797R. Harrod to G. D. A.
28 July 1938
rumours that MacDougall was wavering about his paper for the British
Association, Harrod encourages him to jot down a few notes and
explains that his speech was meant to supplement Shove's and Hall's
contributions on costs.
- 1. A letter
from MacDougall posted on 29 July crossed Harrod's letter in the
mail, explaining that he was worried about his paper and hated to
miss the opportunity Harrod gave him, and therefore regretfully
decided to withdraw it. Harrod wrote back on 1 August hoping that
MacDougall would change his mind. On 1 August, MacDougall wrote
that he accepted Harrod's suggestion (Harrod's postcard and drafts
of MacDougall's letters are in MD). MacDougall's speech on
"Overhead Cost and Economic Welfare" was delivered on 23 August,
after Shove's paper on "The Interpretation and Allocation of
Costs" and Hall's "The Business View of the Relation between Price
and Cost": see British Association, Report of the Annual Meeting,
1938, London, pp. 456-57.
- a. From
Christ Church # , ALS, two pages on one leaf, in MD
(not classified), photocopy in HP (NC).
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