This test site contains Harrod's correspondence, 1919-39, his
unpublished essays and the articles for newspapers he wrote in the
same period, and the editorial apparatus giving context and
explaining how the original documents have been edited, and some
The editorial apparatus consists of:
- A description of the aims of
an electronic edition of papers and correspondence.
- An explanation of the features and
limitations of the present electronic edition.
- a General
- an Editorial
Introduction (describing in broad lines the contents of the
repositories where Harrod's papers are preserved, the problems the
editor had to face, and the solutions adopted)
- the list of symbols
used, and of the abbreviations
for libraries and repositories.
- the acknowledgements -
these are not just a matter of kindness: here the user will find a
list of the copyright
owners, which is necessary in case one would like to cite or
further reproduce any of these documents.
- the notes to each document, divided in source notes (indicated
by letters) and editorial notes (indicated by numbers)
- a navigation apparatus relating to each document: references
to other documents are active links, and letters are linked to the
letters they answer and are answered by.
- a biographical
register, giving a biographical sketch of the main characters
appearing in this edition (be patient: this is a big file, and may
require some time to load properly).
- the references, including a complete bibliography
of Harrod's own writings, up to 1939 and a list
of other people's writings cited often in the editorial
The documents consist of:
- professional and political
correspondence, written and received by Harrod. Some of
these letters are transcribed in full, the less interesting ones
are only summarized (these are indicated by the letter R, for
"regesto", after their chronological number). There are two
indexed of these letter:
- unpublished essays written
by Harrod, 1924-39 (index)
- Newspapers articles, and
letters to newspapers, 1932-39 (index)
- There is also a list of documents
not found (relating to 1919-39), whose existence is inferred
from published or unpublished sources, and
- a list of personal
and routine correspondence, not included in this edition
(these documents, however, could be of interest for scholars; they
are arranged by repositories).
The bonus materials consist of:
Outside this site, but related to it, there are
- the Roy Harrod
home page, where biographical and bibliographical materials
are posted as well as a number of Harrod's own published
- Daniele Besomi's (the
editor of all the above) home page.