Papers of Sir Sydney Caine, [1955-1968], notably material on the early history of the London School of Economics, [1955-1958], including copies of articles by Lady Janet Beveridge concerning the administration of the LSE following World War One and the Directorship of William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge of Tuggal; papers relating to Caine's Directorship of the LSE, 1966-1969, mainly comprising material relating to student unrest; two volumes of a personal diary, 1942-1943; a photograph album of the West Indian Sugar Commission, 1929-1930.
CAINE, Sir Sydney, 1902-1991, Director of the LSE
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Born 1902; educated Harrow County School and the London School of Economics; Assistant Inspector of Taxes, 1923-1926; entered Colonial Office, 1926; Secretary, West Indian Sugar Commission, 1929; Secretary, UK Sugar Industry Inquiry Committee, 1934; Financial Secretary, Hong Kong, 1937; Assistant Secretary, Colonial Office, 1944; CMG, 1945; Deputy Under-Secretary for State, Colonial Office, 1947-1948; KCMG, 1947; 3rd Secretary of the Treasury, 1948; Head of the UK Treasury and Supply Delegation, Washington, 1949-1951; Chief of the World Bank Mission to Ceylon, 1951; Vice-Chancellor, University of Malaya, 1952-1956; Chairman, British Caribbean Federation Fiscal Commission, 1955; Director, London School of Economics, 1957-1967; Chairman, Grassland Utilisation Committee, 1957-1958; Member, 1960-1967, and Deputy Chairman, 1964-1967, Independent Television Authority; Chairman, International Institute of Educational Planning, 1963-1970; Governor, Reserve Bank of Rhodesia, 1965-1967; Coordinator, Indonesian Sugar Study, 1971-1972; Chairman of the Governing Body and Member of the Board, University College at Buckingham, 1973-1983; died 1991. Publications: British Universities: purpose and prospects (Bodley Head, London, 1969); Prices for primary producers (Institute of Economic Affairs, London, 1963); The history of the foundation of the London School of Economics and Political Science (G Bell and Sons, London, 1963); University independence: the main question s (Rex Collings, London, 1971); The price of stability: a study of price fluctuations in primary products with alternative proposals for stablisation (Institute of economic Affairs, London, 1983).
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Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
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Given by the family in 1991. Diaries and photograph albums transferred by the Librarian.