RAINBOW CIRCLE

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection consists of minute books from 1894 - 1924, a photograph albumof members of the circle, 1912, a membership list, nd, and membership lists,correspondence with members, papers relating to the distribution of thecircle and subsequent correspondence about its records, 1929 - 1966.

THIS COLLECTION HAS BEEN MICROFILMED - READERS CAN USE THE MICROFORM FORMAKING COPIES.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rainbow Circle was a liberal discussion group founded by William Clarke(1852 - 1901), JA Hobson (1858 - 1940), Reverend Percy Dearmer (1867 -1936), James Ramsey MacDonald (1866 - 1937), John Archibald MacDonald (fl1894), Burrows (1845 - 1921) and others. It met at the Rainbow tavern inFleet Street and the evening consisted of a dinner followed by a talk by oneof the members and a discussion by the whole group. The talks generallyconcerned politics, economics and ethics.

Arrangement

The material consists of five bound volumes and one folder.

Conditions Governing Access

OPEN (MICROFILM ALSOAVAILABLE)

Acquisition Information

Wilson S S

Other Finding Aids

Printed handlistavailable

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