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McMaster U., Russell Archives Staff
Colette does not want a public announcement of the sale of the letters to the Russell Archives for several reasons. "I'd not like Lady Russell [Edith] to risk having her feelings hurt by a McM[aster]. announcement. I'd not like to expose myself to scathing remarks from Dora Russell in the public press, where she is so fond of posing as the only defender of B.R. Still less do I want furious private letters to myself from the ever-furious P.H. Spence."
Re libel considerations of her volumes of letters to B.R.:
"B.R. protected himself against actions for libel by telling his readers nothing of his troubles with Dora R. and with P.H. Spence; and his volumes were the poorer for it—as several reviewers [of the Autobiography] wrote."
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