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The Swaffham Area, typescript report on agriculture in Swaffham, Norfolk,bySchwartz, September 1924, with related notes and papers, including:

  • Swaffham Union annual abstracts of accounts, 1910, 1912 - 1915, 1923
  • The Swaffham Almanack, 1924
  • Ordnance Survey contoured road map of Swaffham and East Dereham, 1921

Liberal Party publications, undated:

  • To all who live on the land
  • To practical men in mining
  • To all who live in towns and cities
  • Research in animal breeding: an application of the JointCommittee of Edinburgh University and the College of Agriculture for a grant in aid ofexpenditure during the year ending 30 June 1923

National Union of Landworkers publications and circulars

  • Rural Policy Committee: Findings undated

Land Enquiry papers, undated:

  • Instructions for the Investigators
  • Employment on the land
  • Figures for reference

International Institute of Agriculture leaflet:

  • International trade in fertilisers and chemical productsuseful in agriculture (1923)

Administrative / Biographical History

George Leopold Schwartz 1891 - 1983

George Schwartz was educated at Varndean School, Brighton, and St Paul'sTraining College, Cheltenham. He served in army during World War I. After thewar he studied at the London School of Economics 1918 - 1921. He wassecretary of the London Cambridge Economics Service, 1923, and Ernest Cassellecturer, London University, 1929. Leopold also assisted Sir Arnold Plant(1898 - 1978), with the Wartime Social Survey, 1940. He went on to becomeDeputy city editor of the Sunday Times and economic adviser to Kemsleynewspapers, 1944 - 61. He was editor of Bankers Magazine, 1945 - 54, andcontributed a column on economic affairs to Sunday Times, 1961 - 71.Schwartz was also an Honorary Fellow of the LSE.

His publications include:

  • Output, employment and wages in the United Kingdom, 1924, 1930, 1933(1938)
  • Planning and economic privilege: the notion of equity in economics"(1944)
  • Why planning? (1944)
  • Bread and circuses 1945 - 1958 (selection of articles that appeared in theSunday Times, 1959)


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