Catalogue description Universities and Colleges Endowment Files

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Details of ED 39
Reference: ED 39
Title: Universities and Colleges Endowment Files

Charity Commission and Board of Education correspondence and papers relating to the administration of endowments and scholarships at universities and colleges and in the field of higher education generally.

The earlier records comprise Charity Commission papers (otherwise in CHAR) relating solely to educational endowments transferred to the department under the Board of Education Act, 1899. The files retained their Charity Commission reference numbers but were also stamped with the university, college or foundation number used by the board.

Subsequent records are in the Board of Education Series. In a few cases the Charity Commission papers are included in the lists for a later period.

Date: 1854-1944

Alphabetically by counties under England and Wales. A general section includes a small number of endowments applicable to other countries.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: U file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Board of Education, 1899-1944

Charity Commission, 1853-

Physical description: 1377 file(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

These endowments were administered under the Charitable Trusts Acts, including schemes and orders made under these Acts.

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