ROYAL COMMISSION ON ELECTORALSYSTEMS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Memoranda and papers of the Royal Commission on Electoral System. Thecommission's report and evidence were published as Cd 5163 in BritishParliamentary Papers 1910 volume 26:

  • Section Ia. Preliminary matter (typewritten).
  • Section Ib. Papers and memoranda covering Great Britain and Ireland, NewZealand, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia (typewritten,mimeographed, printed).
  • Section II. Papers and memoranda covering Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland,France and Sweden (typewritten).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal Commission on Electoral Systems, donated by William Pember Reeves(1857-1932), a member of the commission. The purpose of the commission wasto: '...inquire into the machinery and methods of parliamentary elections andto consider proposals for making them simpler, less costly, and moreeffective for securing full representation on the basis of the existingelectorate'.

Arrangement

Two sections

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Acquisition Information

Reeves, WilliamReeves

Other Finding Aids

Printed handlistavailable

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