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Photocopy of Memories of a Part Time Student at the LSE byPeter Kingsford.

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Peter Kingsford (fl 1929-1997)

In 1928 Kingsford was a clerk at the office of the Superintendent of the Lineat Paddington Station. Sir Ernest Palmer of Huntley and Palmer, deputychairman of the Great Western Railway (GWR), employed Kingsford's father ashis butler and had secured him the post. GWR had a policy of sending theirclerks to evening courses at the Railway Department at the London School ofEconomics and Political Science (LSE), and Kingsford consequently attended acourse in Operating Economics. He obtained a first class pass, and decided totake the BSc (econ) at the LSE. His fees were paid by GWR and the LondonCounty Council. In 1952 he took his PhD at the LSE.

His publications include:

  • Builders and building workers(1973)
  • Engineers, inventors and workers(1964)
  • F.W. Lanchester: the life of an engineer(1960)
  • Gobions Estate, North Mymms, Hertfordshire(1993)
  • The hunger marchers in Britain 1920-1939(1982)
  • The Labour movement in Hatfield, 1918-1970(1988)
  • A modern history of Brookmans Park 1700-1950(1983)
  • Railway labour 1830-1870(1951)
  • Railways and railwaymen in the Soviet Union(1942)
  • Victorian railwaymen: the emergence and growth of railway labour,1830-1870(1970)


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