Copyright and Data Protection Notice


Where copyright permissions do not lie directly with the archives, Adam Matthew have taken every effort to trace copyright holders.

We would be grateful to receive any new information which comes to light regarding any item we have included and apologise for any inadvertent omissions. Please send any copyright queries to

If copyright has been unintentionally overlooked, we will be pleased to discuss the relevant permissions, or if necessary, take down the relevant item from this site.

For material sourced from The British Library:

Content provided by: The British Library Board. All Rights Reserved.

The ownership rights that subsist in the work or reproduction remain the property either of the British Library Board or individual persons. The work or reproduction may not be used, sold, licensed, transferred, copied or reproduced in whole or in part in any manner or form or in or on any media to any person without the prior written consent of the British Library.

For material sourced from the National Archives, UK:

Images, including Crown Copyright images, reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England:

The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided.

Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, UK; e-mail:


Data Protection:

We invite you to contact us at if you are concerned about how Licensed Material personal data has been handled by Adam Matthew Digital Ltd. In such cases we may ask you for further identification and we will consider the following options, where appropriate:

  • Redacting your personal identifiers in a document
  • Takedown (removal of a page or document from the digital resource)
  • Adding supplementary information or a statement to metadata descriptions

Licensed Material Personal Data: means personal information, such as names, images, as well as special category personal information, in our digital resources. 

Our full privacy policy, which includes all other information on the personal data we collect can be found here: