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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA K/PP112
FIELD, Maj Harry Gooding (1866-1946)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

Field, Harry Gooding, 1866-1946, accountant

Administrative / Biographical history

Born Harry Ernest Field, 1866; studied accounting at King's College London, [1884]-1887; emigrated to Canada, 1887; Chief Accountant for the United States Government, Isthmian (Panama) Canal Commission, 1905-1908; devised financial scheme for Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909; accountant, Tacoma and Roche Harbour Lime Co, 1910-1911; legally changed his name to Harry Gooding Field when he became a citizen of the United States of America, 1910; Financial Expert and Investigator, Territorial Government of Hawaii, 1914-1917; Executive Officer, Headquarters Selective Service Draft, US Army, Territory of Hawaii, Feb 1918; Maj and Staff Officer, Sep 1918; discharged from US Army, Nov 1920; devised a costing system for the Municipality of Singapore, 1921; contributed to the Malaya-Borneo exhibition, 1922; died 1946.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received May 2004

Content & structure

Scope and content

Typescript copy of the memoirs of Harry Gooding Field entitled 'Adventures in Finance', 21 Oct 1942, detailing his accountancy career working in Canada, the United States, Malaysia and Singapore, with copies of birth, marriage and death certificate and other official documents relating to Harry Gooding Field.

System of arrangement

Single ringbinder

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open. Visitors are required to provide proof of ID and sign an undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction

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

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

No additional finding aids in existence.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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

Jan 2008

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  • Agricultural products
  • Emigration
  • Forest products
  • Higher education institutions
  • Industry
  • International conflicts
  • Migration
  • Railway companies
  • Railway transport
  • Rubber
  • Transport
  • Universities
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Field, Harry Gooding, 1866-1946, Accountant

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives


  • Canada, North America
  • Hawaii, USA, North America
  • London, England
  • Malaysia, South East Asia

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