Rare Book & Manuscript Library

John Bates Clark papers, 1848-1955, bulk 1874-1938

Series III: Published Scholarly Materials, circa 1880-1936

Series III comprises material related to the extensive bibliography of published work produced by John Bates Clark. It includes drafts of articles and book chapters, a selection of published material, and a number of newspaper clippings concerning John Bates Clark and his work.

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Subseries III.1: Drafts, circa 1880-1930

This subseries consists of a mix of hand-written and typed drafts for a number of the many articles and books written by John Bates Clark, including notable works such asThe Philosophy of Wealth(1885)The Essentials of Economic Theory(1907) andA Tender of Peace(1935). While most of the drafts are complete, note that there are a substantial number of unidentified manuscript fragments and individual chapters to longer works.

Box 9 Folder 17 Analysis of the 1924 Presidential Election, 1924, 1924, 1924

Box 9 Folder 18 "Biography," circa, 1910s

Box 9 Folder 19 "Capital and Its Earnings," circa, 1888

Box 9 Folder 20 "The Cause of Peace in Light of Current Events,", 1913

Box 9 Folder 21 Chapters and Outlines for a Book on War, circa, 1920s

Box 10 Folder 1 Chapters for a Book on War and Economy, circa, 1914-1930

Box 10 Folder 2 "Concerning the Nature of Capital,", 1907

Box 10 Folder 3 "Contributions to Economic Dynamics,", undated

Box 10 Folder 4 "Dealing With Trusts by the Natural Method," circa, 1890s

Box 10 Folder 5 Defining the Term "Capital,", 1890

Box 10 Folder 6 Definitions of Terms in Economics and Political Economy, undated

Box 10 Folder 7 "Distribution Under Natural Law,", undated

Box 10 Folder 8 "The Economic Costs of War,", 1915 December 17

Box 10 Folder 9 "Economic Interpretation of War,", undated

Box 10 Folder 10 "The Economic Situation,", undated

Box 10 Folder 11 "The End of the War: A Study of the Probabilities,", 1916 November

Box 10 Folder 12 "The Ethics of a Single Tax,", undated

Box 10 Folder 13 "Existing Alliances and a League of Peace,", 1915 June 11

Box 10 Folder 14 "A Federal Commission on Industrial Relations,", 1912

Box 10 Folder 15 Forces of Economic Progress, undated

Box 10 Folder 16 "Forgotten Points in the War Debt Discussion,", 1926

Box 10 Folder 17 "The Genesis of Capital,", 1893

Box 10 Folder 18 "Labor Union Paper Plan,", undated

Box 10 Folder 19 "Land and Labor Under Natural Economic Law," circa, 1893-1895

Box 10 Folder 20 "Lessons in Political Economy,", 1922

Box 10 Folder 21 Letter to the Editor Concerning Public Works Projects, 1932

Box 10 Folder 22 Letter to the Editor Concerning Tax Legislation, undated

Box 10 Folder 23 "Man's Relation to Other Animals,", undated

Box 10 Folder 24 Manuscript Fragment Regarding Land and Interest, undated

Box 10 Folder 25 Manuscript Fragment Regarding Rent, undated

Box 10 Folder 26 Manuscript Fragment Regarding Strikes, undated

Box 10 Folder 27 Manuscript Fragments, undated

Box 10 Folder 28 Manuscript Fragments for ESSENTIALS OF ECONOMIC THEORY, circa, 1907

Box 10 Folder 29 Manuscript Fragments Regarding War, 1921-1922

Box 11 Folder 1 Manuscripts Regarding Capital, undated

Box 11 Folder 2 Manuscript Regarding Capital and Wealth, undated

Box 11 Folder 3 Manuscript Regarding Competition, 1883

Box 11 Folder 4 Manuscript Regarding Competition and Monopoly, undated

Box 11 Folder 5 "The Minimum Wage,", undated

Box 11 Folder 6 "The Modern Appeal to Legal Forces in Economic Life,", 1894

Box 11 Folder 7 "Monopolies and the Effect on Prices, Wages, and Interest,", undated

Box 11 Folder 8 "The Moral Basis of Property in Land," circa, 1882-1895

Box 11 Folder 9 Note for Insert and Outside Reader's Comments [Regarding ESSENTIALS OF ECONOMIC THEORY],, undated

Box 11 Folder 10 "The Origin of Interest,", undated

Box 11 Folder 11 "A Peace Measure with a Recoil,", undated

Box 11 Folder 12 THE PHILOSOPHY OF WEALTH, "Introduction to the Japanese Edition, circa, 1895

Box 11 Folder 13-14 "The Possibility of a Scientific Law of Wages," circa, 1889, (2 Folders)

Box 11 Folder f 15 "Reform or Revolution," undated, 1913

Box 11 Folder 16 Response to "MacFarlane" Regarding John Bates Clark's Views on Rent,, undated

Box 11 Folder 17 "Shall We Surrender to Monopoly?,", undated

Box 11 Folder 18 Sherman Act, undated

Box 11 Folder 19 "Social Justice Without Socialism,", 1913

Box 11 Folder 20 "Spiritual Economics," circa, 1880

Box 11 Folder 21 "A System of Monopolies,", 1920

Box 11 Folder 22 "The Theory of Economic Progress,", undated

Box 11 Folder 23 "The Theory of Freight Charges,", undated

Box 11 Folder 24 "The Theory of Interest,", undated

Box 11 Folder 25 "The Total Depravity of the Economic Man,", undated

Box 11 Folder 26 Trust Articles Published in the REVIEW, 1892 February 18-April 7

Box 11 Folder 27 Two Theories of Wages, undated

Box 11 Folder 28 "The Unit of Wealth," circa, 1896

Box 12 Folder 1 Unspecified Chapter Materials, undated

Box 12 Folder 2 "Wages and Interest as Specific Products of Labor and Capital," "Plan of Conclusion," "Note," and Two Loose Pages on Economic Development in China,, undated

Box 12 Folder 3 "War and Democracy,", undated

Subseries III.2: Published Articles, 1878-1935

This subseries represents the large volume of published articles written by John Bates Clark that are in the collection. It begins with a small selection of individually-bound works and a complete bibliography of John Bates Clark's published work. With those few exceptions, the bulk of the material in this subseries survived in the form of scrapbooks of unknown origin. While the scrapbooks have been disassembled for preservation purposes, the material they contained has remained cohesive and in the original numbered order. Each scrapbook contains a table of contents, and a master index and bibliography for the seven numbered scrapbooks appears before Scrapbook One.

Loose Pamphlets

Box 12 Folder 4 "Bibliography of John Bates Clark," 1931, 1935, 1931, 1935

Box 12 Folder 5 "Ein Altes Prinzip in Neuer Zeit,", 1928

Box 12 Folder 6 "The Government of Alien Races by the United States. . .,", 1899 February

Box 12 Folder 7 "The Scholar's Opportunity,", 1898

Box 12 Folder 8 "A Universal Law of Economic Variation," with Handwritten Notes,, 1894

Article Scrapbooks

Box 12 Folder 9 Scrapbook Index and Bibliography of Included Works, undated

Box 12 Folder 10-11 Scrapbook 1, 1881-1910, (2 Folders)

Box 12 Folder 12 Scrapbook 2, 1886-1911

Map Case 14-O-1 Scrapbook 3, 1878-1911


Box 12 Folder 14 Scrapbook 4, 1877-1912

Map Case 14-O-1 Scrapbook 5, 1878-1916


Map Case 14-O-1 Scrapbook 6, 1913-1922


Box 13 Folder 3 Scrapbook 7, 1910-1924

Box 13 Folder 4 "Clark--Essays on Economics, 1877-90," with Handwritten Notes,, 1890

Subseries III.3: Reviews and Clippings, 1882-1936

This subseries contains reviews and notices (primarily from newspapers) of Clark's published works, as well as clippings of articles which were written about Clark.

Box 13 Folder 5 Reviews, 1882-1936

Box 13 Folder 6 Clippings, circa, 1900-1923

Box 13 Folder 7 Press Release for A TENDER OF PEACE, 1935