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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
TROUP, Sir (Charles) Edward (1857-1941)
Created 1923-1932
Level of description
collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Troup, Sir, (Charles) Edward, 1857-1941, Knight

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1857; educated at Aberdeen University, Balliol College, Oxford University; Barrister, Middle Temple, 1888; entered Home Office, 1880; Chairman of Committee on Identification of Habitual Criminals, 1893; Editor of Judicial Statistics of England and Wales , 1894-1903; Chairman of Committee on Cremation, 1902; Assistant Under-Secretary of State, 1903-1908; permanent Secretary of State in the Home Office, 1908-1922; KCB, 1909; KCVO, 1918; Chairman of Royal Irish Constabulary Tribunal, 1922-1923; Chairman of the Safety in Mines Research Board, and Chairman Health Advisory Committee (Mines Department), 1923-1939; Chairman of Special Grants Committee (Ministry of Pensions), 1929-1938; Treasurer and Member of the Council 1922-1939, of King's College, London; died 1941.

Publications: The Home Office (G P Putnam Sons, London and New York, 1925); editor Place names of West Aberdeenshire (New Spalding Club, 1900); editor Home Office practice in extradition cases under the Fugitive Offenders Act, and commissions rogatoires, etc (Home Office, London, 1907).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by his family in 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers, 1923-1932, relating to Troup's work as Treasurer and Member of the Council, King's College, London, including notes and drafts of a letter, Jul 1923, to the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers, requesting an increase in their grant to King's College; agenda of the War Memorial Trusteeship Committee, 1924; correspondence, 1925, with the Union Society of King's College, London, relating to the obtaining of a licence for the sale of beer in the Pavilion at Mitcham Athletic Ground; a report of the King's College Delegacy on the 'LCC [London County Council] triennial grant for 1926-1929'; pamphlet entitled University Grants Committee. Returns from Universities and University College in receipt of Treasury grant, 1926-1927 (HMSO, London, 1928); material relating to the Centenary Appeal, 1928-1929, notably circular letters requesting donations Oct 1928; memorandum [by Troup] regarding the revision of King's College London statutes and regulations in consequence of the absorption of Arts and Science departments of the King's College for Women, with a printed version of the revised statutes, 1928; appeals for donations for the endowment of the Chairs of Physics and Electrical Engineering, 1929, and a cutting of a letter to The Times by the Very Reverend William Ralph Inge, Dean of St Paul's, and the Right Reverend Charles Gore regarding the endowment of a Chair in the Theological Faculty in memory of Frederick Denison Maurice, 1929; architects' fees for the extension of the Anatomy Department, with a letter to Troup from Sydney Taverner Shovelton, Secretary of the Council, regarding the financing of that extension, 1932; copy of the Troup arms (field vert with three stags argent) in the form of a red wax seal.

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

The British Library, London, holds correspondence between Troup and Herbert John Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone, 1893-1925 (Ref: Add MS 45993).

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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  • Documents
  • Economics of education
  • Educational administrative structure
  • Educational associations
  • Educational finance
  • Educational grants
  • Educational levels
  • Educational organizations
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Information sources
  • Official publications
  • Student organizations
  • Universities

Personal names

  • Gore, Charles, 1853-1932, Bishop of Oxford
  • Inge, William Ralph, 1860-1954, Dean of St Paul's
  • Shovelton, Sydney Taverner, 1881-1967, Mathematician and Secretary of King's College London
  • Troup, Sir, Charles Edward, 1857-1941, Knight, Public servant

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • UGC, University Grants Committee
  • Worshipful Company of Clothworkers

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