BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
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".

BR's letter is written first, followed by Alys's. There aren't two physical letters.

132310

Re the Frank Russell case. "Lord Darcy is the undecided one, 4 Judges being for cruelty & 4 against."

132311

Re J.J. Withers, Frank's lawyer. "He is such a nice man ...." "He has always given Frank Russell splendid advice, but unfortunately, he could not force him to take it."

132312

A number of short notes as well as a few letters to or from Lord John Russell, as well as one John Russell, Viscount Amberley. 

132313

BR invites Lavin to attend one of his lectures at Cambridge.

132314

BR is sorry about Lavin's difficulties and is making inquiries, probably about admission to Cambridge.

132315

BR will see Lavin when he returns to Cambridge from Norway on 13 October. 

Included with this letter are three clippings re the plane crash in Norway.

132316

BR's unsigned testimonial on Irving Lavin's behalf for a Fulbright Scholarship. Noted in pencil at the foot, after the date used above: "The Fulbright Schol."

132317

BR invites Lavin to Wales after May 20th if he is able to come.

132318

BR is looking forward to Lavin's visit on Tuesday and includes train directions (to Llan Ffestiniog).

132319

BR apologizes for the delay in his response. He notes that T.S. Eliot "is a re-incarnation of Henry James — a snob and (spiritually at least) a eunuch". 

132320

This is Pauling's 90th birthday tribute to BR, enclosed with his letter of the same date to Ralph Schoenman (record 132148). There are other copies at record 96489 to record 96491.

132321

Internet print of Quadir in 2018 or 2019 holding his letter from BR with its enclosed, signed photo of BR.

132322

BR responds with his thoughts on the value of active participation in organized religion.

132323

BR has forwarded Capron's letter to Khrushchev, but has not added an additional comment.

132324

BR thanks Schlick for her donation.

132325

BR thanks Schlick for sending a copy of her husband's work. He had a high opinion of him.

132326

BR asks Sissakyan 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.

132327

BR invites Sissakyan to attend the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132328

Nesmeyanov acknowledges the receipt of BR's update on the meeting in India and looks forward to further news.

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

132329

Requests Bethe send a note for the conference on subjects related to nuclear weapons.

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

132330

In German.

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

132331

BR asks Hertz 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.

132332

In German re: Pugwash.

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

132333

BR invites Hertz to attend the meeting at Pugwash.

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

132334

In German.

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

132335

In German re: meeting of Scientists in India

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

132336

Hahn will not be able to attend Pugwash.

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

132337

BR reissues his invitation to Hahn to attend Pugwash after his recent statement on atomic weapons.

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

132338

Hahn will not be able to attend the meeting of scientists in India.

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

132339

Haddow will not be able to attend Pugwash.

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

132340

Haddow will respond when he returns from the U.S.

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

132341

BR asks Haddow 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.

132342

Haddow will not be able to attend Pugwash.

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

132343

BR asks Haddow 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.

132344

Haddow is sorry to hear that the India meeting has been postponed and looks forward to further updates.

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

132345

Haddow is keen to attend the India meeting, but cannot commit at this time.

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

132346

Rotblat and other Pugwash organizers would be grateful for help. BR, Dick Stark, and others have concerns about Schoenman.

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

132347

Rotblat responds to Nemec re: Sterzl, Premysl Tvaroh, and Adler and Lapter about the Sopot conference in 1966.

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

132348

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

132349

Addressed to BR in Brixton, Wilson, a solicitor, seeks payment of a court order for the "taxed costs of the prosecution". Frank Russell told Wilson to communicate first with BR about the enclosed order (not present).

The initials "H.B." are in the upper left corner.

132350

A carbon of a letter asking the recipient to add his or her name to a memorial to the prime minister, in advance of BR's appearance in an appeal "Friday next" at the Middlesex Quarter Sessions, which took place on 1 May 1918. What appears to be the mimeographed memorial is with the letter.

Many names are attached, but all in one hand.

132351

BR would like Rotblat to take over as chair at the press conference at Caxton Hall, 10 o'clock, Saturday, when they release the statement signed by eight scientists.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/1/1/7.

132352

BR invites Oppenheimer to attend the conference in India. It is sent on behalf of himself and the other seven scientists and included a list of scientists to be invited.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/1/1/9.

132353

BR invites Oppenheimer to the meeting at Pugwash.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/1/1/9.

132354

Rotblat has sent Schoenman a copy of 'the History' and hopes it reaches him before he goes to Canada. Rotblat mentions an upcoming meeting with Rabinowitch in Paris, Pauling, Piel, and who the final list of participants might be.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/1/2/5.

132355

Schoenman thanks him for sending the book and discusses his upcoming meeting with the Eatons. He conveys BR's opinion on Piel.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/1/2/5.

132356

Re: due date for anthology to honour BR

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/1/2/6.

132357

Details about the contributors and the specifications for contributions to the anthology to honour BR.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/1/2/6.

132358

Schoenman hopes Rotblat will contribute to the Festschrift for BR's 90th birthday.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/1/2/6.

132359

Reminder of upcoming deadline for the anthology.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/1/2/6.

132360

Addressed to BR in Brixton, Wilson, a solicitor, seeks payment of a court order for the "taxed costs of the prosecution". Frank Russell told Wilson to communicate first with BR about the enclosed order (not present).

The initials "H.B." are in the upper left corner.

132361

Rev. Jones writes from Clifford Allen's address, 70 Overstrand Mansions, Battersea. Allen has learned that 10 other men are to be prosecuted for distributing the Everett leaflet and the "Maximillian" leaflet. (There are 2 copies of the latter leaflet in the file.) BR is asked to give evidence regarding the Everett leaflet. 

On the verso of the 2nd sheet, there are these apparent writing tasks in numbers of words in BR's hand:

2 short (400)
1 long (700)
1 very long (1500)

132362

Rev. Jones writes from Clifford Allen's address, 70 Overstrand Mansions, Battersea. Allen has learned that 10 other men are to be prosecuted for distributing the Everett leaflet and the "Maximillian" leaflet. (There are 2 copies of the latter leaflet in the file.) BR is asked to give evidence regarding the Everett leaflet. 

This typed copy was proofread by BR with one correction. Also in file: a TLS(TC,CAR), also corrected in BR's hand.

132363

The letter is dated by reference to Jones' first sentence: "You have now been prosecuted and fined £100 costs for writing the Everett leaflet." That took place on 5 June 1916, but possibly the reference is to the dismissal of his appeal on 29 June.

132364

The letter is dated by reference to Jones' first sentence: "You have now been prosecuted and fined £100 costs for writing the Everett leaflet." That took place on 5 June 1916, but possibly the reference is to the dismissal of his appeal on 29 June. Jones writes that the letter was smuggled out.

Jones wrote: "Never mind, today is their day. Tomorrow will be ours." BR footnoted this as follows: "He was in Macdonald's first government." 

A carbon copy is in the file.

132365

Waid asks BR for the best advice for her sisters. One is charged with circulating the Everett leaflet and the other is a teacher and also a member of the N.C.F.

A later mimeographed typescript in the file lists prosecutions for the Everett and "An Early Conscientious Objector" leaflets. The charged sister is Mary Emma Waid.

132366

This is BR's Notice of Appeal to the Quarter Sessions. It is a formal legal document produced by Kenneth Brown Baker Baker & Co. Five grounds of appeal are stated.

132367

A corrected draft of the letter at record 82648.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/2/1/10.

132368

Muller is touched to be asked to participated in the opening session of Pugwash, but must decline for personal reasons. He goes on to express how much he values Pugwash.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/2/1/10.

132369

Powell sends a draft with suggestions for inclusion in Russell's speech at the London Pugwash meeting.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/2/1/10.

132370

Brown returns Rotblat's draft for his Report from the Secretary-General with suggested changes. There are also earlier drafts of this document in the same folder.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/2/1/10.

132371

Rotblat forwards thank you letters for BR to sign.

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/4/2/12.

132372

Lucas's friendly letter states she "was afraid that something might have happened to you. As you now never figure in the Press, there was no way of being sure." 

132379

BR asks the Cambridge Daily News to publish a statement that Patricia and he do not wish to be known as "Mr and Lady Russell". He signs the letter simply "Russell". The statement is no longer included with the letter.

132391

BR asks Rotblat to reply to the enclosed letter and send the appropriate literature (not present). "I should be grateful if you would tell them I am in sympathy with the petition they enclose."

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre; Joseph Rotblat Archives, RTBT 5/4/2/12.

The carbon of this letter is at record 117173.

132395

This is a print made from a hasty photograph by K. Blackwell of the original in the collection of David Harley. For the carbon, see record 43062.

132396

The vinyl recording of BR's Manchester speech may be reproduced in the United States. The North-West Region of the C.N.D. has no objection. "If any funds result they should be given to the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear  Policy." The carbon of the letter is at record 63702.
 

132397

"I am entirely willing that you should quote my History of the World in toto, by which I mean that you should not omit the last two words, namely, 'THE END'. These words are an essential part of what I have to say."

For the dictated version, see record 85868. The document is a hasty photograph of the original in the collection of David Harley.

132405

At the top of the page: "Batteries".

132406

Dictated ms. of BR's replies to queries.

"I agree heart and soul with the purpose of your magazine and I wish you all success. My answers to the questions in your questionnaire are enclosed." BR encloses four answers re youth, reasons why people of different countries do not get along, if he were twenty again, and youth's appreciation for his work.

132424

Patricia Russell encloses an article by BR, likely "The Future of China and Japan", published in Forward on 21 April 1945. She extends her and BR's appreciation of Hughes' articles about the war and the peace settlement.

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