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Marshall, Mary Paley, 1850 - 1944 (economist)


Dates and places

1850-1944 Newnham Hall, Cambridge

Sphere of activity



Married Alfred Marshall, 1877.

Other information

Taught economics at Newnham, 1875-7 and 1885 onwards; founded Marshall library of Economics, Cambridge, 1925; Honorary Assistant Librarian, 1925-44.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Correspondence with Mary Paley Marshall, 1915 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/L/MM
Scope and Contents This file includes several letters exchanged with M.P. Marshall as well as the following enclosures: A. Marshall, 'The pure theory of foreign trade. The pure theory of domestic values' (1st published 1879, reprinted by London School of Economics, 1930); correspondence with Claude Guillebaud and D. Macmillan concerning the Mexican edition of Alfred Marshall's selected writings, 1940; correspondence with Claude Guillebaud concerning J.M. Keynes' co-executorship of M.P. Marshall's will, 1944-5...
Dates: 1915 - 1940

Letters from Mary Marshall to Joan Robinson, 1932 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JVR/7/281
Scope and Contents

Her correspondence comprises 6 letters about 'Economics is a Serious Subject' and 'Economics of Imperfect Competition', the Ajax at Corfe Castle, 'Introduction to the Theory of Employment', Dennis Robertson's portrait and personal matters.

Dates: 1932 - 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Note that reserved items in this series have been removed from the numerical sequence and stored separately in a box with JVR/16.

Papers relating to the memoir of Alfred Marshall, 1893 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/EJ/6/4
Scope and Contents

This file includes correspondence with Mary Paley Marshall, 1924-5; biographical notes; extracts from John Neville Keynes' diary, 1874-83 [transcribed by Florence Keynes, 1924]; transcripts, made 1924, of letters from A. Marshall to W.S. Jevons, 30 July and 8 December 1879; a statement entitled 'The aged poor' by A. Marshall, 5 June 1893; one autograph letter, signed from A. Marshall to J.M. Keynes, 27 July 1922; and letters of comment after publication, 1924-5.

Dates: 1893 - 1925