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Name of Library: Huguenot Library

Address: University College, Gower Street, London. WC1E 6BT

Town: London

Telephone: 020 7679 5199


E-mail: library@huguenotsociety.org.uk

Website: http://www.huguenotsociety.org.uk/library

Alternative names
  The Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland


Miss Lucy Gwynn

Job Title

Project Librarian

Purpose and main user community of the library

To preserve and maintain records of the British Huguenot experience. Main users are academic and genealgical researchers.

Terms of access

Appointment. Fee of 10 per visit.

Opening hours

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 am - 5.00 pm (please check website)

Disabled access

Access to reading room by lift and lamp.


No. The collection is reference only for members and non-members.


c 5,250

Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



The archives of the Huguenot Society and the French Protestant Hospital, microfiche copies of the archives of the French Protestant Church in London, mss of genealogical and family papers.

Volumes added per year



Calvinism in the stranger churches in UK and Ireland, 16th-18th centuries. History of Reformation, French wars of religion, and influence of French protestants on English Reformation.

Special Collections

Collection of c1500 early printed books, including17th and 18th century french and English theological works, sermons, etc.


Archives of French Hospital (18th-20th centuries). Records of 17th and 18th century charitable institutions supporting Huguenots 9Royal Bounty, Norman Society). Family papers, including Allix, Aufrere, Ott and Minet.

Research resource

History of Reformation and religious ideas in England and Ireland in 17th and 18th centuries, and exchange of ideas between Huguenot and Anglican communities. Religion and charity in 18th century England.

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Photocopying, microfiche reader. Digital cameras are permitted, subject to a charge.

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff 1

Voluntary Staff

Future plans

It is possible that the address may change - please check the website.

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