British Socialist Party

Scope and Content

Papers of H B Williams, the secretary of the British Socialist Party Birmingham section. Correspondence from British Socialist Party members including Leonard Hall and Ralph Parr, also leaflets bills and press cuttings. There is also an index which gives names of correspondent and the folios on which they appear.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1911 Henry Hyndman (1842-1921) left the Labour Party to establish the British Socialist Party (BSP). this new party failed to win any of the parliamentary elections it contested. When Hyndman voiced support for Britain's involvement in World War One the party split into two with Hyndman forming a new National Socialist Party, of which he remained leader until his death in 1921.


Documents have been bound and stuck into the volume with no order.

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Printed handlist available

Archivist's Note

Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002

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