Papers of Donald Gordon

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the career of Donald Gordon as a pupil teacher at Gascoigne School and the subsequent training he undertook at Exeter Diocesan Training College (1899-1905), together with further material on the time he spent as a private tutor and then working for the Tata Oil Mills Company in India (1907-1946), including reference letters, examination certificates and medals, as well as photocopies of his birth certificate, marriage certificate and photographs, also accompanied by the original embroidered folder in which this material was found.

Administrative / Biographical History

Donald Gordon (fl. 1880-1950) trained to be a teacher at Gascoigne School in Barking. He went on to work as a private tutor and then a tea picker in Southern India during the first half of the twentieth century.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open to research and can be viewed at the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre. To make an appointment to visit the reading room, please telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre in September 2011.

Note

Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Assistant Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

For further information about the contents of this collection, please contact the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre by telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk.

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

This collection was previously held by the family of the creator.

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