Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943

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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 .

From the guide to the Beatrice Webb, A summer holiday in Scotland, 1884., 1884-1885, (University of St Andrews)

Beatrice Webb (1858 - 1943). Fabian Socialist, social reformer, writer, historian, diarist. Wife, collaborator and assistant of Sidney Webb, later Lord Passfield. Together they contributed to the radical ideology first of the Liberal Party and later of the Labour Party.

From the guide to the Beatrice Webb letters, 1922-1926, (Labour History Archive and Study Centre)

Beatrice Webb was an author and social activist; in conjunction with her husband, Sidney Webb, she wrote and worked to improve social conditions in England. As members of the Fabian Society, the Webbs were friendly with H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, and others. Among many accomplishments, the couple prepared a history of local British governments, wrote on law, politics, and other topics, conducted research, and gave speeches. Beatrice Webb was accounted a fine literary stylist, and together they were Britain's most important Socialists.

From the description of Beatrice Webb letters and autobiography, 1913-1942. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57659886

Beatrice Potter m. Sidney Webb. An English author on economic and social and political topics, she occasionally wrote in collaboration with her husband.

From the description of TLS, 1941 July 24, Liphook, Hants. [Eng.] to Lord Samuel / Beatrice Webb. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 39186486

Beatrice was the 8th daughter of Richard Potter and Laurencina Heyworth. Her grandfather was Richard Potter, radical MP for Wigan; her father was a wealthy railroad entrepreneur. In 1892 she married Sidney Webb. Both were very active in the social reform movement in Britain.

From the description of Photographs and some correspondence, ca. 1858-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122499964

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creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. The World After the War - notice appearing in issue of the New Statesman announcing courses of six lectures to be given by Shaw, Sydney Webb and Beatrice Webb, Oct., 26, 1915. University of Guelph
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. The history of a happy marriage - offprint of 1st page of Times Literary Supplement, featuring Shaw's review of M. Cole's book, Oct. 20, 1945. University of Guelph
referencedIn George Bernard Shaw Collection TXRC99-A3., 1757-1963, (bulk 1875-1950) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
creatorOf Beatrice Webb letters, 1922-1926 Labour History Archive and Study Centre
referencedIn Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942. Bronislaw Malinowski papers, 1869-1946 (inclusive), 1914-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Evans, Elizabeth Glendower, 1856-1937. Papers, 1859-1944 (inclusive), 1882-1944 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Fitz Roy, Almeric William, Sir, 1851-1935. Papers, 1896-1926. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Paul Revere Reynolds Papers, 1899-1980. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943. Photographs and some correspondence, ca. 1858-1943. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. Places of Note - photographs and coloured postcards related to and or familiar to Shaw, ca.1910- University of Guelph
referencedIn Van Sickle, Leftist Pamphlet Collection, 1900-1993 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries,
creatorOf Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943. TLS, 1941 July 24, Liphook, Hants. [Eng.] to Lord Samuel / Beatrice Webb. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Torn, Jesse. A fig leaf in her bonnet: typescript; 1958. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Sidney Webb papers, 1890-1929. University at Albany, University Libraries
creatorOf McDonald, Lynn, 1940-. Manuscripts, correspondence, and reviews related to books and articles / by Lynn McDonald. University of Guelph
referencedIn Fabian Society (Great Britain). Archives of the Fabian Society: Parts 2-7, 1881-1964 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Labor Leaders and Subjects. Photographs, 1900-1999 Cornell University Library
creatorOf Beatrice Webb, A summer holiday in Scotland, 1884., 1884-1885 University of St Andrews
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942. Bronislaw Malinowski papers, 1869-1946 (inclusive), 1914-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn British authors collection, 1840-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Evans, Elizabeth Glendower, 1856-1937. Papers, 1859-1944 (bulk: 1882-1944) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943. Beatrice Potter Webb letter to Marjorie S. Wheeler : LS, 1936 Sept. 15. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Letter 1923 June 25, Staten Island, N.Y. [to] Darwin J. Meserole, Unknown / Edwin Markham. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Malcolm Sparkes papers, 1917-1920 GB 206 Leeds University Library
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library
creatorOf Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943. Beatrice Webb letters and autobiography, 1913-1942. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. George Bernard Shaw Collection, 1757-1963 (bulk 1875-1950). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Leon Trotsky exile papers, 1929-1940. Houghton Library
creatorOf Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943. Beatrice Webb letters and autobiography, 1913-1942. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Bernard Shaw papers, 1878-1964. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. The World After the War - notice appearing in issue of the New Statesman announcing 4th in series of lectures to be given by Shaw, Sydney Webb and Beatrice Webb, Nov., 13, 1915. University of Guelph
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. The Coming Socialist Commonwealth of Great Britain - syllabus outling course of 6 lectures given by Shaw and the Webbs, Nov., 1920. University of Guelph
referencedIn Read Bain papers, 1893-1972 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn MacCarthy mss., 1863-1991 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Reynolds, Paul Revere, 1864-1944. Records, 1899-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Beatrice Webb, A summer holiday in Scotland, 1884., 1884-1885 University of St Andrews
creatorOf Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Parish and the county / by S. Webb and B. Webb. University of Manchester Library, Main Library
referencedIn Trevelyan Family Papers, 1758-1962 Newcastle University
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. The unending quest : an inquiry into developments in democratic government - syllabus for a course of six lectures to be given at Kingsway Hall, Kingsway, Holborn, on Thursdays at 8.30 p.m., beginning October 23rd, 1930, by the Hon. Bertrand Russell, Professor Graham Wallas, Professor H.J. Laski, Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede, Mrs. Sidney Webb, and Mr. Bernard Shaw. University of Guelph
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. The Truth About Soviet Russia / by Sidney and Beatrice Webb - contains essay "The Webbs", by G.B. Shaw, London, 1942. University of Guelph
creatorOf Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Letters, 1890-1929. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Samuel, Herbert Louis Samuel, Viscount, 1870-1963. person
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correspondedWith Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 person
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associatedWith Webb Martha Beatrice 1858-1943 person
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associatedWith Wheeler, Marjorie Spruill. person
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Seaham (Durham, England)
Great Britain
England
Great Britain
Scotland Description and travel
Subject
Women
Travelers' writings Scotland History 19th century
Women in politics
Voyages and travels
Socialism
Social reform
Socialists--Correspondence
Cruise ships
Voyages and travels Anecdotes
Women socialists--Correspondence
Social history--19th century
Occupation
Socialists
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Birth 1858-01-22

Death 1943-04-30

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