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132305
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 410
Rosten, Leo 1957/02/20 BR

Typed copy of original (ribbon copy) of letter from BR to Rosten. See also TL(CAR) at record 6462.

TLS | 1
132112
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 710
BR 1962/05/01 Lamont, Corliss

Lamont recounts that on a speaking tour, "I always received applause when I brought you in as the supreme example of what humanist ethics mean in the world today."

TLS | 1
132320
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 350
BR 1962/05/10 Pauling, Linus

This is Pauling's 90th birthday tribute to BR, enclosed with his letter of the same date to Ralph Schoenman (record 132148). There are other copies at record 96489 to record 96491.

TLS(CAR) | 1
132148
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 350
Schoenman, Ralph 1962/05/10 Pauling, Linus

Pauling encloses his tribute to BR on his 90th birthday. See record 132320.

TLS | 1
132170
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 410
BR 1962/05/21 Schuster, M. Lincoln | Simon and Schuster

David Susskind is visiting London and wants to interview BR for his television show.

Lead

| TEL | 2
132081
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 315
BR 1962/06/12 Cotlar, Mischa

Cotlar (Mathematics, U. of Chicago) invites BR's collaboration with the Stockholm meeting of the International Congress of Mathematics to "issue a public statement concerning disarmament."

Re B&R B209

| TLS | 1
132082
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 315
BR 1962/06/21 Cousins, Norman | Saturday Review

Cousins praises  BR's appearance on television with David Susskind (see B&R E62.10); he also comments on Linus Pauling and the activities of SANE.

TLS | 1
132087
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
Eatherly, Claude 1962/06/26 BR

Eatherly (misspelled "Eatherley") was one of the US pilots who took part in the bombing of Hiroshima. BR concludes: "I should like you to know that your message to me on my 90th birthday was one I valued above all." He invites Eatherly to demonstrate with him at the Air Ministry on 9 September, and refers to his article on Eatherly (probably B&R B147).

TL(CAR) | 2
132149
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 625
Pauling, Linus 1962/06/26 BR

BR asks Pauling to join him at the 9 September demonstration (at the Air Ministry). He hopes Dolci, Schweitzer and Sartre will attend.

TL(CAR) | 1
132083
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 315
Cousins, Norman | Saturday Review 1962/07/06 BR

BR has "complete confidence in Linus Pauling", and is critical of the Senate Committee on Internal Security.

TL(CAR) | 1
132150
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 625
BR 1962/07/09 Pauling, Linus

Pauling writes about the "mass demonstration on September 9" (at the Air Ministry) that he plans to attend.

TLS | 1
132151
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 625
Pauling, Linus 1962/07/20 Yule, Alistair

Yule writes as Secretary to BR regarding the demonstration in London on September 9 that Pauling plans to attend.

TL(CAR)
132183
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 430
Susskind, David 1962/07/27 Johnson, Nicholas, Secretary to BR

Johnson inquires into rebroadcasting or distributing BR's appearance on Open End (B&R E62.10).

TL(CAR) | 1
132094
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 710
BR 1962/09/06 Ginsberg, Allen

Ginsberg mentions William Blake, power politics, and hallucinogenic drugs.

B&R Hh67.06

| TLS | 1
132095
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 710
Ginsberg, Allen 1962/09/14 BR

BR mentions his experience on first hearing Blake's "Tiger, Tiger", provides political advice, and encloses Act or Perish (not present). Another copy is at record 57362. Ginsberg discussed two political sentences from the exchange in letters, themselves quoted in Michael Schumacher, Dharma Lion: a Critical Biography of Allen Ginsberg (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992), p. 383.

B&R Hh67.06

| TL(CAR) | 2
132166
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 650
BR 1962/10/11 Santa Cruz, Marqués de | Spanish Ambassador, UK

In a harsh reply to BR's letter of October 7, Santa Cruz calls BR's view of Spain "emotional". Edith Russell noted at the top: "No reply called for".

TLS | 2
132098
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 720
BR 1962/10/25 Grundt, Eugene

Grundt encloses a poem.

TLS | 1
132099
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 720
Grundt, Eugene 1962/10/31 BR

BR found his letter-poem "entirely delightful".

TL(CAR) | 1
132079
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 720
BR 1962/11/09 Citron, Robert R.

Citron claims to have developed an anti-missile defence system that he asks BR to promote.

TLS(X) | 1
132080
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 720
Citron, Robert R. 1962/11/16 BR

BR's reply to Citron's letter of 9 November 1962 states: "Let us have done with this nonsense."

TLS(X) | 1
132164
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
BR 1962/11/30 Rusinek, Kazimierz | Committee of Solidarity with the Spanish People | Polski Komitet Solidarności z Ludem Hispanii

The letter is on letterhead with the Polish name of the committee. Rusinek praises BR's letter to the Spanish ambassador in London re political prisoners. BR's draft reply is in Schoenman's hand at the foot of the letter.

TLS | 1
132113
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 315
BR 1962/12/01 Leary, Frank

Leary debates BR on the subject of relations between the US and the USSR and refers to their earlier exchange. Someone has noted at the top: "Wars of the Roses, no less!"

TLS | 6
132173
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 634
Sobell, Helen 1963/01/07 Shore, Joseph N. | United States Board of Parole

Parole is refused for Sobell's husband, Morton Sobell.

TLS(X) | 1
132165
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
Rusinek, Kazimierz | Committee of Solidarity with the Spanish People 1963/01/26 BR

BR was delighted to receive Rusinek's letter (record 132164).

TL(CAR) | 1
132114
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 315
Leary, Frank 1963/02/02 BR

BR critiques Leary's "devastingly dangerous convictions" and objects to his "imposing your illness on hundreds of millions of people".

TL(CAR) | 1
132119
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 720
BR 1963/03/02 Lieberman, Victor

Lieberman's analysis of the Cold War leads him to believe that Russia is more at fault. He cannot find a refutation in BR's works.

TLS | 1
132120
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 720
Lieberman, Victor 1963/03/07 BR

BR refutes Lieberman's contention that Russia is more at fault in the Cold War. "The wickedness of both sides lies essentially in their mutual willingness to put paltry national advantage before survival."

TL(CAR) | 2
132121
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 720
BR 1963/03/15 Lieberman, Victor

Lieberman concedes that "assigning guilt for the conflict is a rather absurd occupation".

TLS | 1
132122
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 720
Lieberman, Victor 1963/03/27 BR

BR writes: "It is extremely encouraging to me to find that someone who enquires about my views respects what I say and actually changes his mind in the light of it."

TL(CAR) | 1
132167
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 710
BR 1963/03/29 Schneider, Dorothy

Schneider's father complains to this day of being deprived of BR as a teacher at CCNY.

ALS | 2
132103
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 330
BR 1963/04/29 Jacobson, S. | Wolpe, J.

These two psychiatrists appeal to BR to speak out against the imprisonment of Robert Sobukwe in South Africa.

TLS | 1
132304
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 634
Schoenman, Ralph 1963/05*/ Rodker, Joan

Rodker is anxious to film BR on Sobell before it is too late for the purpose. The letter may have been written the same day (1962/05/02) as record 132162, with which it was found.

ALS | 1
132162
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 634
Schoenman, Ralph 1963/05/02 Rodker, Joan | Iris Productions Limited TLS | 1
132184
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 330
BR 1963/05/02 Turner, Eileen | Appeal for Amnesty in Spain | BR

Turner notes that a message from BR was read to the all-party meeting on Spain in the House of Commons. There is a shaky "O.K." in BR's hand and a marginal line by the paragraph making the request. Asks BR to have his name added to list of organization's sponsors.

TLS | 1
132115
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 320
BR 1963/05/06 Lederman, Esther

A plea to Russell to help her sons emigrate from Rumania to Israel.

TL(CAR) | 1
132296
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 220
"[Statement on Mangaleso Sobukwe]" 1963/05/06 BR

This unsigned statement is enclosed with BR's letter of 7 May 1963, record 132104.

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| TS | 1
132104
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 330
Jacobson, S. 1963/05/07 BR

BR encloses a statement on Sobukwe he intends to make public.

In B&R C63.71

| TL(CAR) | 1
132091
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 410
BR 1963/05/13 Eyers, Stephen | Cremonne Review

Eyers is the editor of a literary magazine at the College of St Mark and St John, London, and invites BR to contribute a piece on education and peace.

ALS | 2
132105
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 330
BR 1963/05/13 Jacobson, S.

Jacobson thanks BR for a "very apt and extremely moving" statement at record 132296.

TLS | 1
132069
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 315
BR 1963/05/14 Bovard, René

Bovard discusses Swiss conscientous objector Michel Monod.

ALS | 2
132089
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
BR 1963/05/24 Evans, John G.

Evans sends a college essay on BR and CCNY, 13 pp.

ALS | 1
132185
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 330
Turner, Eileen | Appeal for Amnesty in Spain 1963/05/27 BR

BR thanks Turner for adding his name to the resolution on Spain and agrees to have his name added to Appeal's list of sponsors. (Yet the name is missing from the letterhead at record 132186.)

Lead

| TL(CAR) | 1
132092
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 410
Eyers, Stephen | Cremonne Review 1963/06/04 BR

BR talks about "providing" people "with a means of acting on behalf of peace." The letter includes a paragraph that seems meant for publication, as well as a copy of Act or Perish (not present).

C lead

| TL(CAR) | 1
132123
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 710
Littlewood, Joan | Raffles, Gerry 1963/06/05 BR

A thank-you letter from BR to the co-producers who brought Oh! What a Lovely War! to the stage at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London. BR attended a performance, at the end of which he was honoured. He comments on the impact of the First World War on his life.

TL(CAR) | 1
132090
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
Evans, John G. 1963/06/07 BR

BR is encouraged for Americans after reading Evans' "generous essay" on him.

Re B&R B209

| TL(CAR) | 1
132116
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 320
Lederman, Esther 1963/06/09 BR

BR will write to the President of Rumania on Lederman's behalf. See record 65124.

TL(CAR) | 1
132074
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
Carnap, Rudolf 1963/06/13 BR

The letter is an earlier version of record 132075, with revisions.

TL(CAR) | 1
132075
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
Carnap, Rudolf 1963/06/14 BR

The letter is a retyped clean copy of record 132074. BR thanks Carnap for his birthday greetings and sends same; he mentions Schoenman's upcoming visit to India and China re the border dispute and sends Carnap a copy of Unarmed Victory.

TL(CAR) | 1
132154
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
Pomeroy, William J. 1963/06/21 BR

BR encloses (not present) a letter to Philippine President Macapagal about Pomeroy's wife.

TL(CAR) | 1
132106
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 330
BR 1963/06/26 Jacobson, S.

Jacobson asks BR's permission to send his statement on Sobukwe (see record 132104) to the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

TLS | 1
132171
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 315
BR 1963/06/27 Shapiro, Stephen R.

Shapiro is an American student seeking BR's advice on avoiding the draft.

TLS | 1
132107
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 330
Jacobson, S. 1963/07/02 BR

BR seems to approve Jacobson's suggestion to send his statement (record 132296) to the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

TL(CAR) | 1
132172
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 315
Shapiro, Stephen R. 1963/07/04 BR

BR hopes that Shapiro will not leave the US, since change is needed there.

TL(CAR) | 1
132117
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 330
BR 1963/08/01 Levi, Moise Victor

On Levi's son, Victor Levi, sentenced for life as a political prisoner in Egypt. Levi saw that BR was president of the British committee to liberate Greek political prisoners.

A draft of the reply in Schoenman's hand is at the foot of the letter with a message to Pam [Pamela Wood]: "Please type a copy of attached sheet and send to Benensen" [of Amnesty]. See record 132065.

TLS | 1
132065
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 330
Benenson, Peter | Amnesty International 1963/08/06 BR

BR refers to enclosing a letter from Moise Victor Levi (at record 132117).

TL(CAR) | 1
132118
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 330
Levi, Moise Victor 1963/08/06 BR TL(CAR) | 1
132168
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 710
Schneider, Dorothy 1963/08/06 BR

At Schneider's request, BR provides a comment on the CCNY case. He compares American dogma and cruelty in 1940 (when BR lost his income) and now.

TL(CAR) | 1
132194
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 340
Willey, Arthur 1963/08/14 BR

BR thanks Willey for sending him documents that were given to Willey, a British tourist, in Leningrad by a Russian seeking BR's help. Written at the top by Schoenman: "Political Prisoners File".

TEL(CAR) | 1
132195
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 340
BR 1963/08/23 Willey, Arthur ALS | 2
132196
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 340
Willey, Arthur 1963/08/30 BR

BR tells Willey that the Russian who wrote to Willey was denied new housing despite having been evicted.

TEL(CAR) | 1
132130
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 720
Kennedy, John F. 1963/09/16 Moore, Douglas

BR is carbon-copied on the letter, along with Khrushchev, Castro, "M. Tung" (Mao) and others.

TL(CAR) | 1
132066
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 340
Boggs, James 1963/09/19 Schoenman, Ralph

Schoenman is sending Boggs an enclosed "tribute to Bertrand Russell" (not present).

TL(CAR) | 1
132070
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 410
BR 1963/10/19 Bowes, Stuart | Social Surveys

Bowes, Secretary of Social Surveys, requests BR's "opinions on the use of police spies in the Trade Union and wider political movements."

TLS | 1
132088
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 330
England, Gordon | Humanist Group Action 1963/11/04 BR

BR encloses a message for the Honorary Secretary (see record 132307).

Lead

| TL(CAR) | 1
132307
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 220
"Message for Westminster Amnesty Group Meeting, December 3, 1963" 1963/11/04 BR

BR enclosed the message with his letter to Gordon England of Humanist Group Action at record 132088. The message begins: "I admire the work of Amnesty". He knows in his own work how large a role efforts to release political prisoners play.

TS(CAR) | 1
132152
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 350
Pauling, Linus 1963/11/06 BR

BR asks Pauling to look into the "methyl bromide poisoning" of a Mrs. Lamb and her husband at Harvard.

TL(CAR) | 1
132071
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 410
Bowes, Stuart | Social Surveys 1963/11/07 BR

BR comments on "police violence in the course of demonstrations", injuries to Ralph Schoenman, and "spying by police on the Committee of 100." Another copy is at record 94155.

Lead

| TL(CAR) | 3
132061
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 330
BR 1963?/ Athens Association of Families of Political Exiles and Prisoners

Addressed to "Our respectable philosopher" and signed "The political prisoners of Aegina Prison." The date is conjectured based on other items from the group; see record 73605 and record 73755.

TL | 1
132143
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 220
Observer, The 1964/01/31 BR

A letter to the editor, signed and folded. Yet this or a very similar letter was published. Re "political persecution in West Germany of those who oppose rearmament and the acquisition of nuclear arms." Hans Fladung is mentioned in both this and the published version.

B&R C64.09

| TLS | 2
132073
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
BR 1964/02/13 Brune, David

The letter is edited by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Dear BR … or Bertrand Russell's America. See the original letter at record 3817.

TLS(X) | 1
132181
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 313
Schoenman, Ralph 1964/02/19 Stone, I.F.

Stone requests a copy of "Soviet Jewry statement".

B&R C64.17

| TEL | 1
132182
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 313
Stone, I.F. 1964/02/19 Schoenman, Ralph

"Appeal airmailed you express Wednesday morning."

TEL(CAR) | 1
132155
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
Quintero, A. | Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners in Venezuela 1964/03/02 BR

Quintero is General Secretary. BR's letter includes a statement on the 5,000 political prisoners in Venezuela.

Lead

| TL(CAR) | 1
132295
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 720
Brune, David 1964/03/06 BR

There are 3 other copies of this letter. This one appears to have been photocopied for use in editing Feinberg's Dear Bertrand Russell ....

TL(CAR,X) | 1
132135
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 313
BR 1964/04/24 Naeve, Virginia

Naeve writes about an upcoming women's peace protest at the Hague and asks BR to attend. She has read his statement to the peace rally for women of NATO countries.

Lead

132176
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 220
Sovietish Heimland 1964/07/22 BR

BR writes to the editor on behalf of cultural facilities for Soviet Jews.

C lead

| TL(TC) | 1
132055
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 313
[ ] 1964/08*/ BR

A form letter asking for support against Goldwater. See RA1 313.

TL(CAR) | 1
132169
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 320
World Jewish Congress 1964/09/07 Schoenman, Ralph

BR has written to Mr. Rodinov in Riga.

TL(CAR) | 1
132202
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 313
Young, Bailey K. 1964/09/17 BR

BR discusses Marriage and Morals and eugenics. "Fornication", BR writes, "remains frightening to the established order because it is anarchic.…"

TL(CAR) | 1
132197
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 630
YCND 1964/09/18 Wood, Pamela | BRPF

The letter is a form letter sent to secretaries of the branches of the YCND. There are major topic notes and a note re "£500" on the verso in Schoenman's hand.

TL(MIM) | 1
132159
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 410
BR 1964/10/01 Randolph, A. Philip | Norman Thomas 80th Birthday Committee

BR is asked to provide a message for the celebration on 6 December 1966. BR provides a birthday greeting for Thomas.

TLS | 1
132160
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 410
Randolph, A. Philip | Norman Thomas 80th Birthday Committee 1964/10/16 BR

BR provides a message on the 80th birthday of Norman Thomas.

Lead

| TL(CAR) | 1
132101
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 320
BR 1964/11/08 Hougham, David A. | SCARD

SCARD is the Student Campaign against Racial Discrimination, formerly the Anti-Apartheid Movement at Birmingham U. Hougham is chairman of SCARD.

TLS | 2
132102
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 320
Hougham, David A. | SCARD 1964/11/27 BR

BR supplies a lengthy statement for a meeting or discussion on nationalist movements and violence.

Lead

| TL(CAR) | 2
132189
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 315
BR 1965/02/04 Wade, Stephen

Wade seeks BR's advice on how to respond to being drafted into the US military.

TLS | 2
132093
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 330
Fernandez, Roberto Sosa 1965/09/05 BR

Fernandez is a Venezuelan politician. BR supports his efforts on behalf of political prisoners there.

TL(CAR) | 1
132174
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 315
BR 1966/01/12 Smithback, John B.

Smithback seeks BR's advice about relocating from the US to England because of frustration over the Vietnam War.

TLS | 3
132175
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 315
Smithback, John B. 1966/01/20 BR

BR advises Simthback to stay in the US and continue to protest the War. He provides Russell Stetler's address.

TL(CAR) | 1
132128
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 315
Schoenman, Ralph 1966/01/21 Meyer, John W.

Meyer recounts his experience of being "eliminated from the Army of The United States". There is shorthand at the top of the letter.

TLS | 2
132129
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 315
Meyer, John W. 1966/01/27 Schoenman, Ralph

Meyer is asked to keep "us" informed of developments (in the Army's disciplining of Meyer).

TL(CAR) | 1
132124
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 720
BR 1966/02/10* Lunsford, Joe

Lunsford is an American high school student asking for BR's advice on writing a term paper entitled "The Possibility of Accidental Atomic Warfare". (The date is taken from BR's reply.)

TLS | 1
132144
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
Pasha, [ ] 1966/02/11 Wood, Pamela | BRPF

Wood suggests an appointment for Mr. Pasha with David Horowitz and Dr. Taghizadah to discuss "the 54 people arrested in Iran".

TL(CAR) | 1
132125
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 720
Lunsford, Joe 1966/02/16 BR

BR addresses "the threat of accidental nuclear war" in "this electronic age".

TL(CAR) | 2
132110
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 315
BR 1966/05/19 Korbin, Kenneth J.

Birthday greetings and a message of hope as "more and more Americans are becoming aware of their individual responsibility to work for Peace."

ALS | 1
132306
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
BR 1966/07*/ Workers' Trade Union Alliance of Spain | Roa, A. | Alianza Sindical Obrera

BR is asked by means of this form letter for a statement condemning the "imprisonment of trade unionists in Madrid".

TL(MIM) | 1
132161
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
Roa, A. 1966/07/04 BR

BR thanks Roa for "your enclosures" and provides a statement condemning the "imprisonment of trade unionists in Madrid". There are two copies.

Lead

| TL(CAR) | 1
132158
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 315
Rai, J.S. | Indian Workers' Association 1966/08/03 BR

Rai is President of the association. BR writes on the 19th anniversary of Indian independence.

TL(CAR) | 2
132132
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 330
BR 1966/08/29 Moslem Students Society, UK

The Society requests support for Syed Kutib and other members of the Moslem Brotherhood imprisoned in Egypt. A draft reply in Schoenman's hand is on the telegram. See record 132131.

TEL | 3
132131
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 330
Moslem Students Society, UK 1966/09/01 Schoenman, Ralph

BR has cabled Nasser for amnesty for Syed Kutib and other members of the Moslem Brotherhood.

TL(CAR) | 1
132111
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 330
BR 1966/09/11 Kotsaki, Thetis | Athens Association of Families of Political Exiles and Prisoners

Kotsaki expresses "our deep feelings for your efforts for the Greek political prisoners". He mentions that they have published BR's letter. The letterhead is in Greek.

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