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King's College London Account Books

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KA/BT/AB, KA/AB, KAF/WPB
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Account Books
Date(s): 1828-1959
Level of description: Series of the sub-fonds King's College London financial records
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Extent: 8 large volumes, 4 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London


Administrative/Biographical history:

The founding committee of King's College London first met in 1828 and the College, instituted by Royal Charter in 1829, opened in 1831. Under the King's College London Transfer Act of 1908 the secular departments of the existing King's College London became University of London King's College on 1 January 1910, to be governed by the Senate of the University via a College Delegacy. The theological department was separated from the rest of the College, to be known as King's College London, and continued to be governed by its council. Financial records were usually compiled by the College clerks under the direction of the College Secretary.


Scope and content/abstract:

Account books of King's College London, 1828-1959, comprising account books of King's College London and related bodies, 1828-1954, including annual summary of income and expenditure, 1828-1844, student arrears, 1833-1847, stationery purchased for King's College School, 1831-1847, and various other records of receipts and expenditure (Ref: KA/AB); various King's College London account books including wages and pensions, 1839-1932, containing information on staff periods of service and remuneration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (Ref: KAF/WPB); account books, 1880-1956, recording payments and recipients of bursaries, scholarships and prizes; Trust funds accounts cashbook, 1915-1959, recording income, investments and salaries; Centenary Appeal Fund account book, 1927-1944, giving amount received, purpose for which donated and details of donors (Ref: KA/BT/AB).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in series as indicated.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies, 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.

Finding aids:

Lists available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the creators to King's College London Archives.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives holds other financial records of King's College London and associated bodies: bills, 1828-1895 (Ref: KA/BB); ledgers, 1829-1980 (Ref: KA/L, KFT/L, KHP/L); journals, 1829-1977 (Ref: KA/J, KHP/J); cashbooks, 1829-1983 (Ref: KA/CB, KA/CBD, KA/MF, KFT/CB, KH/CB, KHV/CB, KHP/CB, KHW/CB, KHH/CB); salaries and wages books, 1849-1981 (Ref: KA/SAB, KA/WSB); fees books, 1831-1972 (Ref: KA/PFB, KA/SFB, KA/MFB).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Source: lists at King's College London Archives.

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:
Mar 2001

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