BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
801

Cross has read BR's paper in the New Quarterly Review and asks for more information on mathematics. Removed from Bagehot's Physics and Politics (Russell's Library, no. 2732).

802

BR outlines possible concerns in having an interracial marriage and biracial children, but feels that it is something that people should do because it will help end racial prejudice.



The letter also discusses marriage itself, Uganda, South America, and Communism.

803

BR is asked to sign an enclosed letter (not present) in support of a memorial for Joseph Conrad at the Royal National Life-Boat Institution.

804

Crosser will be in England for two days before he goes to Russia and would like to meet with BR.



Crosser is the author of The Nihilism of John Dewey.

805

Crosser encloses a draft for £3 sterling as a contribution to the BR Peace Fund. He also encloses "30 international coupons, which can be exchanged for British stamps."

806

BR is unable to see Crosser when he is in London because he lives too far away.



BR states: "I am curious as to the sense in which you consider that John Dewey was a nihilist. I have always thought his philosophy identical with that of the early Marx as expressed in the thesis [sic] on Feuerbach."

807

On Sir Stafford Cripps' offer to India. In this much revised letter, BR says he is enclosing a letter to The Times (which is not present).

808

Crowley acknowledges receiving a copy of BR's reply to Norman Mudd (see document .053359 at record 2253) and writes colourfully with a logical example about the worthlessness of journalism.



The letter was occasioned by BR's reply to Norman Mudd, who sent him a pamphlet detailing the Sunday Express's unjust treatment of Crowley in a series of articles. See John Symonds, The King of the Shadow Realm: Aleister Crowley his Life and Magic (London: Duckworth, 1989), pp. 366-7. Others concerned with social justice were sent the pamphlet, too, and BR is mentioned here, but not his reply to Mudd that he copied to Crowley.



Both Crowley and Mudd attended Trinity College, Cambridge, Crowley in the 1890s.

809

In French. Crucy wants very much to see BR.

810

On support for BR's Nobel candidacy.

811

BR is pleased that his statement to the World Congress of Mathematicians is the basis for a final resolution.

812

Schoenman is pleased that Cotlar will help with BR's Nobel candidacy.

813

Csato encloses a photo (not present) of the portrait of BR he has painted from photographs BR posed for.

814

BR is thanked for his donation to the Cuba Hurricane Relief Fund.

A receipt for £10 is enclosed.

815

On international government. BR cannot subordinate his judgment to anybody else and must decline the opportunity of paid work with Culbertson.

816

BR visited Parkhouse Camp a year ago, where Cunningham was a C.O. He wishes BR success in his appeal.

817

Curry asks for help in creating a scholarship fund for Dartington Hall School and for suggestions on what form the appeal for help should take.

Also in file: a mimeograph announcing Curry's death on 23 June, 1962, from a street accident. With tributes from the School's community, it fills 5 long pages.

818

On a book that Curwen is planning to write on the education of infants and young children, tentatively titled In Our Hands.

819

BR feels that changing social values and institutions is more pressing in achieving peace than the education of infants and children, although he does consider it to be an important issue.

820

Cust sends her congratulations on BR being elected a Fellow of Trinity College.



Cust mentions that the W.D.S. still lives.

821
822

Davies has heard BR's broadcast "last night". It must be "Hopes: Realized and Disappointed" (B&R C55.20). See their ensuing correspondence to complete the evidence for dating this undated letter.



In Auto., the letter is misdated 1954/12/24 on the supposition that it concerns the broadcast of "Man's Peril".

823

On the subject of international authority and "the pronouncement of the ten conservatives".

824

On BR's election to "the Society". Davies is sorry BR has been unwell, and he must not let Webb "kill" him.

825
826

BR would give the required assurance about Bagley Wood's drains and water supply but "I am not prepared to entertain an offer which opens an indefinite prospect of dispute and litigation after the sale is completed."

827

Davies is engaged to Moya O'Connor. "You may of course think I am too old for this sort of thing".

828

On BR's speech at the Mansion House, London, over the Everett Leaflet.

829

Peter is Crompton and Theodore Llewelyn Davies' nephew, his father being Arthur. Davies praises BR's remarks on Crompton and Theodore in The Listener (B&R C53.18), and reminisces about Crompton.

830

The Davies send their love and admiration to BR in prison.

831

Dunham thanks BR for his letter on Dunham's behalf. Dunham is still waiting for a decision from Temple University on the charges against him. (Dunham was a victim of McCarthyism.)

832

Davies forwarded this letter to BR and added a note at the top.

833

Dunham and his wife express their concern at hearing that BR has been hospitalized and has had an operation. They send their best wishes for a speedy recovery. Dunham has not written for some months because of the death of his father. His "own affairs have reached a calm interval".

834

Dunham appreciated the message that BR and his "eminent colleagues" have lately given the world in the Russell-Einstein Manifesto.

835

On why working women demand the franchise.

836
837

On World War I; on logic and theory of knowledge.

838

BR has sent Demos' article to Mind with a strong recommendation. Demos has been awarded a Sheldon Travelling Fellowship, but BR writes that it is a bad time to travel and that "few philosophers are in a philosophic mood."

BR's note at the bottom states: "[Demos was at that time a pupil of mine. In due course he became a Harvard professor.]"

839
840
841
842
843

A copy of the writer's Indian Politeia is being sent to BR.

844
845

Datta asks to meet with BR.

846

Datta criticizes Mayhew's reply to BR on neutralism in the June Encounter.

847

Datta thanks Schoenman for his trouble.

848

BR agrees to meet with Datta, since his desire to meet BR is so strong.

849

BR cancels his meeting with Datta because he is ill and been ordered to rest at least until June. Datta is asked to write again in June to set up a time to meet later.

850

Dudley thanks BR for his letter and flowers.

Dated by BR.

851

Dunham was a member of BR's class at the Barnes Foundation.



Little Brown and Company is sending the proofs for Dunham's book to BR for a comment for the jacket. (The book is Man against Myth, 1947. There was no blurb.)

852

BR thanks Dunham for his letter showing admiration for his article in the New York Times (B&R C60.25).

853

The enclosed document is mimeographed and dated Aug. 3, 1953. Winter asks for BR's help on Dunham's behalf. Winter knows BR, he having chaired a meeting for her. Her son is Peter Steffens. For BR's response, see RA1 750 8 Aug. 1953.

854

On Dutt being sent down from Oxford and BR's problems with Cambridge, the U.D.C. and the I.L.P.

855

On the relations of terms.

856

BR has looked at crucial portions of Darookhanavala's book and has found it "interesting, and presenting a point of view that does not usually come from India." He is "horrified" by the destruction of copies of Darookhanavala's book by the Indian government and asks if he plans to have it published in England.



BR is unrepentant about his views on Socrates, saying that if Darookhanavala had lived all his life among those who have "made a sort of religion of him", he would understand BR's attitude to Socrates.



The letter has "16" and "Ans 31.3.51" pencilled on it by BR's secretary.

857

On where Moore's (and BR's) philosophy breaks down.

858

Dakyns wishes BR congratulations.

A note in the file states that "Daykns" was "a junior Cambridge friend". This telegram may be from H. Graham or Arthur Dakyns, possibly on the occasion of BR's Fellowship (the date is missing from the telegram). See also document .048819.

859

Dalal disagrees with BR's characterization of Zoroaster in Satan in the Suburbs.



The reply is said to be attached, but is not; it is described in record 64829.

860

The year is conjectured from the remainder of the date and Dalby's sympathy and hope for BR's work for peace. The Dalbys bought Amberley House, Kidlington, Oxford, from BR (in 1938).

861

Damle met BR when he was in London in 1955. He plans to be in England again in September 1958 and hopes that he can see BR again. He encloses a printed radio interview that he did on his return to India. The subject was his meeting with BR and it is titled "An Interview with Bertrand Russell" (B&R E56.01).

862

Dana states that BR's letter to President Wilson, which was published in the newspapers, "has made a profound impression everywhere."

863

Dangerfield congratulates BR on his engagement to Miss Finch. Dated only "Sunday 23rd", the letter must have been written in November 1952.

864

Davids' Burmese friend, S.Z. Aung, likes BR's Our Knowledge.



She sends some of his letters and notes (not present).

865

The members of the Institute congratulate BR on being awarded the Sonning Prize.

866

BR does not know what Davies should do about his problems at school. Conscientious objection has lost its point, and BR does not know the strength of Davies' opinions.

867

Davies thanks BR for taking the time to reply to his letter and says that he will have to think carefully before he makes a decision about the Cadet programme at school.

868

On the possible threat of nuclear war.

869

BR thanks Daniloff for her letter and for translating the interview for him. He encloses some literature (not present) that he hopes will interest her.



The translation to which BR refers is not present.

870

Davis asks what BR's 20 favourite words are.

871

BR thanks Davis for his encouraging letter and sends his 20 favourite words: wind, heath, golden, begrime, pilgrim, quagmire, diapason, alabaster, chrysoprase, astrolabe, apocalyptic, ineluctable, terraqueous, inspissated, incarnadine, sublunary, chorasmean, alembic, fulminate, and ecstasy.

872

BR's note in ink at the top: "Davitt was a very prominent Irish nationalist".

873

BR's recommendation of Brajendra Nath of Calcutta University is requested.

874

Coppin asks for information about BR's "The Functions of a Teacher".

875

Typed on the verso of document .049134. BR thinks they are referring to a chapter in Unpopular Essays.

876

Dawson & Sons have received a request for a work titled Will to Doubt, and Ellis asks if it is by BR and where they could get a copy of it.

Edith Russell has annotated the letter: "Ans / never written BK called Will to Doubt".

877

Daniloff states: "In so far as the Soviet Press muffles the facts to suit its policies, the Western Press titillates the facts to sell to its readers." She discusses how the Soviets treat Westerners, especially Americans, with kindness and how they admire American culture and products.



The newsclip is of an interview BR gave with a Soviet journalist (B&R E62.02a), Vikenti Matveev.

878

BR thinks that the book they are looking for is Freedom and Organization 1814-1914.

879

Dearden asks BR for information about Homer Lane, who is mentioned in Marriage and Morals.

880

BR directs Dearden to A.S. Neill, the headmaster of Summerhill School, for more information about Homer Lane. As a psychoanalyst Lane apparently received "indecent" letters from women.

881

Dedek asks for a list of books on the philosophy of science to help round out his son's education.

882

BR has been ill, but he sends the titles of a few books for Dedek's son: Popper, Ayer and Human Knowledge.

883

Dedek expresses his deep gratitude to BR for taking the time to answer his letter.

884

This postcard is in the same file as document .048605. BR noted on it: "Answered".

Found at p. 405 of Ernst Schröder, Algebra und Logik der Relative, vol. 3 (Russell's Library, no. 1580).

885

In French.

886

In French.

887

In French.

888

In French.

889

In French.

890

In French.

891

In French.

892

In French.

893

In French.

894

In French.

895

In French.

896

In French.

897

In French.

898

In  French.

899

In French.

900

In French.

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