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TitleTawney Richard Henry (1880-1962), economic historian
Extent188 boxes, 2 volumes
Admin Biographical HistoryRichard Henry Tawney, 1880-1962, was born in Calcutta and educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford. After leaving Oxford, he became an assistant at Glasgow University, 1906-1908, before returning to Oxford to become a member of the Teacher for Tutorial Classes Committee, 1908-1914. He became Director of the Ratan Tata Foundation at the University of London, 1913-1914 and Professor of Economic History at the University of London, 1931-1949. After 1949, he was Professor Emeritus.
Tawney was also a member of numerous committees relating to trade and education. He was a member of the executive of the Workers Educational Association, 1905-1947 and President, 1928-1944, and also a member of the Consultative Committee of the Board of Education, 1912-1931. He was a member of the University Grants Committee 1943-1948. In 1919, he joined the Coal Industry Commission, and he was also a member of the Chain Trade Board, 1919-1922, and the Cotton Trade Conciliation Commission, 1936-1939.
Custodial HistoryTAWNEY/1-24: these papers were deposited in 24 labelled boxes each section represents one original box and the section title reproduces the original label. The division into sub-sections is the work of the cataloguer.
DescriptionLecture notes, both handwritten and typescript for Tawney's courses on economic history, 1485 - 1800; on English economic history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; on the seventeenth century given at Oxford (Ford) and Chicago; on seventeenth century English history; for Denmark and Sweden, October - November 1951; for London School of Economics, January - March 1952, and lectures for Bristol; drafts of chapters for a book on Cranfield; notes and talks on the French Revolution given at Longton, 1910 - 1913; for classes or lectures on nineteenth century economic history; on nineteenth century agriculture, given at LSE; for classes or lectures on nineteenth century economic history; on early nineteenth century reform movements and handloom weavers; public lectures given in Chicago, 1939; various lectures given in the USA, 1941 - 1942; on education; regarding reform of Oxford and Cambridge; papers and memoranda on education; papers and notes on the Labour Party and education; papers for a proposed biography of Sidney Webb; papers found interleaved in books from his library sold to the University of East Anglia; and papers deposited by Dr J.M.Winter on behalf of J.M.K.Vyvyan.

Further accessions have been added to this collection. Box/file lists are available for the following, but some material remains uncatalogued.

TAWNEY/ADD. 37 boxes of research notes, correspondence and other papers, 1890s-1960s.

TAWNEY/II. 102 boxes and 2 volumes: research notes and extracts from sources by Tawney and his research assistants; a few lecture notes; draft articles; correspondence from research assistants, academics and others. Much of the material is undated, but mostly 1910s-1960s.

TAWNEY/VYVYAN. 18 boxes of personal and family papers of R H Tawney and his wife, Jeannette, 1890s-1961, including: correspondence with family, friends, associates, W H Beveridge and Albert Mansbridge; education papers; commonplace book; and, photographs.

TAWNEY/27: 9 boxes of papers of and relating to R H Tawney deposited in 2011, including: Jeannette Tawney correspondence; printed, manuscript and published works by Tawney; general correspondence with Tawney; correspondence regarding publication of Tawney's works; photographs, diplomas.
Related MaterialColl Misc 0302 (Tawney Coal Commission), 1911-29.
Coll Misc 0358 (Tawney General Strike), 1926
Coll Misc 1040 (Letter from Felix Hull to Professor R.H. Tawney), 1948.

Some letters from Tawney, c.1925-33 are among A H Dodd's papers in University of North Wales, Bangor (papers relating to 'The Industrial Revolution in North Wales' (1933)).
Access StatusMainly open; some items closed
Copyright TypeCopyright is held by the depositor
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