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LLOYD, Edward Mayow Hastings (1889-1968), civil servant, and LLOYD Margaret Frances (fl 1900-1978)


Reference code(s): GB 0097 LLOYD

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: LLOYD, Edward Mayow Hastings (1889-1968), civil servant, and LLOYD Margaret Frances (fl 1900-1978)

Date(s): 1906-1973

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 39 boxes

Name of creator(s): Lloyd | Edward Mayow Hastings | 1889-1968 | civil servant and world food expert
Lloyd | Margaret Frances | fl 1900-1978 | wife of Edward Mayow Hastings Lloyd


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1889; educated Rugby School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford University; joined civil service and was employed at the Inland Revenue, 1913; Contracts Department, War Office, 1914-1917; Ministry of Food, 1917-1919; Economic and Financial Section, League of Nations Secretariat, 1919-1921; Assistant Secretary, Empire Marketing Board, 1926-1933; Secretary, Market Supply Committee, 1933-1936; Assistant Director, Food (Defence Plans) Department, 1936-1939; Principal Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Food, 1939-1942; Economic Adviser to Minister of State, Middle East, 1942-1944; United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, Economic and Financial Adviser for the Balkans, 1945; CB, 1945; Financial Aid Officer, United Nations, 1946-1947; Under Secretary, Ministry of Food, 1947-1953; CMG, 1952; President, Agricultural Economics Society, 1956; Consultant, Political and Economic Planning, 1958-1964; died 1968. Publications: Agriculture and Food in Poland (UNRRA European Regional Office, London, 1946); Experiments in State Control at the War Office and the Ministry of Food (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1924); Food and Inflation in the Middle East, 1940-45 (Stanford University Press, Stanford, [1956]); Fresh Eggs and Free Markets (Society of Objectors to Compulsory Egg Marketing, London, 1956); Stabilisation. An economic policy for producers & consumers (G. Allen & Unwin, London, 1923).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Edward Mayow Hastings Lloyd, 1906-1968, including early notebooks, essays and addresses, 1906-[1914], the latter mainly relating to economics and international trade; material relating to Lloyd's employment at the War Office and the Ministry of Food, 1915-1919, mainly comprising administrative papers concerning the supply and distribution of wool and food during World War One; material relating to Lloyd's post in the League of Nations Secretariat, 1919-[1923], mainly relating to international food control, the economic foundations and administrative organisation of the League of Nations, and international economic and financial conferences; material relating to Lloyd's employment at the Empire Marketing Board and the Market Supply Committee, 1926-1939, notably reports on the economies of Australia, Canada, the USA, Russia and South Africa, reports and memoranda for international economic conferences, memoranda and statistics relating to the international wheat trade, memoranda and correspondence on the National Food Policy, nutrition and agriculture, and correspondence with Arthur Greenwood, George Dallas and Sir George Ernest Schuster; administrative papers created during Lloyd's employment at the Ministry of Food, 1936-1944, mainly related to food supply during World War Two, notably minutes and papers of the Interdepartmental Committee on War Time Control of Food Prices, working papers on food controls, wages, and rationing, and papers of the British Food Mission, especially relating to food rationing; material relating to Lloyd's work as Economic Adviser to the Minister of State, Middle East, 1943-1944, mainly relating to the problems of inflation and rationing; material concerning Lloyd's work in the Balkans with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), 1944-1946, including UNRRA administrative memoranda, papers relating to the Balkan Mission notably reports and correspondence on the economic situation in Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece, especially relating to food supplies; various economic papers, 1920-1942, on subjects including international trade and economics, unemployment, British industry, agricultural policy, Independent Labour Party views on banking, credit and living wage, and post-war trade and food supplies; post-war papers collated by Lloyd, 1947-1967, notably material relating to food economics in the Middle East, notes on the history of food control, correspondence with the Ministry of Agriculture, texts of lectures by Lloyd on British agriculture and world markets, papers of the European League for Economic Cooperation; writings by Lloyd, 1920-1967, comprising articles and essays mainly concerning economics and agriculture; personal papers, 1907-1968, including an ILP engagement diary and material relating to Lloyd's death. Papers of Margaret Frances Lloyd, 1914-1970, including material relating to POWs during World War One, 1914-1919; letters to Lloyd from James Ramsay Macdonald, David Mitrany and James Joseph Mallon, 1917; pamphlets and leaflets, 1906 and 1914-1919, on subjects including the Russian Revolutions, conscientious objection, and sweated labour; material concerning Lloyd's work as an inspector for the Czech Refugee Trust, 1939-1947, including correspondence, reports on hostels, and papers relating to conditions in internment camps; material relating to Allies Inside Germany, 1942-1969, notably Council minutes, correspondence and exhibition photographs; correspondence with Polish, Jewish, Austrian, Czech and German refugee organisations, 1940-1944; material relating to Lloyd's work on the Nuffield College Social Reconstruction Survey, 1942-1943; maps and accounts of prisons and concentration camps in Germany, [1945]; correspondence with the British Council for German Democracy, 1947; correspondence and papers relating to a visit by Lloyd to Romania and Hungary, in her role as the International Secretary of the International Assembly of Women, 1954-1955; material concerning the Hemel Hempstead CND, 1965-1970. Papers concerning Edward Frank Wise (1885-1933), comprising notes and drafts by Edward Lloyd for a biography of Wise, 1935, and correspondence between Margaret Lloyd and Wise's family and friends, 1969-1973.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The collection is arranged in sections as outlined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright retained by depositor and their heirs. Most documents may be photocopied.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Printed handlist and on-line catalogue available.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Margaret Frances Lloyd in 1969.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

The British Library of Political and Economic Science holds further material relating to Edward Lloyd in the papers of Sydney Webb, Baron Passfield (Ref: Passfield 13/3/6). Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge University, holds correspondence with Edward Spears, 1953-1956 (Ref: SPRS); the Institute of Commonwealth Studies holds papers relating to a visit to Malaya, Ceylon and Japan, 1928 (Ref: LLOY).

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science Archives catalogue. Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; Historical Manuscripts Commission National Register of Archives. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Jan 2001

Civil war | Political movements
Concentration camps | War crimes | Humanitarian law
Dietetics | Systems of medicine
International monetary systems | Monetary policy | Financial policy | Finance
International trade | Trade
Internment camps | Humanitarian law
Nutrition | Physiology
Rationing | Food control | Health policy | Health
Refugees | Migrants
Russian Revolution (1917) | Revolutionary movements | Political movements
War | International conflicts
War prisoners | War victims | International conflicts
World War One (1914-1918) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)
Trade (practice)

Personal names
Dallas | George | 1878-1961 | Labour politician
Greenwood | Arthur | 1880-1954 | Labour politician
Lloyd | Edward Mayow Hastings | 1889-1968 | civil servant
Lloyd | Margaret Frances | fl 1900-1978 | wife of Edward Mayow Hastings Lloyd
Macdonald | James Ramsay | 1866-1937 | statesman
Mallon | James Joseph | 1875-1961 | warden of Toynbee Hall
Mitrany | David | 1888-1975 | Professor of International Studies
Schuster | Sir | George Ernest | 1881-1982 | Knight | educationist and financial advisor to governments
Wise | Edward Frank | 1885-1933 | civil servant and financial adviser

Corporate names
British Council for German Democracy
British Food Mission
CND x Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Czech Refugee Trust
Empire Marketing Board
European League for Economic Cooperation
ILP | Independent Labour Party x Independent Labour Party
International Assembly of Women
League of Nations
Market Supply Committee
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Food | Interdepartmental Committee on War Time Control of Food Prices
Nuffield College Social Reconstructiojn Survey
UNRRA | United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
War Office

Canada | North America
Czechoslovakia | Eastern Europe
Germany | Western Europe | Europe
Hemel Hempstead | Hertfordshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Hungary | Eastern Europe
Italy | Western Europe | Europe
London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Romania | Eastern Europe
Russia | Eastern Europe
South Africa | Southern Africa
USA | North America
Yugoslavia | Eastern Europe
Crimea x Krym
Asia and the Pacific
Middle East