BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
132007

Pigott encloses a cheque for housekeeping money for the grandchildren.

132008

Re housekeeping money. Edith's signature is on the receipt.

132009

A reminder of the next quarterly payment to Dora.

132010

The Welfare Officer's report is expected next week.

132011

Tylor encloses a photostat of the Welfare Officer's report (see record 132012).

132012

A photostat of the Welfare Officer's report with interviews of those involved with the grandchildren, including themselves.

132013

On Edith's passport and the Welfare Officer's report.

132014

Taylor encloses a letter (record 132015) from Dora.

132015

Dora invites the Russells for Christmas dinner with her and John at Roddy's flat.

132016

BR declines Dora's invitation for Christmas as the Russells have already invited guests for Christmas dinner.

132017

Re domestic staff being paid for by the Trustees.

132018

The Russells have decided not to fill Griffiths' position.

132019

The draft letter concerns the Russells being appointed joint guardians.

132020

The draft letter urges joint custody of the grandchildren for the Russells.

132021

Pigott and Taylor mention BR's retirement from the Defence and Aid Fund.

132022

BR is anxious to retire from the Defence and Aid Fund as soon as possible.

132023

Tylor is taking steps to restore a summons before a Justice.

132024

Taylor summarizes Dora's letter about custody. She still hopes BR will respond to Dr. Morgan's advice and meet with John.

132025

BR wants confirmation from John that he wants to see his father. BR refutes various claims.

132026

On BR's withdrawal from the Defence and Aid Fund. [This includes Christian Action, for which Canon Collins was responsible.]

132027

BR's name is to be "erased" from all association with Canon Collins' Defence and Aid Fund administered by Christian Action.

132028

Tylor wants to know if BR has been involved as a Trustee for the Defence and Aid Fund.

132029

Justice Stevenson is on circuit at present.

132030

Tylor requests a cheque to reimburse the Trustees for Griffiths' work during spring and summer 1960.

132031

Tylor sends a cheque for the grandchildren's housekeeping money.

132032

Edith has transferred securities to Bryn Mawr College, obviating the provision in her will following her voluntary covenant of 1949. The new codicil is not present.

132033

Tylor sends a cheque for the grandchildren's housekeeping money. Edith has signed and dated receipt 31 December 1960.

132034

Dora describes at length John's mental state and need for better treatment.

132035

Re a meeting of all parties concerning John.

132036

Merely a long envelope with the document number .101152. It may go with document .101151, record 131692, which mentions that Tylor is enclosing a "communication" from Constance Malleson. The envelope is addressed to BR and is empty.

132037

A "for review" card was inserted between pp. 218-9 of Catherine Karolyi's translation of Memoirs of Michael Karolyi (Russell's Library, no. 1267).

132038

Houtz requests a copy of "your excellent book" for the patients at the hospital. The letter is note from BR instructing a copy of Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare be sent with the author's compliments.

132039

Eliot discusses conscience objectors and the Ministry of Labour. He promises to visit Tippett if he is incarcerated in the London area, mentioning that he visited BR during the First World War, as well as a murderer.

132040

"I should be quite willing to have you reprint my chapter on education in the book which, in America, is called 'Why Men Fight', but, in England, 'Principles of Social Reconstruction'."

The dictation for this letter is at record 126506.
The carbon for this letter is at record 85380.

132041

Hundreds of royalty statements, per book; no letters.

132042

The archival box was empty and was therefore withdrawn from the numerical sequence for the move to Russell House.

132043

The archival box was empty and was therefore withdrawn from the numerical sequence for the move to Russell House.

132044

"I hope the enclosed Supplement and the article by Prof. Rotblat on the Pugwash Conferences will be of interest to you." The enclosure is a 4-page newspaper-style supplement to The Recorder, 16 Feb. 1961, a religious periodical. It contains on p. i "Pugwash Conferences Give a New Lead on East-West Understanding; Scientists Discuss World Security; Report from Prof. Rotblat".

132045

Eaton encloses a reprint of J.B. McGeachy, "Science Tackles Atomic Terror; East and West at Pugwash Conference Study How to Prevent Nuclear War", Financial Post, 19 April 1958.

132046

Mimeograph letter under the heading of the Pugwash Continuing Committee; Chairman is The Earl Russell. There are 2 return addresses: one is in Chicago; the "European Address" is 8, Asmara Road, London, N.W. 2, England.

The questionnaire concerns furthering the aims of Pugwash.

There is a 2nd copy of the letter and enclosures.

132047

Fiser thanks BR for his reply. The reply cannot be found in BRACERS, no doubt because BR wrote during Edith's illness and no copy was made. However, for what is probably BR's reply, see 132048.

The enclosure is a mimeographed letter to the Chairman of the Subcommittee of the Disarmament Commission, London. Pages seem to be missing from this letter's own enclosure. Their folder is a custom folder for the Prague news agency and is labelled "World Scientists Warn". Another enclosure is a photo of reactions with what is apparently BR's reply to their letter of 22 May 1957 (record 5618).

132048

BR evidently replied to record 5618 with an offprint of his "The Tests Should Be Stopped" from the New Scientist, and this handwritten message at the top:

"Sirs -- In reply to your letter of May 22, I send the enclosed, of which you may make any use you please. Bertrand Russell".

132049

Box 1.40 contains no correspondence.

132050

Box 1.41 contains no correspondence.

132051

Because the box was empty, it was removed from the numerical sequence for the move to Russell House.

132052

Because the box was empty, it was removed from the numerical sequence for the move to Russell House.

132053

"Give no information concerning contents of statement and other material until tomorrow Saturday July 9. Absolute silence imperative till then. Russell". Dictated to Edith Russell.

132055

A form letter asking for support against Goldwater. See RA1 313.

132056

Another copy is at record 99301.

132057

The photograph of Ali referred to in the letter is not included. Other copies of the letter are at record 94775 and record 99305.

132058

Another copy is at record 94776.

132059

Another copy is at record 99307.

132060

BR comments on Armstrong's "typescript concerning my visit to the United States in 1969." Among other things, he says: "It is misleading to describe me at any time as a mathematician or a philosopher, because at no time was I ever entirely one or the other."

132061

Addressed to "Our respectable philosopher" and signed "The political prisoners of Aegina Prison." The date is conjectured based on other items from the group; see record 73605 and record 73755.

132062

The original of this letter is not to be found, although it was photocopied for editing. The letter is edited by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Dear BR … or Bertrand Russell's America. Bagnall cherishes BR's comment on Prime Minister Harold Wilson in The Observer's colour supplement of 12 March.

132063

The letter is edited by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Dear BR … or Bertrand Russell's America. BR could say much more about Harold Wilson.

132064
132065

BR refers to enclosing a letter from Moise Victor Levi (at record 132117).

132066

Schoenman is sending Boggs an enclosed "tribute to Bertrand Russell" (not present).

132067

Boswell was the "disturbed child" who set fire to "your estate" at Telegraph House when it was home to Beacon Hill School.

132068

BR is amused by Boswell's reminiscences.

132069

Bovard discusses Swiss conscientous objector Michel Monod.

132070

Bowes, Secretary of Social Surveys, requests BR's "opinions on the use of police spies in the Trade Union and wider political movements."

132071

BR comments on "police violence in the course of demonstrations", injuries to Ralph Schoenman, and "spying by police on the Committee of 100." Another copy is at record 94155.

132072

She talks about her "China MS" and wonders if the Foundation will publish it. (Her "China MS", "The YMCA Government of China", is in RA3, box 6.37.)

132073

The letter is edited by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Dear BR … or Bertrand Russell's America. See the original letter at record 3817.

132074

The letter is an earlier version of record 132075, with revisions.

132075

The letter is a retyped clean copy of record 132074. BR thanks Carnap for his birthday greetings and sends same; he mentions Schoenman's upcoming visit to India and China re the border dispute and sends Carnap a copy of Unarmed Victory.

132076

Carnap sends BR 95th birthday greetings. He says the Autobiography is "most fascinating and deeply moving".

132077

BR thanks Carnap for a $50 donation to the BRPF. Another copy is at record 99311.

132078

BR addresses "these continuing rumours of my imminent conversion to Christianity." Another copy is at record 82068.

132079

Citron claims to have developed an anti-missile defence system that he asks BR to promote.

132080

BR's reply to Citron's letter of 9 November 1962 states: "Let us have done with this nonsense."

132081

Cotlar (Mathematics, U. of Chicago) invites BR's collaboration with the Stockholm meeting of the International Congress of Mathematics to "issue a public statement concerning disarmament."

132082

Cousins praises  BR's appearance on television with David Susskind (see B&R E62.10); he also comments on Linus Pauling and the activities of SANE.

132083

BR has "complete confidence in Linus Pauling", and is critical of the Senate Committee on Internal Security.

132084

Birthday greetings from one who sees BR as a "philosopher-king".

132085

BR makes a "blunt request" for a donation (to the BRPF).

132086

Dunham donates to the BRPF from time to time. He mentions that he is acquainted with Russell Stetler, whom he much admires.

132087

Eatherly (misspelled "Eatherley") was one of the US pilots who took part in the bombing of Hiroshima. BR concludes: "I should like you to know that your message to me on my 90th birthday was one I valued above all." He invites Eatherly to demonstrate with him at the Air Ministry on 9 September, and refers to his article on Eatherly (probably B&R B147).

132088

BR encloses a message for the Honorary Secretary (see record 132307).

132089

Evans sends a college essay on BR and CCNY, 13 pp.

132090

BR is encouraged for Americans after reading Evans' "generous essay" on him.

132091

Eyers is the editor of a literary magazine at the College of St Mark and St John, London, and invites BR to contribute a piece on education and peace.

132092

BR talks about "providing" people "with a means of acting on behalf of peace." The letter includes a paragraph that seems meant for publication, as well as a copy of Act or Perish (not present).

132093

Fernandez is a Venezuelan politician. BR supports his efforts on behalf of political prisoners there.

132094

Ginsberg mentions William Blake, power politics, and hallucinogenic drugs.

132095

BR mentions his experience on first hearing Blake's "Tiger, Tiger", provides political advice, and encloses Act or Perish (not present). Another copy is at record 57362. Ginsberg discussed two political sentences from the exchange in letters, themselves quoted in Michael Schumacher, Dharma Lion: a Critical Biography of Allen Ginsberg (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992), p. 383.

132096

Gray is attempting to secure a Russian visa so that she can marry Oleg Prokofiev and asks BR to write to Premier Kosygin on their behalf.

132097

The BRPF supports Gregory's call for boycott of the 1968 Olympics.

132098

Grundt encloses a poem.

132099

BR found his letter-poem "entirely delightful".

132100

A note in a corner of the request indicates that BR signed (on 18 Oct. 1966) the manifesto "To the Intellectuals and Free Men of the World" on suspensions at Barcelona University.

132101

SCARD is the Student Campaign against Racial Discrimination, formerly the Anti-Apartheid Movement at Birmingham U. Hougham is chairman of SCARD.

132102

BR supplies a lengthy statement for a meeting or discussion on nationalist movements and violence.

132103

These two psychiatrists appeal to BR to speak out against the imprisonment of Robert Sobukwe in South Africa.

132104

BR encloses a statement on Sobukwe he intends to make public.

132105

Jacobson thanks BR for a "very apt and extremely moving" statement at record 132296.

132106

Jacobson asks BR's permission to send his statement on Sobukwe (see record 132104) to the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

132107

BR seems to approve Jacobson's suggestion to send his statement (record 132296) to the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

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