Fonds GB 0210 HERONS - Herbert Stanley Jevons Papers,

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Herbert Stanley Jevons Papers,


  • 1895-1963 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.667 cubic metres (24 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Herbert Stanley Jevons (1875-1955) was Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, Cardiff, Glamorgan. His father was the mathematician William Stanley Jevons (1835-1882). Herbert Stanley Jevons was the first Secretary of the Abyssinian Association and the first treasurer of the Anglo-Ethiopian Society. He corresponded extensively with John Maynard Keynes. His publications include Material for Economic Equality in the Cooperative Commonwealth (1933).

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mrs Rosamond K├Ânekamp, Newport, Pembrokeshire, daughter of Herbert Stanley Jevons, 1962, 1965, and by Emeritus Professor R. D. Collinson Black, Belfast, 1977.

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Scope and content

Papers mainly relating to the published work of Herbert Stanley Jevons, 1895-1963, correspondence on overseas development, coal and economics, 1909-1949; correspondence on housing in Wales, 1912-1914; papers relating to Ethiopia, 1935-1955, including correspondence with Emperor Haile Selassie I, 1937-1953; letters between Herbert Stanley Jevons and John Maynard Keynes, 1930-1936.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: published works; unpublished works; articles; correspondence; material on various subjects; correspondence; Abyssinia; and miscellaneous (1st group); published works, unpublished works, geological material, articles, etc.; files of correspondence (2nd group); correspondence; and miscellanea (3rd group).

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Usual copyright regulations apply

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Herbert Stanley Jevons Papers; New Advent website(, viewed 20 February 2003; Turnbull website (, viewed 20 March 2003; and Jevons family website (, viewed 20 March 2003; Jevons website (, viewed 20 March 2003; John Maynard Keynes website (, viewed 20 March 2003.

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