Seidel, Robert

Scope and Content

An English manuscript translation, 1890, of Robert Seidel's work Der Achtstundentag .

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in Kirchberg, Saxony 1850, died in Zurich, Switzerland 1933; from 1867 active in the workers' movement in Saxony; to escape mobilization in 1870 he fled to Switzerland and participated in the Swiss labour movement ever since; editor of the Züricher Arbeiterstimme and other periodicals; elected as a member of the cantonal and municipal council of Zurich in 1896 and 1898 and of the Swiss national parliament in 1911.

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Archivist's Note

Separated Material

The International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, holds a copy-book with letters by Seidel 1881; and letters from Eduard Bernstein 1879-1924, Karl Kautsky 1884-1930 and Wilhelm Liebknecht 1876-1899.

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