BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
101

Re their invitation to BR for him to speak at one of their evening talks.

102
103

Typed on the verso of document .046921.

104

Attlee thanks BR for his letter of October 9 and for sending him his article "What America Could Do with the Atomic Bomb".

105

BR asks Attlee's opinion on the Nuremberg Trials and the London agreement.

106

The Registrar at Oxford University asks BR for a statement on A.J. Ayer's qualifications. Ayer is being considered for the Wykeham Professorship of Logic. A document outlining the position is enclosed.

107

Unsigned. Patricia writes on behalf of BR to apologize for any embarrassment the misrepresentation of BR's views may have caused Attlee. She encloses (not present) the statement BR has issued "correcting the false report of his speech last Saturday at Westminster school."

108

BR thanks Auchinleck for his letter and asks if they could meet to discuss the peace foundations.

109

Field-Marshall Auchinleck will help on an unspecified matter.

110

Schoenman hopes that Auchinleck is recovering from his illness and that he will be leaving the hospital soon.

111

BR enjoyed reading Ayer's Problem of Knowledge and praises his remarks about television, but criticizes his view of perception.

112

Ayer asks if BR would write an article for a friend's journal in South America.

113

A.J. Ayer forwarded this letter to BR, saying it is addressed to him.



Nivat was the fiancée of Mme. Ivinskaia's daughter.

114

This letter is enclosed in the file for document .047065.



It concerns the release of Mme. Ivinskaia's daughter.

115

This letter and a carbon copy with a line through it are in the file for document .047065. "Unsent".

It concerns Mme. Ivinskaya [Ivinskaia].

116

Edith, writing on behalf of BR, asks Ayer to respond to the enclosed letter from F.K. Ogden. BR is forbidden to write letters, "though he bursts out occasionally!"



A corrected translator's preface and a letter from Ogden to Franklin are enclosed.

117

This letter is enclosed in the same file as document .047067.



It concerns Wittgenstein's Tractatus and reprinting BR's preface.

118

This letter is enclosed in the file for document .047067.

119

Whyte is sending BR The Critique of Physics (Russell's Library, no. 2738), and Norton hopes to receive BR's opinion of the book.

The letter was found in BR's library copy of the book.

120

BR has no time to form a critical judgment of L.L. Whyte's Critique of Physics.

121

Bacharach asks if BR could lecture at the National Guilds League meeting on September 28, 1917.

122

BR responds to Weiss's letter, .046873. He would like to read Quine's paper.

123

BR is invited to the A.P.A. annual meeting. The symposium's topic is to be on his philosophy.

124

Full name: American Veterans of the Elbe River link-up.



Polowsky asks BR to help get his message to British veterans.

125

On Claude Eatherly.

126

Typed on the verso of document .046924, record 125.

127

On Claude Eatherly. BR has sent Goodman's letter to G. Anders.

128

On Claude Eatherly.

129
130

Anderson reports that BR recently visited John Cowper Powys, who did phrenology on him.

131
132

On education.

133

Née Peggy Irvine.

134

Adam reminisces and seeks BR's permission to write her memoirs of him.

135

Mrs. Adams refers to BR's speech "last night".

136

BR thanks "Dr. Adler" for The Education of the Individual and "The extremely gratifying inscription".



The book is not in BR's library as it arrived at McMaster.

137

Aebi's enclosures are titled: "Kant fondateur de la philosophie subjectiviste allemande" and one on "Dialectic".

138

BR is ill.

139

Reitman's fiancée asks for BR's views on current vice raids in New York City.

140

BR is given a membership card for the American Humanist Association.

141
142
143

Allen draws BR's attention to George P. Grant's "Pursuit of an Illusion", Dalhousie Review, 32 (1952): 97-109.

144

The clipping is from Time, 21 Sept. 1959, and concerns a funding scheme for Kenyan students and British colonialism. [Barack Obama Sr. received funding from this Foundation once he was in the U.S. (http://africanactivist.msu.edu/organization.php?name=African+American+Students+Foundation).]

145

The return address typed on the foot of BR's reply shows Robinson's name, but not those of the other original correspondents, Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier.

146

Aiken refers to her daughter's letter about her boyfriend and to an article by BR in Harper's, which could be one of several in 1926 or 1927.

147

Ainsworth's letter describes his geometrical enclosures.

148

On Religion and Science and much else. De alba says his letter will be published posthumously.

149

BR is thanked for his donation.

150

Alcock writes from Oakville, Ontario.

151

BR likes Alcock's probability equations re nuclear war.

152

The article is "The Real Cause of the War? Antagonism between Russia and Austria and Germany in Relation to the Near East", The Standard, 2 Jan. 1900.

153

Alexander has been reading BR's paper on truth.

154

Alexander has changed his name to Alexander-Sinclair.



The lecture, 13 sheets, is on human rights.

155
156

On reading Why Men Fight.

157

BR is unable to go to the Brotherhood annual meeting on Oct. 15, but could he speak at another time? Allen is editor of the Supplement to the Chapel Magazine.



Dated by BR.

158

Allen is interested in being BR's temporary secretary.

159

On intuition and Bergson in BR's review of same.

160

The letter is a request for the donation of a gift for the union's charity fête.

161
162

Re: visiting Lakefield.

163

BR has signed and returned two copies of The Faith of a Humanist as requested by Wilkie in document .046867.

164

Andrade provides a list of errors in The ABC of Atoms in response to BR's request.

165

On BR's idea of non-resistance.

166

On translating Justice in War-Time. In French.

167

Aomi outlines his book on BR's thought.

168

On Aomi's book and the consolations of philosophy in the nuclear age.

169

BR's temporary secretary has noted that the letter was answered on 18 June.

170
171
172

BR declines to serve on a committee to award an essay prize.

173
174

BR has corrected the year from "13".

175

This copy is on the verso of Armstrong's letter, document .046987.



BR is glad Armstrong has become a professor of economics.

176

This copy of BR's letter is typed on document .046989.



BR feels he would be acting unjustly if he singled out Norman Cousins for special commendation.

177

Arnett asks for BR's help in having Norman Cousins nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

178

Arnott makes the Soviet case on the American-Russian impasse on atomic energy control, following BR's recent BBC broadcast. He claims that BR ignores half the facts.

179

Arnstein asks how the ideas that he has read about in BR's works can be disseminated.

180

BR believes that impartiality is essential for intellectual integrity. He instances his impartiality in politics.



This response is typed on the verso of the first sheet of document .046992.

181

BR thanks Arnstein for his letter but he has no new information pertaining to the Bradlaugh case.

182

Arnstein asks BR if he has any written materials or personal recollections regarding the Bradlaugh case that he could use for his Ph.D. thesis.

183

Ashima has returned to Japan and thanks BR for his kindness at Cambridge.



Ashima is teaching at the Hiroshima Higher Normal School.

184

This letter has been annotated by BR.

185

The Asiatic Society awards BR a medal for eminent scholars in the humanities and the sciences. They invite BR to the awards ceremony.



The medal is a Rabindranath Tagore centenary medal.

186

BR regrets that he cannot go to the awards ceremony.

187

Weaver was asked to accept the Rabindranath Tagore Birth Centenary plaque on behalf of BR who could not make the ceremony in India. See document .047003 and document .047004.

188

BR is pleased to hear that he was given the award. See documents .047003, .047004 and .047005.

189

Asquith met BR at Westminster school in 1938 and Cambridge in 1944. Cynthia Asquith was his mother. He'd like to call on BR again.

190

This is a notice of BR's election to membership in the Athenaeum Club.

191

A neurosurgeon, Austin asks BR for his views on consciousness.

192

BR answers Austin's question on consciousness by stating that the existing categories serve well.

193

In German. Ameseder was a colleague of Meinong.

194

Note in file in Farley's hand states: "Dinah Avery (cook at Richmond)".

Avery begs to borrow £10.

195

Bedford tells BR that he cannot visit Woburn Abbey because of "hush-hush" work at Bletchley.

196

Bedford thanks BR for writing to him about his book.

197

BR is reading Bedford's book, Silver-Plated Spoon, and offers some criticisms of his account of Russell family history.

198

Edith Russell asks about a political letter that the Duke of Bedford wrote to a journal which BR "meant to cut out".

199

The Russells are invited to stay at Woburn Abbey for the exhibit.

200

On mathematical logic.

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