BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
1301

Dr. Good sends BR an offprint, "Problem of Values". He believes BR saw him at Dorchester House, "some years ago", with regard to a psychological problem.

1302

Goodden uses "Reval" even though the name had been changed to "Tallinn" in 1917. Goodden refers to "The Narva Waiting Room," an article probably by C.R. Buxton in the 4th Nation issue.

Full text.


Reval. 14. VIII. 20.

Dear Mr. Russell.

I have just received 4 copies of the Nation, containing your 4 articles, which I have devoured with the greatest interest.

If you are the kind person who sent them, I am most grateful to you. If not, and you know who did, be so kind as to pass on our gratitude—for they are now going the rounds.

I was a little puzzled as to the arrival of the first—for it so happened that the last number came a day or two before the other 3—and was addressed to the "BR. Mil. Prison"! the others, however, not so.

It is a great satisfaction to be assisted by such a lucid and judicial summing up of the situation. I thought your own impartiality was in striking contrast to my friend CR Buxton's article in the same number, which I found disappointing on that score.

I am entirely in favour of the hunting down and showing up of evil (at least I want to be) and equally so of insisting on the good which others cannot or will not admit. But "The Narva Waiting Room" seemed me merely obsessed.

I found other interesting, and refreshing, also irritating things in those Nations, which luckily came in time to go on a railway journey.

I think our most interesting visitor since you left has been Dr. Nansen—a really charming person.

[Clifford Allen. Consul Leslie. 5th number just arrived!]
 

1303

The Master invites BR and Edith to spend the night.

1304

Dr. Gordon sends BR a copy of his The Maggid of Caro. The enclosure is a typed list of reviews.

1305

Gore asks BR to read an essay (not present).

1306

BR read the typescript "with much interest and complete approval".

1307

Goswami asks to see BR.

1308

Radhakrishnan recommends to BR his art historian friend, A. Goswami.

1309

BR suggests a meeting in London.

1310

Gould asks if BR has ever published on the "laws of thought" and mentions Copilowich, i.e. Irving Copi.

1311

BR discussed the principle of excluded middle in Inquiry, chaps. 20, 21, but cannot recall anywhere discussing the law of contradiction. He asks to be remembered to Irving Copilowich "whom I well remember".

1312

Gourevitch seeks BR's appraisal of his appeal for peace. The enclosed pamphlet is titled Save the Human Race!.

1313

BR criticizes Gourevitch's pamphlet for ignoring America's contribution to "feudal poverty".

1314

On "Can Americans and Britons be Friends?".

1315

Gow is sorry for Trinity Council's actions, although he disagrees with BR on the war.

1316

On the February 1951 Fortune: On Liberty and McCarthy; European vs. American Cultural Values; Capitalism. (It was not published.)

1317

Graham disagrees that soldiers were joyful at mobilizing for the war.

1318

BR has initialled the carbon.

1319

On Why Men Fight.

1320

BR has added a note on a separate slip of paper: "The crammer to whom I went for 18 months". Green congratulates BR on his exam success.

1321

Green heard BR lecture "on Tuesday".

1322

Green applauds the stand BR has taken for liberty of conscience.

1323

The typescript is titled "Declaration of Aims".

1324

Greene invites BR to speak before the American Club of Oxford.

1325

Greenish writes about Australia and the prosperity of the brokerage that he manages.

1326

BR gathers that there is considerable support for the cause.

1327

On education. She would like to visit BR's "nursery school", i.e. Beacon Hill.

1328

Gregg is sending BR his The Economics of Khaddar and is grateful for discussions on industrialism; Gandhi.

1329

Greiser, in China since 1899, is keen to read BR's social writings.

1330

In German. Grelling writes as a student of mathematics and philosophy.

1331

On China from someone who worked in the U.K. Embassy in China.

1332

Griffin asks about the different versions of Wittgenstein's "Notes on Logic".

1333

"Ans." seems to be written in a kind of shorthand with the date "12-26", which would indicate that BR replied upon his return from his U.S. lecture tour.



On relativity.

1334

Griffith encloses (not present) his account and hopes Edith Russell will soon be completely recovered.

1335

Addressed to "Griff", the letter conveys various domestic requests. BR wants Nuclear Explosions and Their Effects (Russell's Library, no. 2211), and Edita Morris's novel in ms. or typescript sent on to London.

1336

Letter of reference for housekeeper, Lilian Griffiths. There is a carbon copy of the letter in the file as well. She became employed at Clough Williams-Ellis' family home, Plas Brondanw.

1337

The writer is the landlord for "the old post office" at Marlow, Bucks. He is not satisfied with £35 a year rent, despite BR having found a tenant for him.

1338

Grinling thanks BR for the return of The Syndicalists and for BR's typed notes.

1339

Gronewold is acting headmaster of a boys school. Can BR advise him on how to prevent homosexual practices by both Mohammedan and Christian boys?

1340

The source of the photocopy is unknown. BR replies on youthful homosexuality, which exists in proportion to the segregation of the sexes.

1341

A medal will be awarded BR on the Seventh Grotius Day for International Law.

1342

BR declines an invitation.

1343

Astor turns down the idea of an interview article with BR.

1344

Gruber sends BR some philosophical papers (not present).

1345

Hetherington will consider the interview article when he sees it.

1346

BR read proofs of Grudin's A Primer of Aesthetics while laid up with bronchitis.

1347

On British nuclear weapons.

1348

Re Green's China proposal and CND.

1349

BR admits to changes in his views.

1350

BR recalls almost nothing about Wittgenstein's "Notes on Logic".

1351

BR is too busy to read Grunwald's manuscript.

1352

Grunwald has dedicated a manuscript novel to BR. A message from BR is at top: "At present too busy to read Ms R".

1353

Grunwald wants to know the whereabouts of Mrs. Grote's letters used in The Amberley Papers.

1354

Photo is of BR, Haden Guest, and Mrs. Snowden, as identified by BR on the verso.

1355

A nurse is requested for Allen at Diakonisse Hospital, Reval, Estonia.

1356

Guest admires BR's free thinking.

1357

These are signs that obscurantism is doomed. BR finds reason for hope.

1358

In German. Gumbel is translating Political Ideals and has a foreword from Einstein. In a pencil note, Sanger tells BR that he has sent Gumbel various articles by BR.

1359

BR would like to see Gumbel if he can make it to north Wales.

1360

Gupta, Dean at Banaras Hindu University, asks BR for a message.

1361

Guthrie would like to do a portrait drawing of BR.

1362

On conscientious objectors and the absolutist position.

1363

In German. Dr. Nelson has written on BR's "Democracy and Direct Action" in Crusader.

1364

Haldane, signing himself simply that, refers to his brother the physiologist, who must be John Scott Haldane. Viscount Haldane writes to BR about reading Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.

1365

This letter, which refers to a telegram from BR, is after B&R C25.22. (See R.W. Clark, Haldane.)

1366

On volume 2 of Principles of Mathematics; on (not) going into politics; Chamberlain; Ireland and [an Englishman's?] responsibility for its ruin and desolation.

1367

On a separate slip BR has identified Halévy as "[French writer on English history]". Halévy remarks on BR's wish to become political in regard to free trade.

1368

In French. Halévy thanks BR for his latest book and recalls their meeting in 1902.

1369
1370

Guy-Loë is the Halévys' niece. She would like to collect and publish Elie's letters.

1371

BR sends Halévy's letters but would like them returned.

1372

Hammond congratulates BR on his stand at Wimbledon. The letter is dated by BR, who precedes the letter with a separate note: "Correspondence with J.L. Hammond, author with his wife of the Village Labourer etc".

1373

BR asks pointed questions about the political stance of the Nation towards Belgium and the war.

1374

Mrs. Harding asks BR if he is really back from China. The telegrams have annotations by BR.

1375
1376

Lady Simon thanks the Russells for their letter on Lord Simon's death and the note in "today's" Guardian.

1377

On raising the matter of BR's reinstatement at Trinity.

1378

A memorial to Trinity College requesting BR's reinstatement. The Master is not actually named.

1379

On BR's statement of causality in Principles of Mathematics, p. 481.

1380

This document is a transcription. Also in the file: a carbon copy of the transcription. Both have been corrected. The ribbon copy has been annotated by BR on G.G. Berry. Written in pencil at the top: "Letters 1902-1910". The image is of a classical pig.

1381

A summons to "the burning of yr body in Nevile's Court".

1382

Harrod complains of the quality of the English translations of Nicod. He ranks Nicod higher than Wittgenstein among BR's students.

1383

BR suggests Felix Pirani for the translation.

1384

Hawtrey returns two boxes of manuscripts. One box concerned classes and relations.

1385

When Heckstall-Smith is 85, he will not "use up energy answering letters I don't really want to answer".

1386
1387

BR approves of "trying to make one's propaganda palatable to conservatives".

1388

On essences (universals) and individual existents.

1389

On Wittgenstein.

1390

On Wittgenstein: "His personal impact was so powerful that it tended to warp one's judgment."

1391

Heyerdahl awaits pamphlets from BR.

1392

BR treasures a book that Heyerdahl gave him.

1393

In German. BR has provided a note on a separate sheet.

1394

Hill returns part of the typescript of Human Knowledge. McLendon has sent him some pages.

1395

Hilton, admiring BR, sends her "Logic and Switching Circuits" in Electrical Manufacturing.

1396

BR is interested that Hilton finds logic applicable to her subject.

1397

Hilton is out of town, states her secretary.

1398
1399

Schoenman is glad of Hilton's promise to contribute to Bertrand Russell, Philosopher of the Century. He writes on BRPF developments and on her proposal of a book of BR's Minority of One articles.

1400

On the uncompromising Quaker approach to pacifism.



BR has annotated the letter.

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