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Chelsea College Financial Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA C/ACC, CA/SAB, CA/WSB, CA/L, CA/CB, CA/J, CAF/FP
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Chelsea College Financial Records
Date(s): 1888-1983
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 17 boxes and 58 volumes
Name of creator(s): South-Western Polytechnic
Chelsea Polytechnic
Chelsea College of Science and Technology
Chelsea College


Administrative/Biographical history:

The South-Western Polytechnic was opened at Manresa Road, Chelsea, in 1895, to provide scientific and technical education to Londoners. Day and evening classes for men and women comprised study in domestic economy, mathematics, engineering, natural science, art and music. It changed its name to Chelsea Polytechnic in 1922 and taught a growing number of registered students of the University of London, and this relationship was later formally recognised when the Polytechnic, now reconstituted as Chelsea College of Science and Technology, was admitted as a School of the University in 1966. The renamed Chelsea College was formally incorporated into the University of London in 1971. Chelsea merged with King's and Queen Elizabeth College in 1985.


Scope and content/abstract:

South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology, Chelsea College Financial Records, 1888-1983. These consist of bound sets of annual accounts, 1895-1983 (Ref: C/ACC); salaries books for academic and non-academic staff, 1898-1966 (Ref: CA/SAB); wages signature books, 1913-1962 (Ref: CA/WSB); ledgers, 1891-1964 (Ref: CA/L); cash books, 1888- 1930 (Ref: CA/CB); payments cash books, 1895-1963 (Ref: CA/CB); finance journals, 1932-1963 (Ref: CA/J); staff payroll files, 1985-1986 (Ref: CAF/FP).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged into the main series described above in the Scope and Content section and chronologically within each run, except for payroll files, which are arranged alphabetically.

Conditions governing access:

Some College administrative records are closed for thirty years except for staff payroll files, which are closed for eighty years.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to appropriate College staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

Chelsea College personnel files and record cards (Ref: CA/FPC, CA/FPA, CA/RC), which complement payroll files described above in Scope and Content section; King's College London Financial Records (Ref: KCLCA KA/BB, KA/L, KA/J, KA/CB, KA/CBD, KA/MF, KFT/CB, KFT/L, KH/CB, KHV/CB, KHP/CB, KHP/L, KHP/J, KHW/CB, KHH/CB, KA/BT/AB, KA/AB, KAF/WPB, KA/SAB, KA/WSB, KA/PFB, KA/SFB, KA/MFB).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
February 2002

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