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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP170
PETT, Douglas Ellory (1924-2005)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.1 linear metres


Name of creator(s)

PETT, Douglas Ellory (1924-2005)

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1924; student at the School of English, King's College London, 1942; BA English at Birkbeck College, University of London, 1943-; returned to King's as a member of the Faculty of Theology, 1946; awarded BD and AKC, 1948; King's postgraduate theological college (St. Boniface College, Warminster) for the final year of his ordination training; ordained, 1949; Sacrist at Gloucester Cathedral, 1954-1958; School Chaplain and taught English, King's School, Gloucester, 1954-1958; resident Chaplain at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, 1966-1983; died, 2005.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from the family, 2008.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Douglas Ellory Pett, 1942-2005, including essay by Pett entitled 'The Christian as Citizen' (Winner of the Warden's Essay Prize), [1947]; essay by Pett entitled 'The Cavalier Poets - Carew, Suckling and Lovelace' (Winner of the Plumptre Prize for English Literature), [1947]; black and white photographs including of staff and students of King's College London English School, 1942-1943; staff and students of King's College London Faculty of Theology, 1946-1947 and 1947-1948; staff and students of King's College London Faculty of Theology at St. Boniface College, Warminster in Michaelmas term, 1948; staff and students of King's College London Faculty of Theology at St Boniface College, Warminster, 1949; King's College London discus medals, awarded to Pett, 1946, 1947 and programme from the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Douglas Ellory Pett, including biography of Pett and tributes from Sir Ian Gainsford and Dr Rob Senior.

System of arrangement

As outlined in Scope and Content.

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.Physical characteristics:

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This collection level description and box list available in Reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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

Nov 2008.

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  • English literature
  • European literature
  • Higher education institutions
  • National literatures
  • Students
  • Theology
  • Universities
  • University students

Personal names

  • Pett, Douglas Ellory (1924-2005), Chaplain

Corporate names

  • King's College London, Department of English
  • King's College London, Faculty of Theology
  • St Boniface College, Warminster x Warminster College

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