Mary Barnett Gilson Private Papers, 1929-1937 | UNCW Archives and Special Collections Online Database
Davidson, Ronald Conway
Gilson, Mary Barnett
Great Britain--Foreign Relations--1910-1936
Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950
United States--Foreign Relations--1929-1933
Williams, Herbert Geraint
Women economists--Great Britain
Women economists--United States
The first three letters in this collection were written by Ronald C. Davidson, a British economist. Both Gilson and Davidson wrote books and articles for technical publications about unemployment relief. These letters reveal the economic theories under consideration at the time of severe unemployment problems in both countries.
There is also an envelope with a threppance ha'pney [three and a half pennies] stamp which was hand-stamped in Suffolk, England. Davidson’s letters were sent from England, one in 1929 and two in 1933. The first missive was, in part, an autograph letter accompanying a gift copy to Miss Gilson of Davidson’s book, The Unemployed.
Other correspondence in this collection include a letter from Elton Mayo of Harvard University regarding Gilson's complaint of discrimination against women using the library and a letter from Robert Redfield, expressing his agreement that scholars should assume a social responsibility and participate in political activities with objectivity and freedom from emotional conviction.