Item 02 - Grant's House Ledger 1916-1931

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GB 2014 WS-02-HOU-03-01-02


Grant's House Ledger 1916-1931


  • Autumn 1916 - 23/09/1931 (Creation)

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1 volume

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This ledger, kept by the Head of House, contains details of events the Head of House thought interesting and worth recording in the 'House Notes' and 'House Chronicle', as well as details of tannings and punishments. There are summaries of each term and year. Details of the literary society are also recorded including plays performed and the names of boys who performed each part. A list of the previous Heads of Grant's House and a list of the rules and customs of the House is also recorded. Early entries often refer to the war and air raids in London, and at the end of the volume is a list of Grantite cricket pinks and a list of all the plays read by the Literary Society.\r\n\r\nA note at the start states that a new ledger has been started titled 'The Athletic Ledger' for details regarding sports which are not recorded in detail in this ledger. There are also two inserts inside the front cover one titled 'The Rules of the Knelige', the other titled 'Westminster School Pocket Rules'.

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Closed on grounds of Data Protection. Partial access may be given at the Archivist's discretion.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School

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  • English

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  • Latin

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GB 2014

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  • English


  • Latin


Archivist's note

Catalogue prepared by Emma Down, student at UCL, whilst on placement at Westminster School Archive, April 2013.

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