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  • Collections
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    Business resources

    A guide to the resources available to those researching the history of a specific company or industry sector

  • Collections
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    Clocks and clockmakers

    This is a brief guide to researching clocks and watchmakers at Guildhall Library

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    Newspaper clipping about the trial and execution of Lord Russell
    English law

    Our files of English law reports are the most comprehensive likely to be found outside a specialist library

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    Image of the Grammatica Latina Alexandri

    The term Incunabula refers to a document that was printed and not handwritten pre-1501 in Europe

  • Collections
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    Maritime history

    Information for maritime and family historians on ships' details, shipping movements and casualties

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    The London Gazette

    We hold a number of newspapers in hard copy and/or on microfilm dating back to 1785

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    Papers from the House of Commons

    This is a brief guide to researching British government records on Parliament

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    Settle bindings

    We have an exceptional collection of bookbindings associated with Elkanah Settle (1648-1724)

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    Wine and food

    We hold specialist gastronomic collections and many works covering the history of cookery