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AL Smith Collection - Catalogue I.C

Group I. Historical and Scholarly. (MS, academic and teaching notes.)

C. Political Science

This material was originally in 5 of AS's red marbled file boxes. These boxes were marked "Political and Social Problems," but by someone other than AS. The papers consist of drafts, scripts, notes, and a large amount of source material for lectures on social issues such as population growth, the Labour movement, etc. Some of these lectures were given under the auspices of the University, but they were almost certainly not part of the "Political Science" paper, so the heading given to this material by the "E.L. Morgan" list is somewhat misleading. The title of "Political and Social Problems" is more apt. AS appears to have run the same course of lectures each year, adding new material each time, and varying the number of lectures. He also lectured on these topics to Extension and Summer School audiences.

Some of this material had been sorted, almost certainly by Mrs. Smith, who arranged the notes and drafts of the University course lectures into bundles for each lecture topic. This structure has been preserved. Many cuttings and source items were scattered throughout the boxes, so are listed as a separate group. Also it is unclear if some of the material mentioned by the "E.L. Morgan" list as being present in the fifth of the boxes marked "Korpora" is now missing, notably a lecture on Maitland [See I C19 below].

1. Material for lecture on "The Poor Laws."

i. AMS draft for a lecture on the Poor Laws. 17L.

ii. AMS draft for a lecture/paper on Pauperism. c.1903. 14L.

iii. Various loose and bundles of leaves of AMS notes.

iv. Cutting from The New Statesman 26 Jan. 1918. "The Abolition of the Poor Law."

2. Material for lecture on "Federal Government." [Note by AS at the top of one leaf reads "re-arranged 22 Oct. 1914.]

i. Loose leaves of AMS notes. 23L.

ii.2 cuttings from The Westminster Gazette Oct. 1912. Letters about Irish Home Rule, with 2L of AMS notes by AS.

iii. Cutting from The Times 31 Oct. 1910. Letter about Federal Home Rule.

3. Material for lecture on "The Law of Population."

i. Loose leaves of AMS notes. 19L.

ii. Reprint from The Journal of State Medicine Aug. 1918. "The Effects of the War as shown in Vital Statistics," a lecture by Sir Bernard Mallet, Registrar-General. 23pp.

iii. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette Aug. 1901. "The Decline of the Birth-Rate."

iv. Newspaper cutting 1906. Article about fertility research.

v. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette 13 March 1919. "The Teachings of Malthus."

4. Material for lecture on "Socialism."

i. Loose leaves of AMS notes, including many notes on Syndicalism. 47L.

ii. 2 TLS from Graham Wallas to AS. 19 and 27 Oct. 1911. 2L and 1L. Notes on the best books for the study of Syndicalism.

With TL copy of C. Riboud to Wallas. 2 Sept. [1911]. 3L.

iii. TS book list for the study of Socialism and Syndicalism. 1L. 2 copies.

iv. Short version of the above, annotated and marked "Sent to J.F. Cade Feb. 22/18." 1L.

v. AMS note on books on Socialism. 1L.

vi. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette 24 Aug. 1911. Review of Syndicalism and Labour by Sir Arthur Clay.

vii. Cutting from The Times 25 March 1912. Article "Syndicalism - What It Means."

viii. Cutting from The Times 16 April 1912. Article on the Syndicalist movement.

ix. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette 1 Nov. 1919. Review of Industry and Trade by Alfred Marshall.

x. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette 13 Nov. 1920. Review of Guild Socialism Re-stated by G.D.H. Cole.

xi. Newspaper cutting. n.d. Article "Syndicalist Defeat."

5. Material for lecture on "Taxation."

i.TS lecture/paper on taxation, in a "University Type-Writing Office" cover. c.Dec. 1920. 13L. With AMS notes (1L), part of a TS draft (2L), and 3 cuttings from The Times, 7,8 and 9 Dec. 1920 of reports on government spending.

ii. AMS lecture/paper on the history of taxation. 29L.

iii. Loose leaves of AMS notes. 43L.

iv. Newspaper cutting. n.d. Reporting a Commons finance debate.

v. Newspaper cutting. n.d. Reporting a Commons finance debate.

vi. 2 cuttings from The Westminster Gazette Nov. 1909. Articles on the budget.

vii. Newspaper cutting c.1910. About the growth of the National Income.

viii. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette c.1911. Article about super-tax.

ix. Cutting from The Daily Mail 6 Feb. 1912. A speech on government spending by Lloyd George.

x. Cutting from The Times 24 Oct. 1919. Report of Lord Milner's finance plans.

6. Material for lecture on "The Land System."

Large number of loose and bundles of leaves of AMS notes.

7. Material for lecture on "Labour and Capital." From Michaelmas Term 1919.

i.Annotated TS of the lecture. 19L. With copy of the syllabus and note [by Mrs. Smith?] reading "As delivered (last lecture of Course) M.T. 1919."

ii.Annotated TS of the lecture. 18L. With note reading "Duplicate Copy of last lecture of course, as delivered. M.T. 1919."

iii.TS of part of the lecture. 3L. 2 copies. With note reading "Two copies of matter omitted (inadvertently) by the Master...M.T. 1919."

iv. AMS notes. 9L. With note reading "Original MS of last lecture of Course. M.T. 1919."

8. Material for lecture on "Democracy." With envelope marked "Democracy."

i. Loose leaves of AMS notes. 38L.

ii. 2 loose TS pages from an article/paper on democracy.

iii.Cutting from The Glossop Advertiser 12 Feb. 1915. "Can Democracy control War?" Reporting a WEA lecture in Glossop by AS.

9. Material for lecture on "Parliament."

Loose leaves of AMS notes. 17L.

10. Material for lecture on "Utopias."

Loose leaves of AMS notes. 25L.

11. Material for lectures on "Ideals."

Loose leaves of AMS notes. 2L.

12. Material for a lecture on census statistics and trends.

Loose leaves of AMS and TS notes. 20L.

13. Material for lecture on "Local Government."

Loose leaves of AMS and TS notes. 20L.

14. Material for lecture on "Sphere of Government."

Loose leaves of AMS notes. 22L.

15. AMS draft for a lecture on the Reform Bill. 20L.

16. Syllabuses, notes on the structure of the course.

i. "Political and Social Questions. Authorities." Printed list of lecture subjects and books. 1L. 3 copies.

ii. Printed syllabus for lectures on Socialism and Democracy. 1L.

iii. AMS notes on the content of each lecture. 17L with 3 annotated printed syllabuses for three of the lectures.

These mention more lectures than the syllabus in 8i.]

iv. AMS list of lectures to be given as an extension course. 13 Sept. 1895. 1L.

v. AMS notes on the contents of the first four lectures of the syllabus in 8i. 3L.

vi. AMS list of topics covered in the lecture courses in the early 1890s. 1L.

vii. AMS notes on questions to be covered in each lecture. 10L.

17. Other source material. [Found separately from the bundles of notes in items 1-14.]

Poor Laws, Pensions, Welfare etc.

i. Newspaper cutting. n.d. Reporting a debate on The Poor Law.

ii. Newspaper cutting. n.d. Article on workhouse reform.

iii. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette n.d. Article by Canon Barnett on The Poor Law.

iv. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette n.d. Article by Canon Barnett on feeding schoolchildren.

v. Cutting from The Daily Chronicle n.d. Letters about old age pensions.

vi. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette n.d. Letter about the proposed Poor Law Order.

vii. Pamphlet "Paper No.1" from the Committee on Old-Age Pensions. March 1899. 4pp.

viii. Pamphlet "Paper No.7. Mistakes and Misstatements" by the Committee on Old-Age Pensions. May 1899. 20pp.

ix. Pamphlet "Paper no.9. A Reply to Mr. Charles Booth's latest Proposal..." by the Committee on Old- Age Pensions. May 1899. 8pp.

x. Pamphlet of reprints of articles on Poor Relief lectures from the Oxford Chronicle and Oxford Times Dec. 1899-Feb. 1900. 28pp. 2 copies.

xi. Pamphlet "Poor Law Administration in Oxford." Addressed from the Chairman of the Board of Guardians to the Vice-Chancellor. 26 Feb. 1900. 6pp.

xii. Pamphlet "Paper No.11. Old-Age Pensions in New Zealand" by the Committee on Old-Age Pensions. Jan. 1901. 8pp.

xiii. Printed flysheet on the Committee on Old-Age Pensions. Jan. 1901. 1L.

xiv. Appendix from a pamphlet on the Poor Law in Oxford with table of statistics of Pauperism 1870- 1902. n.d. 5pp.

xv. Printed table of details of Pauperism in "Mr. Stevens' District" (Berks., Bucks., Oxon., Surrey, Warks., Worcs. Unions). 6 June 1903. 1L.

xvi. ALS from J.A.P. MacKenzie of the Royal Statistical Society. 20 Aug. 1903. 1L. About a paper by Sir William Chance on London pauperism.

xvii. Proof of Chance's paper "A Decade of London Pauperism." 20L.

xviii. ALS from J.C. Wilson, Chairman of the Oxford Board of Guardians. 25 Aug. 1903. 1L. Sending letters and notes on Oxfordshire Poor Relief.

xix. Cutting from The Daily Chronicle 18 June 1906. " A Rotten System" - attacking The Poor Law.

xx. Newspaper cutting c.1909. Article on The Poor Law Census.

xxi. Pamphlet "An Outline of the Proposal to Break Up the Poor Law." Published by The National Committee to Promote the Break-Up of The Poor Law. 1909. 16pp.

xxii. Cutting from The Times 27 Dec. 1911. "The Legal Poor of London."

xxiii. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette Jan. 1912. Letter about Outdoor Poor Relief.

xxiv. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette c.Jan. 1913. Article on Poor Law statistics.

xxv. Cutting from The New Statesman 10 Jan. 1914. "Pauperism and Prosperity."

Federal Government.

xxvi. Cutting from The Times 6 April 1914. Letters about Ireland and the Federal idea.

xxvii. Newspaper cutting. n.d. Reporting a speech on Home Rule.

xxviii.Newspaper cutting. n.d. Article "The Colonies."

Population.

xxix. Newspaper cutting c.1911. Article on the declining birth-rate.

Socialism.

xxx. AMS transcript of a letter in The Times by the Lord Provost of Glasgow on Municipal Socialism. 24 Oct. 1902. 1L.

xxxi. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette 29 April 1905. "All Socialists now."

xxxii. Cutting from The Sun (a US newspaper) 3 May 1910. Letter about British and US socialism.

xxxiii.Cutting from The Westminster Gazette 20 Aug. 1912. Review of What Syndicalism Means by Sidney and Beatrice Webb.

xxxiv. Cutting from The Times 3 Dec. 1912. Article on Trades Unions.

xxxv. Printed programme for "Socialism Restated," a lecture course by the Webbs. Oct.-Nov. 1913. 8p.

Taxation.

xxxvi. Newspaper cutting c.1899. Report on the Budget.

xxxvii.Cutting from The Daily News 14 April 1899. Detailed report of the budget.

xxxviii.Cutting from The Westminster Gazette [?] 12 June 1911. Review of Riches and Poverty by L.G. Chiozza Money.

The Land System.

xxxix. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette n.d. "The Cry of the Tenant Farmer."

xl. Cutting from The Sussex Daily News 2 Dec. 1913. Article on farm-labourers' wages.

Democracy.

xli. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette n.d. Letter about Proportional Representation.

xlii. Cutting from The Times 30 March 1917. Letter about Proportional Representation.

Parliament.

xliii.Cutting from The Morning Post 3 May 1909. A speech by Arthur Balfour on "Parliament and People."

xliv.Cutting from The Times 3 May 1909. Reporting the above speech.

Local Government.

xlv. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette n.d. Article on a Parish Council programme.

xlvi. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette n.d. Article on The Parish Councils Bill.

xlvii. Cutting from The Westminster Gazette n.d. Article on Parish Councils.

xlviii.Cutting from The Westminster Gazette 20 Nov. 1893. Letter about the Parish Councils Bill.

Other cuttings.

xlix.Cutting from The Grimsby News 10 March 1914. Review of J.N. Figgis' Churches in the Modern State.

l.Cutting from The Westminster Gazette n.d. Letter about the church and divorce.

li. Newspaper cutting. n.d. Report of an accident at Woodhorn Colliery.

lii. Part of a newspaper cutting. n.d. Unclear what was intended to be saved.

18. Miscellaneous Material.

i. Printed letter from Anne Rogers of the Association for the Education of Women. 15 Oct. 1895. 1L. Asking if several women students can attend AS's "Political and Social Questions" lectures.

ii. Printed programme for Woodbrooke Summer School's Conference on Social Questions, 3-5 Sept. 1903. Includes a lecture by AS on The Poor Law. 1L.

iii. Printed letter from the Oxford and Cambridge Exam Board 29 Oct. 1915. 1L. Can AS act as a Reviser in History for 1916?

iv. Fragment of a proof [?] of an article on economic history [?].

v. TS list of "Headings of Letters to Dr. Kirchwey." 19 March 1910. 2L.

vi. AMS notes from a book by Harris Taylor. 7L.

vii. Various leaves and scraps of AMS notes. 21L.

viii. 4 empty envelopes.

19. 6" x 8" notebooks containing notes, references etc for the "Political and Social Questions" lectures.

i."P." Notes on population, the Poor Laws. With 2 printed sheets of pauperism statistics 1893-1903, pamphlet "Paper No.10. Old-Age Pensions in Germany," cutting from The Daily Chronicle on German poor relief, 4 loose leaves of AMS notes inserted.

ii."F." Notes on Federal Government, democracy.

iii."Socialism." Hardcover book. With pamphlet "The Moral Aspects of Socialism" by Sidney Ball, 2 loose leaves of AMS notes inserted.

iv."Taxation." Notes on taxation, government finance etc. With several loose leaves of AMS notes inserted.

v."Land." Notes on land issues. With 4 newspaper cuttings, 5 loose leaves of AMS notes inserted.

vi."Land." Hardcover book with brief notes on land tenure from Brodrick.

vii."Dem." Notes on democracy.

viii."PA." Notes on the development of Parliament.

ix."U." Notes on utopias.

x."Local." Notes on local government.

xi."Govt." Notes on the functions of government. With a newspaper cutting on trade rivalry with Germany inserted.

xii.Notes on factory legislation, labour etc.

xiii."Gild." Notes on craft guilds. With several Bodleian slips inserted.

xiv.Notes on economics, mainly in the 18th/19th C. With 5 loose leaves of AMS notes inserted. 1896.

xv."MER." Notes on Mercantilism.

20. Quarto notebook of notes taken by Hubert Howard in 6 of AS's "Political and Social Questions" lectures. Nov. 1891.

21. Material originally contained in the boxed marked "Korpora."

[This material appears to have been kept separately from the main bulk of the material on Political and Social Questions. The "E.L. Morgan" list mentioned a lecture "largely on Maitland" being in this box - this appears to be absent. The list also refers to "two lectures in readable form which give a reasonably clear idea of ALS's general views on political and social questions just before the war." It is not entirely clear as to what material this refers to.]

i. TS draft/script for a paper on Trusts. 19L.

[This refers to Maitland's work, but is by no means "largely on Maitland."]

ii. AMS draft of the above. 19L.

iii.Copy of The Commonwealth [a Christian journal] Feb. 1914. Contains a review by AS of J.N. Figgis' Churches In The Modern State.

iv. AMS drafts of the above. 24L.

[This piece also makes mention of Maitland.]

v. Incomplete AMS draft of a lecture on corporations. 9L. A note by Mrs. Smith [?] suggests this may have been delivered at Girton.

vi. Large number of loose and bundles of leaves of AMS notes, mainly on corporations, trusts, state intervention etc.

vii. Newspaper cutting. n.d. Article "The Great Adventure," about the nature of the State.

viii. Newspaper cutting. n.d. Article "The Road to Anarchy," about State authority.

ix. Cutting from The Nation n.d. Letter about the liability of corporations.

x. Cutting from The Times n.d. Letter from Ernest Barker about Lord Hugh Cecil's theories of sovereignty.

xi. Cutting from The Times 2 Sept. 1913. Reporting a speech by Lord Haldane on "Law and Ethics."

xii. Cutting from The Times 6 April 1914. Article about Post Office wages.

xiii. Envelope marked "Girton Lecture."

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