The Casual Laborer, and Other Essays

The Casual Laborer, and Other Essays

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The Casual Laborer, and Other Essays

The Casual Laborer, and Other Essays

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A tremmendous responsibility rests upon anyone who undertakes to publish posthumous writings. Even though they may have been written to appear in print here and there, one cannot be sure that in later years the author would have wished them given to a wider public in more permanent form. Yet the time may come, as I feel it has in this case, when the value in publishing certain manuscripts seems greater than the drawback that possibly their author would have preferred to let them rest in more or less oblivion.

The only real reluctance I feel about publishing the following papers concerns itself with the first manuscript, and one which in many respects is perhaps the most vital paper of all. This article was not written for publication in any form. Back in the winter of 1916, Carl Parker journeyed East on what has been termed his Research Magnificent, to lay his thesis, mulled over until then in comparative solitude in his Berkeley hillside . . .

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