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  HTML Translation of SGML/EAD Document by Tim Green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Folios 1 to 25, Sidney Webb to Pease, 1905 to 1906.
Folios 1 to 50 Sidney Webb to Galton and Howell, 1928 to 1931.
Folios 1 to 28 Sidney Webb to Galton and Howell, 1934 to 1939.
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 Beatrice Webb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Martha Beatrice Potter Webb (January 2, 1858 - April 30, 1943) (also called Beatrice Webb) was a British socialist, economist and reformer, usually referred to in the same breath as her husband, Sidney Webb.
Beatrice Webb was born in Gloucestershire, the granddaughter of a Radical MP, Richard Potter.
This was a failure, and in 1890 she was introduced to Sidney Webb, whose help she sought in research she was carrying out.
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 Sidney James Webb, 1st Baron Passfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sidney James Webb (July 13, 1859–October 13, 1947) was a British socialist, economist and reformer, normally referred to in the same breath as his wife, Beatrice Webb.
Together with Beatrice Webb, Annie Besant, Graham Wallas, Edward R. Pease, Hubert Bland and Sidney Olivier, Shaw and Webb turned the Fabian Society into the pre-eminent political-intellectual society in England in the Edwardian era and beyond.
Webb was born in London to a professional family.
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 WEBB, Beatrice, 1858-1943, nee Potter and WEBB, Sidney, 1859-1947, Baron Passfield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beatrice Potter Webb was born in 1858, the eighth daughter of Richard Potter, a wealthy businessman, and Lawrencina Heyworth.
Sidney Webb's work on the London County Council (1892-1910) was equally impressive, as he was a prime mover in the reorganisation of the University of London into a federation of teaching institutions, and was closely involved in the drafting of the Conservative Educational Acts of 1902 and 1903.
Beatrice Webb was appointed as a member of the Royal Commission on the Poor Law from 1905 to 1909, and, failing to turn the Commission to her way of thinking, produced a comprehensive policy on pauperism in the form of a minority report, which advocated universal social insurance and outlined a fledgling welfare state.
www.lse.ac.uk /library/archive/gutoho/passfield_papers.htm   (1309 words)

 Webb, Beatrice Potter. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1892 she married Sidney James Webb, 1859–1947, a civil servant and a contributor to Fabian Essays (1890).
In 1922 Sidney Webb was elected to Parliament.
He was president of the board of trade in the 1924 Labour government and secretary for the colonies from 1929 to 1931.
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 Beatrice Webb -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
(Martha) Beatrice Webb (née Potter) (January 2, 1858 - April 30, 1943) was a British socialist, economist and reformer, usually referred to in the same breath as her husband, (English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)) Sidney Webb.
Beatrice Webb was born in (A county in southwestern England in the lower Severn valley) Gloucestershire, the granddaughter of a (A person who has radical ideas or opinions) Radical MP, Richard Potter.
In 1882, she had a relationship with Radical politician (Click link for more info and facts about Joseph Chamberlain) Joseph Chamberlain, by then a (A cupboard-like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display) Cabinet minister.
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 Beatrice Webb
Beatrice was assigned to study and investigate the lives of the dock workers in the East End.
As Sidney Webb pointed out, the intention of the institution was to "teach political economy on more modern and more socialist lines than those on which it had been taught hitherto, and to serve at the same time as a school of higher commercial education".
In the 1923 General Election Beatrice's husband, Sidney Webb, was chosen to represent the Labour Party in the Seaham constituency.
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 Sidney Webb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sidney Webb, the son of an accountant, was born in London on 13th July, 1859.
Webb was appointed as Chairman of the Technical Instruction Committee and as a result was known as the Minister of Public Education for London.
Beatrice Webb was asked to serve as a member of the commission and her husband assisted with collecting the data on how the system was working.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /TUwebbS.htm   (1380 words)

 Commentary Magazine - Beatrice Webb: A Life, 1858-1943, by Kitty Muggeridge and Ruth Adam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
...Beatrice's infatuation is seen for what it was: an infatuation with Chamberlain precisely as a public figure-a "desperate clutch at power, power to impress and lead," as she herself confessed...
...Italics in original.] In contrast to her opponents, Beatrice Webb is generally credited with a comprehensive, consistent scheme of reform that went to the roots of the problem and proposed radical solutions to it...
...Beatrice Potter was twenty-five when she met and fell in love with Chamberlain, then forty-seven, an attractive, dapper Member of Parliament who gave promise of repeating on the national stage the phenomenal success he had had as mayor of Birmingham...
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 Women Of Destiny: Beatrix Potter And Beatrice Potter
Beatrice was equally excited at the support the Dock Workers Strike garnered amongst the other working classes of East London, which she felt demonstrated the solidarity of the workers themselves.
By the time of her birthday in 1889, Beatrice is interested in the good work achieved by the different co-operative societies that exists in most of Britain's industrial towns, and she is debating travelling to Lancashire to work there, or perhaps taking her message to one of the colonial lands.
Beatrice will be quick to respond to things around her, and her inquisitive nature will move one from good-natured humour to impatient frustration as she insistently questions and challenges most social values and conditions of her time.
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 AIM25: British Library of Political and Economic Science: WEBB, Beatrice, 1858-1943: Aldgate papers
Administrative/Biographical history: Beatrice Webb, 1858-1943, was born Martha Beatrice Potter at Standish House near Gloucester, she was the eighth daughter of the railway and industrial magnate Richard Potter (1817-1892).
Beatrice was educated privately and became a business associate of her father after her mother's death in 1882.
During World War I Beatrice Webb was a member of the War Cabinet committee on women in industry (1918-1919) and served on the Lord Chancellor's advisory committee for women justices (1919-1920), being a justice of the peace herself from 1919 to 1927.
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 UMI :: Webb, Diary of Beatrice, 1873-1943   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beatrice Webb's diary contains a wealth of insights, judgments, and anecdotes by someone in touch with what was happening nationally and internationally, and concerned to record truthfully what she saw and thought.
The Webbs could not have achieved all they did had they not been at the centere of British intellectual and political life.
Though to understand Beatrice Webb and her world it is necessary to study the diary, only extracts have ever been published before.
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 Webb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sidney Webb joined her later in Tynemouth for two weeks, discreetly staying at another hotel while pretending to be her secretary.
This was 'a blessed time', writes Beatrice, as the two toiled away at her books on trade unionism, with brief intervals of 'human nature' over cigarettes and afternoon tea.
She describes it without Ruskinian rapture as 'a moderate-sized country house, with a certain stateliness, a pretension surrounded by beautiful woods, and the romantic scenery of the highlands of Northumberland.' The meeting with George Otto Trevelyan (q.v.) and his wife was cool on both sides.
online.northumbria.ac.uk /faculties/art/humanities/cns/m-webb.html   (573 words)

 Microform Collections, UM Libraries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Diary of Beatrice Webb, 1873 - 1943.
A typescript of the diary (not a word-for-word reproduction), prepared by Beatrice Potter Webb or her secretaries is also part of this collection.
Beatrice Potter Webb was an English social economic reformer who, along with her husband Sidney, promoted development of the London School of Economics, founded the New Statesman, and was a member of the socialist Fabian Society.
www.lib.umd.edu /UMS/UMCP/MICROFORMS/beatrice_webb.html   (210 words)

 Beatrice and Sidney Webb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Webbs were social reformers, founding members of the Fabian Society, prolific writers, and the founders of LSE.
Sidney was Professor of Public Administration at LSE from 1912-1927, but he and Beatrice preferred to let the School (their 'child') grow autonomously under the appointed Directors.
Beatrice Webb was a member of the Royal  Commission on the Poor Law (1905-09).
www.lse.ac.uk /lsehistory/webbs.htm   (343 words)

 Commentary Magazine - Our Partnership, by Beatrice Webb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
BEATRICE WEBB died in 1943 without having completed the record of her historic partnership with her husband.
...The Webbs described their doctrine as "collectivism," and Beatrice's diary forms a record of their sustained effort to "permeate" both the Conservative and the Liberal parties with the conviction that the new age called for a break with laissez-faire individualism...
...For Beatrice emerges from this record as the stronger character, though intellectually she was content to play second fiddle...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V5I6P103-1.htm   (1000 words)

 Encyclopedia: Beatrice Webb
Beatrice Webb (19th century photo) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright.
Sidney Webb, Lord Passfield A self-portrait Sidney James Webb (July 13, 1859–October 13, 1947) was a British socialist, economist and reformer, normally referred to in the same breath as his wife, Beatrice Webb.
Rt Hon Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Richard Stafford Cripps (April 24, 1889 - April 21, 1952), British Labour politician, was born in London, the son of a Conservative member of the House of Commons who late in life, as Lord Parmoor, joined the Labour Party.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Beatrice-Webb   (700 words)

 Webb, Beatrice. The Diary Of Beatrice Webb: Holograph & Typescript   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The diary was started when Beatrice Webb was sixteen and continued until her death.
The diary reveals much about the personality of Beatrice Webb that might not otherwise be discernible through her work, and is a continuous, though not daily, account of her life 1873-1943.
It is called Beatrice Webb's diary, but parts of it were written by Sidney Webb during their world tour of 1898 and 1911, and the Soviet tour in 1932.
www.library.utoronto.ca /robarts/microtext/collection/pages/webbbeat.html   (258 words)

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The Webbs had a hand in most of the political and social reforms of their time, their activities leading to reforms that aided the poor, strengthened the labor movement, and improved public education.
Webb entered politics as a member of the London County Council in 1892.
Beatrice Webb was born Martha Beatrice Potter and came from a wealthy and socially prominent Gloucester family.
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 Sidney and Beatrice Webb
The Webbs were Victorian socialist activists, leaders of the Fabian Society and the British Labour Party and founder of the London School of Economics.
Although less in public eye than Sidney Webb, Beatrice Potter was nonetheless heavily active in the actual conduct of their policies.
Details on the activities of Sidney Webb and Beatrice Potter Webb are found on the page on the Fabian Socialists.
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 Ecologist, The: Webb Of Evil - Sidney and Beatrice Webb, London School of Economics - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Fabians are of course renowned for their promotion of large-scale, socialist, centralised planning, a gospel reducing the status of the individual citizen to that of a shopping mall customer: everything clean, neat and tidy, and the freedom of the individual to decide how he or she will live, rendered non-existent.
The Webbs travelled all over Russia as privileged guests in the heyday of the Stalinist terror, when millions were being shot and frozen to death in Siberia, or being used as slave labour on giant construction projects, or starved as a result of Stalin's forced farming collectives.
At heart the Webbs were fascists, just as are Fabians in general: indeed some may argue that the prevailing doctrines being taught at the LSE exude fascism.
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The name Webb is for a weaver which was in turn derived from the Old English word "webbe," meaning "a woven cloth," and was used to indicate someone employed in making such fabric.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Richard Webb, who settled in Brigus, Newfoundland, in 1677; William Webb, who was a fisherman in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1735; Richard Webb who settled in Boston Mass.
Webb Families of the Virginias by Ronald R. Turner, Webb Family of Bearwallow Ridge by David G. Webb Jr.
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Their joint papers are at the London School of Economics.3.2.3Archival HistorySidney Webb was MP for Seaham from 1922 to 1929.
These letters from Beatrice Webb were those to her husband’s female constituents.
These are duplicate copies of of material in the Passfield collection deposited in the London School of Economics by Mrs Webb and were later transferred to the Labour Party Library, thus becoming part of the Labour Party archives.
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 A Webb of Lies
Among the loudest voices cheering were the prominent British socialist utopians, Sidney and Beatrice Webb.
The Webbs toured the Ukraine during the height of the famine (1932—1933), interviewing Soviet officials as they went.
Webb in her diary says, ‘Malcolm has come back with stories about a terrible famine in the USSR.
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 APPENDIX ON SIDNEY AND BEATRICE WEBB'S "SOVIET COMMUNISM."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Webbs are entitled to their opinions once it is understood that these are their opinions.
The Webbs have not the nerve to say, as Stalin does, that Lenin always said that Socialism could be built, so they stop at 1905.
The Webbs skip all that and begin in 1925 "these great authorities were none of them conversant with the state of thing in 1925, which alone was relevant to the issue."
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 AIM25: Royal College of Physicians: WEBB, Martha Beatrice (1863-1951)
Webb practiced medicine in Birmingham, where she held the post of lecturer in personal hygiene at Birmingham University, and later became the medical officer for the Department of Education.
During Webb's life there were great advances in women's higher education and their establishment as professionals.
Webb was a pioneer in social medicine, and played her part in making this progress possible.
www.aim25.ac.uk /cats/8/7137.htm   (637 words)

 Robyn BARNES-WEBB (19?? - ) to Guy WILSON (19?? - )
She was given the name 'Wedel' to honour a German lady, of that name, with whom her mother, Sarah, had travelled - as a travelling companion - before her marriage, ie some time in the 1890's.
For unknown reasons her relationship with her son, David, degenerated into an accrimonious affair that eventually led to his severing all connection with the 'Webb' side of his roots.
She 'adopted' Ann Webb as her 'neice' and developed a mutually warm relationship with her.
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 Graham webb - CHEX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sidney Webb was at this time a leading figure in the Fabian Societyand also joined the group.
Beatrice and Sidney Webb suggested that the money should be used to develop a newand Political Science (LSE) was founded in 1895.
As Sidney Webb pointed out, the intention of the institution was to "teachcommercial education".
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