BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
201

Bell invites BR to be a Liberal candidate in S. St. Pancras, London, in the next election.

202

Berenson likes an essay BR wrote, which BR has identified as "The Free Man's Worship". He has annotated the letter "Answered".

203

Mary Berenson thanks BR for helping "Karin". Karin is her daughter Karin Costelloe, whom BR coached for the Moral Sciences Tripos.

204

In Italian.

205
206

On classes.

207

Sir Richard is grateful for BR's letters of electoral support.

208

The note states: "With warmest regards and all good wishes from Bob Boothby". The clipping is of Boothby's "Deterrent Fact and Folly", Daily Telegraph, 6 Aug. 1962.

209

Boothby is away and Taylor, Boothby's private secretary, writes to tell BR that she will give him the letter when he returns.

210

BR thanks Boothby for sending his article from the Daily Telegraph of August 6th. BR agrees with parts and strongly disagrees with others.

211

On BR's A History of Western Philosophy.

212

On books that BR donated for auction, to benefit the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research.

213

BR is willing to help Born "in the matter you write about". The carbon is typed on the verso of document .047382.

214

Born returns the Deed of Covenant duly signed.

215

Born asks Niebuhr for a reason why he should sign the Declaration of Freedom and complains of American violations of freedom principles.

216

These letters are in the file with document .047390 with Strauss's replies.

217

Born writes his support for Pauling who has refused to give the Internal Security Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate the names of scientists who helped him to collect signatures for a petition to the UN on nuclear testing.

218

Johnson writes as "Assistant to Lord Russell".

219

Farley writes on Schoenman's behalf to thank Born for his donation.



This letter has been annotated with a draft in Schoenman's hand for document .047417.

220

Rosbaud writes on Max Born's behalf about the publication of the English translation of his "Man and the Atom".



There is a "With Compliments" card in the file.

221

BR is willing to help with the publication of the English translation of Max Born's "Man and the Atom".

222

BR is sorry to hear of Born's illness and wishes him a speedy recovery. (Born died on 5 January 1970.)

223

BR's symptoms have not disappeared.

224

BR plans to participate in a demonstration despite Boyd's concerns. BR thanks Boyd for his donation. He has had no discomfort since adopting the liquid diet, except increasing deafness. This response is on the verso of document .047477.

225

Edith Russell asks for more letters from Boyd because she expects to be sent to jail again soon and Boyd's letters have, in the past, ensured that she and BR received proper medical and dietary care in prison.

226

BR has read Braby's book. Braby would like to meet with BR in person to discuss it further.

227
228

Vanessa Redgrave is a dear friend.

229
230

On an article BR wrote in Mind, "On the Notion of Order" (C01.01).

231

This is the first of 9 letters to Bradley, written in 1900-14, and are transcribed in the same file. There is also a title page, an annotation on the title page and a separate note in the file. The transcription was made by Alan Wood from the original letters at Merton College, Oxford, on 28 August 1953, and Wood has occasionally annotated it.

232

Dated by BR. Brenan gives "An exact account of the situation in Spain".

233

A note in the file states: "This letter is from Mrs. Gerald Brenan, wife of the author of the Spanish Labyrinth and other books. I stayed with them at Malaga for a considerable time." Gamel Brenan mentions hoping to read Power.

234

Brenan follows what BR does.

235
236

BR identifies people in Brett's letter at document .047681.

237

On reconstructing the passage on "Thought" from Principles of Social Reconstruction.

238

BR explains the importance of rhythm and cadence in his prose and is honoured that his prose is compared with the biblical passage on charity.

239

On BR's theory of judgment, specifically as to the sense of a relation.

240

On no-conscription matters. Brockway calls BR "Mephy".

241

On Lloyd George and the Lords.

242
243
244

Brockway has written an article for his school magazine and sends it to BR to read.



Brockway writes on House of Commons letterhead.

245

BR is invited to Brockway's 70th birthday celebration on November 1.

Also in file: a complimentary ticket to the celebration.

246

BR is unable to attend Brockway's birthday celebration because he will not be in London at that time.

This response is on the verso of document .047790.

Also in file: a complimentary ticket to the celebration.

247

This is from "Persian Browne", as a separate note by BR states.

248

Burdett notes that BR has received the Minor Scholarship.



Also in file: a note by BR identifying Burdett.

249

A slip of paper was inserted between pp. 10-11 of Helda Eng's The Psychology of Children's Drawings (Russell's Library, no. 1617).

250

A slip of paper was inserted between pp. 194-5 of Helda Eng's The Psychology of Children's Drawings (Russell's Library, no. 1617).

251

BR's note at the top of the page states: "Miss Young was the ex-governess of my friend Maud Burdett".

252

A "sent at the request of the author" slip was inserted between the half-title and title pages of F.C.S.Schiller's Logic for Use (Russell's Library, no. 1606).

253
254

BR sympathizes with Brockway over the way the press distorts the truth.

255

On two- and three-valued logics and never admiring the work of Korzybski.

256

BR said good things about Thompson's book, Yield to the Night.



There is a note in the file.

257

A catalogue request slip was inserted between pp. 96-7 of F.C.S.Schiller's Logic for Use (Russell's Library, no. 1606).

258

A "with the compliments of" (with Kaufmann's typed name) slip was inserted between the front endpapers of Walter Kaufmann's The Faith of a Heretic (Russell's Library, no. 1765).

259

A note wishing BR a happy birthday and mentioning a small present was inserted between the front endpapers and the half-title page of F.M. Cornford's Microcosmographia Academica (Russell's Library, no. 1782). Presumably the book was the present referred to in the letter.

260

A pipe cleaner was inserted between pp. 112-13 of Basil Davidson's Old Africa Rediscovered (Russell's Library, no. 1780). BR marked p. 74.

261

A "advance copy" card was inserted between pp. 116-17, the start of the chapter "On American Leisure" in Irwin Edman's The Uses of Philosophy (Russell's Library, no. 1776).

262

BR agrees to speak at the National Guilds League meeting on September 28, and provides his philosophy of the state.

263

Bader draws BR's attention to a discrepancy in the cost of funding the Cold War. In his book, Has Man a Future?, BR states that it costs £3,000,000,000, but Bader says it is closer to £100,000,000,000 per year.

264

Re document .047073, BR thanks Bader for bringing the mistake to his attention. He has forwarded the information to his publishers and they plan to put an erratum slip in all future editions.

265

Bailey's boys school is in Liverpool.



BR has annotated the letter: "Write again".

266

On scepticism, education, and teacher-training for Beacon Hill School.

267

Baillie, a childhood friend of BR's from Richmond, writes from Kelowna, B.C., Canada.

268

On the death of Jimmie Baillie.

269

Baker admits that BR was correct about the strength of German social democracy before the war.

270

On Jews in eastern Europe, and anti-semitism in Hungary.

271

Baldelli is an anarchist.

272

Balfour agrees to be useful to the British Institute of Philosophical Studies.

273

Ballantine is a niece of Emma Goldman. The dating requires confirmation.

274

Baltus writes from Newnham College and mentions Lady Ottoline Morrell.

275

In French. Re Tom Mooney.

276

This letter has been annotated by BR in his secretary's hand.

277

Barfield enjoyed BR's lecture course, "Principles of Social Reconstruction".

278

Lady Barlow approves of BR's article in the Labour Leader.

279

Barnes became Bishop of Birmingham. He writes about the loss of BR's lectureship at Trinity College.

280
281

Barnes quotes his own letter to the New Witness in defence of BR, probably re his Principles of Social Reconstruction.

282

Baron would be delighted to take some photographs of BR's wife.

283

BR is congratulated for being "at the head of Friday's list".

284

Barrs seeks BR's advice on a career in education.

285

On education and conventional vs. experimental schools.

286

A chair that BR was having recovered in 1948 is ready for pickup.



The draft reply of Edith Finch, as BR's secretary, is on the letter.

287
288

Barwise raises the issue of old and new religions.

289

BR prefers older religions to newer ones like communism.

290

Barzin admires BR's works on the philosophy of mathematics.

291
292

Bathurst objects to statements on service pensions and rent in BR's Town Hall speech, Chelsea.

293

BR will sue Bathurst if he says BR is lying at his last public meeting, Sydney Hall, Pond's Place, November 5.

294

In French. BR is asked to join the group.

295

BR's note in the file states, "Gertrude Beasley was a Texas school teacher who wrote an autobiography that Scotland Yard considered obscene. I tried to help her."

296

Beaton suggests that Cambridge pacifists form a branch of the "Stop-the-War" Committee.

297

BR thanks Beecher for sending him a copy of his book of poems.

298

Bennett sends BR a proof copy of Volume 1 of his book The Dramatic Universe, and asks that he read it.

299

Beeson recalls BR speaking at a "Hands Off China" meeting in 1927, and now BR is due to speak again. The letter was answered on 21/01/48.



See B&R D27.03 for the "Hands Off China" meeting.

300

On M. Beeson's impending prosecution for refusing military service.

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