523. J. M. Keynes to Harrod , 19 February 1936 [a]

King's College, Cambridge #

19 February 1936

My dear Roy,

I am very glad to hear that you are turning your mind in a constructive direction, and I am very much in favour of your doing something on the Trade Cycle. [1] My stuff is deliberately in the nature of prolegomena; and except where people differ fundamentally that is how I hope it will be used.

I would have written sooner [b] , but we have been so overwhelmingly occupied with the Ibsen preparations. [2] Your cousin Jean is going to be splendid, I think, as Rebecca and Hedda. [3] We are now in our first week at Cambridge and are moving to the Criterion on March 2nd for at least six weeks.

Yours ever,

J M Keynes

Jean gave a beautiful performance of Rebecca last night.

R.F. Harrod Esq., Christ Church, Oxford.

  1. 1. Harrod, The Trade Cycle ( 1936:8 ).

    2. The Arts Theatre in Cambridge, recently opened, had in program an Ibsen season. Keynes had provided an unsigned introduction to the programme. See The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes (1971-89), vol. XXVIII, pp. 326-28.

    3. Jean Forbes-Robertson, daughter of Sir Johnston Forbes Robertson. Her appearance is mentioned in Harrod's Life of J. M. Keynes (1951), p. 475.

    1. a. TLS with autograph addition, one page, in HP II-61. Envelope addressed to Christ Church. Reproduced by kind permission of the Provost and Scholars, King's College, Cambridge.

      b. Ts: «writtensooner».


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