121752

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
1234
Document no. 
Box no. 
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Blackwell, Kenneth
Sender(s) 
Russell, Dora
Date 
1973/03/30
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
Pieces 
1
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

Dora recollects a discussion between J.E. Littlewood and BR in Lulworth about Jourdain in the summer of 1919. "There was an agonized discussion as to whether it would be right to tell a dying man, for his comfort, that his proof was 'right'. Both of them felt they could not, even in that extremity, depart from what they held to be mathematical truth.... Littlewood went to carry greetings and what comfort could be given from both of them."

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Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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121752
Record created 2012/12/20
Record last modified 2016/03/01
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