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King's College London Charters, Statutes, Title Deeds and Other Legal Documents

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/CSA, KA/T,
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Charters, Statutes, Title Deeds and Other Legal Documents
Date(s): 1678-1998
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 47 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London


Administrative/Biographical history:

No information at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection comprises charters, statutes, title deeds and other legal records of King's College London, 1678-1998. These notably consist of copies of various King's College Charters, 1829-1981 (with seal); constitutions of the University of London, University of London Union, King's College London Quorum Society and the Anglo-Spanish Society, 1982-1986; copies of Bills and Acts of Parliament relating to the College, including the embankment of the north side of the Thames, 1851-1996; some King's and University of London statutes, 1898-1998; title deeds relating to College property, mainly the original building in the Strand and extensions in Strand Lane and Surrey Street, Drury Lane, King's College School in Wimbledon, and other College property including the Hospital, laboratories in Hampstead and sports grounds, comprising assignments of lease, schedules of deeds and conveyances, 1678-1969.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Title deeds relate to specific properties beginning with the main building in the Strand. Other charters, statutes and acts are arranged in basic chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

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

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. A detailed list of the contents of title deeds, KA/T/1-21, is available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The title deeds were transferred to the Archives from Coutts Bank, Strand, in 1983. Other statutes and charters have accrued at regular intervals.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Copies of many King's College Charters, Statutes and Acts are published in the annual Calendars. For Hospital deeds relating primarily to Portugal Street, Lincoln's Inn and Denmark Hill, 1562-1970, see KCLCA KH/TI.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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:
July 2001

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