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Special Collections Reading Room
Senate House Library
South Block
Senate House
Malet Street
London
England
WC1E 7HU

Correspondence address:

Institute of Commonwealth Studies Archives
4th Floor
Library Office
Senate House Library
South Block
Senate House
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HU

Telephone:

020 7862 8470

Fax:

020 7862 8480

Email:

specialcollections@shl.lon.ac.uk

Website:

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Open: Monday 9.30-8.45, Tuesday-Thursday 9.30-6.45, Friday 9.30-6.15, Saturday 9.30-1, 2-5.15; University vacations: Monday-Friday 9.30-4.45, Saturday 9-1, 2-5.15

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An extensive programme to catalogue archives and manuscripts is ongoing

  • Readers are advised to consult Special Collections staff in advance of their visit to establish the nature of the finding aids available for and access to specific collections
  • Archives, manuscripts and artefacts are available for consultation by appointment only and at 24 hours notice. Material may be ordered in advance by e-mail, telephone, letter or in person using request slips in the Special Collections Reading Room
  • Material is fetched at specific times of the day, Monday to Friday, and kept on reserve by prior arrangement. Your Library Card will be taken in exchange for documents issued
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    Collections information

    Persons (84)

    Families (1)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (23)

    • NRA 30002 Abdullah Abdurahman, South African politician: corresp and papers rel to African People's Organizat
    • NRA 23125 African National Congress
    • NRA 28846 Mary Benson, South African civil rights campaigner: papers
    • NRA 44532 Castle Wemyss estate, Jamaica: estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 25249 John Patrick Cope, South African journalist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 43030 Michael Crowder, historian: corresp and papers
    • NRA 44533 Ruth First, journalist and political activist: personal papers and associated collections
    • NRA 23615 Jack Halpern, South African journalist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 21997 Sir (William) Keith Hancock, historian: JC Smuts and Buganda papers
    • NRA 22776 Richard Hart, Jamaican trade unionist: papers
    • NRA 21998 CLR James, West Indian politician: corresp and papers
    • NRA 18529 Richard Jebb papers
    • NRA 30413 Sir William Ivor Jennings, professor of law: corresp and papers
    • NRA 20276 Edward Mayow Hastings Lloyd, civil servant: misc papers
    • NRA 18538 London University: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    • NRA 28847 London University: Institute of Commonwealth Studies: misc accessions
    • NRA 30003 Zachariah Keodirelang Matthews, South African politician: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 20613 Albert Louis Sachs, South African lawyer: corresp and papers
    • NRA 27829 Sandbach Tinne & Co, merchants, Liverpool
    • NRA 23192 South African Congress of Democrats
    • NRA 21999 Sir Stephen George Tallents: Empire Marketing Board papers
    • NRA 43056 Hugh Russell Tinker, historian: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 24690 Alfred Bitini Xuma, African nationalist: corresp and papers

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