The ‘Charterhouse Registers’, which give biographical details of scholars (boys on the foundation) and of all known pupils from 1769 to 1975 have been published, and are now available online. The Carthusian magazine 1872-2012, School photographs 1868-1939, and scrapbooks of Charterhouse life 1863-1903, can also be viewed online. Click here to request a username and password for the digitised Archive.



The Charterhouse School Archive (in Godalming) is located in the cloisters adjacent to Scholars’ Court and contains the records of the School's activities and administration since 1872. Some registers and printed annual form lists for earlier years in the nineteenth century were transferred when the school moved from London, and a few papers, letters and albums relating to the period before the move have been given by former masters and pupils. Otherwise all earlier records of Thomas Sutton's 1611 foundation, including scholars, are held in the London Metropolitan Archive.

The Charterhouse Archive contains the official records of the school, but also a wide range of information and photographs covering every aspect of Carthusian life, and collections relating to the lives of Old Carthusians as diverse as Thackeray, Baden Powell, Beerbohm, Vaughan Williams and Ronald Millar. The archive is available to the school community as an educational and administrative resource, and we also welcome research enquiries from the general public.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact The Archivist, Catherine Smith, +44 (0) 1483 291604,

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