Records of the business of the Leggatt Trust (Mrs Connel Auld Leggatt's Educational Trust), a small charitable foundation in the UK providing individual grants to help with educational projects in Commonwealth Africa.
Legal documents and historical notes regarding the creation of the Trust and its history
Minutes of the Trustees' meetings, where it was decided to which projects grants should be allocated, 1961-2011. Incomplete.
Financial records, including Trust accounts, 1992-2007, and valuations of the Trust's investments, 1976-2007.
Sampled correspondence between Trustees and their accountants and stockbrokers, 1973-2011. Includes early correspondence with Mrs Connel Leggatt, the Trust's founder.
Chronological correspondence files, 1964-2008.
Files relating to projects funded by the Trust, covering all levels of education in Africa, primary and secondary schools, universities and technical or trade training, 1974-2011.
These are arranged by country, and then by name of school or organisation and include detailed proposals and progress reports for many of the projects, often including details about educational policies in Africa, architectural plans of schools and lists of equipment or books purchased from the grants. The files also include correspondence with contacts of the Trust in Africa, and photographs and letters from staff and pupils of the schools expressing their gratitude for the Trust's work.
Countries receiving grants are as follows:
The records are incomplete in the early years with gaps in most areas between the founding of the Trust in 1961 and the early 1970s.