BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
901

In French. The 4th sheet is a ribbon copy.

902

In French.

903

In French.

904

In French.

905

In French.

906

In French.

907

In French.

908

In French.

909

In French.

910

In French.

911

Birthday wishes and other matters.

912

d'Aranyi became Mrs. R.G. (Ralph) Hawtrey on 24 April 1915.

913

The enclosure is a tutorial report for Anne Russell by Sheila Cox.

914

Delahaye returns BR's manuscript with many thanks and refers to "diplomatic arithmetic".



The year is inferred from the "Russell Letter" number.

915

BR and Haya de la Torre are to meet at the end of the week.

916

BR is to meet with Haya de la Torre so Fox Pitt sends him this biography as preparation for that visit. The treatment of the Andes and Amazon Indians is mentioned. The enclosed biography was prepared by Chatham House.

917

BR has provided the year of this letter on Trinity College's expulsion of BR.

918

De Lyra queries BR on philosophy. De Lyra began reading many books by BR with Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.



He asks whether BR's opinion on logicism today differs from the 1938 introduction to Principles of Mathematics. "I understand, moreover, that the Gödel theorem (1931) on undecidable propositions of certain formal systems applies to the formalism of "Principia". What does it signify for the logicalist stand as a whole?"



There is no indication that BR replied.

919

Dennes enjoyed Wisdom of the West. He outlines some typographical errors and states that he did the same, when he was a student, for Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.

920

There is a typed section of the letter that is about BR's daughter, Katharine Tait.

921

Denonn thanks BR for the inscribed copy of Basic Writings.

922

BR is invited to speak in Berlin. De Saintonge mentions a visit that BR made to the city in 1948 under the auspices of the British Foreign Office.

923

BR thanks Desch for Vernunft und Atomkrieg.

924

In German. Desch sends BR the German translation of Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare.

925

In French. The writer appears to ask for a lecture on the subject of The Problem of China, which he wants to translate.

926

Despard encloses (not present) a letter from "one of those whom we met at Zurich" concerning getting one of BR's books read in Germany.

927

Deutscher asks BR to act as his referee for a lectureship at the London School of Economics on the "Government of the U.S.S.R."

928

Devaux wants information on Alan Wood for a translation of his biography of BR.

929

BR sends Devaux an obituary for Alan Wood that he sent to The Times at the time of his death. He also refers Devaux to his preface in My Philosophical Development for more information about Wood.

930

On the careers of two former pupils at Beacon Hill School, Roger and Jane de Vere.

931

Re tutoring Arthur Russell, son of Rollo Russell.

932

Dey writes of his admiration for BR. He urges BR to write his autobiography and refers to a letter on BR's writing ability from Sarat C. Chatterjee to Dilip Kumar Roy.

933

On the nuclear danger.

934

On non-Quaker and non-Christian organizations that are working for peace. BR is glad that De Zoete and Arthur Waley sympathize.

935

Dick's letter, which was forwarded from Simon and Schuster, Inc., outlines a discrepancy he has found in A History of Western Philosophy concerning the Platonic Socrates.

The letter has a forwarding message at the top to BR from M. Lincoln Schuster.

936

BR states that the discrepancy that Dick found in A History of Western Philosophy is true, but BR "cannot, of course, accept your general stricture on my book."

937

Didsbury asks BR for any information he might know about Whitehead, for his dissertation on Whitehead's philosophy of history.

938

Most of the letter is in German. Dingler met BR at the Rome Congress 4 years earlier, where he found BR "so thoroughly acquainted" with German.

939

The Durants send BR their "warmest sympathy and congratulations on your courage".

940

On Serbian politics with reference to BR's The Politics of the Entente.

941

On A History of Western Philosophy, with suggestions for BR's future works, including crossing "the self-imposed barrier between Western and Oriental philosophies".

942

Divers, a retired chemistry professor, raises questions about The Principles of Mathematics.

943

The enclosed document is a draft of a bill that the Divorce Law Reform Union hopes to introduce in Parliament "this coming autumn." Keleny asks BR for any observations or proposed amendments that he may have.

944

Cutter seeks suggestions for expert help. The pamphlets are titled Matrimonial Causes (Breakdown of Marriage) bill.

945

The letter is unsigned or incomplete. A note in Edith Russell's hand states: "probably from E.T. Dixon (a married man and undergraduate with views on Euclidean geometry)".



The letter concerns a paper by BR on mathematical topics. (It could be "geometrical axioms", read on BR's behalf by Sanger to the Moral Sciences Club on 9 Nov. 1894.)

946

BR sends recommendations regarding where Dolci should go and whom he should see while visiting Africa. BR recommends three books, by Kenneth Kuanda, Basil Davidson, and Michael Scott.

947

Doncaster responds to BR's reply to his open letter, saying he did not know who was Christian and who was not. See record 76578. Also in file: a holograph statement on war by Doncaster, document .049263, which he may have prepared for the Union of Democratic Control.

948

In French. D'Ors recalls BR's visit to Barcelona to lecture and refers to a book by a friend.

949

Dorward in Edinburgh feels he is "missing a great deal by not being at Cambridge this term." He refers to "Wittgenstein's new theory". Geach is quoted.

950

Doty is the sister of BR's publisher in the U.S., Douglas Doty. She is travelling around the world as a correspondent and is in England now. She would like to meet BR and asks if he can come to dinner or tea on Friday.

Douglas Doty edited Century Magazine. The date is written "2.9.18", which is not American style for Feb. 9, 1918. Still, BR discusses her visit in his 11 Feb. 1918 letter to Constance Malleson.

951

Dowling encloses (not present) his discoveries concerning Shelley at Tremadoc (which is across the valley from Plas Penrhyn and Penrhyndeudraeth).

952

BR found what Dowling sent him about Shelley at Tanyrallt very interesting. The letter has been annotated with Edith Russell's transcription of BR's handwritten postscript adaptation of Shelley.

953

The Drakes send their love and support to the Russells in Brixton Prison.

954

Drew expresses his admiration for BR's courage in fighting for his cause. He states that he fears the consequences of a thermonuclear war. Drew encloses (not present) a letter to Prime Minister Macmillan.

955

BR approves of the letter to Macmillan that Drew sent him, and he has signed and returned it.

956

Drinnon is writing a doctoral dissertation involving Emma Goldman and asks if BR has any letters from, reminiscences of or impressions of her. They met in the autumn of 1924.

957

BR thanks Drinnon for sending his book and states that he has not been able to write until now because he has been busy "with writing and speaking commitments, and with the preparations for demonstrations against the resumption of nuclear tests." He sends Drinnon "some literature for your interest."

958

Droz admires the work that BR is doing for the survival of the human race. He encloses three documents. Two are entitled "Two Worlds or None" and "What Shall We Stand For?". The third is a newsclip entitled "Time for Self-Government". The last two defend BR's anti-nuclear position.

959

BR enjoyed reading Droz's writings and agreed with much of it. He hopes that Droz will write more "as the voice of sanity is very muted in places." He encloses some of his recent writings and literature about the Committee of 100.

960

On Ezra Pound's incarceration.

961

Drysdale encloses "two prints" (not present), presumably of photographs.

962

Dubin asks for information BR might have about his situation during World War I for a study of British pacifism.

963

BR is unable to help Dubin at present because of his previous commitments for the next month or so, but he says that if Dubin would write to him later in the year, maybe they could have a discussion. He also suggests that Dubin get in touch with Hugh Brock, the editor of Peace News, and try the archives of the Peace Pledge Union for more information.

964

Duckers thanks BR for his kind letter about Handed Over, re the imprisonment of his son for pacifism.

965

Duddington has been attending BR's lectures, "The Philosophy of Logical Atomism".

966

"Cousin Bertrand" is asked to dictate for her the measures that should be taken to avoid war.

967

Lord Dufferin welcomes BR to his position at the British Embassy in Paris.

968

In the file is a note in Edith Russell's hand: "From Lord Dufferin".

969

BR has just arrived in Paris and tells Lord Dufferin of his eagerness to marry and that he does not intend to take up a diplomatic career.

970

Adila asks BR to recommend her fiancé for a job. (He was Alexandre Fachiri, of Greek extraction and an American; he became an authority on international law.)

971

BR thanks Mr. and Mrs. Cox for the report and for letting Anne come to the school for such a short time.

972

Farley confirms the details of Haya de la Torre's meeting with BR.

973

The information about BR's daughter was wrong. BR refers to the Little Rock controversy.

974

De Vere asks BR some questions about how we know things, especially in the spiritual sphere.

975

Dixon writes to thank Schoenman for taking care of them during their visit to BR last week.

976

The letter contains instructions on how to get to BR's house, whether by car or by train.

977

On arrangements for Dolci's visit to BR in north Wales.

978

In French.



In a note in the file, BR describes Dufumier as "a young French mathematical philosopher".

979

Eisler tells BR that the English edition of the History of Western Philosophy was just received by him. He notes that this edition is a great improvement in terms of misprints. Eisler adds a number of constructive notes for BR to consider for the next time it is revised.

980

Dummett is writing his book on Frege and asks to see BR's correspondence with him.

981

BR agrees to translate his letters to Frege, if he wrote them in German.

982

The newsclip is titled "How to Rout the Landlord: 'Tax and Buy'" and is by Duncan, Daily Citizen, 5 May 1914. Duncan approves of BR's speech at Leeds.

983

On a quotation attributed to BR in Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms.

984

BR cannot remember where he made the statement that was quoted in Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms on geographical facts not having "intrinsic value".

985

BR is asked to help protest on behalf of Ezra Pound.

986

BR does not know enough about Ezra Pound's situation to get involved. If the Brenans come to England BR would like to see them.

987

The letter concerns "Mysticism and Logic", especially BR's ideas of reason, intuition and instinct.

988

Duvall asks BR a series of questions about his philosophical contributions to society for a research paper.

989

BR attempts to answer Duvall's questions, which he feels are "rather difficult to answer." BR refers him to My Philosophical Development, Portraits from Memory and "Reflections on My 80th Birthday" for more in-depth answers to his questions.

990

Eliot asks BR if she could borrow any letters he may have from corresponding with her late husband, T.S. Eliot. She would like to have them photostated and promises to return them promptly.

991

BR has T.S. Eliot's letters in a trunk. He will send the letters and requests that they be sent back, as she promised. (Re Archives.)

992
993

Ellis remarks upon BR's "Life as an Art" in The Outlook. He he talks about his work on "organization and cooperation" and how the "universal will" is not theism.



Ellis recalls that BR's home was familiar to him over 30 years ago at Haslemere.

994
995
996

Elcaness thanks BR for his letter and offers his thoughts on the objective morality of man.

997

Eastman tells BR that his previous criticism of BR's stance against Bolshevik dogmatism was ill-founded. He admits having been wrongly informed on certain points where BR was not. He mentions that Mrs. Russell's article was subject to the same considerations used in deciding the quality of all submissions.



This seems to refer to Dora Black's rejected reply to The Liberator in 1920 or 1921, when the journal had criticized BR's Nation articles on Bolshevism. See Dora Russell, The Tamarisk Tree (1975), p. 127.

998

Eastwood asks for BR's view on the meaning of reality as iterated in his Problems of Philosophy. Eastwood is giving a lecture for the Philosophical Society of Manchester University and would like to be accurate as to BR's views. The Society is basing its work for the session on BR's book. He asks to borrow BR's Cardiff paper on the problem of material reality.

999

Ebin asks BR to keep the information in the enclosed letter confidential. Similar letters were addressed to Havelock Ellis and Sir Oliver Lodge. Ebin would like J. Arthur Thomson and Sir J.J. Thomson to read the letter, all at BR's discretion.

1000

BR and Edith will be free on Sept. 22 to see her in Vienna.

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