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    This course on agricultural economics taught at Harvard during the first term of the 1914-15 academic year by Thomas Nixon Carver  was open for both undergraduate and graduate students. During the second term Carver taught a graduate course on agricultural economics focussing on American agriculture. The course announcement, enrollment figures, and the final examination

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  This course on agricultural economics taught at Harvard during the second term of the 1914-15 academic year by Thomas Nixon Carver was listed in the course catalogue under “Applied Economics”, primarily for graduate students. The course announcement, enrollment figures, and the final examination questions come from three different sources, all of which are available on-line.

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    John Kenneth Galbraith was the chairman of a committee commissioned to write a faculty minute in honor of John D. Black (1883-1960) who taught courses in the economics of agriculture at Harvard from 1927 through 1959. Anyone familiar with Galbraithian prose can see that this minute was overwhelmingly, if not exclusively, the work of Galbraith. I do

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___________________ In his file at the President’s Office of the University of Chicago one finds a carbon copy of William H. Nicholls’ section 18 “Education, Employment, Publications” from what looks to be his U.S. Federal Civil Service application, perhaps required for his consultancy for the Office of Price Administration, Meats Section Washington in 1941-42. We have here a very

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  __________________________ Here a serendipitous find that I came upon while searching biographical detail regarding a 1924 University of Chicago Ph.D. (Victor Nelson Valgren) whose career took him off to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Apparently not in copyright, according to archive.org, is the following survey of the field of agricultural economics from 1840 through 1932. Every

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