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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA K/PP155
WHITE, Margaret Mary (1914-1979)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box, 0.1 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

White, Margaret Mary, 1914-1979, student at St George's College

Administrative / Biographical history

Margaret Mary White, born on 7 June 1914; attended St George's College for Civil Service and Secretarial Training, formerly the Civil Service Department of King's College, London; passed the Civil Service Examinations for Female Telegraphists, 1929; Civil Service Examinations for Sorting Assistants, 1929 and Civil Service Examinations for Writing Assistants, 1930; worked as a telegraphist in the General Post Office from 1930; retired from her career in 1937 after marrying Frank Arthur Smith; died on 29 January 1979.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from Margaret Mary White's daughter in 2007.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Margaret Mary White, 1929-1930, reflecting her training as a Civil Service telegraphist. Notably comprises documents relating to her time at St George's College including White's handwritten essays, 1929; report for Margaret White, 1930; application form for writing assistants examination, 1930; Journals, 1929-1930; St George's College Old Students' Association Application Form, 1930; college prospectus, 1930; St George's College Civil Service Series Writing Exercises, [1930]; handwritten notes on assignments for evening classes for open clerical class, writing assistants, limited clerical class and typists, 1930; English examination papers, [1930] and Civil Service Commission Examination papers for English, Geography, Handwriting, and Spelling, [1930]; Civil Service Commission offer of employment as female telegraphist, 1930; This collection also includes a photocopy of a photograph of White.

System of arrangement

Arranged in its accession order.

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


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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  • Educational evaluation
  • Essays
  • Examination marks
  • Examinations
  • Language instruction
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Prose
  • Student evaluation
  • Vocational education
  • Writing (composition)
  • Written examinations

Personal names

  • White, Margaret Mary, 1914-1979, Student at St. George's College

Corporate names

  • Civil Service Commission
  • King's College London College Archives
  • St George's College for Civil Service and Secretarial Training

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