The Sambourne Family Archives

The archive is an outstanding resource made up of personal papers relating to Edward Linley Samburne, members of his family and their home at 18 Stafford Terrace. Dating from 1815 to the present day it includes:

Until 2000, 18 Stafford Terrace contained thousands of unsorted papers relating to the Sambourne family and life at 18 Stafford Terrace. A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2000 has enabled these papers to be archived. Altogether, this material allows the daily life of the family to be pieced together as well as giving detailed insights into Sambourne’s professional life at Punch and late Victorian/Edwardian society.



Material from all sections of the archive has been catalogued and is available for consultation here.

The 18 Stafford Terrace archive is stored at Leighton House Museum. Access is by appointment only.



Free of charge, please note that charges will apply for making reproductions of any of the material.


Punch Historical  Archive 1841-1992

From 1841 to 1992 Punch was the world’s most celebrated magazine of humour and satire. From its early years as a campaigner for social justice to its transformation into national icon, Punch played a central role in the formation of British identity – and how the rest of the world saw the British.


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