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#472 - Authors: London School of Economics

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Amazing archive from the prestigious university, with letters by Keynes, Shaw, Russell, Wells, and Kipling

Extraordinary collection of over 150 letters, both ALSs and TLSs, addressed to officers of the London School of Economics by dozens of important writers, academics, and intellectuals, largely dating from the last years of World War I through the 1920s. Highlights of the archive include: John Maynard Keynes (1), Ernest Rutherford (1), George Bernard Shaw (1), H. G. Wells (2), Bertrand Russell (9), Rudyard Kipling (2), Edgar Wallace (1), Arthur Balfour (2), John Galsworthy (1), Hillaire Belloc (2), and Max Beerbohm (1). Most are brief responses either accepting or declining invitations to speak, some with more substantial content. Seven of the Bertrand Russell letters are ALSs; one of these, in part: “I have to give an address at about the same time in Liverpool on ‘Mental Freedom in Education,’ which might do. On the other hand I think perhaps you would prefer something less platitudinous & more concerned with actualities, such as ‘Reflections of a Globe-trotting theorist’ or ‘Asia & Europe’ or ‘Internationalism & Finance.’” Keynes is a scarce TLS written while working on A Treatise on Money, in part: “I am at the present time much engaged, partly in connection with a new book.” In overall very good to fine condition. The key autographs mentioned within this collection have been reviewed as authentic, but due to the large quantity a few secretarial and/or printed signatures may be present in the remainder. Interested parties are encouraged to view the collection in person at our offices or call us with specific inquiries, as this collection is sold as-is and no returns will be accepted.

The prestigious London School of Economics was founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb, George Bernard Shaw, and Graham Wallas, with all but Wallas appearing within this collection. As a comprehensive archive of the United Kingdom’s best and brightest, this archive represents an outstanding assemblage of incredibly influential figures in the advancement of knowledge and society during the early part of the 20th century.

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