Archives of the Jesuits in Britain
114 Mount Street
The purpose of the Jesuit in Britain Archives is to collect, preserve and make available records concerning the Jesuits in Britain.
The Archive (Archivum Britannicum Societatis Iesu: ABSI) primarily holds records relating to the Jesuits in Britain. It is not, however, the only archive of the British Province. As well as small scale local collections, there are also significant holdings at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire and at Campion Hall, Oxford.
The collection at Mount Street contains papers relating to the administration of the British Province by the Provincial Curia as well as personal papers and correspondence of deceased members of the Province. It includes records of Jesuit communities, of Province works, and material relating to the overseas missionary work of the Province and the Cause of the Holy Martyrs. The Archive includes a collection of antiquarian books consisting of works by members of the Province and those defined as being important for the post-Reformation history of Catholicism in Britain and/or the history and spirituality of the Society.
The Archive is part of the Network of Archives & Libraries of the Catholic Church and as material is catalogued it will be made available online through the Catholic Heritage website.
The Archive of the Jesuits in Britain is a private archive and access is by appointment only, and at the discretion of the archivist. Researchers are asked to apply in writing to visit the archives, providing details of their research topic.
Staff are unable to undertake detailed research on behalf of enquirers other than in exceptional circumstances, in which case a fee will apply. Limited research enquiries can be carried out free of charge.
To arrange a visit or to make an enquiry download this information: visiting_the_jesuits_in_britain_archives.pdf
Archivist: Rebecca Somerset