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Discrete CollectionsPolitics, economics and social science collections
TitleNew Survey of London
Extent63 boxes and 1 file
DescriptionMaterial created during the compilation of the New Survey of London life and labour (London, 1930-1935) undertaken by the LSE in 1930-1934, and led by Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith with additional help from Arthur Bowley, Professor of Statistics. The papers include working papers of the survey such as minutes of the Steering Committee, correspondence of Llewellyn Smith (Director) with Sydney Frank Markham (Secretary), correspondence with publishers, specimens of street survey cards and enquiry records, and drafts; background material, including census statistics, subject files and information on London organisations, labour and history; survey records, consisting of index cards, each containing information concerning one household and giving information on the age, occupation, place of work, travel and earnings of each wage earner. The London boroughs covered are Acton, Barking, Battersea, Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Camberwell, Chelsea, Deptford, East Ham, Finsbury, Fulham, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Holborn, Hornsey, Islington, Kensington, Lambeth North, Lambeth South, Lewisham, Leyton, Paddington, Poplar, St Marylebone, St Pancras, Shoreditch, Southwark, Stepney, Stoke Newington, Tottenham, Wandsworth, West Ham, Westminster, Willesden, and Woolwich.
A computerised version of the data is available through the UK Data Archive, SN3758
Publication Note'The New Survey of London Life and Labour' by Sir H.L.Smith, 1930-1934.
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