The Harleian Society is a text publication society and registered charity founded in 1869 for the publication of manuscripts of the heraldic visitations of the counties of England and Wales, and other unpublished manuscripts relating to genealogy, armory, and heraldry in its widest sense. Since its inception, the Society has published more than 90 volumes of parish registers, 54 volumes of heraldic visitations, and 70 volumes drawn from other sources.

Harleian Society
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TypeHistorical society
Registration no.253649
Legal statusCharity
PurposeHeraldic study and research
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Research and publications
Library, archives
Thomas Woodcock

The Society's publications are available by subscription.

The Society was named after the Harleian Manuscripts, originally accumulated by Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford, and his son Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford, and now held in the British Library, which include many copies of heraldic visitations.

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External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • List of Harleian Society publications with links to online copies
  • "Harleian Society publications" (PDF). Royal Historical Society. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  • College of Arms website