Horace Belshaw papers.
Scope and Contents
The collection consists principally of various economic papers, including published works; typescripts of published and unpublished works, lecture notes and various other professional papers.
- 1912 - 1962
- Aikman, C.C. (Colin Campbell) (Person)
- Baker, J.V.T. (Person)
- Barrau, Jacques (Person)
- Holmes, Frank (Person)
- Hicks, John (Person)
- Green, W. E. A. (Person)
- Feder, Ernest (Person)
- New Zealand. Department of Statistics (Organization)
- India. Planning Commission (Organization)
- New Zealand. Treasury (Organization)
- Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Organization)
- Pakistan. Ministry of Economic Affairs (Organization)
- Olosega (Organization)
- Wallace, Gunson, Neale and Co (Organization)
- South Pacific Commission (Organization)
- Stace, Vernon Desmond (Person)
- Smith, T. R. (Person)
- Wilson, J. V. (Person)
- Wilson, John Stuart Gladstone (Person)
- Airey, W. T. G. (Person)
- Smith, David, Sir (Person)
- Smith, P. M. (Person)
- Philpott, Bryan (Person)
- Polaschek, R. J. (Person)
- Roberts, Quincy F. (Person)
- Belshaw, Horace (Person)
- Simkin, C. G. F. (Colin George Frederick) (Person)
- McKay, Cyril Gilbert Reeves (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
Horace Belshaw was born in England in 1898. In 1906 his family came to New Zealand settling in Christchurch. Initially, Belshaw trained as a teacher, studying through Canterbury University as an external student. In 1920, he graduated, continued with teaching, married, and studied for his MA, in which he finally gained first class honours.
He was then appointed a tutorial class lecturer on economics at first on the West Coast but later in Timaru. In 1924 he gained an award to study economics at Cambridge under Keynes, and in 1926 successfully presented a PhD thesis.
He was appointed to the newly-created chair of economics at Auckland University College in 1927, which he retained until 1944, when he was appointed Research Secretary to the Institute of Pacific relations. Two years later he became Professor of Agricultural Economics at Davis College in the University of California and also economist at the Giannini Foundation. In 1951 he returned to New Zealand academic life with his appointment as MacCarthy Professor of Economics at Victoria University College in 1951. During this period in Wellington, he played a prominent role in the development of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
In 1959 he retired to Whenuapai and in 1962 he died while visiting Rome.
For a full biography and a list of publications see The economic record, Dec 1962: 498-506.
1.15 metres (7 boxes)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of his son, Professor Cyril Belshaw, 1962.
- American Samoa -- Economic conditions
- Auckland University College -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
- Community development -- Africa
- Cook Islands -- Economic conditions
- Economic development
- Hastings (N.Z.) -- History
- Manua Islands (American Samoa)
- Murupara (N.Z.) -- Economic conditions
- New Zealand -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
- New Zealand -- Foreign relations -- Pacific Area
- Oceania -- Economic conditions
- Reconstruction (1939-1951)
- South Pacific Commission
- Swains Island (American Samoa)
- Vanuatu -- Economic conditions
- Victoria University College (Wellington, N.Z.) -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
- Inventory of the papers of Horace Belshaw, 1912 -1962.
- Michael Coleman
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