Notes and Acknowledgements
When possible, the works of John Cornford and of Frances Cornford printed here follow the wording, punctuation and orthography of the extant manuscripts or typescripts, which have been generously made available to the editor by Christopher Cornford. No attempt has been made to correct them. Corrections printed elsewhere have been deleted. Many of John Cornford’s writings originally appeared in John Cornford: A Memoir, edited by Pat Sloan (London: Jonathan Cape, 1938). They are reprinted here with the kind permission of the publisher. Thanks are also due to the following for permission to reprint material that originally appeared elsewhere:
Frederick Muller Ltd, for ‘Communism in the Universities’, first published in Young Minds for Old: Fourteen Young University Writers on Modern Problems, edited by Lincoln Ralphs (1936).
Victor Gollancz Ltd, for ‘What Communism Stands For’, included in Christianity and the Social Revolution, edited by John Lewis, Karl Polanyi and Donald K. Kitchin (1935).
Julian Bell’s contributions to ‘Julian Bell and John Cornford on Art’, first published in The Student Vanguard for January and March of 1934, are here reprinted with the kind permission of Professor Quentin Bell.
For an understanding of the facts of John Cornford’s life I am chiefly indebted to the meticulous scholarship of Peter Stansky and William Abrahams, authors of Journey to the Frontier; Julian Bell and John Cornford: Their Lives and the 1930s (London: Constable, 1966).