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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA K/PP157
DOUGLAS, Gordon Oxenbury (1914-1999)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box, 0.1 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

Douglas, Gordon Oxenbury, 1914-1999, student of King's College London Faculty of Science

Administrative / Biographical history

Gordon Oxenbury Douglas, born on 29 May 1914; educated at King's College London Faculty of Science, 1932-1939, passed Intermediate Examination in Science in 1933; worked as technical staff member at the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate, 1939-1947; educated in Moral Sciences Tripos at Cambridge University, 1947-1949; lectured at Nottingham University, 1951 until retirement; died 1999.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Gordon Oxenbury Douglas' daughter to King's College London College Archives, 2007.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Gordon Oxenbury Douglas, 1914-1999, relating to his social life at King's College London, comprise a black and white photograph of Gordon Oxenbury Douglas, [1940]; letters from Katharine Dilley to Douglas, whom he later married, 1934-1935; dance card belonging to Douglas for the King's College London Commemoration Ball, 1935 showing all dances marked for Katharine Dilley. The collection also contains professional references for Douglas from W.G Shilling of the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate, Lilian F Haddakin, Assistant Lecturer in the Department of English at University College London, W. W. Willliams, Assistant Censor at Fitzwilliam House, Cambridge University and from J. E. Young, Senior Classics Master at Ipswich School.

System of arrangement

Arranged in its accession order; section one: photograph of Gordon Oxenbury Douglas, section two: letters from Katharine Dilley to Gordon Oxenbury Douglas and dance card and section three: references for Gordon Oxenbury Douglas.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

No additional finding aids exist.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

January 2008

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  • Educational levels
  • Higher education
  • Science education

Personal names

  • Dilley, Katharine F, fl 1934-1950
  • Douglas, Gordon Oxenbury, 1914-1999, Student of King's College London Faculty of Science

Corporate names

  • Aeronautical Inspection Directorate
  • Ipswich School
  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Faculty of Science
  • University College London, Department of English Language and Literature
  • University of Cambridge

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