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TitlePublications: Keynes Edition
Ref NoRES/9
LevelSeries
Date1919-1992
DescriptionFiles on the 'Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes', a wholly RES funded publication embarked on in 1954 to commemorate Keynes as an outstanding economist, and also as a former RES President, Secretary and Economic Journal editor. It was published gradually in 30 volumes between 1971-1990.
Includes publishing agreements, copyright negotiations, minutes of the meetings of the Keynes Memorial Committee and Keynes Edition Committee, policy files, translations and foreign rights (particularly in the USA), royalty calculations and other financial papers, research for the Edition, discussion of bibliographies, correspondence with members of the Keynes family, correspondence with publishers and general administration. Files were mostly kept by Austin Robinson and Donald Winch and date from after Keynes's death in 1945. There are no original papers from the period of Keynes's life, although there are photocopies of his will and of his original publishing agreements which date from 1919-1945.
Related material:
Hardback and paperback copies of the Keynes Edition can be found in section 14.
System of Arrangement:
Files on the same topic have been grouped under the same sub-number as follows:
File references beginning with 9/1 are legal agreements; 9/2 are on copyright matters; 9/3 are minutes of committee meetings and policy files; 9/4 are concerned with the Keynes Edition in North America, including copyright issues; 9/5 are about translation rights, with some general files and others grouped by language; 9/6 are on royalties and other financial matters; 9/7 are on administration and general correspondence between the editors; 9/8 are on research for the edition, particularly tracing letters; 9/9 are on bibliographies of Keynes's work; 9/10 are correspondence files with members of the Keynes family; 9/11 are correspondence files with publishers; 9/12 relate to commemorative events for Keynes and other Keynes-related publications which the RES was involved with.
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