116404

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
1027
Document no. 
.
Box no. 
7.34
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Malleson, Constance
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1920/06/02*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
AL
Pieces 
4
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

"Our boat travelled on, day after day, through an unknown and mysterious land."

This is the version of the letter that appears in The Problem of China, at the end of the first chapter. The tense has been changed. It is not presented as a letter but instead as part of the text. It is on pp. 13-16 of the manuscript of The Problem of China.

The original letter ended up in Ottoline Morrell's possession. It is number 1565 in the numbered sequence of letters to Ottoline (document .001565, record 18772).

In the Autobiography Russell writes that this and the other letters were "antedated letters to Colette", i.e. Constance Malleson.

It is number 8 in a sequence of eight Russia letters. In the Autobiography, however, it becomes number 4 as the letters that Colette wrote are not published there.

This letter was not written on the Volga or on the date on the letter. It was written after his return from Russia on 30 June 1920.

There are five transcriptions of this letter:

Document .200651, record 19656 (ribbon copy);
Document .052461, record 99939 (carbon of .200651);
Document .052469, record 99955 (ribbon);
Document .200652, record 19657 (carbon copy of .052469);
Autobiography chapter "Russia", document .007050f2, pp. 151-2, record 116403.

Filed 
Published 

Auto. 2: 107

Papers 15: 420

Problem of China, The

Russell letter no. 
RUSSIA LETTER 8
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
116404
Record created 2014/10/10
Record last modified 2020/04/09
Created/last modified by rstaple