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Barbara Ward (Baroness Jackson) papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS211
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.

Dates

  • 1929-1981

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Extent

20.75 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Biographical note

Barbara Ward, Baronness Jackson (born May 23, 1914, York, Eng.—died May 31, 1981, Lodsworth), was a British economist and writer. After studying economics at the University of Oxford, she became a writer and editor at The Economist (from 1939). She married Robert Jackson in 1950. She was an influential adviser to the Vatican, the UN, and the World Bank, and she wrote numerous articles and books on the worldwide threat from poverty among less-developed countries (she advocated the transfer of wealth from rich to poor countries) and the importance of conservation; her books, which reached a wide audience, included The Rich Nations and the Poor Nations (1962), Spaceship Earth (1966), Only One Earth (with René Dubos, 1972), and Progress for a Small Planet (1980).

[Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica]
Title
Barbara Ward (Baroness Jackson) papers
Status
in_progress
Author
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Description rules
local practice
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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