122826

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
1490
Document no. 
.
Box no. 
7.47
Source if not BR 

Feinberg, Barry

Recipient(s) 
Feinberg, Barry
Sender(s) 
Dunham, Barrows
Date 
1972/09/28
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TLS
Pieces 
3
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

Dunham writes in detail about his memories of the Barnes affair.

He and his wife had the Russells to tea. "They talked about the abusive letters that Barnes had written them. 'Why,' said Patricia, 'he's almost as obscene as you Bertie.' (You may think you can't use this, but I hope you will: it was true banter.)" "When the dismissal came, Barnes made use of his henchmen, who were all henchwomen (an odd lot, mostly with bulldog faces), to abuse Russell in the press." Dunham thinks he did not do enough to help BR. "Russell wrote me, inquiring about a possible job at Temple. I didn't press for this as much as I should have."

"In the fall of 1932, I took a seminar at Harvard with Alfred North Whitehead, in the course of which he made one or two jests about Russell: e.g. 'Russell is always telling us what we can never know."

When Dunham told BR he had had Whitehead as a teacher, BR asked: "Did you understand him?" The letter ends with Dunham's thoughts on BR's influence.

Filed 

F5

Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
122826
Record created 2014/11/02
Record last modified 2020/04/09
Created/last modified by rstaple