25. H. F. Scott-Stokes to Harrod, 28 May 1924



28 May 1924

My dear Roy,

it is good & noble of you to trouble with the piece at all in the midst of so much - tho' I flatter myself it may be some relief to read something so obviously written with a zest and not of necessity.

It would be very friendly if you would send it to the Routledge man - of course I am free to revise & omit ad lib. for publication. I don't see why it shouldn't make a little book like Uncle Jack's `Daedalus' (Kegan Paul) [identified by Susannah Tarbush as Haldane, J. B. S. R. Daedalus or Science and the Future], tho' one can scarcely hope to rival his encyclopaedic irreverence - it is seriously intended as all part of the same campaign of deicide, addressed to those who sit in darkness - there is more bigotry & superstition still at large in the world than one would believe; & I think I am justified in the opinion that the WEA public would be able to `stud it out' quite comfortably.

Jacob I knew of, but not G.Catlin. I hope J's coming means more economics & less antiquarianism for you?

I am well but over-busy - of the two standing hours [? CSS], either that three other people shall be doing one's work, or that one shall be doing three other people's, I am at the moment impaled upon the second, generally speaking preferable to the first, a little while & I've to waste much labour justifying my practices to them. You will see me when you can come here, till then I am dead - make it just before next term if you can.



I have just got a pension of 40 guineas out of the M. of P. - merely tardy justice, not an indication of decay

  1. 1. British Library, Harrod Collection, Folder Add. 71613, fols.11-12 (transcribed by Charity Scott Stokes)

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