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REEVES, William Pember, 1857-1932, journalist and politician

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0097 SR 1142
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: REEVES, William Pember, 1857-1932, journalist and politician
Date(s): 1890
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Unknown.


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born New Zealand, 1857; educated at Christ's College Grammar School, Christchurch, New Zealand; educated as a barrister at Oxford University, and admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1880; worked as a barrister, but preferred journalism; edited the Canterbury Times 1885-1889, and the Lyttelton Times, 1889-; Liberal Member of the New Zealand Parliament, 1887-1896; Minister of Education, Labour, and Justice, 1891-1896; resigned position to become Agent-General for New Zealand, 1896-1905; Governor of the London School of Economics and Political Science, [1896-1932]; first High Commissioner for New Zealand, 1905-1908; Director London School of Economics, 1908-1919; Member of Senate of University of London, 1902-1919; Director, 1908-1917, and Chairman of the Board, 1917-1931, National Bank of New Zealand; set up Anglo-Hellenic League; died 1932.


Scope and content/abstract:

Cartoons of William Pember Reeves from New Zealand newspapers, 1890, whilst a member of parliament.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 volume.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

No copyright restrictions.

Finding aids:

No further list required.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Transferred from the LSE in 1966.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The British Library of Political and Economic Science also holds papers of William Pember Reeves relating to articles on strikes in the Daily Chronicle (Ref: Coll Misc 0099), his work as Agent General (Ref: Coll Misc 0198), the Royal Commission on Electoral Systems (Ref: Coll Misc 0203), and labour legislation in New Zealand and Australia (Ref: Coll Misc 0524). The Library also holds the papers of Maud Pember Reeves (Ref: Coll Misc 0847), and papers relating to her husband in the records of the Fabian Society (Ref: Fabian Society).

The House of Lords Record Office holds correspondence with Herbert Samuel, 1888-1900 (Ref: Samuel Papers); the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, holds correspondence and papers.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: 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:
Apr 2001

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