132303

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
1822
Document no. 
.
Box no. 
Source if not BR 

Supporting Library

Recipient(s) 
Ayre, Amelia
Sender(s) 
Brock, Tom
Date 
1968/09*/
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS
Pieces 
2
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

The following letter is written on the front fly leaves of a copy of BR's Skeptical Essays. The letter details BR's visit to Vancouver and the occasion for him to sign the book. Brock's letter indicates May 1930, but other sources place BR in Vancouver in October 1929, as part of his West Coast lecture tour that year; he was definitely in England throughout May 1930..

 

To Amelia Ayre
Sept. 1968
from Tom Brock.

Bertrand Russell spent a day at our family home, Brockholm in Vancouver. He was present for lunch and supper with us boys, and spent the entire afternoon in our garden on the English Bay waterfront arguing with my father on education - both yelling at one another! This was May 1930. Russell was 58, my father 56. Russell had flowing white hair and lots of wrinkles and I considered him to be very old. Today at 96 he is still hale and active. My father was killed in a plane crash in 1935 - aged 61.

I presented this book to Russell for his signature at our dining room table at the end of supper; along with my autograph album.

T.L.B.

 

 

Researchers wishing to consult this copy should request B 1649 .R93 S3 copy 3, from the Supporting Library of the Bertrand Russell Archives.

 

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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Record no. 
132303
Transcription Public Access 
No
Record created 2019/10/22
Record last modified 2020/04/09
Created/last modified by rstaple