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