81R. Harrod to J. D. Woodruff, 13 October 1924 [a]

Follows on from 80 R, continues at 82 R. Harrod reports about the issues under discussion at the time of the election. [1] Then he reverts to academic life in Oxford: "Term has begun. I found E[dgeworth]. F. Y. surrounded by and beaming on freshmen in his garret, one of the smallest in Peck. He was certainly in full blast. They wont let him teach in All Souls. But at the same time, wanting him to give it up altogether, they gave him the choice of garret or cellar!" [2] "Lindemann is, as I prophesied [b] , the only person at high table who really stoops to making conversation with me." [3] "I have six lectures a week, including the one at working, which has come off. I have given 2 at w[orking] so far, the last overheard by Davidson from headquarters. [4] He was surprised that I dared to speak of marginal utility but was otherwise content."

  1. 1. The Parliament was dissolved on 9 October 1924, and the new election was called on 2 December.

    2. For Harrod's description of Edgeworth's lectures see letter 106 to Keynes and "L'Université d'Oxford" (Harrod 1937:5 ), pp. 79-80.

    3. On Harrod's conversations with F. A. Lindemann see note 3 to letter 82 R.

    4. John Davidson, organizing secretary of the London Joint Committee of the Workers' Educational Association since 1919.

    1. a. From Christ Church # , four pages ALS, in DWP Box 3 Folder 23.

      b. Ms: «profecied».


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