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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GUEST, Professor Anthony Gordon (b 1930)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Guest, Anthony Gordon, b 1930, Professor of English Law

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1930; educated at Colston's School, Bristol and St John's College Oxford; called to Bar, Gray's Inn, 1956; Bencher, 1978; Lecturer, University College, Oxford, 1954-1955; Fellow and Praelector in Jurisprudence, 1955-1965; Dean, 1963-1964; Reader in Common Law to Council of Legal Education (Inns of court), 1967-1980; Travelling Fellowship to South Africa, 1957; Professor of English Law, King's College London, 1966-1995. Publications: edited Anson's principles of the law of contract , 21st to 26th editions (1959-1984); edited Chitty on contracts , 22nd to 27th editions (1961-1994); edited Oxford essays in jurisprudence (1961); The law of hire-purchase (1966); edited Benjamin's sale of goods , 1st to 4th editions (1974-1992); edited Encyclopedia of consumer credit (1975); Introduction to the law of credit and security (1978); edited Chalmers and Guest on bills of exchange , 14th edition (1991); Only remember me (1993).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Professor Stuart George Hall, 1994.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The papers of Professor Anthony Guest consisting of minutes and correspondence, notably relating to a working party on Religious Studies at King's College London, set up to consider the future of the discipline, and of which Professor Guest was chairman, 1976-1977.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes

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.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed list available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Council minutes and the main secretarial series contain relevant material relating to the future of the religious studies department.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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

May 2002

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  • Educational levels
  • Educational planning
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Religious education
  • Social science education
  • Universities

Personal names

  • Guest, Anthony Gordon, b 1930, Professor of English Law

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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