Beatrice Webb, A summer holiday in Scotland, 1884.

Scope and Content

Autograph account by Beatrice Webb of a holiday taken in Scotland in August 1884.

Detailed description of a cruise organised by Messrs Langlands and sons of Liverpool aboard the Princess Royal, sailing from Liverpool to Leith, taking in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, and the Orkneys. Taken by Beatrice and her father Richard Potter. Occasional verses.Furness Vale, 1885.

Administrative / Biographical History

Beatrice Webb (1858-1943), nee Potter, social reformer and diarist. Married to Sidney Webb, pioneers of social science. She was involved in many spheres of political and social activity including the Labour Party, Fabianism, social observation, investigations into poverty, development of socialism, the foundation of the National Health Service and post war welfare state, the London School of Economics, and the New Statesman.


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Acquisition Information

Purchased from Boyle for 1.5s, 18 April 1955


Call number used to be ms4275

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: cloth.Paper: 16.5x20.2cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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