The archives and historic collections of Sherborne School preserve and make available for research material relating to the history of Sherborne School. The collections cover all aspects of School life and include:

Visit our Online Collections page to find out more.

The collection also includes a reference library of approximately 900 volumes published between the fifteenth and the twentieth century, with at its core the School’s seventeenth-century library. Subject areas covered include Latin, Greek, French and English authors, philosophy, history, travel, topography, ecclesiastical history, bibles, natural science, architecture, and lexicography.

The Dorset History Centre holds on loan some material from the School archives, including papers relating to the School’s former estates, the School Charter of 1550, and certain administrative and financial papers up to 1950. For further details visit the Dorset History Centre website or contact the Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1RP, Tel: 01305 250550.

For all enquiries, including appointments and donations please contact the School Archivist, Rachel Hassall MArAd, RMARA.

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