Rosemary Anderson, BA(Hons) French and History of Art, AI.MSocInd(Adv)


Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01524 65501
Mobile: 07906 420393

General Experience

I have been an Accredited indexer since 1994, and still am a working one in 2019. I was a chartered librarian in my previous career which included working as a reference librarian and cataloguer at the India Office Library, in London. I have a BA in French/History of Art specialising in Byzantine art, Trecento, Renaissance, French Impressionism and 19th century British art. Other subjects covered include biography, British in India, Christian religion, church architecture, history, medieval, and later, the Lake District,and Lake Poets, wildlife and nature, Victorian London. Large or small projects are accepted. Deadlines always met. I am available throughout the year.


Art History

/I studied Art History at London University, Birkbeck College, enjoying it very much, mainly in the field of Renaissance studies but also up to the 19th century. Books indexed:

Treasures of Islam, Duncan Baird,
Paper Jewels by Omar Khan 2017
Art in Exile, Art Dictionaries Ltd,
The Art of the Buddha, Oxford University Press
Fleshing Out Surfaces (University College London)
Keywords of Nineteenth Century Art (Art Dictionaries Ltd)
Romanesque and the Past,British Archaeological Association

Cultural Studies

I have a BA (Hons)from London University in French Language and Literature, along with my degree in History of Art. I am interested in languages and have spent a year living in France, teaching English part-time at the University of Lyon.
Titles of books I have indexed in this area:

Collected letters of Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Pickering & Chatto,
The Blake Book (Myrone),Tate publications,
Millais in his time and ours (Rosenfeld)
Tate Publications,
Raising Parents Willan Publishing
Hearing the Victim, Willan Publishing
Forensic Psychology in Context, Willan
Medicine in Renaissance Florence, Wellcome Trust

Literature and Poetry In English

/I have worked at the home of William Wordsworth, Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria, and have always loved poetry, especially older works. I have indexed:

“Private Lives of the Ancient Mariner (Coleridge)” by Molly Lefebure
Charles Dickens, Selected Letters, O.U.P
Romantic Literature, Balberry Publishing
Speaking the Language of the Night, for private author (Gothic interest)
Coleridge and Liberal Religious Thought (private)


/I have indexed:

Alice in the Orient, Anthem Press
Medicine in Renaissance Florence, Wellcome
History of Medicine
The Cruel Madness of Love, Wellcome
History of Medicine
Cult of the Mother of God in Byzantium


Books indexed:

Atlas of International Boundaries, The Stationary Office
Keywords in 19th Century Art, Art Dictionaries Ltd, AQA Psychology Textbook, Philip Allan Updates, Forensic Psychology in Context, Willan publishing
Professors a Academic Leaders, Integra Software
Radical Gardening, University of Salford, 2010/

Ancient History

I am fascinated by this, especially medieval, but have covered a range of subjects:

Asian Civilisations, Edward Elgar
Medicine in Renaissance Florence, Wellcome History of Medicine
Complete Fauna of Iran (Latin and English indexes) I.B.Tauris

British History

Provincial Society and Empire: Cumbria and the East Indies by Kay-Saville Smith, New Zealand;
The Story of Manchester by Deborah Woodman
Sound and Modernity in the History of London, 1888-1918

European History

Medicine in Renaissance Florence, Wellcome History of Medicine, 2010
Discord in the Low Countries, UCL Press/
Should Britain Leave the EU? (Edward Elgar)
Discord in the Low Countries (University College London Press


Wildlife in Trust, The Wildlife Trusts

Medieval History

Medicine in Renaissance Florence, for Wellcome History of Medicine (UCL)
Cult of the Mother of God in Byzantium (Ashgate)

Religious History

Coleridge and Liberal Religious Thought, M. Neville
Treasures of Islam, Duncan Baird/
Index to Transnational Faiths
God and the Gothic, Alison Millbank (OUP)


History of YMCA in Exeter, University of Exeter
Index to the Mother of God in Byzantium
Miracles in the Christian West, Amazon
A Will to Believe, Cambridge University Press/

Cultural Studies

East Asia’s Other Miracle, Alex J. Bellamy, OUP
Indian Suffragettes, University of Bristol, OUP
Stays and Body Image, Pickering & Chatto
Quest for the Melodic Electric Bass, Ashgate Publishing


My work as a librarian at the India Office Library in London, gave me a great interest in India. I was a cataloguer of books and also a reference assistant in the public reading room.

Books Indexed:
India, definitions and clarifications, by Reginald Massey, Hansib Publications
Paper Jewels,by Omar Khan
Indian Suffragettes, by Sumita Mukherjee, University of Bristol
Financing India’s Imperial Railways, Pickering & Chatto
Energy, Trade and Finance in Asia, Pickering & Chatto


Victorian London: books indexed
Charles Dickens, Selected Letters, O.U.P.

Related qualifications

BA (Hons) French, History of Art, from London University

Other skills

Cataloguing And Classification
15 years as librarian-in-charge at Imperial Chemical Industries. Welwyn, Herts, as reference librarian and book cataloguer at both the Commonwealth Institute, London and the India Office Library, London

Recent indexes include

Omar Khan, Paper Jewels, author paid for, 1917
Wilhelmina Graham-Bolton, an autobiography, published by Radcliffe
Corinne Tan, Regulating Content on Social Media , UCL Press
Charles Allen, Coromandel, Little Brown Book Company
Fenoulhet, Quist, Discord in the Low Countries, UCL Press
Milbank, Alison, God and the Gothic

Clients Include

Hansib Publishing
University College Press, University College London
Lutterworth Press
Little Brown Book Company

Special Publication Type