This is the first of a three-volume work constituting a comprehensive, scholarly edition of the correspondence of the English economist, Alfred Marshall (1842–1924), one of the leading figures in the development of economics and the founder of the Cambridge School of Economics. The edition fills a long-standing gap in the history of economic thought with hitherto unpublished material. Students will find it a basic resource for understanding the development of economics and other social sciences in the period since 1870. In particular, it provides much new information about Marshall's views on economic, social and political issues, his struggles to promote the teaching of economics at the University of Cambridge, and his relations with colleagues in Cambridge and elsewhere. Marshall's letters are notable for their frankness and spontaneity.
• First volume of the complete correspondence of the most important economist of the 19th century • Letters offer insights into the man who systematized modern economics • Correspondence reflects Marshall's broad learning, interests, and insight
Acknowledgements; General introduction; Editorial practices; Alfred Marshall: a sketch; Abbreviations; List of manuscript collections; Biographical register; Chronology 1842–90; List of letters reproduced in Volume 1; Letters 1–332; Appendix I. Marshall's family; Appendix II. Bristol testimonials; Appendix III. Foxwell's initiative; Appendix IV. The 1889 debate; Appendix V. Is London healthy?