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King's College London Department of Botany Mark Books

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KDBT/Ex
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of Botany Mark Books
Date(s): 1967-1978
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): King's College London Department of Botany


Administrative/Biographical history:

Botany has been taught at King's from 1831 and was part of the Department of General Literature and Science, and also the Evening Class Department from 1861. Lessons in Botany and Practical Biology became available for Medical Department students during the 1880s. Botany and Vegetable/Plant Biology was principally part of the Natural Science Division of the Faculty of Science from 1893, though instruction also continued for students of the Medical Division. It was incorporated into the School of Biological Studies, formed in 1964, that also comprised the departments of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physiology, and Zoology and Animal Biology. This prevailed until the merger in 1985, when Botany/Plant Sciences was absorbed within an enlarged Department of Biology, itself part of the Faculty of Life Sciences, and, from 1989, successively part of the Biosphere and Life Sciences Divisions of the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences. Since 1998 it has been part of the Division of Life Sciences in the School of Health and Life Sciences.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of the King's College London Department of Botany consist of a series of mark books detailing the performance of students in the department, 1967-1978.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Mark books are arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Student and staff records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving.

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.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line and due to be published in hard copy.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives: papers of Reginald Ruggles Gates, Professor of Botany, King's College (Ref: K/PP 65).

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources used: King's College London Archives: Calendars and prospectuses. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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:
April 2001

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