129227

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
596
Document no. 
.
Box no. 
6.71
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Kielland, Nalle
Sender(s) 
Malleson, Constance
Date 
1952/07/15
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TLD
Pieces 
3
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

A letter to Nalle with much insight into BR's relationships, his contradicting views on Russia, his divorce with Peter and much more.

Re Frank Russell's ex-wife Elizabeth's books Vera and In the Mountains which CM sends to Nalle: "In the Mountains, which describes how she dragged herself back to her Swiss chalet to collapse on its doorstep and lick the wounds caused by Frank...."

On BR's past relationships Malleson writes, "In 1914 he brought Helen Dudley all the way from U.S.A. and set her up in his flat with intention to marry her. Then he made up his row with Ottoline, and Helen returned, her heart smashed, to die in a lunatic asylum. ... When he had fixed up everything to marry Dora, who was already 3 months pregnant, he wrote me that they two would never separate permanently as long as they lived. Nine years later he was head over heels in love with P. Two years later he left Dora. Four years later he married Peter." (S. Turcon note)

Filed 

Folder 1

Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
129227
Record created 2015/07/14
Record last modified 2020/04/09
Created/last modified by rstaple