General William Booth heading


The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre' holds the world's largest collection of manuscripts and correspondence by William Booth. This material is enhanced by a wide variety of associated material, including photographs, research papers, biographical material and correspondence between Booth's contemporaries. Details of the collection can be searched via the online catalogue

Details of other collections of Booth archival material in the United Kingdom and elsewhere:

The British Library, Add MSS 64799-64806. Correspondence and papers of William and Catherine Booth, [1847]-[late 1870s?].

Canterbury Cathedral Archives, CCA-DCc-Farrar/C/13/2 and 4-5, Correspondence with Dean Farrar, 1890-1897.

Lambeth Palace Library, MSS/3406/62, Letter to A F Winnington-Ingram, Bishop-elect of London, 1901.

Lambeth Palace Library, FP/Jackson/55/18-19, Letter to Bishop John Jackson re The Eagle Tavern and The Grecian Theatre, 1882.

Lambeth Palace Library, AA/AP/Benson/61/380-90, 396-402 and /100/107-10, 113-17, Correspondence with Archbishop Benson, 1888 and 1891.

Lambeth Palace Library, AA/AP/Tait/161-296/258/11-20, 35, 47-48, Correspondence with Archbishop Tait, 1882.

London School of Economics, GARDINER/1/4, Letter to Alfred George Gardiner, 15 April 1908

Nottinghamshire Archives, DD/MI/263/1/32, 56-62, 172 and 273, Correspondence with the Lettings Sub-Committee of the Nottinghamshire Mechanics Institution, 1885-1886.

The Women's Library, 3JBL/29/01, Letter to Josephine Butler, 1890.

The Women's Library, 3JBL/42/57, Letter to Dr Charles Bell Taylor, June 1899.

Georgetown University, Lauinger Library, Papers of Commissioner Richard Wilson, Correspondence with William Booth, c1875-c1912.

The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre holds a wide variety of material relating to William Booth. Some of this is described in the Heritage Centre’s on-line catalogue ( but it is also recommended contacting the Heritage Centre for more information on its holdings (