BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
1

The organization sends BR an invitation to lecture.

2

Elton recommends Wragge Morley.

3

Allen is a Joseph Conrad biographer. BR writes in a post-script: "The book of mine to which Conrad alludes is Mysticism and Logic, and the essay which impressed him in it is 'The Free Man's Worship'."

4

Viscount Samuel congratulates BR on his 80th birthday, saying that the 80s aren't too bad, and that BR's obituary could in due course be extended beyond 90. (Samuel refers to the "Obituary" in Unpopular Essays.)

5

Edwards refers to the Trinity case involving Russell, his WW1 pacifism, and food parcels for Europe.

6

Re Words and Things and Ryle's refusal to have it reviewed in Mind.

7

BR asks if The Observer will carry a review of Gellner's Words and Things and encloses (not present) a copy of his letter to The Times about it.

8

A "With the General Editor's Compliments" slip was inserted before the half-title page of G. F. Stout's A Manual of Psychology (Russell's Library, no. 1624).

9

As a biographer of Joseph Conrad, he requests a copy of BR's letter to Conrad which he wrote shortly after their first meeting in 1913.

[The letter is not known to be extant.]

10

A "with compliments" slip was inserted between the front endpaper and the half-title page of Piaget's The Child's Conception of Physical Causality (Russell's Library, no. 1621). The publication date for the book was 1930/05/29. The publishers ask for a copy of any review.

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13

Russell comments on Egypt and atrocities there; Pugwash; and the Committee of 100.

14

Also in file: TL(TC,CAR), 1 sheet.

Original document number .073092, record 69204.

15

Also in file tl(tc,car), 1 sheet, document .073097.



BR has written at the top "The writer of the following was my election agent at Wimbledon."

16

Also in file TL(TC,CAR). The original letter is at document .073100, record 69210.

17

"Private". Nash mentions Brailsford.

Also in file: TL(TC,CAR), 2 sheets. Original at document .073109, record 69218.

18

Rotblat informs Schoenman that he has sent the letters from Powell and Rabinowitch to BR, and that the next step is for BR to send Rotblat a letter stating that he would like to postpone the decision of the journal due to apprehension regarding an agreement with a publisher.



He states that the other letter should inform the committee members of Powell and Rabinowitch's letters, expressing the desire to discuss the journal before taking action on it, as well as ask them if they would agree to postponing any decisions on the journal until the next Pugwash Committee meeting. "The main thing about this letter is not to bring in the question of the editorship at this stage, but rather put the emphasis on the whole question of the scope of the journal, its relation to the bulletin, etc."

19

Holmes encloses a telegram from Topchiev (record 20).



There is a note at the foot of the letter stating, "2 copies of the 'History' coming by separate mail."

20

Topchiev has received BR's letter and told Young about the origin of Pugwash. "We support British members standing in the matter."



The letter is enclosed with the letter at record 19.

21

BR encloses an article (not present) on the early history of the Pugwash Conferences for Daedalus. He asks Rotblat to look it over for mistakes or harmful information.

22

Abel asks for Russell's recollections of Sidney Hook and F.C.S. Schiller.

23

Abercrombie invites BR and Whitehead to lunch. BR is apparently staying at the Wyche.



The letter was dated by BR.

24

The Russell-Einstein statement is mentioned.

25

The notes are financial figures in BR's hand.

26

BR mentions the Russell-Einstein statement.

27

BR thanks the couple for a delightful picture of Edinburgh castle and describes his 97th birthday party.

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29

Allen describes Cambridge's relations with the town.

30

A cinema schedule was inserted between pp. 18-19 of The Ladies of Alderley (Russell's Library, no. 1648). The schedule is for June 1958 at the Meirion Cinema in Penrhyndeudraeth.

31

A cinema schedule was inserted between pp. 108-9 of The Ladies of Alderley (Russell's Library, no. 1648). The schedule is for June 1958 at the Coliseum in Portmadoc. Jane [Griffith?]'s name is written at the top. The plate of Alderley Park, which has come loose was also inserted here.

32

An invoice was inserted between the front endpapers of Gladys Scott Thomson's The Russells in Bloomsbury,1669-1771 (Russell's Library, no. 1650). Life in a Noble Household was also ordered, but out of print.

33

A scrap of paper was inserted between pp. 28-9, the start of Chapter 2, of George John Romanes, An Examination of Weismannism (Russell's Library, no. 1635). Romanes states that he has finished summarizing Weismann's theory of germ-plasm. See The Philosophy of Leibniz, p. 154, for BR's reference to Weissmann's theory.

34

A "with compliments" card requesting a review was inserted after the front endpaper of Piaget's A Child's Conception of the World (Russell's Library, no. 1620). The publication date for the book was 1929/02/07.

35

"Regret deeply you cannot be with us. Would you consent to address our Hotel Dinner audience on tape for about two or three minutes?"

36

BR thanks him for the two copies of the leaflets containing his speech. "It seems to him that it has been very excellently produced and the cover, especially, both the front and the back page and the two wood cuts, please him greatly."

37

BR declines their request to contribute an article.

38

BR discusses reprints.

39

Russell discusses the Committee of 100, I.F. Stone, John F. Kennedy, Michael Randle, and his own health.

40

BR raises the question of Mumford becoming a member of the IWCT.

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43

An article invitation is declined by BR's secretary on his instructions.

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46

J. Perez Selles, Fenner Brockway, R.A. Butler and C.O.'s in Spain are discussed.

47

BR discusses J. Perez Selles and Franco.

48

Brockway discusses J. Perez Selles and R.A. Butler.

49

BR discusses J. Perez Selles and Franco.

50

BR discusses J. Perez Selles.

51

Baldellia raises the question of political prisoners in Spain and mentions Herbert Read and Albert Camus.

52

BR discusses political prisoners in Spain.

53

Glase discusses peace and invites an article from BR.

54

BR discusses peace and sends a message and "Man's Peril".

55

BR mentions a visit.

56

The carbon of this letter does not appear to be extant in the Russell Archives. The carbon would not contain Schweitzer's name as BR wrote it by hand on the letter.



The letter concerns an enclosed (not present) appeal to Khrushchev on Soviet Jews.

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61

The carbon of this letter is document .111860, record 82353.



BR thanks Schweitzer warmly for his sponsorship of the two foundations of the BRPF, to be formally announced at BR's Welsh home on Sept. 29.

62

BR asks Bondfield to intervene in her department concerning Neill's desire to continue hiring a Frenchman to teach French.



There is another carbon of this letter, document .053816b, record 82303. This carbon differs in that the following as been added in type to it: "Copy", "(sgd)", "Bertrand Russell".

63

Curtis lives in Fonthill, Ont.



On scriptural prophecy.



The typed carbon for this letter is in RA1 720, record 22919. That record contains a transcription of the letter.

64

The carbon of this letter is document .111392, record 4455.

65

BR asks Trevelyan to intervene to allow A.S. Neill of Summerhill school to continue to employ a Frenchman to teach French.

Another carbon of this letter is document .053816a, record 82302. This carbon differs in that the following as been added in type to it: "Copy", "(sgd)", "Bertrand Russell".

66

A photocopy of the carbon for this letter is in RA1 640, record 64144.



BR asks Schweitzer to sponsor a conference on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. BR is working with Mark Lane.

67

The carbon of this letter is document .055729, record 80191.



The letter is not personally addressed to Schweitzer, save in the address. It concerns sponsoring an inquiry into John F. Kennedy's death.

68

The carbon of this letter appears not to be extant in the Russell Archives. It would not contain Schweitzer's name since BR wrote it by hand on the letter.



The letter has been marked up.



The letter contains an addendum to the appeal to Khrushchev on Soviet Jews.

69

Scott mentions that Russell was at a Shaw play.

70

Scott mentions BR and her trips.

71

The typed carbon of this letter is document .123165, record 34103.

The signature is secretarial.

72
73

Cranston mentions an appeal of the Genet case and André Malraux.

74

Russell discusses Max Born, Otto Hahn, Joseph Rotblat, and Pugwash.

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76

Russell discusses Born, Rotblat, Powell, Hideki Yukawa, and nuclear tests; also Pugwash.

77

Powell discusses Nehru, Yukawa, and Japan.

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79

Burhop mentions C.F. Powell, Otto Hahn, Max Born, Nehru, and Hideki Yukawa.

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81

BR discusses Pugwash.

82

Powell mentions Krishnan and India.

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84

Russell discusses Pugwash.

85

Russell discusses Krishnan and Pugwash.

86

BR has written financial figures on the verso.

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89

Amos likes the plan for BR's book.

90

Hardy encloses a letter from Jourdain (see document .050778).



Hardy refers to Whitehead saying BR has solved the difficulties of the greater cardinal and Burali-Forti's contradiction.

91

Hardy writes about Norton's dissertation, which is to be passed on to Whitehead.



The letter is dated from Norton's achieving his Fellowship in 1910.

92

Russell writes on Hobson and on classes and mentions Zermelo.

93

Russell writes at length on the paradoxes, or contradictions.



The enclosed ms. by BR, titled "Glossary of Dfs." (definitions), comprises 1 sheet. (BR does not say it is enclosed, so it may belong to a nearby letter — or could it be in response to Hardy's complaint on 6 July 1905 that his symbolism is 3 years out of date?)

94

Russell discusses the USSR, Hungary, Nehru, Suez, and international government.

95

Cranston discusses the Genet case and André Malraux.

96

BR mentions the Genet case.

97

Dated by BR.

98

Amos sends congratulations on BR's Fellowship.

99

Edith mentions a petition in connection with CO's in France.

100

Smythe alludes to the Algerian war, France, and P. Martin.

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