Current Resources

Current Archival Resources: Type & Location

Cornwall Record Office:

The Record Office holds a number of interesting artefacts related to Q’s life. These include     audio tapes of interviews as well as tapes of both radio and TV BBC programmes.

The Record Office worked with the Q Memorial Trust to produce a new DVD of Q’s life in 2008.

For more information, contact: The Principal Archivist, Cornwall Record Office, Old County Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY. (tel: 01872 323127)

Sir Arthur Quiller Couch Memorial Fund Committee

This Committee was set up soon after Q’s death in 1944 and arranges regular events for publicity and to raise funds. This allows the Trustees to award supportive grants to those  engaged in researching aspects of local literature or allied subjects

For more detailed information on the work of this Committee, contact:                                 Paul Brough, Head of Libraries & Historic Collections for ‘Q’ Fund, Cultural Services, Cornwall Council, Record Office, County Hall. Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY                                            Tel: 01872 3323905   Email:

In cooperation with the Cornwall Record Office, the Memorial Fund has produced a DVD on the Q’s life:  “A Great Cornishman”- available from booksellers and the Trust.

The Royal Institution of Cornwall: Courtney Library & Museum:

The library has a substantial collection of archives of Cornish families (including the Couch family). For research/information contact can be made by:                                                                      Telephone: 01872 242786          E-mail:                     Monday to Friday opening hours 10-1pm and 2-5pm.    Saturday mornings 10-1pm.