The Angus Library is the leading collection of Baptist history and heritage worldwide.

It contains more than 70,000 items relating to the life and history of Baptists in Britain and the wider scene. The Library unites the original collection of historical materials gathered by Principal Joseph Angus in the nineteenth century with the libraries and archive of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Baptist Historical Society, and of the Baptist Missionary Society.

It offers printed books, pamphlets, journals, church and association records, church histories, manuscript letters and other artefacts from the early sixteenth century to the present day. It contains a comprehensive collection of Baptist periodicals from around the world.

The Angus Library has an extensive manuscript collection including collection from key Baptist people such as William Carey, C.H. Spurgeon, Joshua and Hannah Marshman and Willam Ward, E.A. Payne, and J. H Rushbrook. We also hold manuscripts for leading Baptist families such as Angus, Steele, Whitaker, and Reeves.

There is a collection of minutes and papers from a variety of Baptist organisations or organisations with which Baptists have been involved such as the Baptist Union of Great Britain, Baptist World Alliance, Baptist Historical Society, Deaconess Movement, World Council of Churches and the European Baptist Fellowship. For a complete list please click on the Manuscript Link in the side bar.

Special collections, including those of the Baptist Missionary Society, offer material relating to Baptist witness in Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, West Africa, India, China and South East Asia.
Early connections between Baptists in Britain and the United States of America are well covered.


  1. Blog good idea. N.B. It's Joshua Marshman.