John Maynard, Geoffrey and Margaret Keynes: Children's Magazine The Gem

Scope and Content

Children's magazine produced by the Keynes family, under the editorship of Margaret Neville Keynes and including contributions from her brothers John Maynard and Geoffrey Keynes. The Gem was first produced on 7 January 1898, and ran to 11 numbers, before it became The Acorn in 1899. The editions contain stories, poems, editorials, and pen and watercolour drawings. There are also accompanying notes on The Gem and its successor publications.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), economist; Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon and author; and Margaret Neville Keynes (1885-1970), later Mrs. A.V. Hill.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1995.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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