Papers relating to prices and wages in England from 1100-1900 collated by William Henry Beveridge and his research assistants (notably Miss M E Rayner and Dr Hubert Hall) between  and , comprising raw and tabulated price data and reports and notes on the source material, as well as drafts and manuscripts of Prices and wages in England from the twelfth to the nineteenth century (Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1939).
BEVERIDGE, William Henry, 1879-1963, 1st Baron Beveridge of Tuggal, economist: Price history papers
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The price and wages material was collected by Beveridge and his research assistants for a proposed four volume history which was never completed. The first volume was printed in 1939, following which work was halted by World War Two. A grant from the Nuffield Foundation in 1954 allowed research work to resume, though nothing was published, perhaps due to Beveridge's death in 1963. For a biography, see the Beveridge personal papers (Ref: Beveridge).
The material retains the order imposed upon it by Beveridge and his assistants, and is divided into geographic areas for which price material was generated.
Conditions Governing Access
Other Finding Aids
Temporary handlist and on-line catalogue available.
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
For details of material in other institutions relating to Beveridge, see the Beveridge personal papers.
Conditions Governing Use
Apply to Archivist for copyright details. Most documents can be photocopied.
The bulk of the collection was transferred from the Institute of Historical Research in 1963 and 1968. Further material was given by Beveridge in 1962 and his heirs in 1964.
Prices and wages in England from the twelfth to the nineteenth century (Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1939).