About Explore Archives and Manuscripts
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Use the Archives and Manuscripts catalogue to find and order from the Library’s unique collection items including:
- Manuscripts and unpublished documents
- Personal papers, correspondence and diaries
- Family and estate papers
- India Office Records and Private Papers
- India Office Prints, Drawings and Paintings
Explore the British Library
Use Explore the British Library to search, view and order items from our main catalogue of circa 80M records, or search the contents of the Library's website.
Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Find and view descriptions and selected images of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts
News & notices
Some of our collection items are temporarily unavailable26 October 2021
Stay updated on any disruption to the availability of items in our collection.