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Jevons, Herbert Stanley, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 HERONS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Herbert Stanley Jevons Papers

Short Title: Jevons, Herbert Stanley, papers

Creation date(s): 1895-1963

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.667 cubic metres (24 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Herbert Stanley Jevons


Administrative/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).


Scope and content/abstract: 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.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: published works; unpublished works; articles; correspondence; material on various subjects; correspondence; Abyssinia; and miscellaneous (1st group); published works, unpublished works, geological material, articles, etc.; files of correspondence (2nd group); correspondence; and miscellanea (3rd group).

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

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: 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.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Abyssinian Association | Records and correspondence
Anglo-Ethiopian Society | Records and correspondence
Economic development
Economists | Archives | Wales
Ethiopia | History
Jevons, H. Stanley, | b. 1875 | Archives
Keynes, John Maynard, | 1883-1946 | Correspondence

Personal names
Haile Selassie I , 1892-1975 , Emperor of Ethiopia
Jevons , H. Stanley (Herbert Stanley) , b. 1875
Keynes , John Maynard , 1883-1946

Corporate names
Abyssinian Association
Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Ethiopia ()
London (England)
Wales ()

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