Correspondence and related papers reflecting his career as professor, University of California, and as economist with the
League of Nations, Carnegie Endowment and other institutions; manuscripts of books, articles and lectures; a few personal
papers and diaries.
John Bell Condliffe, internationally famed economist and professor of the University of California, was born on Dec. 23, 1891,
in Melbourne, Australia. Educated in New Zealand, he received his B. A. degree in 1914 and his M. A. in 1915 from Canterbury
College. During this period he also worked in the Customs Department and later as statistician in the government Statistician's
office. In 1916 he became lecturer in economics at Canterbury College. After serving in World War I with the New Zealand Division,
he attended Cambridge University as a Sir Thomas Gresham Research student. Upon his return to New Zealand in 1920 he became
professor of economics at Canterbury College, serving until 1926. In 1925 he attended the Institute of Pacific Relations'
first conference, held in Honolulu, as a delegate from New Zealand. He presented his doctoral dissertation, "Industrial Revolution
in the Far East", in 1927 and obtained his D. Sc. (Economics) in 1928.
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