BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
132210

Lining thanks Rotblat for his letter of 1956/11/22 and intends to join the international scientific meeting.

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

132211

BR is shocked that Eaton is being attacked by the Committee on Un-American Activities. 

This is a copy of the original letter sent to Eaton. The dictation of this letter is available at record 121662.

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

132212

Eaton is scheduling the 1957 meetings at Pugwash and invites BR and "your international group".

This is the typed telegram delivered to BR. A copy of Eaton's proof is available at record 54369.

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

132213

BR accepts Eaton's invitation to attend the meeting at Pugwash and suggests 6-12 July 1957.

This is a copy of the text for the telegram.

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

132214

BR writes that he is willing to cable Eaton, as per Rotblat's suggestion. However, he has no record of his address, as he has passed along to Rotblat all the letters he has received from Eaton. He asks that Rotblat reply to Eaton in his name (available at record 132213), and draft the detailed letter for BR to sign.

This is the ribbon copy. The dictation is available at record 15283 and the carbon at record 116981.

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

132215

Callinicos apologies for not responding sooner to BR's 1956/11/19 letter. Mr. Onassis stands by his original statement, he is willing to help fund the meeting of scientists if they will host it in Monte Carlo.

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

132216

BR wonders if Mr. Onassis is still willing to contribute financially to the meeting of scientists if it is not held in Monte Carlo. 

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

132217

Warburg sends a contribution towards the expenses of the meeting and includes an analysis of the Middle East crisis. There is a note in the top corner that reads 'Not acknowledged'.

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

132218

Beatty supports the cause, but is unable to contribute financially.

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

132219

Harben has already given more than he can afford to the Peace Movement this year and cannot support the meeting in Delhi.

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

132220

Due to Mr. Field's illness he is unable to consider the matter at this time. [Marshall Field III died three days after this letter was sent.]

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

132221

Further to Rotblat's letter of 1956/10/05, the following people have been suggested as potential sources of support for the Indian Conference: Louise Berman, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sheffer, Miss Freda Diamond, Mr. Robert Rusch, Mr. and Mrs. David Taepfer. Rotblat's sources for the names is somewhat doubtful and he asks for Rabinowitch's opinion on contacting them. He then proceeds to list out the agenda for the conference.

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

132222

Eaton supports the goals of the conference and reminds BR of his offer to host such a gathering at his home in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. He reiterates his willingness to host.

The carbon of this letter is available at record 54605.

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

132223

BR asks for a donation to support the Indian Conference.

The ribbon copy of this letter is available at record 54601.

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

132224

Draft letter. 

Letter is an invitation to be a member of a committee of about twenty scientists to meet in India in December "... in order to make an appraisal of the dangers which have arisen from the development of weapons of mass destruction. This proposal has arisen from the public statement made in July of last year, of which we were among the signatories, and in which it was suggested that such a conference should be held."

Following is a list of 16 scientists who have accepted.

Another draft of this letter is available at record 116952.

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

132225

Asks BR to send invitation to meeting of scientists in India.

The carbon of this letter is available at record 56776.

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

132226

Unaddressed invitation to the conference of scientists. Includes list of invitees.

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

132227

Update to Beadle on the proposed meeting of scientists, including a list of invitees.

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

132228

A slip of paper with the number 13 stamped at the top was inserted between pp.80-1 of Élie Halévy's L'ère des tyrannies; études sur le socialisme et la guerre (Russell's Library, no. 1474). The slip was printed by the publisher to correspond with the book being the 13th copy.

132229

A card was inserted between pp. 320-1 or vol. 6 of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley Novels (Russell's Library, no. 490) in "The Black Dwarf". The thick card is printed with Russell's address at Ivy Lodge, Tilford, Farnham.

132230

An empty glassine sleeve was inserted between pp. 318-9 or vol. 16 of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley Novels (Russell's Library, no. 500) in "Quentin Durward". The thick card is printed with Russell's address at Ivy Lodge, Tilford, Farnham.

132231

Belgius wishes that he could present his thoughts in a more professional manner, but he is too tired. This is a reference to the book his has sent to BR, which is his response to Why I am not a Christian.

The letter was inserted between pp. 68 and the facing illustration of Belgius's Perche sono Cristiano (Russell's Library, no. 231).

132232

Caracao inscribes a glowing dedication to BR in the front of his books Le désirable et le sublime (Russell's Library, no. 252). The shipping label has been cut out and paper clipped to the inside of the cover opposite the dedication (this is now stored in Box 16.78).

132233

A with compliments card was inserted between pp. 80-81 of J.B. Danquah's  The Akan Doctrine of God (Russell's Library, no. 261).

132234

Born is eager to join the committee of twenty scientists and help in whatever way his health permits.

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

132235

Hinshelwood declines invitation to join committee. He would not be able to attend the conference and feels that there are better strategies.

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

132236

Heisenberg agrees that if they can involve some scientists from the USSR the conference will make better progress than previous attempts. On the other hand, his understanding is that the UNO will largely fill the same purpose. Heisenberg personally has too many obligations to join. He feels it is best to leave it up to the UNO for the time being.

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

132237

Weisskopf fully supports the meeting of scientists and thinks it will be of great benefit; however, he feels his expertise is not in this area and that due to other commitments he is not needed.

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

132238

BR asks Weisskopft to confirm whether or not he can attend the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132239

Weisskopft is unable to attend the Pugwash Conference, but recommends they invite Professor Selove or Dr. Osborne.

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

132240

Weisskopft will try to attend the Pugwash Conference, if he can rearrange his travel plans to Europe. He recommends they invite Professor Walter Selove, University of Pennsylvania, or Dr. Louis Osborne, MIT.

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

132241

BR invites Weisskopf to the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132242

Weisskopf thanks BR for the progress report on the conference. And wonders if the conference might be interested in the enclosed statement from the Federation of American Scientists (enclosure not extant).

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

132243

Thanks BR for the invitation to the meeting of scientists. Born will not be able to attend. He suggests contacting Peter Kapitza, who may be a good fit for the conference, depending on what exactly his role was with atomic research.

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

132244

Thanks BR to the invitation of scientists. He had not responded to the previous note from 1956/08/29, because he was hoping to be able to attend, but cannot. He has spoken with Professor. Thirring, from Vienna, who will attend.

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

132245

BR invites Amaldi to the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132246

Amaldi is sorry he will not be able to attend the conference.

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

132247

BR is sorry that Amaldi will not be able to attend the conference.

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

132248

De Broglie will not be able to attend the conference due to his health.

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

132249

Lewis is planning an article for Look on the BRPF and its activities and desires an appointment with BR. "As a former student of yours (UCLA and we met again later in New York), I am particularly eager to come and renew your acquaintance."

Lewis interviewed BR for The Daily Bruin in 1939 (B&R E39.10).

132250

Tsuzuki apologizes that he will not be able to attend the Pugwash conference due to other commitments.

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

132251

BR invites Tsuzuki to attend the Pugwash conference.

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

132252

Tsuzuki is keen to attend the meeting of scientists in India. Dr. Tomonaga or Dr. Yukawa will also attend.

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

132253

Tsuzuki will confirm in October whether or not he is able to attend the meeting in India.

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

132254

Infeld cannot travel to Pugwash for the conference due to medical reasons; however, he wonders if his wife might go in his place.

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

132255

BR invites Infeld to the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132256

Infeld thanks BR for his letter of 1956/09/04, but he does not have a copy and cannot now make comments on it. He looks forward for more information about the conference.

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

132257

Infeld responds to BR's questions from his 1956/10/18 letter:
a) Nothing to add to the agenda.
b) No.
c) Yes.

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

132258

BR invites Bronk to the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132259

Geran sends an acknowledgement of receipt on behalf of Bronk who is away at the moment.

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

132260

Hinshelwood is unable to attend the Pugwash conference.

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

132261

BR invites Hinshelwood to the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132262

BR invites de Broglie to the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132263

Hinshelwood suggests that item 2c on the India conference agenda might be more positive if they add "something about 'Safety and welfare precautions' rather than simply 'Danger'." 

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

132264

de Broglie responds to the invitation to attend Pugwash.

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

132265

Compton regrets that he will not be able to attend the Pugwash conference.

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

132266

BR hopes that Compton can confirm his attendance at Pugwash soon.

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

132267

Compton would like to attend Pugwash, but his schedule is still uncertain.

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

132268

BR invites Compton to the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132269

Compton is unable to attend the meeting in India, but he is in full support of it.

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

132270

A corrected copy of a letter to Compton responding to him regarding nuclear weapons. Compton's letter was forwarded to Rotblat. BR's Christmas Broadcast was enclosed in the letter to Compton.

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

132271

Johnston writes to acknowledge BR's letter, Compton will respond on his return.

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

132272

Born is pleased that Rotblat agrees with his article "Man and the Atom". Born thanks him for the invitation to Pugwash, but his health prevents him from attending.

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

132273

BR is sorry that de Hevesy is unable to join them at Pugwash for health reasons, but invites to contribute a paper in his absence.

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

132274

de Hevesy thanks BR for the invitation to Pugwash, but is unable to attend due to poor health.

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

132275

BR invites de Hevesy to the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132276

de Hevesy can no longer attend the conference in India due to his health.

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

132277

de Hevesy will attend the meeting in India. 

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

132278

BR is sorry to learn that Heisenberg's health will prevent him from attending the Pugwash conference.

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

132279

Heisenberg will not be about to attend the Pugwash conference due to poor health.

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

132280

BR is sorry to learn that Heisenberg's health will prevent him from attending the Pugwash conference.

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

132281

BR invites Heisenberg to the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132282

BR prompts Adrian for a reply about whether he will attend the Pugwash conference and whether or not he can pay for some or all of his travel expenses.

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

132283

Adrian will not be able to attend the meeting in India. He outlines what he sees as a better alternative to the meeting, but also identifies the areas of the agenda which he feels are most pressing.

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

132284

BR has learned that Joliot-Curie's health has improved and invites him to attend Pugwash.

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

132285

Joliot-Curie believes in the meeting in scientists but is still uncertain if he will be able to attend. He approves the agenda, but suggests a rewording of paragraph 4.

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

132286

BR asks if Nesmeyanov can confirm his attendance to Pugwash soon and offers help securing a visa.

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

132287

In Russian. Likely expresses interest, but not confirmation, in the Pugwash conference.

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

132288

BR invites Nesmeyanov to the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132289

BR invites Lowndes and Miss Caroline Ruutz-Rees for dinner on Monday. (Ruutz-Rees was principal of Rosemary Hall, Greenwich, CT.) There is no other date except for a mention of Russell Chambers. His lecturing at Harvard and visit to the U.S. are over but there is no mention of the war. Thus June-July 1914 seems probable.

132290

This is the full letter from which Ladd-Franklin sent BR extracts on solipsism and "hypothetical realism" at record 77766

BR dated the extracts 1913, but the original letter has the true date of 1912. 

132291

BR accepts lunch with Van Doren and Scott Buchanan after the broadcast "on the 25th". January 25, 1942 was the day of the "Invitation to Learning" discussion of Spinoza.

132292

BR read her papers with great interest. He feels very uncertain on the whole subject of the external world. He can't agree with the "confident dogmatism" of the Six Realists. He is sorry she dislikes so many things in Principles of Mathematics", and hopes she would like PM better. *14 (Descriptions) and *20 (General Theory of Classes) are "the most important chapters" and "register a real advance in logic". They're explained in Chap. III of the Introduction. On the fundamentals of philosophy.

132293

BR asks for a copy of what Ladd-Franklin wishes to quote from him. (The extract is at record 77842.)

She does not seem ever to have published the article she had in mind.

"[The war] is more dreadful than anything one had ever expected to experience."

132294

BR thanks Ladd-Franklin for a copy of what she wished to quote from him and approves it. (The extracts are at record 77842.) "My views on solipsism are full of doubt...." She does not seem to have published the article she had in mind. 

He also thanks her for "her kindness about my remarks on the war. I am utterly ashamed of their feebleness and futility. One ought to be able to speak words that would be more powerful than battleships and have more effect than masses of great guns."

 

132295

There are 3 other copies of this letter. This one appears to have been photocopied for use in editing Feinberg's Dear Bertrand Russell ....

132296

This unsigned statement is enclosed with BR's letter of 7 May 1963, record 132104.

132297

BR encloses (not present) his article "The Optimism of America".

132298

BR encloses (not present) his article "Morality and Instinct". Meloney seems not to have published it (it is in Bertrand Russell on Ethics, Sex, and Marriage, ed. Seckel). He plans to write an article on "Unhappy Youth" (possibly it was "Why Is Modern Youth Cynical?", C30.08).

132299

BR is agreeable to reviewing Dewey's Essays in Experimental Logic. "I should like to write something on Dewey's logic if I could find time...." The letter is quoted in full in the headnote to the review, 16 in Papers 8.

132300

A postcard signed by attendees at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Cambridge, 1912, possibly addressed to Christine Ladd-Franklin because the item was filmed with BR's letters to her at Columbia. Before the names there is this message: "Hoch achtungsvolle grüsse -- senden Ihnen" [Highly respectful greetings -- send you].

132301

BR writes on letterhead of the H.M.S. Berengaria. He will look for her a dinner "tonight". She is to join him "at the table where I have been hitherto in solitary and dismal state". 

132302

BR writes on letterhead of the H.M.S. Berengaria. He looks forward to her at table 111 at 7.15. The letter is dated by reference to letter 128973.

There is a typed transcription of the letter.

132303

The following letter is written on the front fly leaves of a copy of BR's Skeptical Essays. The letter details BR's visit to Vancouver and the occasion for him to sign the book. Brock's letter indicates May 1930, but other sources place BR in Vancouver in October 1929, as part of his West Coast lecture tour that year; he was definitely in England throughout May 1930..

 

To Amelia Ayre
Sept. 1968
from Tom Brock.

Bertrand Russell spent a day at our family home, Brockholm in Vancouver. He was present for lunch and supper with us boys, and spent the entire afternoon in our garden on the English Bay waterfront arguing with my father on education - both yelling at one another! This was May 1930. Russell was 58, my father 56. Russell had flowing white hair and lots of wrinkles and I considered him to be very old. Today at 96 he is still hale and active. My father was killed in a plane crash in 1935 - aged 61.

I presented this book to Russell for his signature at our dining room table at the end of supper; along with my autograph album.

T.L.B.

 

 

Researchers wishing to consult this copy should request B 1649 .R93 S3 copy 3, from the Supporting Library of the Bertrand Russell Archives.

 

132304

Rodker is anxious to film BR on Sobell before it is too late for the purpose. The letter may have been written the same day (1962/05/02) as record 132162, with which it was found.

132305

Typed copy of original (ribbon copy) of letter from BR to Rosten. See also TL(CAR) at record 6462.

132306

BR is asked by means of this form letter for a statement condemning the "imprisonment of trade unionists in Madrid".

132307

BR enclosed the message with his letter to Gordon England of Humanist Group Action at record 132088. The message begins: "I admire the work of Amnesty". He knows in his own work how large a role efforts to release political prisoners play.

132308

The first page only (and therefore without signature) is found with a complete letter from Alys Russell (record 132309), which was also written on the day BR heard that he had won his prize fellowship at Trinity College. (Possibly the remainder of BR's letter is in the boxes of printouts from the microfilm or on the microfilm and not printed out). See the Transcription for the text.

132309

This complete letter from Alys Russell was written on the day BR heard that he had won his prize fellowship at Trinity College. The printout of the letter is stapled to the first page of BR's letter (record 132308). Alys says of BR's triumph: "B. and I are going to Frank's cottage for Sunday. I am too happy about the Fellowship to write more." She had already mentioned her trip to Liverpool with "Auntie".

(The microfilm needs to be checked for the remainder of BR's letter.)

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