BRACERS Record Detail
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Magdalene College Library, Cambridge
Catherine Sutherland (Deputy Librarian (Pepys Library & Special Collections) Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG) quoted the diary entry to K. Blackwell on 26 May 2016):
"Went 4.30 pm to Russell’s lecture – “4 truisms, 1 radical mistake. 3 Witticisms, 7 pleasantries – great success”. Huge crowd – grand manner."
The lecture was the first of Russell's series of William James Lectures at Harvard in the autumn of 1940. See Michael D. Stevenson, "'My Personal Ruin Passes Unnoticed': Russell, Harvard, and the 1940 William James Lectureship" (https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/2887/2569).
The diary is in the I.A. Richards Papers. Pillay is Richards' wife.
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