Catalogue description Copyright Office: Registers

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Details of COPY 3
Reference: COPY 3
Title: Copyright Office: Registers

This series comprises registers, with indexes, relating to the documents in the application forms and label books.

The fine arts registers of paintings, drawings, photographs, etc, include both original entries and assignments of all paintings, drawings, photographs, etc, which were registered as copyright.

Date: 1842-1924

From 15 August 1862 to 13 April 1883, all the fine arts entries are in one general series of registers (pieces 104-118).

From February 1847 to 20 June 1854, foreign copyright entries are made in the general series of registry books, but are separately indexes. After 1883 the foreign register is divided into separate divisions, namely books, music, prints, etc.

Up to 1883, books, music, prints and sculpture, etc, are included in the general series of registry books, at the end of each volume.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 302 volume(s)
Publication note:

The entries in the registers from 1554 to 1709 (preserved at Stationers' Hall) have been published, in A Transcript of the Registers of the Company of Stationers of London 1554-1640, ed. E. Arber (1875-1894) and A Transcript of the Registers of the Worshipful Company of Stationers, from 1640 to 1708 (1709), ed Briscoe Eyre (London, 1913-14).

Unpublished finding aids:

There is an index to entries in these registers for photographs of identified individuals. Volume I of this index gives the date of registration and volume II gives references to COPY 3. References to the application forms (COPY 1) not all of which carry prints may be obtained by finding the item in COPY 1 that contains the forms for the appropriate date. Please speak to staff at the enquiry desk for the precise location of the index.

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