120470

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
596
Document no. 
200199
Box no. 
6.64
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
"What she is and what she might become"
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1917/09/25
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS
Pieces 
2
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

On Constance Malleson.

"Her vanity is the worst side of her character. It is entirely crude, desiring the applause of all and sundry, seeking notoriety, preferring popular success to good work or the esteem of those who care for quality. This crudity she defends in her own thoughts as being democratic."

"She desires passionately to earn large sums of money, though she has enough for all legitimate wants. This leads her to commercialism, with all its attendant evils of competition, envy, shoddy work, and possibly prostitution. Her idealisms are kept remote from her work. If she were a politician, she would urge that the stage needed reforming, but would support the war."

A typed copy of the essay is enclosed.

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
120470
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Record last modified 2017/11/28
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