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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA KA/BB, KA/L, KA/J, KA/CB, KA/CBD, KA/MF, KFT/CB, KFT/L, KH/CB, KHV/CB, KHP/CB, KHP/L, KHP/J, KHW/CB, KHH/CB, KA/BT, KA/AB, KAF/WPB, KA/SAB, KA/WSB, KA/PFB, KA/SFB, KA/MFB
Title
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Financial records
Date(s)
1828-1990
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
274 large volumes, 42 boxes, 2 binders

Context

Name of creator(s)

King's College London

Administrative / Biographical history

The founding committee of King's College London first met in 1828 and the College, instituted by Royal Charter in 1829, opened in 1831. Under the King's College London Transfer Act of 1908 the secular departments of the existing King's College London became University of London King's College on 1 January 1910, to be governed by the Senate of the University via a College Delegacy. The theological department was separated from the rest of the College, to be known as King's College London, and continued to be governed by its council. Financial records were usually compiled by the College clerks under the direction of the College Secretary.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from the creators to King's College London Archives.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Financial records of King's College London, 1828-1990, comprising bills, 1828-1895 (Ref: KA/BB); ledgers, 1829-1980 (Ref: KA/L, KFT/L, KHP/L); journals, 1829-1977 (Ref: KA/J, KHP/J); cashbooks, 1829-1983 (Ref: KA/CB, KA/CBD, KA/MF, KFT/CB, KH/CB, KHV/CB, KHP/CB, KHW/CB, KHH/CB); account books, 1828-1959 (Ref: KA/AB, KAF/WPB); bursary and trust account and scholarship books (Ref: KA/BT); salaries and wages books, 1849-1981 (Ref: KA/SAB, KA/WSB); fees books, 1831-1972 (Ref: KA/SAB, KA/WSB, KA/PFB, KA/SFB, KA/MFB).

System of arrangement

The records comprise the series listed.

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

Photocopies, 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, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

Draft catalogues of account books, bursaries and trusts available online.  Further lists available in hard copy reading room at King's College London Archives. 

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives holds other records of King's College London.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Source: lists at King's College London Archives.

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

Mar 2001, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Economics of education
  • Educational fees
  • Educational finance
  • Finance
  • Financial administration
  • Government
  • Health services administration
  • Organization and administration
  • Personnel management
  • Public administration
  • Wages

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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