Collection K/PP112 - FIELD, Maj Harry Gooding (1866-1946)

Key Information

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FIELD, Maj Harry Gooding (1866-1946)


  • 1866-1946 (Creation)

Level of description



1 box or 0.01 cubic metres

Scope and content

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.

System of arrangement

Single ringbinder

General Information

Name of creator


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.

Custodial history

Received May 2004

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

No additional finding aids in existence.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Alternative identifier(s)

People and Organisations

Genre access points

Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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