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LEETE, David L (1918-2011)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP42
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: LEETE, David L (1918-2011)
Date(s): Created 1929, 1937-1941, 1957, 1990-1992
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes or 0.02m3
Name of creator(s): Leete | David L | 1918-2011


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1918; educated Franklyn House School and King's School Ely; Student of Engineering at King's College London, 1937-1941, during which period the College was evacuated to Bristol University; died 12 Dec 2011.


Scope and content/abstract:

Two scrapbooks, 1938-1940, relating to student life at King's College London and at Bristol University during the evacuation of the College there, containing photographs, newspaper cuttings, programmes and Christmas cards; material relating to a 1990 reunion and a special degree presentation ceremony in 1992; bound copies of The King's Engineer, 1937-1941, and the King's College Review, 1937-1941; mounted photographs showing the Engineering finalists, 1940-1941, and the Engineering students returning from a parade to the Daily Herald offices with Reggie [the lion and King's College mascot], 1938, with a medallion presented to Leete for rescuing Reggie from kidnap by Bristol students during a Union Society debate, Nov 1940. Books relating to the history of King's College, namely King's College Engineering Society, 1847-1957 (Private, London, 1957), by William Oswald Skeat, and The Centenary history of King's College London, 1828-1928, 1929, by Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

6 volumes, 1 medal and outsize photographs

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 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:

Handlist available in hard copy in the College Archive reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Mr Leete, 1993.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2000

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