Arthur Pearson Ibbott Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Small group of papers and biog. notes, incl. re The economic illusion (3 letters from G.D. H. Cole), text of Total employment , Burston spanner leaflets.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Ibbott (1866-1955) lived at Oxhey for most of his married life, where he established a small Independent Baptist, later Free Church, of which he was superintendent. Originally a Liberal, he later became an active member of the Labour Party. In his business career he was particularly association with Wetcarbonizing Ltd., Westminster (1912-22), and the Burston Spanner Co. As Arthur Bertram, Ibbott published In Darkest Christendom (and a way out of the darkness) (London, 1919), and The Economic Illusion (London, 1924).

Reference: Finding aid for MSS.186.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open

Archivist's Note

An authority file exists for Arthur Pearson Ibbott (GB 152 AAR0949).

Custodial History

The collection was deposited with the Centre in 1978 by Miss K.G. Brown and Miss G.V. Ibbott.

Personal Names