WEBB SIDNEY JAMES 1857-1947 BARON PASSFIELD: Working papers for a report on industrial insurance 1908-1915
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In October 1883 Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) and Hubert Bland (1855-1914) decided to form a socialist debating group with their Quaker friend Edward Pease (1857-1955). They were also joined by Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) and Frank Podmore (1856-1910). In January 1884 they decided to call themselves the Fabian Society. Hubert Bland chaired the first meeting and was elected treasurer. By March 1884 the group had twenty members. However, over the next couple of years the group increased in size and incl...
British socialist and economist. He and his wife, Beatrice, were early members of the Fabian Society. From the description of [Letter, 19]29 Feb. 9, Passfield Corner, Liphook, Hants. [to] Esther Lowenthal / Sidney Webb. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 464289622 Author and activist Sidney Webb, along with his wife Beatrice, was an influential force for social reform in Great Britain. A brilliant student, he earned a law degree and held political aspirations. He was won o...