Collection K/PP42 - LEETE, David L (b 1918)

Key Information

Reference code



LEETE, David L (b 1918)


  • 1990-1992 (Creation)
  • 1957 (Creation)
  • 1937-1941 (Creation)
  • 1929 (Creation)

Level of description



2 boxes or 0.02m3

Scope and content

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.

System of arrangement

6 volumes, 1 medal and outsize photographs

General Information

Name of creator


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.

Custodial history

Presented by Mr Leete, 1993.

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

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

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related descriptions

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.


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