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Beatrice Webb (1858-1943), Social reformer, economist and diarist

(Martha) Beatrice Webb (née Potter), Baroness Passfield

Sitter in 76 portraits
The author of The Co-operative Movement in Britain (1891) and Factory Acts (1901), Beatrice Webb was, with her husband Sidney, a driving force in socialist intellectual circles at the turn of the century and, like Shaw, a prominent member of the Fabian Society. Among their joint publications are English Local Government (9 volumes, 1906-29) and Soviet Communism: A new Civilization? (1935).