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'Who built the bandwagon? A study of the founders of the Colonial Society of 1868': D.Phil. dissertation

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 8

Scope and Contents

A D.Phil. dissertation in History for the University of California, San Diego, 335 pages.


  • Creation: 1993


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Biographical / Historical

Edward James Beasley was born on 25 November 1964 at La Mesa, California. He attended the University of California, San Diego (B.A., 1985; M.A., 1989; Ph.D., 1993), and worked there as a teaching assistant for the Revelle College Humanities Writing Program, 1986-1990 and 1991-1993, and in the History Department, 1990-1991.


.01 cubic metre(s) (1 volume) : paper

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Former / Other Reference

MSS 11

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Edward James Beasley, 1993.


Edward Beasley has published two books, with indexes, expanding on the work begun in his dissertation: 'Empire as the triumph of theory: imperialism, information and the Coloniel Society of 1868' (2004) and 'Mid-Victorian imperialists: British gentlemen and the empire of the mind' (2005). The first surveys the early membership of the Colonial Society, showing that a surprising proportion were writers; the second looks in greater depth at different groups of these writers and the various themes on which they wrote.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Beasley, Edward James, b 1964, historian

Includes index.


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