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University of London Registrar's Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 UoL/RC
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: University of London Registrar's Collection
Date(s): 1840-1901
Level of description: Subfonds of the University of London
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Extent: 16 bundles
Name of creator(s): University of London | Registrar's Collection
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Registrar's Collection is an entirely artificial collection, since the Registrar did not create it; indeed there are papers within the collection that were created after the Office of the Registrar was abolished in 1901.

This collection comprises of records brought together by Miss Dorothy Matthew, a former member of the Court Department, between 1950 and 1954 and records found in the University Library book stack in the late 1970s, early 1980s.


Scope and content/abstract:

The papers and correspondence in this collection cover the period from the founding of the University in 1836 until 1922. Most of the letters run from c.1880 to 1902. These surviving papers represent a selection of those received during this period in the Registrar's Office and they cover virtually every topic, which might be addressed to a University. Many of the letters are of a routine nature, such as letters from examination candidates concerning arrangements for sitting papers. However there are more important documents such as warrants signed by Queen Victoria appointing fellows of the University.

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Conditions governing access:

Open except for records exempt under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Access to the records for the purposes of private study and personal research is possible within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogue: Archive of the University of London, 1988.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999-09-01 Simon McKeon

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