99954

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA1
Class no. 
710
Document no. 
.052468
Box no. 
6.69
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Malleson, Constance
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1920/05/13*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TL(TC)
Pieces 
2
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

"My dear this is a strange world into which I have come, a world of dying beauty and harsh life."

This was number 6 in a sequence of eight Russia letters. In the Autobiography however it becomes number 3 as the letters that Colette wrote are not published there.

The "strange world" he is referring to is Petrograd, Soviet Russia, although the actual letter was not written there or on the date written on the letter. It was written after BR's return from Russia on 30 June 1920.

The number 6 does not appear on this transcription; it has been taken from other versions. This transcription is paginated 3-4. The original letter ended up in the possession of Lady Ottoline Morrell. It is number 1564 in the numbered sequence of letters to Ottoline (document .001564, record 18771.)

There are three other transcriptions of this letter:

Document .200650, record 19655 (carbon of this transcription);
Document .052459, record 99935 (different typing);
Autobiography chapter "Russia", document .007050F2, pp. 149-50, record 116402.

Filed 
Published 

Auto. 2: 106

Papers 15: 419

Russell letter no. 
RUSSIA LETTER 6
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
99954
Record created 2014/10/18
Record last modified 2015/05/12
Created/last modified by duncana