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Robinson, Joan Violet, 1903 - 1983 (née Maurice, economist)

 Person

Dates and places

1903-83 St. Paul's School; Girton College, Cambridge

Relationships

Married E.A.G. Robinson, 1926.

Other information

Held several posts in Economics at the University of Cambridge, including: assistant lecturer (1931-7), lecturer (1937-49), reader (1949-65) and Professor (1965-71).

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

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Assorted papers relating to research on buffer stocks, 1953 - 1963

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/2/14
Scope and Contents

The file includes United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation publications, 1950s; lecture notes by RFK, 1956; undated autograph manuscript notes by J. V. Robinson; autograph letters signed from St Clare Grondona, 1958-9; and comments by J. E. Meade on the manuscript, 26 May 1958.

Dates: 1953 - 1963
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B. Schefold: 'Kahn on Malinvaud'

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/14/106
Scope and Contents

The file contains two photcopies of an undated typescript. One copy is annotated by RFK, the other by Joan Robinson.

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'Buffer stocks', 1950 - 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/2/10
Scope and Contents

The file contains drafts of chapters I-III and V of 'Buffer stocks' (commissioned by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation while RFK was working in Geneva), made up of autograph manuscript and copy typescript pages interleaved, the majority of the autograph manuscript pages in the hand of J. V. Robinson.

Dates: 1950 - 1955
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Correspondence 1938 - 1947, 1938 - 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/NK/3/9
Scope and Contents

Writers include A. Cairncross, E. H. Carr, A. M. Carr-Saunders, H. Clay, G. D. H. Cole, H. Dalton, A. G. Hart, H. Henderson, J. Hicks, F. Leontinoff, F. Machlup, H. O. Meredith, W. B. Reddaway, L. Robbins, J. V. Robinson, L. Rostas, G. Findlay Shirras, R. Stone, F. W. Taussig and F. Zeuthen. The letters are arranged in 2 bundles comprising:- 1. 1938-43; 2. 1943-7.

Dates: 1938 - 1947
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Correspondence between Joan Robinson and Marjorie Turner, 1977 - 1982

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0272/JVR/P/3/13
Scope and Contents

To request this document please use call mark: Misc. 30/16/13.

Dates: 1977 - 1982
 Sub-Series

Correspondence between Joan Robinson and RFK, 1930 - 1981

 Sub-Series
Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/13/90
Scope and Contents

c. 1000 letters from Joan Robinson to RFK, 1930-81, and 17 letters from RFK to Robinson, 1932-40 (some letters are undated). Several photographs and letters from others were found bundled with this correspondence and are listed in the descriptions of individual files.

Dates: 1930 - 1981
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Correspondence with Dennis H. Robertson, 1912 - 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/L/R
Scope and Contents This file includes several letters exchanged with D.H. Robertson as well as the following enclosures: 1 autograph letter, signed from A.C. Pigou to J.M. Keynes, undated [c.1916]; 1 autograph letter, signed from Dennis Robertson to Tom Marshall, 2 October 1926; 1 carbon typed letter from Dennis Robertson to Archie Rose, 18 October 1926; 1 autograph letter, signed from Archie Rose to J.M. Keynes, 2 November 1926; 1 sheet of notes by Joan Robinson on the proofs of 'General Theory ... ' 1936....
Dates: 1912 - 1938
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'Dependence of the valuation ratio on the rate of growth', 1964 - 1966

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/2/16
Scope and Contents

The file contains notes and correspondence concerning RFK's ideas on the 'dependence of the valuation ratio on the rate of growth', with contributions from, inter alia, J. V. Robinson, J. E. Meade, F. P. Bretherton, Ajit Singh and D. Champernowne.

Dates: 1964 - 1966
 Sub-Series

Discursive correspondence with colleagues and others after publication, 1936-03 - 1939

 Sub-Series
Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/GTE/2
Scope and Contents

This sub-series covers debates with G. Haberler, R.F. Harrod, R.G. Hawtrey, H. Henderson, R.F. Kahn, S. Kuznets, A. Lerner, B. Ohlin, A.C. Pigou, D.H. Robertson, E.A.G. and J. Robinson.

Dates: 1936-03 - 1939
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Discursive correspondence with colleagues and others before publication, 1931 - 1936-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/GTE/1
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series consists of documents generated during the production of 'General theory of employment, interest and money' by J.M. Keynes, including preparatory notes, correspondence, drafts, proofs and reviews.

Dates: 1931 - 1936-02
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'Economics of the short period', 1933

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/2/7/1
Scope and Contents

This version includes autograph manuscript comments throughout by J. V. Robinson.

Dates: 1933
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GHWR at an exhibition of work by Ramsey and Muspratt, 1930 - 1976

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/GHWR/5/228-34
Scope and Contents Photographs of GHWR at an exhibition of work by Ramsey and Muspratt, 1976, including in conversation with R. F. Kahn, Joan Robinson and Lettice Ramsey; also, portrait photographs of Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf and Angelica Garnett, 1932, GHWR and Norman Higgins, 1930s, all by Ramsey and Muspratt. The photographs were taken mainly Cambridge. Modern reprints, several mounted on card, 16.2 x 12.6 cm (GHWR/5/228, 231), 12.6 x 16.2 cm (GHWR/5/229-30), 26.8 x 21.2 cm (photograph 25 x 19.9 cm)...
Dates: 1930 - 1976
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'Joan' [Joan Robinson], 1937 - 1962

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/NK/3/30/177
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The files have been listed as found.

Dates: 1937 - 1962
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'Joan Robinson', 1960 - 1984

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/NK/3/30/174
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The files have been listed as found.

Dates: 1960 - 1984
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'J[oan] R[obinson]', 1960 - 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/NK/3/30/176
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The files have been listed as found.

Dates: 1960 - 1961
 Series

Joan Robinson, 1930 - 1989

 Series
Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/16
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Joan Robinson and Frank Williamson: 'What has become of employment policy', 1976-07-15

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/14/101
Scope and Contents

The file comprises a photocopied typescript paper.

Dates: 1976-07-15
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Joan Robinson and John Eatwell: 'An introduction to modern economics' (London: McGraw-Hill, 1973), 1974-01-18

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/14/100
Scope and Contents

Inside the volume are an autograph manuscript note by Joan Robinson and an unsigned review from the 'Times Literary Supplement', 18 Jan. 1974.

Dates: 1974-01-18
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'Joan Robinson (correspondence on distribution theory)', 1956 - 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/NK/3/30/175
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

The files have been listed as found.

Dates: 1956 - 1957
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Joan Robinson's FBI file, 1987-11-23 - 1989-02-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/JVR/P/3/20
Scope and Contents

The file comprises a photocopy of censored pages from Joan Robinson's FBI file, and correspondence with the FBI and CIA regarding the declassification and release of their records.
To request this document please use call mark: Misc. 30/16/20.

Dates: 1987-11-23 - 1989-02-06
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Letter to Rosamond Lehmann, 1944-10-03

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0272/RNL/2/517
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed.

Dates: 1944-10-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Some items contain sensitive personal information and are closed to researchers under the terms of the Data Protection Act (1998). A request to view these items must be made in writing to the Archivist who will discuss with the researcher the possibilities for obtaining the written permission of the author. A statement to this effect is given with each closed file.
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'Malinvaud on Keynes: review article', in 'Cambridge Journal of Economics', Vol. 1, 1977, pp. 375-88, 1977 - 1978

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/1/53
Scope and Contents

The file contains a photocopied typescript of Malinvaud's second Marshall Lecture, May 1978; autograph manuscript notes taken by RFK; an off-print of the article; correspondence with Kurt Rothschild after publication, 1978; and notes by J. V. Robinson.

Dates: 1977 - 1978
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Papers by Joan Robinson, 1932 - 1981

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/RFK/14/99
Scope and Contents The file comprises:- 'Economics is a serious subject' (Cambridge: W. Heffer and Son, 1932);- off-print 'Imperfect competition and falling supply price', from 'Economic Journal', Vol. XLII, No. 168, Dec. 1932;- off-print 'A parable on savings and investment', from 'Economica', Feb. 1933;- 'The economics of imperfect competition' (London: Macmillan, 1933) with, inside, photocopied typed letters signed from John Maynard Keynes to C. R. Fay and G. Shove and from C. R. Fay to...
Dates: 1932 - 1981
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Papers by Joan Robinson, 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/NK/1/87
Scope and Contents

Off-print of 'Euler's theorem and the problem of distribution' from 'Economic Journal' Vol. XLIV, No.175, Sept. 1934, and a roneo typescript 'A model of accumulation', undated. Both written and annotated by JVR.

Dates: 1934
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