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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Salaries and wages books
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)
19 boxes, 7 large volumes


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

Salaries and wages books of King's College London, 1849-1981, comprising salaries books, 1849-1942, including senior members of the administrative staff, among them the Principal and Secretary, giving information on the nature of the recipient's work, annual stipend and amount due, some also including general financial information on the College; salaries books of academic staff, 1909-1914, 1951-1981 (Ref: KAS/SAB); wages signature books, 1874-1950, for ancillary staff (Ref: KA/WSB).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Wages signature sheets have not been retained beyond 1950 due to the regular creation of personnel files for ancillary and technical staff from that date. Wages summary volumes, 1913-1948, and wages analysis volumes, 1938-1950, have been destroyed since this information is found in the accounts.

System of arrangement

Arranged in two 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.

Please note: KA/SAB6 (salaries book, 1951-1981) is closed.

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); account books, 1828-1959 (Ref: KA/BT/AB, KA/AB, KAF/WPB); 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 administration
  • Educational finance
  • Educational levels
  • Educational personnel
  • Government
  • Health services administration
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Organization and administration
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Personnel management
  • Public administration
  • Teachers
  • Universities
  • Wages

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