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Leacock, Stephan Butler. Papers
.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center
Stephan Butler Leacock (1869-1944), economist and humorist. This collection contains a humorous essay on the University of Chicago, a paper on Prussian taxation, notes from a course in U. S. financial history, and a thesis on the subject of laissez-faire.
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Stephen Butler Leacock (1869-1944) has been called the greatest humorist of his age. Born in England and raised in Canada, Leacock was graduated from the University of Toronto in 1891. In 1903, he was awarded a Ph. D. in Economics by the University of Chicago. During the remainder of his life, Leacock taught at McGill University in Montreal and was an economist for the London Times. His numerous stories and sketches created his reputation as a humorist.
This collection contains a humorous essay on the University of Chicago, a paper on Prussian taxation, notes from a course in U. S. financial history, and a thesis on the subject of laissez-faire.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
|Box 1 Folder 1|
"My Recollections of Chicago" Ms
|Box 1 Folder 2|
"Recent Reform in Prussian Taxation"
|Box 1 Folder 3|
Notes on course-U. S. Financial History
|Box 1 Folder 4|
Photocopy; Thesis "The Doctrine of Laissez-Faire"
|Box 1 Folder 5|
Volume containing, Thesis "The Doctrine of Laissez-Faire"