Charles Lamb SocietyThe Society was founded on 1 February 1935 at a meeting at Essex Hall on the Strand, but has its roots in an informal dining club, The Elian, that held its inaugural meeting at The Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street on 6 November 1925. Members met regularly throughout the year and a special occasion was made of Lamb’s birthday on 10 February.

Today, the Society has worked to preserve these traditions and to continue the sociable and friendly ethos of its founders. Every year we hold a series of events in London and work to promote the principal objectives of the Society:

For many years the Society assembled collections of books, pamphlets, letters, documents, pictures and ephemera relating to Lamb and his circle and made the collections available to the public at Guildhall Library and Art Gallery in the city of London. The Society aim is to transfer the collections to the City of London so that they will be permenantly cared for and made accessible to the public at those institutions.