Thursday, 20 October 2011

The London Topographical Society


The London Topographical Society, founded in 1880, concentrates exclusively on publishing books and sheet material illustrating the history, growth and topography of London.

I received a tip from Marian Press about the Society, one I've been somewhat aware of for some while as my 1st cousin 3 times removed, Thomas Fairman Ordish, was involved in the early days of the Society.

It's still an all volunteer organization, which means that administrative arrangements aren't up to date (no PayPal or credit card facility). Membership and purchases of their publications are at substantial additional cost for non-UK residents.

They have some interesting publication, the A to Zs of historic London caught my eye.

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