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Accountant's Department of Royal Holloway College

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 RHC AR400-446
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: Accountant's Department of Royal Holloway College
Date(s): 1887-1970
Level of description: Subfonds of Royal Holloway College
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Extent: 2 boxes, 30 volumes
Name of creator(s): Royal Holloway College | Accountant's Department
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The financial affairs of Royal Holloway College were administered by the College Secretary until 1969-1970, when a separate Accounts Department was instituted.


Scope and content/abstract:

Main accounts of Royal Holloway College, 1887-1970, including Ledgers, 1887-1967; Journals, 1948-1969; and Cash Books, 1887-1970. Accounts of scholarships and prizes, 1887-1954, including Ledgers, 1887-1904, and Cash Books, 1887-1910, for Founder's and Entrance scholarships; Ledger and Cash Books for Driver Scholarship, 1901-1910; Registers of Payments for the Entrance, Founder's and Driver scholarships, 1890-1910, and other scholarships, 1935-1954. Accounts for the Marie Péchinet Fund, 1912-1970, including cash books and statements. Material relating to salaries and wages, including general Wages Books, 1887-1965, and a Wages Book for female household staff, 1923-1948. Volumes of accounts relating to household supplies, 1887-1910 and 1961-1969, notably an analysis of weekly expenditure on food, laundry and household necessities, 1887-1910; analyses of provisions consumed, 1887-1896; produce supplied from the College Gardens, 1887-1910, and 1961-1969.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Mainly bound volumes.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative and Committee papers are closed for 30 years from the last date on file. Papers relating to individuals are usually closed for 100 years from the subject's birth. Users are advised to consult the College Archivist for specific details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies of open material may be supplied, subject to the condition of the original. Requests to publish original material should be directed to the College Archivist.

Finding aids:

'A guide to Royal Holloway College Archives' by Derryan Paul, Jun 1973.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The financial records created by the Secretary's Department before the creation of the Accounts Department (1969-1970) have been moved to this section.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives hold the accounts of the Royal Holloway Chapel, 1887-1961 (RHC AR147).

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Publication note:

The history of Royal Holloway College, 1886-1986 (Constable, London, 1987), by Caroline Bingham.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the AIM25 project.

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:
Apr 2000

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