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Keynes, John Neville (1852–1949) logician, economist, and university administrator Sidgwick, Eleanor Mildred (1845-1936) Principal of Newnham College Cambridge
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Letter from J. N. Keynes to Nora Sidgwick

Sends Nora what he has written for the Economic Journal [not included]; it is very kind of her to agree to read it before it is published, and he will be grateful for any suggestions. Refers to the alterations he has made in the light of the notes she sent him.

Explains that the course of lectures referred to by Professor Mandello [see 104/74] is a course on philosophy and sociology, delivered by Henry Sidgwick in the Easter term of 1896. When Mandello was in Cambridge he dined with them and afterwards called on them; does not know or remember enough about him 'to have any reliable view as to the value of his opinion.' Also does not know anything about the Institut de sociologie of which Mandello speaks; undertakes to find out more if he can. Does not know who is the best person to consult about the desirability of publishing Henry's course of lectures on sociology. Returns Mandello's letter.

Keynes, John Neville (1852–1949) logician, economist, and university administrator

Letter from J. N. Keynes to Nora Sidgwick

Writes on the death of Henry Sidgwick, which has come as a great shock, despite his being in some measure prepared. Besides the personal loss he feels, he grieves 'that so much work that can ill be spared has been left unfinished'. Refers to the debt he owes Henry, and to his gratefulness for his kindness, his wise guidance, intellectual stimulus, and his ideal of duty. Says he had no other friend in Cambridge who has done for him as much as Henry has done. Trusts that in returning to her work in Cambridge Nora will find occupation for her thoughts that will prevent her from dwelling too much on her loss, but fears that even in her work that loss will ever be forcing itself on her attention. Adds that his wife joins him in sending sympathy to Nora.

Keynes, John Neville (1852–1949) logician, economist, and university administrator

Letter from J.N. Keynes to Nora Sidgwick

Believes that the British Association address, The Scope and Method of Economic Science should be republished 'in any volume of collected essays' by Henry Sidgwick. States that part of the book goes over the same ground, 'but not quite in the same way', and declares that 'in the address many of the points are put exceptionally well.' Adds that he has not yet had time to consider her suggestions with regard to the final sheets, but undertakes to write again if on any point he is not in agreement with her.

Keynes, John Neville (1852–1949) logician, economist, and university administrator

Letter from J.N. Keynes to Nora Sidgwick

States that he has 'carefully compared the Contemporary [Review] article with The [Principles of] Political Economy', and concludes that it should be republished. Remarks that, in preparing the second edition of Political Economy Henry 'made use of the material contained in the article, and two or three pages are reproduced almost in the same form.' Adds, however, that he cannot find part of the article in the book at all, and that the arrangement is different, 'so that the treatment as a whole does not give quite the same impression.' States that the Economic Journal article does not overlap with the Political Economy at all, and should unquestionably be republished.' Undertakes to send back the two articles to Nora.

Keynes, John Neville (1852–1949) logician, economist, and university administrator