BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
132110

Birthday greetings and a message of hope as "more and more Americans are becoming aware of their individual responsibility to work for Peace."

132111

Expresses "our deep feelings for your efforts for the Greek political prisoners".

132112

Lamont recounts that on a speaking tour, "I always receive applause when I brought you in as the supreme example of what humanist ethics mean in the world today."

132113

Debating BR on the subject of relations between the US and the USSR.

132114

BR critiques Leary's "devastingly dangerous convictions".

132115

A plea to Russell to help her sons emigrate from Rumania to Israel.

132116
132117

Regarding Levi's son, Victor Levi, detained as a political prisoner in Egypt.

132118
132119

Lieberman's analysis of the Cold War leads him to believe that Russia is more at fault.

132120

BR refutes Lieberman's contention that Russia is more at fault in the Cold War. "The wickedness of both sides lies essentially in their mutual willingness to put paltry national advantage before survival."

132121

Lieberman concedes that "assigning guilt for the conflict is a rather absurd occupation".

132122

BR writes: "It is extremely encouraging to me to find that someone who enquires about my views respects what I say and actually changes his mind in the light of it."

132123

A thank you letter from BR to the co-writers who brought "Oh! What a Lovely War!" to the stage. BR had attended a performance at which he was honoured. In his reply, he comments on the impact of the First World War on his life.

132124

Lunsford is an American high school student asking for BR's advice on writing a term paper entitled 'The Possibility of Accidental Atomic Warfare.' (Date conjectured from BR's reply).

132125

BR addresses "the threat of accidental nuclear war".

132126

In French.

132127
132128

Recounts his experience of being "eliminated from the Army of The United States".

132129
132130

BR is cc'd on the letter, along with Khrushchev, Castro, and others.

132131
132132

Requesting support for Syed Kutis and other members of the Moslem Brotherhood imprisoned in Egypt.

132133

Talks about having worked at Telegraph House when it was home to Beacon Hill School.

132134
132135

Writes about an upcoming women's peace protest at the Hague and asks BR to attend. (Year is taken from postmark).

132136

Regarding French journalist Régis Debray, detained in Bolivia.

132137

Edited by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Bertrand Russell's America. Another copy: record 118714.

132138

Comments on Telegraph House when it was home to Beacon Hill School and laments difficulties facing Summerhill School.

132139

BR tells Neill he has "signed the joint letter to The Times" re Summerhill.

132140

BR asks: "Is there anything that can be done about the evil & quite unnecessarily cruel situation of the so-called 'Communists' in Greece?"

132141

Regarding Greek political prisoners.

132142
132143

Letter to the editor, regarding "political persecution in West Germany of those who oppose rearmament and the acquisition of nuclear arms."

132144

Suggests an appointment to discuss "the 54 people arrested in Iran."

132145

Requesting BR's assistance on behalf of an American pilot, Porter Halyburton, being held prisoner in North Vietnam.

132146

BR writes: "I do not favour the release of United States' pilots taken prisoner by the North Vietnamese." (Another copy: 106399).

132147
132148
132149
132150

Regarding "mass demonstration on September 9" that he plans to attend.

132151

Regarding demonstration in London on September 9" that Pauling plans to attend.

132152

Regarding "methyl bromide poisoning" of "Mrs. Lamb" and her husband at Harvard.

132153
132154
132155
132156

Refuses invitation to serve on the War Crimes Tribunal.

132157

Rebuttal of Rabinowitch's letter of February 3.

132158
132159
132160

BR provides a birthday greeting for Thomas.

132161

BR thanks Roa for "your enclosures" and provides a statement condemning the "imprisonment of trade unionists in Madrid".

132162
132163
132164
132165
132166

A harsh reply to BR's letter of October 7.

132167
132168

At Schneider's request, BR provides a comment on the CCNY case.

132169
132170

David Susskind is visiting London and wants to interview BR for his television show.

132171

Shapiro is a student seeking BR's advice on the draft.

132172
132173

Regarding refusal of parole for husband, Morton Sobell.

132174

Asking BR's advice about relocating from the US to England because of frustration with the Vietnam War.

132175

BR advises Simthback to stay in the US and continue to protest the War.

132176
132177
132178

Attached to letter from Spender to BR, 14 January 1968; see record TBD.

132179
132180
132181

Requests copy of "Soviet Jewry statement".

132182
132183

Regarding BR's appearance on "Open End".

132184

Asks BR to have his name added to list of organization's sponsors.

132185

Agrees to have name added to Appeal's list of sponsors.

132186
132187

BR was Honorary President of the Committee.

132188
132189

Seeking BR's advice on how to respond to being drafted into the US military.

132190

Requests BR's advice on resistance to Vietnam War.

132191
132192

Edited by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Bertrand Russell's America.

132193

Edited by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Bertrand Russell's America. Another copy: record 5004.

132194

BR thanks Willey for sending him documents that were given to Willey, a British tourist, in Leningrad by a Russian seeking BR's help.

132195
132196
132197

Form letter sent to Secretaries of the youth branches of the CND. There are random notes on the verso, but not in BR's hand.

132198

BR's letter concerning Regis Debray will not be printed.

132199
132200
132201
132202

BR discusses 'Marriage and Morals' and eugenics.

132203

BR thanks Fisher for the book about the Fulmars and wonders why he would, "even temporarily, abandon a life of such exciting adventure for the dusty lucubrations of philosophic book-worms". He declines Fisher's offer to send him a memorandum. BR will wait for the final. 

Noted at the top of the file is "Wisdom of the West" in pencil.

The letter was tucked inside a copy of Vernunft und Atomkrieg.

The dictation for this letter is available at record 15467.

132204

Nehru is not planning on setting up a Committee of Scientists regarding a new world war, in particular one with nuclear weapons. If Lonsdale has any information on the subject from the perspective of Scientsts, he would be interested.

Cambridge University, Chuchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archvies, RTBT 5/1/1/1.

132205

Rabinowitch thanks Rotblat for his letter of 1954/05/10. He is exploring the levels of interest in an international meeting on Science and Public Affairs, and would like to know if he should visit London to discuss this with Rotblat and others "when your organization has its annual meeting". Dr. Weisskopf is interested and can also attend. He encloses a memo and questionnaire on the subject (included).

Cambridge University, Chuchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archvies, RTBT 5/1/1/1.

132206

Rabinowitch thanks Rotblat for his letter of 1955/05/19. He is unable to bin London on May 4th, but could be there for the 7th. He would also like to talk with BR and Rudolf Peierls.

Cambridge University, Chuchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archvies, RTBT 5/1/1/1.

132207

Edith sends Rotblat something on the "CND fuss" (not extant).

Cambridge University, Chuchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archvies, RTBT 5/1/1/1.

132208

Edith has a document she prepared for Stanley Unwin regarding one of BR's books and is sending it to Rotblat (not extant). She asks that he return it when he is finished. A handwritten note at the bottom reads: "P.S. My husband still knows nothing, of course, of this matter of the Nobel Prize."

The letter is written on Plas Penrhyn stationary, but was sent from Hasker Street.

Cambridge University, Chuchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archvies, RTBT 5/1/1/1.

132209

Edith sends copies of letters from Einstein's executor in case they are helpful.

Cambridge University, Chuchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archvies, RTBT 5/1/1/1.

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