67R. K. M. Lindsay to Harrod, 21 January 1924 [a]




Lindsay is recording the fortnightly meetings of a currency group which meets at Toynbee Hall and includes Hawtrey, Lloyd, Dalton, Spring-Rice, Cannan and Keynes. As they all disagree on simple things, Lindsay finds following the discussions to be an illuminating work. [1] He thus asks if Harrod could give him a brief tutorial on the fundamentals, and if he could recommend a few books for beginners.

  1. 1. These meetings are not mentioned in the most thorough account of the activities of Toynbee Hall (J. A. R. Pimlott, Toynbee Hall. Fifty Years of Social Progress, 1894-1934, London: Dent and Sons, 1935), nor are they recorded in Keynes's appointment diaries.

    At the time, Kenneth Lindsay was benefiting from the Barnett research fellowship at Toynbee Hall: he was enquiring into "The Scholarship and the Free Place Systems" (later published as Social Progress and Educational Waste, London: Routledge, 1926).

    1. a. From Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London # , two pages ALS, with envelope addressed to Christ Church, in KHLM 177.

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