99955

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA1
Class no. 
710
Document no. 
.052469
Box no. 
6.69
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Malleson, Constance
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1920/06/02*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TL(TC)
Pieces 
3
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

"On the Volga. Our boat travels on, day after day, through an unknown and mysterious land." This typed carbon is paginated 5-7. No number is typed on it; the number is taken from other transcriptions.

This was number 8 in a sequence of eight Russia letters. In the Autobiography, however, it becomes number 4 as the letters that Colette 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 his return from Russia at the end of June.

The original letter is in the 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 the letter: document .200651, record 99939 (ribbon copy); document .052461, record 99939 (carbon of .200651); document .200652, record 19657 (carbon copy of the present document); Autobiography chapter "Russia", document .007050f2, pp. 151-2, record 116403.

There is 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).

Filed 
Published 

Auto. 2: 107

Papers 15: 420

Problem of China, The

Russell letter no. 
RUSSIA LETTER 8
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
99955
Record created 2014/10/10
Record last modified 2016/01/21
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