Thomas Brittain Vacher

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Thomas Brittain Vacher (1805–1880) was a British lithographer, legal stationer, and printer.

He founded Vacher's Parliamentary Companion, a parliamentary reference work which continues to this day as Vachers Quarterly, published by Dods.[1]


Vacher was the son of the stationer Thomas Vacher of Parliament Street, Westminster, where he was born. He went into business with his brother George; the third son Charles Vacher was known as an artist. Thomas Brittain Vacher was himself an amateur artist. He married in 1850.[2]

Vacher was the author of Brief Prayers for Travellers (1868). His son, the architect Sydney Vacher, designed the elaborate pulpit in St Margaret's church, Westminster as a memorial to him.[3]


  1. "Dods History". Dods Parliamentary Communications Limited. Retrieved 17 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Mallalieu, Huon. "Vacher, Charles". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/28049.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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