Clients and People files (references)

Scope and Content

This series mostly contains correspondence requesting references for employment, and/or nominations for awards, mostly academic, and in some cases includes copies of the references. Some of the files contain general correspondence of both a personal and professional nature.


These files were in two locations within the filing cabinets; one was labelled 'people', and the other labelled 'clients'. Upon looking at the records it became clear that they were of a very similar nature, so it was decided that they should be amalgamated into one sub-series of the correspondence series, as they broadly contain this type of record.

Access Information

Many of these files contain sensitive personal information about living individuals (or their descendants) and/or medical information. Therefore, in accordance with British Data Protection laws, the files have been closed for a period of 75 years, or 100 years in the case of medical information. Where easy to implement, parts of files have been closed and the remainder, which is not sensitive have been opened to allow access.