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The Archives of Soho

October 15 at 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Event Type | Talk

Sessions available |  11.30am-1pm & 2pm-3.30pm

A rare opportunity to view original documents from the Archives of Soho, held at Archives and Heritage at the Library of Birmingham.  The thousands of documents in the collection provide an insight into all elements of the business endeavours of Boulton, Watt ad their circle, as well as personal papers such as diaries, letters and notebooks. The session will start with an illustrated talk introducing Lunar Society members and providing an oversight of the vast Archives of Soho. You will then have time to look at some original material up close, including letters written by Boulton, Watt and associates as part of a selection of documents displayed in the Wolfson room.

Library of Birmingham, Wolfson Centre, Floor 4, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA. The library is fully accessible.

This event is free but booking via Eventbrite is essential. Please book here:


There are only 15 tickets per session and we expect this event to be popular. Therefore, if you have booked a place but find you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite or email info@lunarsociety.org.uk so we can give your place to someone on the waiting list. Thank you in advance.

This event is part of the Lunar Society’s project ‘Birmingham’s Commonwealth Heritage – the Lunar Legacy’ generously funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Please book online following the instructions below. You can alternatively telephone The Lunar Society secretariat on 01564 82 1582. You can also e-mail your request to info@lunarsociety.org.uk. Please note, the office is open during normal working hours, Monday to Friday and is closed weekends and bank holidays.


October 15
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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