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The British Library Bringing knowledge to life: The British Library Annual Report and Accounts 2007/08
  • The American Trust for the British Library
  • The Andor Charitable Trust
  • Arcadia Trust
  • Arts Council England
  • The Art Fund
  • The Nicholas Bacon Charitable Trust
  • The Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust
  • William and Judith Bollinger
  • Booker Prize Foundation
  • Dr Bernard H Breslauer
  • British Academy: Stein-Arnold Fund
  • British Council: UK-China Connections
  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation
  • Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum
  • The Derek Butler Trust
  • The John S Cohen Foundation
  • The Clore Duffield Foundation
  • The Coexist Foundation
  • The J F Costopoulos Foundation
  • Sir Harry Djanogly CBE
  • D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
  • The Dorset Foundation
  • EAEAC (Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency), Brussels
  • The Eranda Foundation
  • The Ernest Cooke Charitable Trust
  • The Ford Foundation
  • The Friends of the British Library
  • The Friends of the National Libraries
  • Garrick Club Charitable Trust
  • The Getty Foundation
  • Dr Alice Griffin
  • The Headley Trust
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Mrs Cicely Hodgson
  • The Innovation Unit, funded by the Department for Education and Skills
  • The International Research Institute of Advanced Buddhology at Soka University, Japan
  • The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
  • A G Leventis Foundation
  • The Leverhulme Trust
  • London Development Agency
  • John Lyon’s Charity
  • The Michael Marks Charitable Trust
  • The Moroccan British Society
  • John R Murray Charitable Trust
  • The National Heritage Memorial Fund
  • New Star Asset Management
  • Sir Gulam and Lady Mohini Noon
  • Old Possum’s Practical Trust
  • The Pidem Fund
  • The Radcliffe Trust
  • Sir John Ritblat and the Ritblat Family
  • The Royal National Theatre Foundation
  • The Royal Thai Embassy
  • The Rubin Foundation
  • Saint Catherine Foundation
  • The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust
  • Adrian Sassoon
  • Sami Shamoon
  • Sino-British Fellowship Trust
  • The Stockman Family Foundation Trust
  • The Wellcome Trust
  • The Wildlife Sound Trust
  • Wolfson Foundation

Plus all those who have given anonymously, provided gifts-in-kind and made legacy pledges.


Shakespeare Patrons

The Most Hon the Marquess Salisbury

Austen Patrons

  • Judith Bollinger
  • The Clore Duffield Foundation
  • Christopher and Margaret Coombe
  • The Hon Simon Eccles
  • Lord and Lady Egremont
  • Mercedes and Michael Hoffman

Woolf Patrons

  • Sir David Arculus
  • Sirdar Aly Aziz
  • The Andor Charitable Trust
  • The Nicholas Bacon Charitable Trust
  • The BAND Trust
  • Sir William Benyon
  • Mrs S Brada
  • Mr David Buckley
  • Mr Raymond Burton
  • Lord Charles Cecil
  • Ms Anna Charlton
  • Lillian and Lincoln Chin
  • The John S Cohen Foundation
  • Mr James Dalton
  • David Dangoor, The Exilarch’s Foundation
  • Mr Gordon Dawes
  • Sarah and Louis Elson
  • Sam Fogg
  • D Hendriksen Lesley and Brian Knox
  • Mark and Liza Loveday
  • Sir Colin Lucas
  • Robert McCarthy and Michele Dykstra
  • Genevieve Muinzer and Nick Segal
  • David and Carolyn Newbigging
  • Nigel and Joanna Newton
  • Michael Palin
  • Jayne, Lady Rayne
  • Paul and Jill Ruddock
  • Dr and Mrs Mortimer Sackler
  • Henri Schiller
  • Susan W Tinsley
  • Mr and Mrs Michael Wilson
  • Rt Hon Lord Young of Graffham
  • Dr Bill Zachs

and others who wish to remain anonymous.

Adopt a Book Benefactors

  • Gamboge Fine Art Society
  • Graham Harris
  • Metropolitan Police Sikh Association
  • Hugo Musson
  • `Sikh Education Council UK

and others who wish to remain anonymous.


  • Suzanne Bigot
  • Alec W Taylor
  • Bridget E Whipham

Corporate Sponsors

  • The Folio Society
  • HSBC Bank Plc
  • Kelda Group
  • Northumbria Water
  • PACCAR Inc
  • Pearson plc
  • Scottish Water
  • Wessex Water
  • Yell Group

Corporate Partners

  • Atkins
  • Drivers Jonas
  • Goldman Sachs International (and JK Group Inc Trustees for Goldman Sachs)


  • Arts Council England
  • Boodle’s
  • Booker Prize Foundation
  • Furniture History Society
  • Sir Roger Gibbs
  • The Goldsmiths’ Company
  • Neil Hufton
  • Gry Iverslien
  • John Hodgson Theatre Research Trust
  • John S Cohen Foundation
  • Kelda Group
  • Laura Ashley Foundation
  • Lennox and Wyfold Foundation
  • Northumbria Water
  • Adrian Sassoon
  • Scottish Water
  • Sir Siegmund Warburg Voluntary Settlement
  • Tesco
  • Wessex Water
  • Research Department at Wimbledon School of Art
  • Yale Center for British Art

American Trust for the British Library

  • Chairman's Council
  • Ms Eileen Abrahams
  • Mr George B Adams
  • Mrs Charlotte P Armstrong
  • Mr Roger S Baskes
  • Mr R Dyke Benjamin
  • Mrs Christopher Chen
  • Dr and Mrs Paul Cushman, Jr
  • Mr Simon Eccles
  • Ms Emily H Fine
  • Mr Ronald M Freeman
  • Mr William B Ginsberg
  • Ms Sibyl R Golden
  • Mr William T Golden
  • Mr Lansing Lamont
  • Mr William R Miller
  • Mr Howard Phipps, Jr
  • Mrs Ruth E Robinson
  • Mr Arthur Ross
  • Ms Jane Gregory Rubin
  • Mr James B Sitrick
  • Mr Stephen Stamas
  • Dr Prudence L Steiner
  • Mrs Lisa von Clemm
  • Mr William J Zachs

President's Circle

  • Mrs Alvin Deutsch
  • Mr Alastair Kirkpatrick
  • Mr Peter Mayer


  • Mr and Mrs James Bacon
  • Ms Eileen M Curran
  • Prof Mervin R Dilts
  • Mr and Mrs Ralph E Hansmann
  • Mr R David Parsons
  • Mr Charles E Pierce, Jr
  • Mr William Warren
  • Ms Christine Zuromskis


  • Mr and Mrs Robert W Ashton
  • Ronald R Atkins, Esq
  • Mr and Mrs Henry W Bedford II
  • Mr and Mrs George B Beitzel
  • Mr David G Carter
  • Mrs Patricia P Couper
  • Mr and Mrs David W Elenowitz
  • Mr and Mrs Michael E Gellert
  • Mr Edmond Gong
  • Mr Robert D Graff
  • Mr Richard C Hazlewood
  • Mr M Holt Massey
  • Mr and Mrs David Mesker
  • Mrs Judith B Moore
  • Dr Phyllis A Moriarty
  • Mr Lester Morse
  • Ms James W Needham and Ms Florence Fearrington
  • Mr Andre Newberg
  • Mr Ernest T Patrikis and Ms Emily H Trueblood
  • Mr William S Phelan, Jr
  • Dr Alice Prochaska
  • Mr Fred Reames
  • Mr Daniel Rose
  • Mr and Ms Alfred Ross
  • Mr and Mrs Stanley D Scott
  • Mr Robert Shapiro
  • Ms Tessa Smith
  • Dr Silvia E Szmuk and Mr Charles T Tanenbaum
  • Mr David Supino
  • Ms Judith O Thomson
  • Mr and Mrs J Thomas Touchton
  • John L and Sue Ann Weinberg
  • Mr David E White
  • Mr and Mrs George H White III
  • Ms Katherine A Young and Mr Brian D Young
  • Ms Marie E Zwanziger


  • Caritas Foundation of Western Kansas
  • The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
  • The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
  • Gumpel-Lury Foundation
  • M Holt Massey Charitable Trust
  • Alfred Lee & Peter Mayer Foundation
  • The Peck Stacpoole Foundation
  • The Reed Foundation, Inc.
  • The Alfred and Jane Ross Foundation
  • The Stockman Family Foundation
  • The John L and Sue Ann
  • Weinberg Foundation

Legacies and Bequests

  • Marian Speyer

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