132379

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
1824
Document no. 
.000003
Box no. 
16.79
Source if not BR 

David Harley

Recipient(s) 
Cambridge Daily News
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1945/04/26
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TLS(DX)
Pieces 
1
BR's address code (if sender) 
GLC
Notes, topics or text 

BR asks the Cambridge Daily News to publish a statement that Patricia and he do not wish to be known as "Mr and Lady Russell". He signed the letter simply "Russell". The statement is no longer included with the letter. It was published as "Earl Russell Explains", ibid., 5 May 1945, p. 5 (B&R C45.07a).

Transcription 

BR TO CAMBRIDGE DAILY NEWS, 26 APR. 1945
BRACERS 132379. David Harley
Edited by Kenneth Blackwell. Reviewed by Andrew G. Bone


Grosvenor Lodge1
Babraham Road
Cambridge.
April 26 1945

The Editor
Cambridge Daily News
Cambridge.

Dear Sir,

Since coming to live in Cambridge,2 my wife and I have both caused and experienced embarrassment because of erroneous reports that we wish to be known as “Mr. and Lady Russell”. This appears a trivial matter, and for this reason it is difficult to eradicate a mistaken impression which is a minor irritation in daily life. It seems best to make a public statement, which I enclose. I hope you may find room to publish it.3

Yours faithfully,
<signed> Russell
(Earl Russell)

Notes

  • 1.

    [document] The letter was edited from a digital copy of the typed letter provided by the owner, David Harley of Paris, Ontario.

  • 2.

    live in Cambridge BR began living in Cambridge in August 1944, in rooms in Trinity College. Patricia and their son, Conrad, moved to separate quarters in Cambridge until their house, Grosvenor Lodge, was ready for occupancy.

  • 3.

    statement … publish it As “Earl Russell Explains”, Cambridge Daily News, 5 May 1945, p. 5 (B&R C45.09a); 4a in Papers 24 (in progress). The statement was insufficient, and BR issued a revised statement on or about 18 May 1945 (4b in Papers 24).

Filed 
Published 

C lead

Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
132379
Image 
BR to Cambridge Daily News, 1945/04/26 (courtesy of Dr. David Harley)
Transcription Public Access 
Yes
Record created 2020/02/05
Record last modified 2021/08/17
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