AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area


Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2181
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Date(s): 1670-1967
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.41 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Smallwood | Frank T | fl 1911-1970 | school teacher and historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Frank Smallwood taught for 44 years (1911-1955) at Sir Walter St John's School, Battersea. When he retired, he was invited to write a history of the school, which was founded in 1700. He collected much information about the school over the period 1955-1970 but then his interests moved away from the school to the St John family and the local history of Battersea.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Frank Smallwood relating to the history of Sir Walter Saint John's School, Battersea. These papers mainly relate to the history of the school, although some do contain extensive information about the St John family and Battersea. They show how a historian set about working on the subject and what a great variety of sources exist.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/2181/001 to ACC/2181/090.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited as a gift in October 1985.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The papers complement the records of the school, which are available at reference Acc/2321.

Publication note:

A number of Smallwood's publications are in the LMA History Library, including: Sir Walter St John's School: two historical essays P22.13 (SIR); and The Story of Terrace House, Battersea 60.9 SAS.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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.

Date(s) of descriptions:
June to August 2010.

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Corporate Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Placename Search

* To search for other records with similar placenames, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"