Beatrice Webb letters

Scope and Content

1 file of 23 open letters dating from December 1923 to December 1926.

Administrative / Biographical History

Beatrice Webb (1858 - 1943). Fabian Socialist, social reformer, writer, historian, diarist. Wife, collaborator and assistant of Sidney Webb, later Lord Passfield. Together they contributed to the radical ideology first of the Liberal Party and later of the Labour Party.


The letters are arranged chronologically and numbered accordingly.

Access Information

Access by appointment

Acquisition Information

In 1990 the Labour Party deposited its archive and library at the People's History Museum (formerly National Museum of Labour History) in Manchester. The collection is now held at the Labour History Archive and Study Centre, which is based at the People's History Museum


Collection level description created for the Genesis project by Stephen Bird. Edited for the Archives Hub by Janette Martin.

Other Finding Aids

The letters are classified in the Labour Party Lists as WE/ 1-23.

Conditions Governing Use

Standard reprography conditions apply and are available on request from the archive.

Custodial History

Sidney Webb was Labour MP for Seaham from 1922 to 1929. These letters from Beatrice Webb were those to her husband's female constituents. The letters are duplicate copies of material in the Passfield collection deposited in the London School of Economics by Mrs Webb and were later transferred to the Labour Party Library, thus becoming part of the Labour Party archives.


Accruals are not expected.

Location of Originals

The Passfield papers in the London School of Economics.

Geographical Names