KNOWLES, Lilian Charlotte Anne, 1870-1926, economic historian

Scope and Content

Papers of Lilian Knowles, comprising drafts and proofs of books; lecture notes on the economic development of the great powers, including France, Germany, Russia, the US, and the British Empire in the 19th century; extracts from Harpers Magazine and other publications on the growth of America; letters and bibliographical material; and correspondence and notes relating to lectures on English economic history given by William Cunningham.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lilian Charlotte Anne Knowles, 1870-1926, (nee Tomn) was born in Truro and educated at Truro High School, on the continent, and at Girton College Cambridge. At Cambridge she took a History Tripos, First Class in 1894 and a Law Tripos (Part 1), First Class in 1894. She also obtained a Litt.D from Trinity College, Dublin in 1906. Knowles was a lecturer in modern economic history at the London School of Economics in 1904, Reader in Economic History at the University of London in 1907, and Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the University of London from 1920 to 1924. She was also a member of the Royal Commission on Income Tax, 1919-1920, a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society, and a member of the Council of the Royal Historical Society.


This collection is arranged in 31 volumes:
Vols. 1 - 14. Typescript of drafts and proofs of books by Lilian Knowles.
Vols. 15 - 27. Manuscript lecture notes with syllabuses.
Vol. 28. Letters and bibliographical material.
Vols. 29 - 31. Manuscript lecture notes on English constitutional history taken at Girton College.

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