions of the Church

Lambeth Palace Library holds the archives of the central institutions of the Church of England including the Church Commissioners and the General Synod and their predecessor organisations.
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Detail from the Arundel Choirbook showing a decorated leeter A and some lines of music
A-Z list

The following provides a selective alphabetical list of archive and printed materials collections. For fuller information about Library holdings, please search the Library’s catalogues.
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Boats on the Thames in front of Westminster Bridge
Research Guides

These guides provide information on primary and secondary sources held at Lambeth Palace Library relating to particular subject areas.

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Black and white photograph of Lambeth Palace from the Thames with pier in foreground.
Library Catalogues

Search the Library catalogues for specified information about Library holdings; Printed Materials, Archives, Manuscripts and a curated selection of digital Images.

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