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Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 1:00PM
Museum of London

The Historical Collections of the Guildhall Library

Dr Peter Ross

Originally founded in the 1420s under the terms of the will of Richard Whittington, Guildhall Library now specialises in the history of London, but amongst its many other collections of national and international importance is the largest collection of food, cookery and drink related books in the UK. Dr Peter Ross, Principal Librarian at Guildhall Library, will narrate both the history of the library and this remarkable collection, which includes material from the 16th century onwards and the personal libraries of food writers such as Andre Simon and Elizabeth David.

The City of London's Guildhall Library has an extensive collection of iconic documents and valuable books, ranging from the Magna Carta to a lesser-known yet fascinating collection of cookery books.

This is the second in a series on Special Collections.  The other lectures in this series are on the following collections:
    Anatomy Museums
    British Architectural Library, RIBA
    The Library and Archives of the Society of Friends
    Lambeth Palace
    Scotland Yard's Crime Museum
    The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library
    St. Paul's Cathedral

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Principal Librarian, Guildhall Library

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24 October 2012

The Historical Collections of the Guildhall Library
Dr Peter Ross

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