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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Stephan Butler Leacock Papers 1901-1946

© 2007 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Leacock, Stephan Butler. Papers

Dates:

1901-1946

Size:

.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

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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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Leacock, Stephan Butler. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

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.

Scope Note

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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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

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"