BRACERS Record Detail
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"On the Volga. Our boat travels on, day after day, through an unknown and mysterious land."
This typescript carbon is paginated 5-7. The number "8" was added in ink to this typed carbon. This letter is paginated 5-7.
This was number 8 in a sequence of eight Russia letters. In the Autobiography, however, it became number 4 as the letters that Malleson wrote are not published there.
This letter was not written from the Volga or on the date written on the letter. It was written after BR's return from Russia on 30 June 1920.
The original letter is number 1565 in the numbered sequence of letters to Ottoline Morrell (document .001565, record 18772). It somehow ended up in her possession. In the Autobiography Russell writes that this and the other letters were "antedated letters to Colette", i.e. Constance Malleson.
There are four other transcriptions of this letter:
document .200651, record 19656 (ribbon copy)
document .052461, record 99939 (carbon of .200651)
document .052469, record 99955 (ribbon copy of this carbon)
Autobiography chapter "Russia", document .007050f2, pp. 151-52, record 116403.
There is also a handwritten version of the letter with the tense changed in The Problem of China at the end of Chapter 1. (Ms., Rec. Acq. 1027, box 7, pp. 13-16; record 116404.)
Auto. 2: 107
Papers 15: 420
Problem of China, The
Record last modified 2020/04/08
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