116R. Harrod to C. P. Scott, 9 June 1926 [a]
Harrod has fears and doubts about abandoning the University to take up a post on the Manchester Guardian, although he estimates most highly its value. As his mother is also adverse, he regretfully puts the idea out of his mind. 
Scott replied on 13 June, explaining that the paper "is not run for profit" and asking Harrod to reconsider his position (in HPBL Add 71617/39-40; copy in MGA A/H29/9). On 21 June Scott visited Harrod in Oxford (a letter of 20 June announcing his arrival is filed in HPBL Add. 72763/141), and in a further letter he described the working hours and the salary in connection with the Guardian's appointment, and stressed again that the paper is carried on as a public service and not for profit (21 June 1926, in HPBL Add. 72763/142, copy in MGA 336/173. The letter is partly cited in J. L. Hammond, C. P. Scott of the Manchester Guardian, London: G. Bell & Sons, 1934, pp. 95-96: see letter 331 R).
Harrod remained in touch with Scott. In 1927, probably in reply to a request by Scott, Harrod's suggested the name of David Ayerst for a post at the Manchester Guardian, who was actually offered the job which he accepted (Scott to Harrod, 16 November 1928, in HPBL Add. 71190/80, Cc in MGA A/H29/2; Ayerst to Harrod, 25 December 1928, in HPBL Add. 71190/81-82).
- a. From Christ Church # , one page ALS, in MGA A/H29/8.
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