John Maynard Keynes

Keynes, John Maynard

British economist (1883-1946). Typed letter signed ("JM Keynes"). [London]. 22.06.1925. 4to. 1 page. On stationery with printed address.
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To the secretary of the Nordische Gesellschaft (Nordic Society) in Lübeck; a reply to an invitation to participate in the economic propaganda of the Nordische Gesellschaft whose purpose was to reinforce cultural and political co-operation between Germanic and Scandinavian countries. The Nordische Gesellschaft would become a central institution for Alfred Rosenberg, theorist and ideologue of the Nazi government. Heinrich Himmler was a member of the board of directors. "[...] I fear, however, that the benefits likely to ensue either to your Society or to me from the arrangement you suggest might be too slight for it to be worth our while to enter into a formal arrangement.

My journalistic output is not now very considerable, and since virtually all of it is prepared for publication in 'The Nation', by no means all of it is of interest to European readers generally. Moreover, it would not in general be possible for me to let you have any article sufficiently long in advance of publication in this country for you to be able to arrange for its publication in daily newspapers in Europe until after it had already appeared here. Finally, I already have arrangements for publication of any articles which are suitable to the general European public in 'Wirtschaftsdienst', which, although it is a weekly, might interfere with circulation in daily newspapers in Germany, and also with the 'Neue Freie Presse' of Vienna [...]". - In fine condition; on stationery with printed address..

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Keynes, John Maynard

British economist (1883-1946). Typed letter signed ("J. M. Keynes"). King's College, Cambridge. Small 4to. 1 page.
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To Sir W. D. Ross, Provost of Oxford's Oriel College from 1929 to 1947 and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1941 to 1944, writing shortly after Edvard Beneš's resignation as president of Czechoslovakia and escape to Britain: "I would very readily sign the letter to Dr Benes which you have sent me if it were not that I have already signed a very similar letter drafted by Mr. H. G. Wells on behalf of a certain number of writers, which was delivered to Dr Benes a few days ago. In view of this, perhaps it would be rather a duplication for me to sign a further letter, and I feel that it would be better that I should not do so.

If, knowing the above, you still feel that my signature should be affixed to this letter, I readily give you discretion to add it to the list". - Small folding marks, light foxing..

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Keynes, John Maynard

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John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946), Nationalökonom. Ms. Brief mit e. U. („JMKeynes“). [London], 22. Juni 1925. 1 S. 4°. – An das Sekretariat der „Nordischen Gesellschaft“ in Lübeck: „[...] I fear, however, that the benefits likely to ensue either to your Society or to me from the arrangement you suggest might be too slight for it to be worth our while to enter into a formal arrangement. My journalistic output is not now very considerable, and since virtually all of it is prepared for publication in ‚The Nation’, by no means all of it is of interest to European readers generally. Moreover, it would not in general be possible for me to let you have any article sufficiently long in advance of publication in this country for you to be able to arrange for its publication in daily newspapers in Europe until after it had already appeared here. Finally, I already have arrangements for publication of any articles which are suitable to the general European public in ‚Wirtschaftsdienst’, which, altough it is a weekly, might interfere with circulation in daily newspapers in Germany, and also with the ‚Neue Freie Presse’ of Vienna [...]“. – Kleine Faltspuren, sonst sehr wohlerhalten.