Online catalogue

The Clothworkers’ Company holds a fascinating collection of historic archives and works of art, as well as a small members’ library. Our online catalogue now allows you to explore the contents of these collections in full. Click on the image below to search our online catalogue.
You can search the catalogue by entering keywords in the Search Box. Your query might be thematic, e.g. ‘Fire’ or ‘Mayor’; you might be looking for a particular place associated with the Company, e.g. ‘Fenchurch Street’; or for the names of Clothworkers, e.g. ‘Samuel Pepys’.  
The online catalogue will return results of archives, library books or works of art in our collections which contain your keyword, together a short description of that item and a unique reference number.
If you are carrying out research that would be aided by seeing the item itself, please make an appointment with the Archivist by emailing
Please note that some archives may be closed due to the sensitive or personal information they contain.
Please also be aware that not all of the items in our archive are catalogued to the detail of listing all names mentioned within a document. If you think the person your are researching was a member of The Clothworkers' Company in the past, please start your research at, which hosts full transcriptions of all of our membership registers.
The Clothworkers’ Company is committed to preserving and making accessible to the public for research its collections and to the information our archives contain. We hope that by making our catalogue available online, more people will become aware of our collections, history and the role we have played in the City and beyond over many centuries.