The following is a small selection of the many books which have been written about Eton College. Its purpose is to provide an introduction to the history, buildings, and life of the School. Further information may be obtained by contacting the staff in College Library. Please write to:

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College Library
Eton College
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Works about the College and School

Austen-Leigh, R. A., revised Martineau, R. C./Connor, T. P. A guide to Eton College (Eton: Eton College, 1988)
Card, T. S. B. Eton established: a history from 1440 to 1860 (London: John Murray, 2001)
Card, T. S. B. Eton renewed: a history from 1860 to the present day (London: John Murray, 1994)
Cust, L. Eton College portraits (London: Spottiswoode, 1910)
Danziger, D. Eton voices (London: Viking, 1988)
Dixon, M. An Eton schoolboy’s album (London: Debrett’s Peerage, 1985)
Fergusson, B. Eton portrait (London: John Miles, 1937)
Hall, A. C. Hall on the wall: the wall game explained ([Eton], 2000) (may be purchased from Eton College)
Lawrence, P. S. H. An Eton camera 1850–1919 (Salisbury: Michael Russell, 1980)
Lawrence, P. S. H. An Eton camera 1920–1959 (Salisbury: Michael Russell, 1983)
Lyte, H. C. M. A history of Eton College, 1440–1910, 4th ed. (London: Macmillan, 1911)
McConnell, J. D. R. Eton repointed: the new structures of an ancient foundation (London: Faber, 1970)
McConnell, J. D. R. (ed.) Treasures of Eton (London: Chatto and Windus, 1976)
Melvin, J. Eton observed: an architectural guide to the buildings of Eton (Burford: Wysdom, c. 1998)
Meredith, M. C. 500 years of Eton drama (Eton: Eton College, 2001) (may be purchased from Eton College)
Ollard, R. An English education: a perspective of Eton (London: Collins, 1982)
Phillips, Mark Discovering Eton [photographs] (Eton: Eton College, 2003)
Titchener-Barrett, R. Eton & Harrow at Lord’s (London: Quiller, 1996 & 2005)
Van Oss, O./Barlow, N. Eton days (London: Lund Humphries, 1976)

Reference works relating to Old Etonians

Austen-Leigh, R. A. The Eton College Register, 1698–1752 (Eton: Spottiswoode, 1927)
Austen-Leigh, R. A. The Eton College Register, 1753–1790 (Eton: Spottiswoode, 1921)
List of Etonians who fought in the World War 1939–1945 (London: Medici Society/Chiswick Press, 1950)
Old Etonian Association The Eton register Part I. 1841–1850 [–Part VIII. 1909–1919] (Eton: Spottiswoode, 1903–1932)
Stapylton, H. E. C. The Eton school lists from 1791 to 1877 (Eton: R. Ingalton Drake, 1884)
Sterry, W. The Eton College Register, 1441–1698 (Eton: Spottiswoode, 1943)
Vaughan, E. L. List of Etonians who fought in the Great War, 1914–1919 (London: Philip Lee Warner/Medici Society, 1921)
Vaughan, E. L. List of Etonians who served in South Africa between October 11, 1899 and May 31, 1902 (Eton: Spottiswoode, 1908)

Further information on Old Etonians may be obtained from the College Archivist, Mrs. P. Hatfield, in College Library, or from the Old Etonian Association.

Click here for a list of Old Etonian historians of Eton.