31914

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Collection code 
RA2
Class no. 
720
Document no. 
.120534
Box no. 
10.55
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Archer, Jeffrey
Sender(s) 
Schoenman, Ralph
Date 
1964/11/27
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TL(CAR)
Pieces 
1
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

"Thank you very much for your letter to Lord Russell who is happy to assist your campaign on behalf of Oxfam. He will be sending you a signed copy of his Basic Writings."

(The recipient is "Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician. Before becoming an author, Archer was a Member of Parliament (1969–1974), but resigned over a financial scandal that left him almost bankrupt. Later, after a revival of his fortunes from the royalties of his best-selling novels, he became deputy chairman of the Conservative Party (1985–1986) before resigning after another scandal, which would lead to the end of his career in elected office. He was made a life peer in 1992. His political career ended with his conviction and subsequent imprisonment (2001–2003) for perjury and perverting the course of justice, which followed his second resignation. His books have sold at least 250 million copies worldwide." The Wikipedia article goes on to describe his dubious career at Oxford and as an OXFAM fundraiser.
Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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Record no. 
31914
Record created 1992/03/19
Record last modified 2016/01/20
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