Fonds F0333 - William Jaffé fonds

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William Jaffé fonds

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  • 1867-1980, predominant 1931-1980 (Creation)

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13 m of textual records
240 photographs

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William Jaffé (1898-1980), educator and author, was associated with York University for the last ten years of his life as a professor in the Economics Department. Prior to his tenure at York, Jaffé had spent 1928 to 1966 at Northwestern University (Illinois), where he began his lifelong work on the French nineteenth-century economist, Leon Walras. He translated Walras’s "The elements of pure economics," and edited three volumes of Walras correspondence. Jaffé was made a Member of the French Legion of Honour, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science and Letters, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the British Academy.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, research notes, financial records, photographs, photocopies of articles and related research material, bibliography, and university materials of William Jaffé, covering his time at Northwestern University, Harvard University, the University of British Columbia, and York University, and his publishing activity and collecting of Walras material for his future edition of the correspondence and translation of Leon Walras’s opus, "The elements of pure economics." There are also reviews of Jaffé’s works and several boxes of research materials. The fonds includes material from Leon Walras, including correspondence with members of his family, an unpublished autobiography, family photographs, essays and other writings, and financial records, 1860s-1910.

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2002-2003. File-level inventory of Accession 1983-009 created.
2023/07/05 MM. Migrated fonds level descirption to AtoM. Uploaded legacy file inventory as a PDF.

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