Coal industry collection. Pamphlets, parliamentary papers, press cuttings and extracts concerning the coal industry in UK, France, USA and Germany, collected by Tawney. Tawney's despatch box and a quantity of miscellaneous papers omitted from the original list were identified and added in 1994. They include a photograph of the members of the Coal Industry Commission and some statistical data.
TAWNEY, Richard Henry, 1880-1962, historian: coal industry papers
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Richard Tawney, 1880-1962, was educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford. He was a fellow at Balliol, 1918-1921, and an honorary fellow, 1938. Tawney was a member of the executive committee of the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) 1905, and held WEA tutorial classes in Rochdale and Manchester, 1908-1914. From 1906-1908 he taught political economy at Glasgow University. Tawney joined the Fabian Society in 1906. He was a member of the Society's executive 1921-1933. In 1909 he joined the Independent Labour Party. He was wounded during World War One. After the war he stood unsuccessfully as a Labour candidate in 1918, 1922 and 1919. Tawney was a member of the consultative committee of the Board of Education 1912-1931. In 1919 he became a member of the Coal Industry Commission. Tawney was a lecturer in economic history at London School of Economics 1917 and 1920-1949, becoming a professor in 1931. From 1927-1934 he co-edited the 'Economic History Review'. His publications include: 'The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century' (1912); 'The Acquisitive Society' (1921); 'Religion and the Rise of Capitalism' (1926); 'Equality' (1931); 'Business and politics under James I: Lionel Cranfield as merchant and minister' (1958).
In 12 volumes and 6 folders.
SOME VOLUMES CLOSED, OTHERS OPEN
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Printed handlist available
Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002
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