To the Editors:
When my husband died some three years ago he left a considerable amount of materials concerning a book draft on the rise of social consciousness in Great Britain from 1880-1910. He was particularly concerned with the connections between the new social sciences which defined poverty as a social condition rather than a moral failing, the role of churchmen and women of vision who saw the possibility of an England without poverty, and the settlement houses in which many of the members of the 1906 Liberal Parliament which enacted much of the social reform legislation developed their ideas.
The collection consists of approximately several hundred books, several file drawers full of annotated notes, cross-referenced, chapter drafts, and detailed biographical note cards on the important personages in the development of the changes in British attitudes from 1880 to 1910, especially between 1901-1910. I would like to negotiate their transference, in whole or in part, to some scholar or library which would make use of these papers, etc. It seems a shame just to let them rot. Inquiries concerning further details may be directed to me.
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Hamden, Connecticut 06514