Item 03 - Grant's House Ledger 1931-1939

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


Grant's House Ledger 1931-1939


  • Autumn 1931 - Autumn 1939 (Creation)

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1 volume

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This ledger, kept by the Head of House, contains the rules and customs of Grant's House and a continuation of the names of Heads of House. There are also details of sporting achievements, the 'House Chronicle' which states what has happened in the House during the last term, and anything which the Heads thought interesting to record. A list of those tanned and what they were punished for, and an account of the Play Supper for each year is also recorded. Towards the end of the ledger are inserts with instructions of what to do in the event of an evacuation and air raid. It is accompanied by a description of the boys being evacuated to Lancing. A continuation of the last entry can be found at the start of the next ledger.

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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

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

  • Latin

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There is some red rot on the spine and corners of the volume.

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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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