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FIELD, Maj Harry Gooding (1866-1946)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP112
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: FIELD, Maj Harry Gooding (1866-1946)
Date(s): 1866-1946
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Field | Harry Gooding | 1866-1946 | accountant


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born Harry Ernest Field, 1866; studied accounting at King's College London, [1884]-1887; emigrated to Canada, 1887; Chief Accountant for the United States Government, Isthmian (Panama) Canal Commission, 1905-1908; devised financial scheme for Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909; accountant, Tacoma and Roche Harbour Lime Co, 1910-1911; legally changed his name to Harry Gooding Field when he became a citizen of the United States of America, 1910; Financial Expert and Investigator, Territorial Government of Hawaii, 1914-1917; Executive Officer, Headquarters Selective Service Draft, US Army, Territory of Hawaii, Feb 1918; Maj and Staff Officer, Sep 1918; discharged from US Army, Nov 1920; devised a costing system for the Municipality of Singapore, 1921; contributed to the Malaya-Borneo exhibition, 1922; died 1946.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript copy of the memoirs of Harry Gooding Field entitled 'Adventures in Finance', 21 Oct 1942, detailing his accountancy career working in Canada, the United States, Malaysia and Singapore, with copies of birth, marriage and death certificate and other official documents relating to Harry Gooding Field.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single ringbinder

Conditions governing access:

Open. Visitors are required to provide proof of ID and sign an 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 and Information Management, King's College London.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids in existence.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received May 2004

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Jan 2008

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