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PUPIL RECORDS AT GUILDHALL LIBRARY


INTRODUCTION

The following is a list of all the pupil/student records held by Guildhall Library within school and college archives, arranged alphabetically by institution. For each school or college, admission registers are listed first, followed by attendance registers, log books, report books and other relevant records.

If you want to find out more about the records listed, you can look at the full catalogue entries online. Just click on “Former catalogue” and enter the Ms reference number (always using five digits e.g. Ms 07010) in a Classification search.

For details of how to access records described as RESTRICTED ACCESS please contact the Enquiry Desk at the address below.

Most of the schools are in the City of London. For further details of the schools listed, including their addresses, and other records held, see the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section General Guide Section 18 (iii).


ALDERSGATE WARD SCHOOL

Boys’ admission register, 1889-1908 (Ms 7010) 1 volume;

Mixed and infants’ admission register, 1908-40 (Ms 7011) 1 volume.

Girls’ attendance at domestic evening classes, 1911-28 (Ms 7012) 1 volume;

Boys’ log book, 1863-1908 (Ms 7004) 1 volume;

Girls’ log book, 1864-1908 (Ms 7005) 1 volume;

Infants’ log book, 1875-1906 (Ms 7006) 1 volume;

Mixed and infants’ log book, 1908-1913 (Ms 7007) 1 volume;

School diary and general log book, 1937-9 (Ms 7007A) 1 volume;

Boys’, later mixed and infants’, report books, 1885-1938 (Ms 7009) 5 volumes;

Girls’ report book, 1897-1908 (Ms 7008) 1 volume.

 

ALDGATE WARD SCHOOL

Attendance register, 1800-68 (Ms 1156) 1 volume.

 

BILLINGSGATE AND TOWER WARDS SCHOOLS

Admission registers, 1869-1905 (Ms 31160) 2 volumes. (Billingsgate Ward School to 1874 only).

NB: earlier unindexed admissions to Billingsgate Ward School are entered in trustees minute books from 1771 (Ms 31157/1-7).

Boys’ attendance register, 1853-4 (Ms 31164) 1 volume. (Tower Ward School only);

Girls’ attendance register, 1872-82 (Ms 1452) 1 volume. (Tower Ward School to 1874 only);

Pupil list, 1874 (in Ms 31157/8) 1 volume. (Tower Ward School only)

Log books, 1873-1905 (Ms 31161) 3 volumes. (Billingsgate Ward School to 1874 only).

 

BOYS’ SCHOOL, RED CROSS STREET see CRIPPLEGATE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

 

BRIDEWELL HOUSE OF OCCUPATIONS see KING EDWARD’S SCHOOL, WITLEY

 

BROAD STREET WARD SCHOOL

Admission registers, 1793-1898 (Ms 31172) 5 pamphlets and 1 volume.

Boys’ attendance registers, 1897-1907 (Ms 31173) 2 volumes.

 

CASS SCHOOL

Admission registers, 1896-1945 (Ms 31110) 4 volumes.

Boys’ report books, 1841-89 (incomplete date coverage) (Ms 31106) 13 volumes;

Girls’ report books, 1874-93 (Ms 31108) 7 volumes;

Registers of boy’s attendance and performance in class, 1852-7 (Ms 31107) 2 volumes;

Late books, 1890-6 (Ms 31109) 2 volumes;

Log book, 1905-13 (Ms 31111) 1 volume;

Lists of children admitted to and leaving the school, 1915-35 (Ms 31112) 2 files.

NB: board minutes, 1758-1894 (Ms 31010/4-14) include names of children admitted, but are unindexed.

 

CHRIST’S HOSPITAL

Admission and discharge registers for schools in London, Hertford and Horsham, and to the Royal Mathematical School, 1563-1911 (boys only from 1891) (Ms 12818) 19 volumes.

NB: admissions 1552-62 are recorded in the earliest court minute book and have been published in Christ’s Hospital Admissions, vol.1, 1554-1599 (1937);

Presentation papers, 1674-1911 (boys only from 1891) (Ms 12818A) 176 bundles;

Marine apprentice bindings, 1673-77 (Ms 12875A) 1 volume.

NB: A later register of marine apprentice bindings, 1816-57, survives in the Corporation of Trinity House archives (Ms 30338) 1 volume.

For further details see also the separate explanatory leaflet for Christ’s Hospital.

 

CITY AND GUILDS COLLEGE

Copies of attendance and examination entry and pass lists for students at the Central Institution (renamed the Central Technical College in 1893 and the City and Guilds College in 1911), 1884-1912 (Ms 21908) 1 folder;

Two marked examination papers, 1909 (Ms 21952) 1 envelope.

 

CITY AND GUILDS OF LONDON INSTITUTE:

Card index of candidates’ examination results – surnames B-C only, ca. 1917-34 (Ms 21946) 1 drawer in box;

Registers of full technological certificates awarded arranged chronologically, 1899-1957 (Ms 38296) 16 volumes and 3 envelopes;

Registers of full technological certificates awarded arranged by subject, 1933-8 (Ms 38297) 1 volume;

Registers of full technological certificates awarded in telecommunication engineering, 1948-1958 (Ms 38298) 1 volume.

NB: pass lists of individual candidates, 1879-87, and pass lists for teachers’ certificates, 1901-15, are included in the printed reports of the Examinations Department (Technology department from 1902) (in Ms 21938/1-19) 19 volumes; pass lists of individual examination candidates, 1880-4, 1887, are included in minutes of the executive committee and reports of the council (in Ms 21834/1-5, 8) 6 volumes.

 

CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION AND INDUSTRY

Admission registers, 1807-41 (Ms 5950) 3 volumes.

Daily attendance rolls, 1811-45 (incomplete date coverage) (Ms 5953) 4 volumes.

 

COLEMAN STREET WARD SCHOOLS

Boys’ admission register, 1871-1905 (Ms 7039) 1 volume;

Girls’ admission register, 1898-1917 (Ms 7040) 1 volume;

Infants’ admission register, 1895-1908 (Ms 7041 ) 1 volume.

Boys’ log books, 1878-1913 (Ms 7042 ) 2 volumes;

Girls’ log books, 1878-1913 (Ms 7043) 2 volumes;

Infants’ log book, 1895-1906 (Ms 7044) 1 volume.

 

CORNHILL, LIME STREET AND LANGBOURN WARDS SCHOOL

Girls’ admission registers, 1869-1902 (Ms 31184) 1 volume.

Log books, 1875-1902 (Ms 31185) 2 volumes.

 

CRIPPLEGATE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION (Red Cross Street Boys’ School of White Cross Street, Red Cross Street and Bridgewater Square; Lady Holles School for Girls of Red Cross Street, Hackney and Hampton, Middlesex)

List of boys taken in to the boys’ school (Red Cross Street), 1707-48 (in Ms 75A) 1 volume;

Boys’ log book (Bridgewater Square), 1877-1904 (Ms 6477) 1 volume.

 

CRIPPLEGATE WITHIN WARD SCHOOLS

Attendance book, 1823-33 (Ms 7015) 1 volume;

Boys’ log book, 1863-92 (Ms 7016) 1 volume;

Girls’ log book, 1863-92 (Ms 7017) 1 volume.

 

DAME ALICE OWEN’S SCHOOL, Islington

Applications for admission (boys), 1842-50 (Ms 18390) 1 volume;

Register of fees (boys), 1879-1914 (Ms 18391) 1 volume.

 

DAME ANNE PACKINGTON’S SCHOOL, Charterhouse Square; Aldersgate Street

Admission register, 1829-67 (Ms 7020) 1 volume.

 

FINSBURY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Admission registers of day students, 1892/3-1925/6 (Ms 21972) 4 volumes;

Admission registers of evening students, 1882/3-1889/90 (Ms 21973) 1 volume;

Index to registers of admission of day and evening students, 1911/12-1918/19 (Ms 21974) 1 volume.

Completed students’ application forms for day courses, 1918-23 (Ms 21975) 1 bundle;

Copy list of students awarded the college diploma, 1915-26, and Board of Education attendance registers for day classes, 1923-4, 1925-6 (in Ms 21969) 1 folder;

Alphabetical card index of day and evening students, ca. 1883-1926 (Ms 21976) 7 boxes;

Copy reports on the work of individual students, 1886-1926 (Ms 21977) 37 volumes;

Attendance register of day students in chemistry and mechanical engineering, ca. 1926 (Ms 21978) 1 volume;

Lists of day students’ marks for sessional examinations and term work, 1883/4-1910/11 (Ms 21979) 5 volumes;

Lists of day students’ marks for sessional examinations, 1911/12-1912/13 (Ms 21979A) 1 envelope;

Lists of evening students’ marks for sessional examinations and term work, 1883/4-1913/14 (Ms 21980) 3 volumes;

Registers of day students’ marks, chemistry and mechanical engineering departments, 1894/5-1913/14, 1917/18 (Ms 21981) 2 volumes;

Registers of day students’ marks, mechanical engineering department, 1908/9-1916/17 (Ms 21982) 1 volume;

Sessional examination results giving individual students’ marks, 1926 (Ms 21983) 1 bundle;

Form completed by 2nd year students naming college preferred for 3rd year course if college closed, 1926 (Ms 21984) 1 bundle;

Letter book of references for students, mechanical and electrical engineering departments, 1897-1904, with list of students, 1904 (Ms 35815) 1 volume.

NB: lists of students and examination pass lists, 1891-1917, are included in the series of general files (in Ms 21912/2-9) 8 files and folders; entrance examination results for individual candidates, 1917-23, and lists of students recommended for college certificates, diplomas etc., 1918-25, are included in minutes of the board of studies (in Ms 21829) 3 volumes.

 

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL, Holt, Norfolk

Alphabetical register of boys admitted, 1729-1857 (Ms 20341) 1 volume.

“Certificate” books of the Visiting Committee, 1844-1901, including lists of boys admitted and discharged to 1885 (Ms 7791) 4 volumes;

Entry books of original “certificates” as above, 1817-56 (Ms 20342) 2 volumes;

Lists of pupils awarded prizes, 1846-91 (Ms 7282) 1 bundle.

 

HABERDASHERS’ ASKE’S SCHOOL AND HABERDASHERS’ ASKE’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, Hoxton, Hampstead and Acton, Middlesex

Boys’ and girls’ admission register, 1875-1919 (boys only from 1899) (Ms 24730) 1 volume;

Girls’ admission register, 1875-6, 1898-1919 (Ms 24731) 1 volume.

 

HACKNEY DOWNS SCHOOL

Scholarship register, 1862-95 (Ms 11914) 1 volume.

 

HAY FREE SCHOOL, Brecon see PENNOYER’S SCHOOLS

 

HOUSE OF OCCUPATIONS, SOUTHWARK see KING EDWARD’S SCHOOL, WITLEY

 

KING EDWARD’S SCHOOL, LONDON see KING EDWARD’S SCHOOL, WITLEY

 

KING EDWARD’S SCHOOLS, WITLEY

Boys’ admission register (House of Occupations), 1830-46 (Ms 33159A) 1 volume.

Boys’ and girls’ admission and discharge registers (House of Occupations, 1835-44 (boys and girls), 1855-60 (boys only); King Edward’s Schools (boys only), 1860-7; King Edward’s School, Witley (boys only), 1867-1900) (Ms 33159) 3 volumes.

Girls’ admission and discharge registers (House of Occupations, King Edward’s Schools, and King Edward School, London), ca. 1848-ca. 1880 (Ms 33162) 1 volume

Boys’ register of inmates (King Edward’s School, Witley, 1867-1927 (Ms 33161) 4 volumes.

Girls’ register of inmates (House of Occupations, King Edward’s Schools, King Edward’s School, London, 1858-78, King Edward’s School, London, 1879-1920) (Ms 33160) 5 volumes.

Girls’ character reference books (King Edward’s School, London, 1874-88, King Edward’s School, London, 1889-1922) (Ms 33163) 3 volumes.

NB: the registers of inmates, 1890-1927 (boys) and 1895-1920 (girls), and character reference book, 1905-1922 (ie Ms 33161/3-4, Ms 33160/4-5 and Ms 33163/3) are all RESTRICTED ACCESS

For further details see also the separate explanatory leaflet for King Edward’s School, Witley.

 

LICENSED VICTUALLERS’ SCHOOL, Kennington

List of pupils, 1865 (Ms 21455) 1 printed pamphlet.

 

MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOL, Suffolk Lane, St Lawrence Pountney; Charterhouse Square; Sandy Lodge, Northwood, Middlesex

Admission registers, 1644-62, 1718-1955 (Ms 34275-8) 8 volumes.

“Probation books” ie report books, 1607/8-1908 (Ms 34282) 13 volumes

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR BOYS, Tunbridge Wells, Ken 

Admission registers, 1887-1949 (Ms 30742-2A) 7 volumes.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, Stamford Hill, Hackney

Admission register, 1917-28 (Ms 30744) 1 volume.

 

MONMOUTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL, Monmouthshire

Scholarship registers, 1892-8 (Ms 32926) 2 volumes.

 

MONMOUTH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, Monmouthshire

Day pupil registers, 1892-1902 (Ms 24740) 2 volumes.

 

NEALE’S MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL, Dorset Street, Fetter Lane and Fleet Street

Attendance registers, 1931-3, 1934-5, 1939-40 (Ms 6585) 4 volumes in 1 bundle.

 

OUNDLE SCHOOL, Northamptonshire

Scholarship and presentation register, 1883-91 (Ms 11647) 1 volume.

 

PENNOYER’S SCHOOLS at Hay on Wye, Brecon; Pulham St Mary, Norfolk; and Whitechapel, Middlesex

Pupil lists, 1788-98 (in Ms 13520) 1 bundle.

 

PETER JOYE’S CHARITY SCHOOL, St Ann Blackfriars

Admission register, 1705-44 (Ms 1706) 1 volume.

 

PROTESTANT DISSENTERS’ CHARITY SCHOOL, Bartholomew Court; Jewin Street.

Monthly lists of pupils, 1807-18 (Ms 4849) 1 volume.

 

PULHAM FREE SCHOOL, Norfolk see PENNOYER’S SCHOOLS

 

RAGGED SCHOOL UNION

Case book of photographs of boys admitted to a collecting centre at Walton-on-Thames for assisted emigrants to Canada, ca. 1860 (Ms 5754) 1 volume.

NB: already digitised as a “turning the pages” book for “How We Are: Photographing Britain”, at Tate Britain, 22 May – 2 September 2007.

 

RED COAT SCHOOL, Stepney Green

Admission registers, 1776-1837, 1874-1918 (Ms 31190) 3 volumes.

Log books, 1863-1939 (Ms 31192) 6 volumes.

 

RED CROSS STREET BOYS’ SCHOOL see CRIPPLEGATE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

 

ROYAL MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL see CHRIST’S HOSPITAL

 

ST BARTHOLOMEW THE GREAT PAROCHIAL SCHOOL

Attendance registers, 1867-72 (Ms 20826) 2 volumes.

 

ST BOTOLPH ALDGATE PAROCHIAL SCHOOL

Boys’ admission register, 1896-1906 (Ms 31148) 1 volume.

Log book, 1899-1906 (Ms 31149) 1 volume.

 

ST DUNSTAN IN THE WEST PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

Boys’ admission, discharge and progress registers, 1868-99 (Ms 6587) 2 volumes bound in 1;

Girls’ admission, discharge and progress registers, 1878-1939 (Ms 18725) 2 volumes in 1 bundle.

Boys’ attendance registers, 1923-30 (Ms 6588, Ms 6592) 7 volumes bound in 2 bundles;

Girls’ attendance registers, 1891-1940 (incomplete date coverage) (Ms 6590-1) 82 volumes in 1 box and 22 volumes in 1 bundle;

Infants’ attendance registers, 1925-33 (Ms 6586) 7 volumes in 1 bundle;

Log books, 1863-1940 (Ms 3756) 5 volumes;

Girls log books, 1906-39 (Ms 3756A) 1 volume;

Photographs of pupils and staff of the girls’ school, late 19th-early 20th century (Ms 18727) 23 photographs in 1 bundle.
 

ST GEORGE [BOTOLPH LANE?] BOYS’ SCHOOL

Register of discharges, 1849 (in Ms 31164) 1 volume.

 

ST GILES CRIPPLEGATE SCHOOLS see CRIPPLEGATE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

 

ST KATHARINE BY THE TOWER SCHOOL

Lists of scholars at the boys’ school, 1859-64 (in Ms 9710) 1 file.

 

ST MARGARET PATTENS BOYS’ SCHOOL

Register of discharges, 1848-50 (in Ms 31164) 1 volume.

 

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR SCHOOL

Register of applicants, 1879-1938 (Ms 29518) 1 volume;

Classroom registers, ca. 1968-72 (Ms 29519) 2 volumes in 1 envelope;

List of living, past pupils, compiled ca. 1975 and updated to ca. 1979 (Ms 29520) 1 envelope of 44 sheets. RESTRICTED ACCESS.

 

ST SEPULCHRE HOLBORN PAROCHIAL CHARITY SCHOOLS

Attendance register, 1911-24 (Ms 7243) 1 volume;

Clothed boys’ attendance register, 1882-96 (in Ms 7241) 1 volume.

Girls presentments, 1861-75 (Ms 8945) 1 file;

Boys’ log book, 1863-75 (Ms 9089) 1 volume;

Girls’ log book, 1863-88 (Ms 7242) 1 volume.

 

SIR ANDREW JUDD’S COMMERCIAL SCHOOL, Tonbridge, Kent

Register of boys, 1888-1943 (Ms 30743) 6 volumes.

 

SIR JOHN CASS COLLEGE see SIR JOHN CASS TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

 

SIR JOHN CASS TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Fee books, 1902-15 (Ms 31129-30) 3 volumes.

 

SIR JOHN CASS’S FOUNDATION AND RED COAT SCHOOL see RED COAT SCHOOL

 

SOUTH LONDON TECHNICAL ART SCHOOL

Accounts of fees received from individual students, 1938-47 (Ms 21989) 2 volumes;

Admission registers of day and evening students, 1930/1-1942/3 (Ms 21994) 2 volumes;

Students’ application forms, 1880-8, 1946-51 (Ms 21995) 5 volumes and 1 bundle;

Alphabetical card index of students, ca. 1931-ca. 1951 (Ms 21996) 1 box;

Signing in and out books for non-diploma and part-time students, 1969-70 (Ms 35820) 2 volumes.

 

TONBRIDGE SCHOOL, Kent

Register of boys, 1817-1948 (Ms 30975, Ms 30735-5A) 15 volumes.

 

TOWER HILL SCHOOL

Pupil list, 1724 (in Ms 5458) 1 volume;

Applications for admission, 1889 (in Ms 18381) 1 bundle.

 

TROTMAN’S SCHOOL, Bunhill Row

Admission register, 1844-99 (Ms 15902) 1 volume.

 

TURNER’S FREE SCHOOL FOR POOR BOYS

Admission register, 1769-1832 (Ms 10754) 1 volume.

Applications for exhibitions, 1881-5, 1960-5, 1974-9, 1982-7 (Ms 18590, Ms 18594);

Lists of exhibitioners, 1881-1927, 1929-66 (in Ms 10755/3, and Ms 18595) 3 volumes.

NB: Ms 18594 is RESTRICTED ACCESS.

 

WEIGH HOUSE BOYS’ CHARITY SCHOOL

Pupil lists, 1788-1804 (in Ms 2475) 1 volume.

 

WHITECHAPEL FREE SCHOOL see PENNOYER’S SCHOOLS

 


Last updated May 2008

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