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Manuscripts - Fiction

Identifier: 916

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Through her many books and lectures, and as an adviser to statesmen, British economist Barbara Ward (later Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth) influenced the thinking of a generation in such matters as aid to underdeveloped countries, the global environment, and the plight of the world's poor. Her papers deal with these and similar concerns, and consist of correspondence, diaries, and manuscripts, including those of Only One Earth (1972) and Progress for a Small Planet (1979). Besides letters by Willy Brandt, Indira Gandhi, Philip Noel-Baker, and Malcolm Muggeridge, the most significant ones are by Ward herself, consisting of some 700 written to her mother over a 40-year period. The collection also contains numerous letters to her from her husband, Comdr. Sir Robert Jackson.


  • From the Collection: 1929 - 1981

Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 20.75 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 9

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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