451. J. M. Keynes to Harrod , 26 June 1935 [a]

[The exchange continues at 453 R, answered by 458 ]

46, Gordon Square, Bloomsbury #

26 June 1935 [1]

My dear Roy,

I am sending you at last galley proofs of almost the whole of my book. From the Table of Contents which I am also enclosing, [2] you will see that you have here the whole thing with the exception of the three concluding chapters.

The copy is a spare one and there is no reason why you should not scribble in the margins any comments which occur to you. I am extremely anxious to know how it strikes you.

The different sections are in different states of revision, and you will find various internal inconsistencies which will have to be put right. Broadly speaking the first six chapters and the last six are in a later stage of revision than the intermediate ones.

Yours ever,

J M Keynes

R. F. Harrod Esq., Christ Church [b] , Oxford.

  1. 1. The letter was originally dated 5 June 1935. The actual date was later corrected in Keynes's hand--not, however, in the Cc in JMK (see source note a to this letter).

    2. The table of content of the General Theory attached to this letter largely corresponds to the one published in Keynes's Collected Writings, vol. XIII, pp. 525-26; however, Keynes had already corrected in his own hand the title of Book IV from "The Propensity to Invest" into "The Inducement to Invest." Later Keynes laid stress on this change: see his letter 465 , [jump to page] .

    1. a. TLS, one page, in HP II-48, CcI in JMK GTE/1/282. Printed in Keynes, Collected Writings, vol. XIII, pp. 526-27, with the date appearing in the Cc in JMK (see note 1 to this letter). The letter encloses a table of contents of the General Theory: TD with autograph corrections, two pages on two sheets, in HP II-49. Reproduced by kind permission of the Provost and Scholars, King's College, Cambridge.

      b. Ts: «Christchurch College».


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