83R. F. Y. Edgeworth to
Harrod , 1 December 1924
that Harrod is interested in international trade theory and supposing
that he is familiar with economic history, sends Harrod a book and
invites him to review it for the Economic Journal.
- 1. The first
book Harrod reviewed for the Economic Journal was Free Trade and
Peace in the Nineteenth Century, by Helen Bosanquet (Harrod
1925:1 ). This was
Harrod's first contribution to a learned Journal. Several years
later, he suggested to M. F. Scott, who was preparing the
bibliography of Harrod's writings for his Festschrift volume (W.
A. Eltis, M. F. Scott and J. N. Wolfe, Induction, Growth and
Trade. Essays in Honour of Sir Roy Harrod, 1970), that "my first
review, on which Edgeworth complimented me, should have a
mention"; he further added: "I have just re-read this 3 page
review. I think it is as good as anything I have ever written--and
better than most things. Read it!" (Harrod to Scott, 2 November
1968, in HP IV-E, Box 33). Edgeworth's letter was not found among
Harrod's papers; it is however cited in H. Phelps Brown's "Sir Roy
Harrod: A Biographical Memoir" (1980), p. 13: "I thought your
review was most excellent. It was exactly what we wanted."
- a. From
All Souls College, Oxford, ALS, two pages, with envelope
addressed to Christ Church, in KHLM 150.
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