BRACERS Record Detail for 114583

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Collection code
RA3
Recent acquisition no.
1573
Source if not BR
U. of Virginia Library
Recipient(s)
Virginia Quarterly Review
Kohler, Charlotte
Sender(s)
BR
Date
1947/07/11
Form of letter
ALS(X)
Pieces
1
BR's address code (if sender)
LDH
Notes, topics or text

BR "would rather enjoy writing an article on Shaw", but could not do it until the winter. He asks for the length and fee. "As for delaying publication until he is dead, I should like to write the article first and then see whether its publication would be likely to hasten that lamentable event."

Transcription

BR TO THE VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW / CHARLOTTE KOHLER, 11 JULY 1947
BRACERS 114583. TLS(X). U. of Virginia Library
Proofread by K. Blackwell


<letterhead>
27 Dorset House,
Gloucester Place,
N.W.1.
11th July, 1947.

Mrs. Charlotte Kohler,
The Virginia Quarterly Review,
One West Range,
Charlottesville,
Virginia.

Dear Mrs. Kohler,

Thank you for your letter of July 1st. I should rather enjoy writing an article on Shaw,1 but I could not do it in the immediate future, i.e. not until some time during the winter. Before I decide whether to do it or not, would you be so kind as to let me know what sort of length you had in mind, and what fee you could contemplate.

As for delaying publication until he is dead, I should like to write the article first and then see whether its publication would be likely to hasten that lamentable event.

Yours very sincerely,
<signed> Bertrand Russell.

  • 1

    article on Shaw “George Bernard Shaw”, The Virginia Quarterly Review, 27 (1951): 1–7 (B&R C51.01; reprinted as 4 in Collected Papers 25). Several subsequent letters concern the gestation of the memoir.

Publication
Re B&R C51.01
Permission
Everyone
Transcription Public Access
Yes
Record no.
114583
Record created
Jul 29, 2008
Record last modified
Oct 03, 2023
Created/last modified by
duncana