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THE HARROD-WOODRUFF COLLECTION
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Woodruff to Harrod, 1922:"your glory of a double first"
June, 1922 - September 21, 1922

DESCRIPTION: 1 Printed Oxford Voting Paper and 6 ALS from DW to RH which refer totrip to France, DW's Essay Society paper, RH's double first on exams, DW's exams, philosophy, finance, religious prejudice in job advertisements, RH's lunch w/Keynes & study at Cambridge

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Woodruff to Harrod, 1922: "...heaviest week I remember"
October 3, 1922 - December 4, 1922

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALS & 2 PCS from DW to RH refer to school news, e.g. Essay Society, Liberal Club, All Souls, Viva exams, & DW's election as President of Oxford Union Club. Also mention DW's illness, propose mutual visits, & discuss gifts for Basil Murray's wedding.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Woodruff to Harrod, 1923: "...where to apply myself..."
January 14, 1923 - December, 1923

DESCRIPTION: 8 ALS & 1 PCS refer to philosophy, exams, Liberal Club, Library Committee, Oxford Union Club, Essay Society, All Souls, debating, DW's teaching & DW's search for occupation. Also refer to RH's trips to Germany & Rome & his friendship with a married woman

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Woodruff to Harrod, 1924: "In full swing of debating"
March 10, 1924 - December 13, 1924

DESCRIPTION: 6 ALS & 1 PCS which focus largely on DW's travel to America (especialy NY, PA, SC, GA, OH, IN, IL & NV) and Canada as part of Oxford Union's Debating Team with Chris Hollis & Malcolm MacDonald & his relief at being "saved the degradation of mere work."

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Woodruff to Harrod, 1925: "Hectic, but entertaining..."
January 28, 1925 - July 15, 1925

DESCRIPTION: 1 cartoon (a caricature of DW, Hollis, & MacDonald) & 4 ALS referring to debating in CO, CA, TX, OK, HI, British Columbia, Fiji, & Australia. Discusses Jesuits in Australia, Australia's proposed tariffs & need for immigrants, & HI's rapid development.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Woodruff to Harrod, 1926: "I am still at hack work"
January 6, 1926 - September 5, 1926

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS which refer to visits, mutual friends, DW's paper on "Inter Altered Debts Since 1700," RH's article on F. R. B.[sic], RH's trip to Italy, and DW's work at The Times. DW also discusses Canadian elections and America's Federal Reserve System.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Woodruff to Harrod, 1927-28: "I wrote two leaders..."
November 8, 1927 - September, 1928

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS from DW to RH refer to visits, trips, & DW's work. DW replies to letter RH sent criticizing an article about German economic policy in The Times. DW plans to show Oxford to some German Catholics. Includes typed travel brochure DW sent to RH.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Woodruff to Harrod, 1929-30: "I apologize."
June 13, 1929 - February 20, 1930

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS. 2 ALS refer to supposed insult DW made of RH's work, terming "academia" a "life in trifling details." DW apologizes, but objects to RH's characterization of him as "not being mellow." 3rd ALS refers to RH's appointment to Bodleian Library Comm.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Woodruff to Harrod, 1932-33: "I am engaged..."
November 7, 1932 - June 7, 1933

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS from DW which refer to mutual visits, a friend's praise of RH, RH's book, and, most notably, DW's engagement to Marie Acton, "the granddaughter of the historian whom we both have read," and the daughter of Lord Acton.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Woodruff to Harrod, 1936-46: "The Tablet will review"
September 5, 1936 - February 11, 1946

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS, 1 TLS from DW which discuss DW's work & position on The Tablet, RH's book, The Trade Cycle, & DW's resignation from the BBC. Also refers to DW's move to Reading, his illness, RH's Spectator piece, the League of Nations, & Walter Layton.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Mia Woodruff to Lady Harrod, 1978:"I share your sorrow"
March 10, 1978

DESCRIPTION: ALS from MW to BH: "Yesterday Douglas heard of Roy's death over the 1 o'clock news & was going to dictate a letter to me--But he died at 4 o'clock...I like to think of them meeting again and renewing the old friendship--which meant so much to Douglas..."

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