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FORDYCE, Capt Charles Elphinstone (1897-1980)

  • FORDYCE
  • Collection
  • 1828

Papers relating to the North West Frontier of India, 1928-1933, principally comprising a letter from Maj J Muirhead, 2 Bn, Seaforth Highlanders, describing his experiences in the region, May 27 1928, and photos of Miri Khel camp and surrounding area, including staff of Seaforth Highlanders, 1930-1931. List of commanding officers and stations of 1 and 2 Bns, Seaforth Highlanders, 1881-1929, published as a supplement to Cabar Feidh, vol 5 no 33, [1929]. Papers of David Ogilvy Stewart, namely his burgess ticket for the Burgh of Hamilton, 1828, and orders to attend St James' Palace in connection regarding his duties at Queen Victoria's coronation, 1838.

Fordyce, Charles Elphinstone, 1897-1980, Army Captain

CHARTERS: King's College London legal records

  • K/CSA
  • Collection
  • 1829-1998

This series consists of copies of various King's College Charters, 1829-1981 (with seal); constitutions of the University of London, University of London Union, King's College London Quorum Society and the Anglo-Spanish Society, 1982-1986; copies of Bills and Acts of Parliament relating to the College, including the embankment of the north side of the Thames, 1851-1996; some King's and University of London statutes, 1898-1998

King's College London, 1829-

ALANBROOKE, FM Alan Francis (1883-1963)

  • ALANBROOKE
  • Collection
  • 1906-1968

Manuscript diaries, 1939-1946, notably covering his command of 2 Corps, BEF, France and Belgium, 1939-1940, his service as Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces, 1940-1941, and as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1941-1946, with detailed accounts of meetings and conversations, and comments on personalities. Detailed unpublished memoirs, 1883-1946, written in [1946-1960]. Personal files, 1940-1946, principally comprising copies of official and semi-official correspondence with FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, 1942-1945, relating to his commands of 8 Army, Middle East, 1942-1943, and 21 Army Group, North West Europe, 1944-1945; with FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Viscount of Cyrenaica and of Winchester, 1940-1945, relating to his commands in the Middle East, 1940-1941, and India, 1941-1945; with FM Sir (Henry) Maitland Wilson, 1943-1945, relating to his commands in the Middle East, 1943-1944, and as head of British Joint Staff Mission, Washington, 1944-1945; with FM Hon Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1942-1945, relating to his commands in the Middle East, 1942-1943, and Italy, 1943-1944, and the Mediterranean, 1944-1945; with Lt Gen Sir Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, 1942-1945, relating to his commands in North Africa, 1942-1944, and East Africa, 1945; with Adm Lord Louis (Francis Arthur Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia, 1943-1945; with FM Sir John Greer Dill, head of British Joint Staff Mission, Washington, 1941-1944; with Lt Gen Frederick Arthur Montagu Browning, Chief of Staff, South East Asia Command, 1944-1945; with Lt Gen Herbert Lumsden, South West Pacific Area, 1944; with Lt Gen Sir Frank Noel Mason-Macfarlane, Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar, 1942; and with Gen Wladyslaw Sikorski, Polish Forces, 1941-1943. Papers relating to his role as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1941-1946, dated 1940-1951, notably including conference papers for Combined Chiefs of Staff meetings, 1943-1945; semi-official correspondence with Lt Gen Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, 1940-1945, relating to Auchinleck's commands in Norway, India and the Middle East, 1940-1945. Other papers relating to his life and career, 1897-1963, dated 1897-1966, 1992-1993, including letters to his mother, 1906-1920, notably covering his service in India, 1906-1914 and France and Belgium, 1914-1918; texts of his lectures on artillery given at Staff College, Camberley, 1923-[1926]; papers relating to his post-war activities, notably his role as Chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast, 1949-1963, dated 1949-1968; papers relating to ornithology, 1950-1963; published and unpublished articles collected by Alanbrooke and his wife, 1929-1967; texts of his speeches and broadcasts, 1944-1962; photographs, [1902-1963], 1978, 1992, mainly official photographs of Alanbrooke as Chief of Imperial General Staff, 1941-1942. Papers collected by Mrs M C Long in preparation for the writing of Alanbrooke's biography, dated 1954-1958, notably including texts of interviews with friends and colleagues, 1954-1958. Correspondence relating to Alanbrooke's papers and Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant's books Turn of the tide (Collins, London, 1957) and Triumph in the West (Collins, London, 1959) (both based on Alanbrooke's diaries), dated 1951-1968. Correspondence of FM (Richard) Michael (Power) Carver, Baron Carver, relating to erection of Alanbrooke statue in Whitehall in 1993, dated 1991-1993

Brooke, Alan Francis, 1883-1963, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough, Field Marshal

HORNE, Gen Henry Sinclair (1861-1929)

  • HORNE
  • Collection
  • 1915-1929

Scrap book compiled by Lord Henry Horne, covering the period 1915-1929, reflecting his work at official functions and social life following World War One, including letters, press cuttings, photographs and other mementos including letter in French from Maj Gen John Emerson Wharton Hedlam, Jul 1924; letter from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig to Florence Matthews congratulating her on her work with the 'Soldiers and Sailors Free Buffet' at Victoria Station, Jul 1920; letter to Horne from Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1927 and from his wife Edith Davidson, 1928. Photographs including of Horne; Prince Albert (later King George VI) and the Horne family at social events. Invitations to events at Buckingham Palace. Press cuttings on topics including Horne, his career, retirement, award of OBE and family; the death of Haig; the British Royal Family; unveiling of World War One memorials including the 2 Div memorial, 1923 and the Kitchener memorial and obituary for Horne in The Naval and Military Record , 21 Aug 1929.

Horne, Lord Henry Sinclair, 1861-1929, Baron, General

HEADMASTER: Strand School general and policy records

  • KSS/GPF
  • Collection
  • 1875-1977

General and policy files, 1875-1977, of the Headmaster of the Strand School, comprising correspondence and papers on the Civil Service Department, King's College London, including a formal agreement between King's College London and William Braginton for him to conduct classes at the College for the second class clerkship in the Civil Service, 1875, Headmaster's reports, 1898-1911, staff appointments, details on pupils, examinations, syllabus and other subjects, and removal of the girls' classes to Red Lion Square, Holborn, 1909 (Ref: KSS/GPF1); records on buildings and property, including laboratories and sports facilities, 1900-1908 (Ref: KSS/GPF2); records on staff appointments and related matters, 1892-1910, 1956-1957, 1965-1969 (Ref: KSS/GPF3); general files, including the move of the Strand School and resignation of William Braginton, 1906-1911, proposed reorganisation or closure of the school, 1956-1977, and school trips, 1960-1964 (Ref: KSS/GPF4); drafting of lesson and exam timetables and selection of subjects by pupils, 1956-1969 (Ref: KSS/GPF5); records relating to annual prize-givings, 1956-1968 (Ref: KSS/GPF6); records relating to London County Council, including recognition of and grants to the school, 1897-1913, records relating to conference of Headmasters and mistresses of LCC maintained schools, 1942-1946, and records of the LCC School Care Committee on individual pupils, 1969-1970 (Ref: KSS/GPF7); records on recognition of school, inspections by the Ministry of Education, and other matters, 1899-1913, 1956, and statistics on pupils and staff, 1957-1970 (Ref: KSS/GPF8); records relating to other outside bodies, the subjects including examinations, 1902, 1908 and undated (Ref: KSS/GPF9).

Strand School, London, 1897-1979

DOUGLAS-JONES, Gp Capt Eric Alfred (1906-1984)

  • DOUGLAS-JONES
  • Collection
  • 1930-1968

Papers relating to his life and career, 1906-[1968], dated 1930-[1968], 1984-1985, 1988-1990, principally comprising correspondence relating to his role as Group Controller, No 11 Group HQ during the Battle of Britain, Sep 1940, dated 1965, 1968, 1984-1985, 1988-1990; photographs, 1930-[1968], mainly relating to his service with the RAF, 1930-1955; 'The Battle of Britain, August-October 1940' by AVM Sir Keith Rodney Park (HMSO pamphlet, 1941); newspaper cuttings and other papers relating to Hugh Easton, designer of the Battle of Britain memorial window in Westminster Abbey, 1947, 1965; notes for RAF personnel visiting Berlin, [1952].

Jones, Eric Alfred Douglas-, 1906-1984, Group Captain

KING'S COLLEGE FOR WOMEN

  • KW
  • Collection
  • 1878-1939

Records, 1878-1939, of King's College London Ladies' and Women's Departments and King's College for Women from inception, and including material postdating absorption by King's College London in 1915. Comprising minutes, 1878-1928, including the Executive Committee of the Ladies' Department, 1878-1902, Committee of Management of the Women's Department, 1902-1910, Committee of Management of King's College for Women, 1910-1913, King's College for Women Delegacy, 1913-1915, Board of Principal Teachers of King's College for Women, 1910-1928, King's College for Women Board of Studies for Home Science and Economics, 1908-1914, and various finance committees from 1891 and other subordinate committees; agendas and draft minutes, 1885-1915; accounts, 1878-1916, comprising annual balances, 1878-1885, termly balances, 1889-1890, printed balance sheets, 1878-1905 (incomplete) with annual reports to the Committee of Management to 1887, comparative statements of income and expenditure, 1904-1916, printed accounts, 1910-1914, estimates, 1913-1915, and memoranda on estimates, 1914-1916; ledgers, 1890-1910, and journal, 1890-1896; cash books, 1890-1919; fees books, 1906-1919, and miscellaneous vouchers, receipts and bills, 1907-1914; warden's outletter books, 1910-1915; general and policy files, 1899-1919, on subjects including scholarships and prizes, courses, staff appointments, incorporation into the University of London, development of the college including establishment of the home science course, proposed amalgamation with King's College, and files relating to administration after amalgamation with King's College London in 1915, including proposed acquisition of a hostel for women; building and maintenance files, 1882-1917, including premises in Kensington Square; student address books, 1894-1917 and undated, most including details of courses being taken; record books, 1897-1918, with students' details; registers of attendance for various courses, 1909-1914; registers, 1878-1919, including exam class lists and lists of students; miscellaneous records, 1901-1914, comprising some student records and a manual of instructions for the Bursar; syllabi and prospectuses, 1878-1916; scrapbooks, 1888-1910, including lecture notices and press cuttings; rough notes summarising a course of lectures on hygiene and sanitation, 1913; printed ephemera, 1888-1923, with material postdating fusion with King's College in 1915, including historical sketch of King's College Ladies' Department, c1902, undated history of nos 11-12 Kensington Square, lectures, reports, prospectuses, and an appeal for the Home Science Department, 1914; material relating to King's College Hostel for Women, 58 Queensborough Terrace, Bayswater, 1921-1939, including minutes of the management committee, ledgers, cash books, wages books and inventory; 16mm film of King's College for Women staff and students, 1927-1928, with explanatory notes; entrance schedules for arts and sciences, 1914-1921, giving students' details; papers and correspondence, 1880-1924, on general administration, buildings and accommodation at Kensington Square and Bayswater, grants to the College, staff appointments, and transfer of King's College for Women to King's College and the future of the Home Science Department.

King's College for Women, 1908-1928

STRAND SCHOOL

  • KSS
  • Collection
  • c1869-1979

Records, c1869-1979, of the Strand School and its predecessors, comprising Headmaster's general and policy files, 1875-1977 (Ref: KSS/GPF); minutes of the Strand School, 1913-1938, and minutes relating to staff, 1957-1978, Houses of the school, 1942-1969, school societies, 1936-1957, parents' open evenings, 1956-1969, and conference of Headmasters and mistresses of London County Council (LCC) secondary schools, 1925-1952 (Ref: KSS/M); ledgers of pupils' accounts with the school, 1868-1908 (Ref: KSS/L); printed school accounts, 1910-1913 (Ref: KSS/ACC); registers containing staff details, 1893-1970, pupils' details, 1900-1925, 1931-1936, 1946-1979, and House records, 1933-1959 (Ref: KSS/R); Headmaster's albums of commended essays and artwork, 1912-1929 (Ref: KSS/ALB); record books of the Nature Society, 1909-1939, and sports record book, 1950-1956 (Ref: KSS/RB); programmes for school events, 1905-1912, 1950-1973, and school calendars, 1969-1977 (Ref: KSS/PRG); school magazines, 1905-1977 (Ref: KSS/PM); school prospectuses, 1915, 1938 (Ref: KSS/SYL); catalogues of books in Strand School and King's College use, c1869-c1894 (Ref: KSS/CA); bound addresses of thanks from staff and students to William Braginton, 1909-1910 (Ref: KSS/SP); private papers of Lt H Alnwick, comprising exercise books of plays written by him, 1924 (Ref: KSS/PP); ephemera including various invitation cards to school events, 1912, 1957-1968, a scheme for amalgamation of schools, 1906, regulations regarding management of the school, 1909, and the Strand School song and school rules, both undated (Ref: KSS/EPH); photographs, c1900-c1970 and undated, including school classes, staff, sports, portrait of William Braginton and the front of the Strand School, Brixton (Ref: KSS/PH); LCC's London School Plan and associated maps, 1947 (Ref: KSS/PBN); Keith Thomas White, 'History of Strand School, 1875-1913', written for MA in Science Education, Chelsea College, University of London, 1984 (Ref: KSS/TH).

Strand School, London, 1897-1979

WHEATSTONE, Sir Charles (1802-1875)

  • K/PP107
  • Collection
  • 1757-1992

Experimental notes, working papers, correspondence and lecture summaries compiled by Charles Wheatstone, 1836-1875, and photographs collected by him in that period. Notably including papers relating to the development and testing of the telegraph, [1836-1960]; descriptions of experiments and test results concerning the measurement of electromotive forces and electrical potential, [1840-1875]; experimental observations on the nature of magnetism, electricity and thermodynamics, including electromagnet design, batteries and dynamos, [1834-1855]; working papers relating to optics including experiments into refraction, colouration of compounds and polarisation, [1850-1875]; drafts of lectures on sound and musical instruments prepared by Wheatstone, [1832-1837]; material relating to the management of the Wheatstone collection of scientific instruments and library, 1890-1992; biographical material relating to the life of Wheatstone, the invention of the telegraph and Wheatstone's musical instrument manufacturing business, with unrelated newspapers, 1757-1975; stereoscopic photographs and glass negatives taken by Roger Fenton, Samuel Buckle, Jules Duboscq and others, featuring landscapes, still lifes, panoramic scenes of cities including Paris and Moscow and the interior and exterior of the Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, Sydenham, 1851, and especially the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1855, [1850-1901]; artefacts from Department of Physics, King's College London, including demonstration equipment, telegraph apparatus, a nail fiddle and other prototype musical instruments, [1834-1875]; exhibition of scientific and musical instruments, [1834-1875].

Wheatstone, Sir Charles, 1802-1875, Knight, Professor of Experimental Philosophy

CODRINGTON, Lt Col John Alfred (1898-1991)

  • CODRINGTON
  • Collection
  • 1898-1947

Typescript edited and unedited versions of memoirs of Lt Col John Alfred Codrington, [1947] entitled 'Gathering moss', 1898-1944, including account of service with British Mission Allied Armies of the Orient, Smyrna, Turkey, 1920, and as British Liaison Officer to French forces in Syria, 1926-1929. Photographs and papers, including notebook with manuscript notes on Regimental history of the Coldstream Guards, military training and preparations for deployment to France, 1917, eight watercolour paintings of churches in French towns, 1918, and photograph of Gen Sir George Wentworth Alexander Higginson at the unveiling of the Guards Memorial, St James's Park, London, 1926.

Codrington, John Alfred, 1898-1991, Lieutenant Colonel

PHOTOGRAPHS AND ILLUSTRATIONS: King's College London records

  • K/PH
  • Collection
  • [1720]-2004

King's College London photographs and illustrations constitute an invaluable record of students, staff, College buildings and events from the opening of the College until the present day, 1829-2000. They consist of loose, framed and mounted, or album portrait photographs of a number of academic and non-academic staff, including Principals, Deans, College Secretaries and senior teaching staff such as Heads of Department of most departments and faculties, with some additional support staff such as porters, [1850-2000]; colour and black and white photographs of interior and exterior views of King's College London Old Building in the Strand, including entrances to King's in the Strand and Embankment, Great Hall, Main Entrance Hall, Engineering, Wheatstone and Biological Laboratories with equipment, anatomy dissecting rooms, departmental libraries, Common Rooms, Lecture Halls, King George III Museum, Council Room, individual floors of Old Building and floor plans, [1880-1980]; mainly black and white photographs and slides of the interior and exterior views of Halls of Residence including Halliday Hall, Lightfoot Hall and Wellington Hall, [1970-1990]; mainly black and white photographs and slides of sights around the Strand and King's College, including frontage of houses adjacent to the Strand entrance to King's, the Old Watch House, Somerset House, river Thames, St Clement Danes and St Mary-le-Strand churches, Westminster and Waterloo Bridges, aerial views of King's and surrounding buildings, [1890-1990]; photographs of Day Training College including laboratories, teaching and common rooms, [1917]; photographs, drawings and postcards of the College Chapel including organ, stained glass, altar, entrances and services, 1859-[1980]; photographs showing redevelopment at King's including post- World War Two repairs and extension to Wheatstone Laboratories into car park, various stages of the construction of the Strand Building, [1949-1972]; photographs of the College Library (Strand site) including the Skeat and Furnivall Library, showing issue desks and individual rooms, 1954-1987; photographs and drawings of other buildings connected to King's, principally the Hospital in Portugal Street, Macadam Building, Chelsea scenes such as Lightfoot Hall and Chelsea College, and Cornwall House, [1850-1980]; mainly photographs but also some drawings of events at King's, notably including a cartoon of the duel between the Duke of Wellington and the Earl of Winchilsea in Battersea Fields, 1829, visits by dignitaries including Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II, College outings, sporting events, inspections of troops, anniversary events, exhibition displays, dinner engagements, leaving parties, graduations, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives Annual Lectures, launch of new institutes and departments, portrait painting unveilings, with some Chelsea College events, 1829-2000; photographs of King's during World War Two, notably air raid preparations, students and staff, including during the relocation of King's to Bristol University, 1939-1943; group photographs of students and staff in various departments and faculties, mainly King's College for Women, Theology, Laws, Science and Arts, with some few cricket, football, rowing, hockey and other sports' teams, 1906-[1977]; student rags and events involving the College mascot, Reggie the Lion, [1920-1939]; roll of honour for World War One, with photographs of war memorial, 1914-1918; drawings and photographs of College seal, plaques and coats of arms; negatives of King's illustrations and photographs, with portraits, letters, cartoons, some staff and interior shots, 1929-1980

King's College London, 1829-

PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE: King's College London administrative records

  • KAP
  • Collection
  • 1863-1997

The records of the Principal's Office, King's College London, comprise minutes, correspondence and memoranda, 1863-1997. These notably include minutes of the Delegacy of King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1989-1990, and various committee minutes including those of the Health and Welfare Committee, Joint Medical Advisory Committee and the Committee for the London Institutes for Advanced Study, 1974-1990; a run of general correspondence relating to College business including staff salaries, property, events, scholarships and relations with other universities, 1944-1979; but also more specifically, personal correspondence with Principal Richard William Jelf, 1863-1864; correspondence and papers on quinquennia and outlining the strategic direction of the College and constituent academic departments, including merger negotiations and the College Charter, 1933-1992; Principal's files relating to named departments, faculties and schools, including the United Medical and Dental Schools Merger, 1988-1997; correspondence on students including named individuals, the Student's Union and some pass lists, 1946-1979; correspondence concerning staff appointments, including professorial and other senior vacancies such as Secretaryship and Principalship, individual Chairs, salary scales, sabbaticals and staff-student relations, 1920-1997, correspondence concerning scholarships and awards, 1988-1997; papers relating to College property including proposals for the redevelopment of the College in Bloomsbury, expansion into Somerset House, Strand, and student residences, 1920-1985; minutes and correspondence concerning College libraries including the Ronald Burrows Memorial Library, 1931- 1977; correspondence and papers on the management of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, including with donors, 1977-1994; correspondence concerning hospitality and entertainment including Fellows' dinners and graduations, public and inaugural lectures, orations, royal visits and student events, 1946-1997; correspondence and papers charting the relationship of King's with the federal University of London, including Heads of Schools and reports on teaching, post-war reconstruction and the future of Goldsmith's College, 1943-1987; assorted memoranda, 1896-1978.

King's College London Principal's Office, 1831-

KING'S COLLEGE SCHOOL

  • KS
  • Collection
  • 1868-1911

Records, 1868-1911, of King's College School, including annual lists of pupils and amounts paid for books, 1868-1896, and indexes of books in use [late 19th century] (Ref: KS/LI); papers on the removal of the School to Wimbledon, 1897; cash accounts for Trustees meetings, 1897-1900; correspondence on raising funds for the School, 1902-1903; correspondence on the financial consequences of severance of the School from King's College London, 1905-1906; applications for the headmastership, 1906; correspondence on a proposal for a pupils' boarding house in Wimbledon, 1909-1910; correspondence and papers on School affairs including transfer of the School from King's College London, financial affairs, the new governing body, and applications for the headmastership, 1909-1911 (Ref: KS/F).

King's College School, 1831-