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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA K/PP161
MOSS, Arthur Leonard (fl 1905-1907)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

MOSS, Arthur, Leonard, fl 1905-1907

Administrative / Biographical history

Arthur Leonard Moss was educated at the Faculty of Arts, King's College London, 1904-1906.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gifted by John Turner to King's College London College Archives, November 2006

Content & structure

Scope and content

Autograph book belonging to Arthur Leonard Moss, inscribed June 8 1905; comprises photographs, signatures and messages from students of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science at King's College London.

Photographs are enclosed loosely within the book and comprise four unidentified images, photograph 1: black and white photograph of an unidentified man, wearing climbers' clothing and standing on a hill overlooking a mountain range, [1905-1907]; photograph 2: black and white portrait style photograph of an unidentified woman, wearing glasses and a necklace, stamp on reverse reads 'portrait by Reavy, 40 King Street, Manchester and Chorlton', [1905-1907]; photograph 3: black and white postcard photograph of unidentified young girl, standing by a sundial in a garden, [1905-1907]; photograph 4: black and white postcard photograph of young boy seated on a cushion, [1905-1907].

Handwritten messages within the book, are all dated between 1905-1907 and vary in style but include messages of goodwill from friends, notably one enclosing a dried plant stem intended as a charm; poems; sketches and quotations from famous poets.

System of arrangement

Single volume.

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

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, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material

English, French, German and Greek

Finding aids

No additional finding aids exist.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

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

January 2008

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  • Autographs
  • Commonplace books
  • Communication process
  • Communication skills
  • Documents
  • Educational levels
  • Handwriting
  • Higher education
  • Information sources
  • Manuscripts
  • Writing

Personal names

  • Moss, Arthur, Leonard, fl 1905-1907

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Faculty of Arts
  • King's College London, Faculty of Science

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