This collection represents the interest of Gillian Hawtin’s father, George Hawtin, who was one of the early supporters of the Labour Movement in London. The collection has a range of works concerning the Socialist Movement and economic history. The collection has: c.3700 books, c.15 18th century items, 1300 19th century items.
The collection prefix before the call number is: Hawtin.
Ursula Gillian Hawtin (1926-1994) was awarded from UCC in Arts II the Henry Hutchinson Literary Scholarship in English and BA in History from UCC. Originally she was to have entered a religious order upon her return to England but this appears not to have transpired. She lived in Wimbledon in London. Gillian Hawtin became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1964 and was an Associate of the Royal Historical Society 1969-1975. In 1990 her postnomials were: U.G Hawtin, BA, PhD, FSAScot, FRSAI.
George Hawtin (1874-1953) was a bookseller in St Mark's Place, Wimbledon Hill, SW 12.