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Collection code 
RA3
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Recent acquisition no. 
1758
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Magdalene College Library, Cambridge

Recipient(s) 
[ ]
Sender(s) 
Pillay, Dorothy
Date 
1940/10/04
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
Diary
Pieces 
1
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

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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Everyone
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Record created 2016/05/26
Record last modified 2021/03/21
Created/last modified by blackwk