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ATKINS, Sir John (1875-1963)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA Q/PP1
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: ATKINS, Sir John (1875-1963)
Date(s): 1911-1963
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Atkins | Sir | John | 1875-1963 | Knight | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1875; educated at Guy's Hospital, MB 1901; on staff of the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital, South Africa, 1901; returned to Guy's Hospital as Assistant House Surgeon and Clinical Assistant, [1902-1904]; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1903; General Practitioner in West Kensington, 1904-1914; served on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Sir John French, 1914-1918; Assistant Director-General of the Army Medical Service; became interested in improving the teaching of domestic science and home economics and initiated a subscription campaign to provide for a hostel for such students in King's College for Women, 1911; a distinct department for women emerged in 1915; knighted (KCMG), 1919; became Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Department/College, 1922-1958; died, 1963.


Scope and content/abstract:

The papers of Sir John Atkins, 1911-1963, comprise memoranda and correspondence illustrative of the strategic development of the College through its various stages from its establishment as an independent institution in 1915 to the retirement of Atkins as Chairman of the College's Executive Committee in 1958, including draft speeches and notes on the history of the College.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The papers are arranged into a broadly chronological sequence.

Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, 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:

This collection level description available online.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

QEC Library.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The collection complements historical material in the Secretarial series, Principal's records and College Minute books (Ref: KCLCA QAS, QAP, QA/M).

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Neville Marsh, The history of Queen Elizabeth College (London, 1986). 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:
March 2002

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