17425

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
69
Document no. 
.000335
Box no. 
2.56
Source if not BR 

Texas, U. of, HRC

Recipient(s) 
Morrell, Ottoline
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1912/02/06*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS(M)
Pieces 
2E
BR's address code (if sender) 
TC
Notes, topics or text 

"Tuesday evg."

Wouldn't buy many books even if rich.

"I don't think of them, and I can get them from libraries, and my friends lend me books! I haven't room for many more books, and I have a feeling that possessions are a curse—they put one in bondage to matter."

"I care much less about books than most people do. Once in a way a book is important to me, but very seldom. Of books I have read in the last 11 months, not counting poetry, Synge and Spinoza and the Phaedrus and perhaps Trelawny's letters made a real impression on me, but the rest remained external—except [for] Tolstoy's life, I might almost as well not have read them, in fact if I had sat still thinking, it might have done me as much good.... It is the same with philosophy—I am very bad at reading what is written. It so seldom fits on to what one is thinking about."

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
17425
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Record last modified 2020/04/08
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