Paul R. Joyce
Approximately 100 books. This material has been logged on the Library and Photographic Archive catalogue. It is fully searchable but not fully catalogued. It is available for consultation. Part of this collection is kept in the Library Special Collections under the classmark ‘094’.
The collection consists of books on the architecture of the Victorian church architect George Edmund Street (1824–81) from the library of the late Paul R. Joyce. There are books on, and by, Street and a collection of guides to churches built or altered by Street.
The collection was donated to the Paul Mellon Centre in 2016.
The Centre also holds Joyce’s archive.
Paul R. Joyce (1934–2014) was an architectural draughtsman who worked for the architect Roderick Gradidge in the 1970s. Joyce had a strong interest in conservation and although he published little of his own research, he was the acknowledged authority on George Edmund Street for over forty years.