210R. J. M. Wyllie to Harrod,
18 May 1931
suggestion, Wyllie asks Harrod to supply a definition for the entry
"member bank" for the Oxford English Dictionary.
- 1. Harrod
supplied a definition, a suggestion about the possible future of
the word and a quotation (Wyllie to Harrod, 20 May 1931, in HPBL
Add. 71190/159). On 29 July Wyllie wrote again, indicating he had
added a quotation from Keynes to the definition originally
supplied by Harrod (in KHLM 227 ).
A quotation from Keynes's Treatise on Money (Collected
Writings, vol. V, p. 8) was printed in the 1933 supplement of
the Oxford English Dictionary. Harrod's help was acknowledged on
p. vi of the "Preface to the Supplement". On 11 September 1932,
Harrod pointed out a mistake in the definition, which could
therefore be avoided in the Supplement (letter not found, cited in
Wyllie to Harrod, 23 September 1932, in HP IV-C/B-1).
Wyllie wrote again a year later, asking for a definition of
"reflation" (see letter
256 R), and again in 1933 concerning entries on "gold" and
"autarky" (letter 310
- a. From
the Oxford English Dictionary, Old Ashmolean, Broad
Street # , ALS, one page, in HPBL Add.
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