Adventures in the Savoy Archive: The American Bar and the Savoy Cocktail Book
As a result of recent government guidance we feel we must follow advice and postpone our upcoming seminars. We will bring you further news as soon as we can. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Wednesday 25th March 2020, 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30)
Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives.
The Savoy Archive is a private company archive, founded in the mid-1970s by the Managing Director of the Company, Sir Hugh Wontner. Surviving material dates back to the hotel’s opening in 1889, and forward to the present day. The underpinning collection is a huge quantity of business papers, while more PR-friendly photographs, menus, brochures, press cuttings, ledgers and staff and guest records are a constant attraction for promotional purposes and public enquiries.
Susan Scott is the fourth qualified archivist to be employed at The Savoy, where she arrived in 1996. The role has always been a part-time one, and Susan holds an archive post elsewhere at the same time. She is presently the archivist at the Cayzer Family Archive, which contains business records and personal papers of the family who started a British shipping line in the 19th century.
Advance booking is essential. Please book your place through Eventbrite or by telephoning Alex Fisher (AfL Secretary) on 020 7594 8818.
Free for AfL members, £6 for non-members.