800. Harrod to J. Marschak , 6 August 1938 [a]
[Follows on from 788 , answered by 822 ]
Garrards Farm, Uffington, Berks. 1
6 August 1938
I hoped that as I wrote this out,  means of giving empirical check to the theory could suggest themselves. I fear that this has not been the case. The relations which can be empirically measured even by the most refined methods are so crude by comparison with a theory of this sort, and that despite the fact that I have presented it in an extremely simple form, and by reasoning in which there is only one step. But I confess that I havent really given my mind on the verification aspect.
If you can do so, without unduly encumbering your time and exhausting your energy, I should be very grateful if you could read through this and consider it from the point of view of verification. We might then be in a position to talk over possibilities. But dont bother with it if you are already over-worked. In this case you might return it to me at once, since I am short of copies, and I shall let you have it back later.
I hope health is good and that you have not been carried by those administrative problems, which, I feel sure, will ultimately be solved in a way advantageous to yourself. I have just been reading the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini.  You might look at it as a warning! I think you have a touch of the Cellini in your composition!
2. B. Cellini, The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, with a prefatory note by R. H. H. Cust, London: Navarre, 1935.
- a. ALS, one page, in JMP 1275, Box 147, folder H.
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