Richard J Goulden, B.A., Dip.Lib.
What am I? Archivist, librarian, bookseller, bibliographer, genealogist, archaeologist, book collector and author with these books A biographical dictionary of those engaged in the Kent book trade, 1750-1900; Kent town guides, 1763-1900; two books on the Faversham and Sittingbourne book trades; The ornamental stock of Henry Woodfall; Newhaven and Seaford coastal fortiﬁcations and The war-time letters of Lieut. R. R. Goulden, 1915-1916 as well as articles in the Dictionary of National Biography and in various journals such as The book collector and the British Library’s Factotum.
I held various posts in the Sixty-Six Club such as being its Appeals director, Vice-chairman, archivist and trustee; and also was chairman of the trustees for the Sixty-Six Club Trust Fund. I was the Secretary of the Spurs Club (and my wife Caroline was its Treasurer for sixteen years), later becoming its archivist. Both the Sixty-Six Club and the Spurs Club papers were catalogued by me and these club papers are now held in the British Deaf History’s national archives. I also catalogued the British Deaf Association’s papers (covering its beginnings to when Elizabeth Wincott left the BDA) and these papers are now in the London Metropolitan Archives.
I became a British Deaf History Society trustee in 2016, having been a member for several years and now serve on the acquisitions sub-committee.