The Archive at the College contains rare printed books and diverse collections of manuscripts. The most important are probably the Henslowe and Alleyn papers relating to the Elizabethan and Stuart theatres. The Archive also houses the Fellows’ Library which contains among other treasures: an early Book of Hours, a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio, a Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493, a Mercator’s Atlas and tracts from the English Civil War. We also own the Reading collection of manuscript music of the eighteenth century, Court Rolls from 1314, the papers of the Dulwich College Estate from 1619 until recent times and manuscripts and letters of P.G Wodehouse. There are also materials connected with the history of the College, with Sir Ernest Shackleton and other famous Old Alleynians.
The Archive is open to researchers by prior arrangement. Appointments are available in term time only on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please contact Mrs C Lucy to make a booking.
Mrs C M Lucy
Keeper of the Archives
The Common Room
London SE21 7LD
T: 020 8299 9201
F: 020 8299 901
NB While research may be undertaken for enquirers a charge will be made. Photography can be arranged but its cost must be paid in advance.