Archives~ONLINE System - Terms and Conditions


This system is provided on a charitable basis to enable research and to support the objectives of the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation and the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club.


Can you please ensure that you have registered your interest in the Archives on the new Foundation website under Archives before accessing them with this site.  This is so Foundation can maintain records of who as accessed the Archive (Foundation member, RREC member or member of the public), there is NO CHARGE for this registration.


The search facility for the archive works using an 'SQL' search to Filter records from the 240,000 documents available.  Examples of this process are given in the Indexer's Handbook which you are strongly encouraged to read.


Note: it may not be possible to reduce your selection to just one or two results using this search so you may need to view the individual records to find what you are looking for.


If you still need access to the original records then please contact to arrange an accompanied visit to The Hunt House. There may be a charge for this to cover costs.


We desperately require more volunteers to undertake the indexing of these priceless records. If you would like to volunteer please contact us by email at


We need further funding to continue the work on these archives.  Please consider a donation to enable us to continue to offer more of these historically important works to the public. A donation page will be found on the Foundation website .



i)                    Use of the archives for personal use is unlimited but Copyright of the documents remains with the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation. Use for commercial purposes is also allowed subject to full acknowledgement of the source of the information and a Copyright notice to be placed in the works.  Please contact for full details.

ii)                   Copyright in the index information (i.e. the Subject and Reference recorded in the system belongs to the indexer of that document as recorded in the system. Licence is granted to use this information solely for the purpose of retrieving scanned documents. It may not be extracted and published.

iii)                 John Prentices asserts his ownership of the code, algorithms and look and feel of the Archives~Online software. Attempts should not be made to reverse-engineer this. Copies of the displayed user interface can be used in any freely available training material produced by users for the benefit of others.


Version 31 (30 October 2023)