Series 37 - ANU London Office binders of outward correspondence

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ANU London Office binders of outward correspondence


  • 1949 - 1953 (Creation)

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0.4 m (2 type 1 boxes)

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(1949 - 1953)

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The London Office of the Australian National University was established in March 1949 to handle the University’s administrative affairs in the United Kingdom and the recruitment of staff to the University. The administrative staff were Ernest H Clark, Administrative officer from March 1949 - December 1951, then Russell Mathews, Administrative officer to January 1953, and Joan Morrish, Secretary. By 1954 the administrative section of the University was centralised in Canberra.

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The four binders contain carbon copies of letters and cables sent by EH Clark, the Administrative officer to December 1951, then R Mathews the Administrative Officer to January 1953, and then Joan Morrish, Secretary. The correspondence is mainly to ANU staff in Canberra particularly the Registrar RA Hohnen and the Assistant Accountant l Bellingham, members of the Academic Advisory Council located in the United Kingdom, and staff recruited there, and relates to recruitment of staff, accommodation, payment of salaries and allowances, and the purchase of equipment for the University. There is a short history of the London Office at the front of the first binder dated 30 November 1960.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 10 July 2007




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