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HOBSON, Charles Rider (1904-1966): Baron Hobson, politician

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0097 HOBSON
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: HOBSON, Charles Rider (1904-1966): Baron Hobson, politician
Date(s): c1922-c1946
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): Hobson | Charles Rider | 1904-1966 | Baron Hobson | politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hobson was a power station engineer and member of Amalgamated Engineering Union for 30 years. He was elected a member for Willesden Borough Council in 1931, later became Alderman. Hobson served as Labour MP for Wembley North, 1945-1950 and Keighley, 1950-September 1959. He was Assistant Postmaster-General, 1947-1951 and Vice-Chairman, Joint East Africa Board, 1955-1958, and 1964-1965.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Charles Rider Hobson, c1922-c1946, comprise personal correspondence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Mainly English, some French.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Most items can be photocopied, subject to handling and copyright restrictions. No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

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No additional finding aids.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

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:
Feb 2008

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