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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
NORMAN, Agatha Mary Bathurst (b 1897)
Created [1944-1982]
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Norman, Agatha Mary Bathurst, b 1897, tutor in theology

Administrative / Biographical history

Scholar in Theology, Lambeth; Tutor to Women Theological students, King's College London, 1945-1954; organised [and conducted] prayer groups, study group weekends and silent retreats at Pleshey, Essex; resigned from King's College, 1954; organised and conducted prayer group meetings at St Mary the Boltons and Westminster Abbey and the St Faith's Fellowship, Westminster, [1954-1965].

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by Mrs Norman, 1982, and the authors of the appreciation of Mrs Norman, 1989.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to the Reverend Eric Symes Abbott, notably handwritten notes taken from lectures, mainly by Abbott, [1945-1969], on religious subjects, including talks given for the St Faith's Fellowship, Westminster; correspondence with Abbott, 1944-1945, 1948, 1954; cutting from the London Churchman, Oct 1959, relating to Abbott's appointment as Dean of Westminster; copy of a speech by the Right Reverend Robert Alexander Kennedy Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Abbott's memorial service, Westminster Abbey, 8 Jul 1983. Papers, 1965 and [1984], relating to the Fellowship of St Faith's, including a text by Norman on the 'Story of the Fellowship of St Faith: its origin and development'. Copy Minute of the Council, King's College, on the occasion of Norman's retirement, 26 Jul 1954. Reminiscences of Norman and her work, by Helen Bowers and Sue Cokayne, [1989].

System of arrangement

1 file.

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 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

Collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College Archives also holds the papers of Reverend Eric Symes Abbott (Ref: KCLCA PP/44).

Description control

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

Feb 2000

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  • Ancient religions
  • Biographies
  • Christianity
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Prose
  • Religion
  • Religions

Personal names

  • Abbott, Eric Symes, 1906-1983, Anglican clergyman and Dean of Westminster
  • Bowers, Helen, fl 1989
  • Cokayne, Sue, fl 1989
  • Norman, Agatha Mary Bathurst, b 1897, Tutor in Theology
  • Runcie, Robert Alexander Kennedy, 1921-2000, Archbishop of Canterbury

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • St Faith's Fellowship, Westminster

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