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"Russell's library arrived safely here some months ago with his desk, chair and other memorabilia. However, it seems that there were some books in the house which were not part of the original purchase contract with McMaster and which had been either in the other rooms or which had arrived towards the latter part of BR and Edith's life. These were offered to McMaster by Christopher Farley who is the head of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and is now selling up the Russell estate in order to get money for their work. McMaster was not fast enough with a good offer and so Farley sold them to a dealer who is now trying to make a handsome profit." (University Librarian G.R. Hill authorized only a very low offer.)
[The books from BR's London flat went to the European University Institute in Florence. They were still there when S. Turcon visited in June 1986. A list, obtained by Turcon, is available in the Russell Archives with the original inventory of BR's library. Since then, many of them have been "disposed of" according to Veerle Deckymn (email of 6 July 2010 to C. Spadoni).]
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