University of London Registrar's Collection

Scope and Content

The papers and correspondence in this collection cover the period from the founding of the University in 1836 until 1922. Most of the letters run from c.1880 to 1902. These surviving papers represent a selection of those received during this period in the Registrar's Office and they cover virtually every topic, which might be addressed to a University. Many of the letters are of a routine nature, such as letters from examination candidates concerning arrangements for sitting papers. However there are more important documents such as warrants signed by Queen Victoria appointing fellows of the University.