30R. R. H. Dundas to Harrod, 3 August 1922 [a]

Dundas stresses that the decision to accept or reject the offer of a lectureship by Christ Church is ultimately Harrod's. [1] Dundas discusses how Harrod should spend the time accorded by the College to become familiar with economics --in particular, he suggests that King's College is a better scheme than London. [2]

  1. 1. This remark suggests that Harrod was tempted by an immediate career at the Bar on his way to the Parliament: see letters 24 R and 25 .

    2. Harrod was granted two terms abroad to complete his formation in Economics. He spent them at King's College in Cambridge, where he studied under the guidance of Keynes (see letter 28 R; Harrod's visit to Keynes was discussed beforehand with Dundas: Dundas to Harrod, 28 July 1922 , in KHLM 149), and in Berlin, where he attended lectures of Prof. Bonn and Melchior Palyi at the Handelshochschule.The sojourn in Cambridge is described in Harrod, Life of John Maynard Keynes, 1951, pp. 317-30. Keynes was "delighted" that Harrod decided to go to Cambridge ( letter of 15 August , in KHLM 3), and suggested that Harrod got in touch with Clapham for a room in College (a letter from Clapham of 7 September 1922 concerning Harrod's accommodation at King's is preserved in KHLM 148). A number of letters to and from Harrod's friends provide further details, and are summarized in the sequel: see in particular letters 39 R and 41 R on Cambridge, and 48 R, 51 R, 56 R and 58 R regarding the experience in Germany.

    1. a. From Laurel Hill, Stirling # , ALI, three pages, in HPBL Add. 72728/165-66.


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