121297

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
695
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Box no. 
Source if not BR 

Barnes, Sir John

Recipient(s) 
Winstanley, Denys A.
Sender(s) 
Barnes, E.W.
Date 
1942/05/05
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TL(CAR,X)
Pieces 
2
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Notes, topics or text 

Barnes (Bishop of Birmingham) comments on G.H. Hardy's book Bertrand Russell and Trinity:

"I can supplement what Hardy says as to the Council resolutions of May 21, 1915, for after these resolutions had been passed I put before Russell the suggestion that I should bring the issue before a College meeting. He replied that the animus against him was due to his pacifism and that my proposal was equivalent to conflict on his behalf. I felt—and still feel—that his refusal to allow even such a form of war was true Christianity." "The bitterness of college feeling in 1915 against those of us who were pacifists was such that even now I do not like to recall it." "One other foot-note to Hardy's record may interest you. After Russell's sentence of imprisonment in the Second Division in 1918, I was asked by some of my legal friends whether I would with others, testify as to his 'character' when the appeal for First Division treatment was made. Of course, I assented at once: but it was subsequently learned that the request would be granted without such testimony."

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Russell letter no. 
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Everyone
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121297
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