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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
Level of description
Series of the sub-fonds King's College London financial records
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
8 large volumes, 4 boxes


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

Account books of King's College London, 1828-1959, comprising account books of King's College London and related bodies, 1828-1954, including annual summary of income and expenditure, 1828-1844, student arrears, 1833-1847, stationery purchased for King's College School, 1831-1847, and various other records of receipts and expenditure (Ref: KA/AB); various King's College London account books including wages and pensions, 1839-1932, containing information on staff periods of service and remuneration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (Ref: KAF/WPB); account books, 1880-1956, recording payments and recipients of bursaries, scholarships and prizes; Trust funds accounts cashbook, 1915-1959, recording income, investments and salaries; Centenary Appeal Fund account book, 1927-1944, giving amount received, purpose for which donated and details of donors (Ref: KA/BT/AB).

System of arrangement

Arranged in series as indicated.

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


Finding aids

Lists available in 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 financial records of King's College London and associated bodies: 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); salaries and wages books, 1849-1981 (Ref: KA/SAB, KA/WSB); fees books, 1831-1972 (Ref: KA/PFB, KA/SFB, KA/MFB).

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

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  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Economics of education
  • Educational budgets
  • Educational finance
  • Educational grants
  • Educational institutions
  • Educational levels
  • Educational personnel
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Scholarships
  • Schools
  • Secondary education
  • Teacher conditions of employment
  • Teacher wages
  • Teachers
  • Teaching profession
  • Universities

Corporate names

  • King's College School

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