The library collects historical sources and guides to finding and using sources. Fashion history can be found dispersed throughout our collections, both in obvious and unexpected places. This guide shows examples of the rich sources for the history of fashion and taste, covering different kinds of fashion, for example architecture, interior and garden design, as well as clothing and the textile trades. Letters, diaries and travel accounts, estate accounts, trade records and parliamentary sources all have something to offer. The library collections are mostly arranged geographically, with a few topical collections such as Religious history and Military history.