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Ostle invites BR to lecture to the Board in January or February 1927.

The Board comprises the Froebel Society (whose letterhead the letter is on), the Child Study Society, the Education Guild, and the Nursery Schools Association. The Junior Schools Association is mentioned with the Froebel Society.


Robinson mentions a letter of invitation to Einstein to visit the U.K., which BR will be signing, and a Federal Union dinner.


BR is invited to a reception.


BR is asked to sign a message written for him to mark the 10th anniversary of Een Verden of Copenhagen.


Farquharson requests a contribution towards the move to new offices.


The Cambridge branch will keep BR on as Vice-President. He had stipulated that were he to be President the Union would have to admit Communist countries into a World Union.


Hart encloses (not present) the Union's 25th Anniversary brochure.


BR appreciated the Union's greetings on his 90th birthday.


Feix is an admirer of BR's thought and of Wells' "Open Conspiracy".


Fell refers to Frau Schwimmer's document. It is probably the anti-war statement by women's suffragists at RA1 510.073131 and which mentions Fell.


On 1955/06/07 BR told Trafford he did not object to being quoted in his pamphlet against the U.K. decision to manufacture the H-bomb.


Ferris encloses (not present) a booklet of pacifist sonnets that he would like BR to mention in The Tribunal. (It was not mentioned in the next several issues.)


On reading Feuer's book The Scientific Intellectual.


Fineman wants BR to meet John Gunther, who wants to meet him. Gunther's first novel was recently published in the U.K. by Martin Secker. Thus The Red Pavilion (London: Secker, 1926) provides the year for this letter.


Fischer asks BR to sign his naturalization papers (not present).


Re Fischer's application for a grant to study the theme "Leibniz — Patron Saint of UNESCO".


Thompson writes about Fischer's grant application.


BR cannot come to Munich. He is glad that Fischer is established at Munich University.


Fischer wants to discuss with BR the development of labour in Palestine according to Roads to Freedom. A labour party there asked him to do this.


Constance Malleson is ill, and Fish will see her on Dec. 30.


Fisher's address, 40 Clanricarde Gardens, is in London. She refers to hearing BR's lecture, "The Danger of Creed Wars", which was delivered on 3 November 1926 in London.


Fitzgerald attended the Central Hall meeting of CND.


BR invites the Fitzgeralds to tea at Hasker St. See Elizabeth Fitzgerald to Edith Russell, document .049908.


Fitz-Gerald has been climbing in Ceylon. He is off "on a regular spree" of 3 years.


A loose note by BR identifies the sender as "mother of my friend Edw. Fitzgerald".

BR has added the year.

Fitzgerald congratulates BR on his winning a minor scholarship to Trinity College.


The Fletchers met Edith Finch in the U.S. 5 years ago. He thanks BR for the appreciative message he sent about "the little house in Bagley Wood." Fletcher was the architect.


On Portraits from Memory, especially Santayana.


BR has provided the year. She thanks BR for reading her German friend's essay. On the death of Theodore Llewelyn Davies and concern for Crompton.


Florence extends his support for BR's anti-war stand. Ogden is mentioned.


In German. Re an academy of philosophy.


Foldes would like to present BR with a recording of his music, in person if it is possible.


BR asks Foldes to choose which recording he wants to give to BR. BR cannot attend Foldes' concert in London because he has to be in Wales at that time.


Mrs. Foldes asks if BR would be able to meet with her husband on his next brief trip to England. She also asks if BR received the recording that was sent to him.


BR's first letter thanking Foldes for the recording was never received. BR sends his thanks again and states that "it is a great pleasure to me." BR cannot meet with Foldes while he is in England at the end of the month because he has to be in Wales. BR hopes though that "the pleasure may be only deferred".


The British Embassy in Paris wants BR to go there as soon as possible. He should write to E.C.A. Phipps there.


Folkerd asks for a copy of BR's paper that he heard at the conference on the Pacifist Philosophy of Life.


BR has supplied the year. He had asked Follwell to be autobiographical in her next letter.

[In 1971 McMaster acquired the copyright in Joan Follwell's 4 letters in Russell Archives 1. (When RA2 arrived, 2 more letters from her were found.)]


Foot thanks BR for his get-well letter.


Frank's law clerk sends BR a copy of an article Frank wrote on the language used by American judges, under separate cover. He asks that BR return it when he is finished with it.

The letterhead is that of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals.


Forbes' aunt, Mrs. Hughes, found the enclosed (not present) letters from the Amberleys in Forbes' grandmother's papers.


Forbes encloses (not present) samples of her miniatures. She is a member of the Pastel Society.


Forcan thanks BR for his kindness in welcoming him to London in 1935. Evidently he fought in the Spanish Civil War.


In Italian. Forcherio inquires about Professor Alexander.


Ford was on the executive of the N.U.W.S.S. and is now a member of the U.D.C. (thus the basis of the year in the date).


Forder has been reading Why I Am Not a Christian and has met Rollo Villiers.


Forder writes on Fano's axiom in projective geometry on p. 305 of The Principles of Mathematics.

The letter has "193" before and after the street name, but this really seems to be Forder's house number. He taught school upon leaving Cambridge in 1910, and perhaps he did so at the school nearby 193 Windsor Rd., Oldham (which is in the Manchester area). The letter may be later than 1910 but no later than 1913, when he ceased teaching in Oldham. Forder states that he is "late of Sidney Coll" [Cambridge]. (He took both Parts of the Mathematics Tripos there.) BR did not note that he answered the letter. Forder writes at the end: "Permit me to conclude by thanking you for the great pleasure which your work has afforded me."

Forder notes in the brief Literature section of his The Foundations of Euclidean Geometry (CUP, 1927) that the logical background of any mathematical theory is discussed in Russell, IMP, Whitehead and Russell, PM (2nd Edition, 1925), Wittgenstein, TLP, Burali-Forti, Logica Matematica (2nd ed., 1919), and Peano, Formulario Mathematico (1908 and earlier eds.).


BR annotated the letter, which sympathizes with BR against Trinity College: "This man is a Liberal brewer on the Cambridgeshire County Council".


On the Leeds Conference.


BR has been following the Foots' progress and hopes that they will be well and will soon forget the pain and anxiety from their "dreadful accident".


BR is interested in giving lectures in Paris "in the new year". The application is for a secretarial position in Paris on the United Kingdom delegation to the Organization for European Economic Cooperation for BR's secretary. BR had asked regarding a job for her in Paris.


BR and his wife accept Foreman's invitation to the premiere of his film. BR also asks if he can invite "one or more close associates in this work". He mentions the BRPF and the campaign to raise money through covenants. The film is The Victors.


Foreman is in the U.S., but sends the message through Green that he appreciates BR's acceptance of an invitation to his film's premiere.

Edith Russell has indicated "no" and dated it 29/10/63.


Forestier-Walker would like to renew his acquaintance with BR and invites him and Edith Russell to lunch on either the 12th or the 13th.


Forsyth thanks BR for his sympathy in his time of trouble, and mentions the Whiteheads.


In Italian.

The two newsclips are in Italian as well. One is a review of The Impact of Science on Society.


The newsclip is titled "German Outburst against Britain." Foster refers to BR's Nation letter on the outbreak of war.


Fothergill offers his help to BR in his anti-nuclear campaign, having been introduced to BR in the 1930s by Eric Neville.


BR states that funding is what his work needs most.


Fowkes holds that BR's article in the Saturday Evening Post was not critical enough of Anglo-American relationships and too critical of the English. Fowkes writes from Winnipeg, Canada. Her envelope was readdressed "c/o Kenneth Road, Bell Clapper, Phoenixville, PA."


Fox's daughter goes to BR's school. She writes about her daughter's trip home and what she had been doing while she was there. The fire at Beacon Hill School frightened Judith.

The letter is annotated at the top of the first page in BR's hand.


Fox sends BR literature about the Individualist Movement in France.


BR is invited to the launch of Augustus John's autobiography on March 27, titled Chiaroscuro.


Foyle encloses a copy from shorthand of BR's speech at the luncheon (not present).


BR asks Foyle's help in finding a Latin grammar, Principia Latina, that contains mnemonic verses mentioned in his letter.

The letter is annotated. He sent the same letter to Bumpus (document .050055a, record 77267) on the 16th.

In Dear BR, the letter is incompletely dated 1955/09.


Francis asks for information about a gate at Telegraph House, Beacon Hill.


Franck is a Canadian who will be in London from May 21 to June 2 and wishes to meet with BR at that time. Franck is a law professor specializing in commonwealth relations and the law of state succession.


BR missed Franck's visit to London. He apologizes and hopes that Franck will visit London again.


Frankel sends BR a copy of his article which is to be published in Voprosi Filosofii. He states that BR's intervention during the Cuban Missile Crisis "was one of the greatest acts for peace made by any one man in our time", but that it does not alter his conclusions.


"Unsent". BR responds to some of Frankel's ideas about him in his article, including the influence of his aristocratic ancestry (none), economists, preventative war and Stalin; and impartiality.


On BR being sent to prison.

A note in the file identifies Frankl as a painter.


On setting a time to work on the portrait of BR.


On BR's title and the peer's roll.


BR knows nothing about the peer's roll. Calling his children "Lord" and "Lady" would be bad for their characters.


Franklin is writing a thesis on the development of the House of Lords and its future and asks BR's opinion on it.


In response to Franklin's questions BR states that the House of Lords is "entirely without serious effect" and that he "favours its abolition."


Franks expresses his gratitude for BR's article in the Saturday Evening Post.


A note in the file identifies Frantz as a New York surgeon. Her correspondence in Rec. Acq. 967 suggests the year as 1965.


Gardner asks BR about social diversity.


Freeman is doing a study on the treatment of conscientious objectors in the U.S. With some discussion of the situation in Britain. He asks if BR will make a statement on his views on the subject.


BR outlines his views on pacifism in the modern world: "... in the present state of the world, I do not see how any war can do anything but harm."


Fremantle congratulates BR on his marriage. She is writing a book on philosopher-saints and asks BR to write something for the foreword.

She quotes BR on loyalty "when Adam and I lunched with you".


BR would be delighted to see Fremantle on Palm Sunday. He will be in London then and gives his address there. BR mentions that Fremantle has given him family information that he was not aware of before.


In German. From Vienna.


Frimet asks if BR has received the copy of his book and the letter from Inge Oskarsson that was sent to him. BR is ill.


BR has received the book. He is doing better, but is not very strong yet.


This document consists of 2 copies of a poem by Frimit. The title is "Are You My Brother—".


Her surname is taken from a letter from her sister, Karen Rudinger, RA1 720. Grethe had been catalogued as Grethe Frehhammer and identified as such in "Letter to Dora Russell", Russell, summer 1991.

Grethe has heard that BR is coming to Denmark. She offers to translate public lectures for him, as it is the custom to publish them the following day in the newspapers. The paper she mentions is the Copenhagen  Social-Demokrat.


Fritz encloses a photograph (not present) of a baby that was named for BR, on behalf of the parents, who are great admirers of him. She asks if he will send an inscribed photograph of himself for them and one for her grand-daughter as well.


BR sends the requested picture and mentions that he remembers dancing with Fritz on one occasion.

(Fritz was married to Otto Liveright at the time.)


Fritz sends BR a book he wrote titled Bertrand Russell's Construction of the External World and apologizes for not sending it sooner.


BR has received Fritz's book.


The document is an essay by Fromm titled, "Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem".

The year 1960 is given to the writing because at that time Clara Urquhart was requesting writings on the topic, and at the top of page 1 is a note mentioning Urquhart.


BR encloses his "Appeal to the American Conscience" (not present).


Frost writes of his admiration of BR and his work, and cites Eucken.


"You have my admiration in your criminality!", Fry writes. She worked in the N.-C.F.


Fry will try to speak with BR after his next lecture on China.


Fuller last saw BR at the Bow St. Court and hopes that things will not be very bad for him this summer.