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132100
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 340
BR 1966/10/15 Hay, Jorge | Confederacion Universitaria Democratica Española

A note in a corner of the request indicates that BR signed (on 18 Oct. 1966) the manifesto "To the Intellectuals and Free Men of the World" on suspensions at Barcelona University.

F lead

| TLS
132199
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 330
Schoenman, Ralph 1966/11/28 Yen, Wilbur | Yen, Michael

The Yen brothers are sending presents to BR and Schoenman.

ALS | 1
132126
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 315
BR 1966/11/29 Merle, Robert

In French. BR is asked to sign an appeal on behalf of Ben Bella and other Algerian victims.

TLS | 1
132200
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 330
Yen, Wilbur | Yen, Michael 1966/12/08 Schoenman, Ralph

The Yens are allowed to see their parents for 2 weeks a month.

TL(CAR) | 1
132127
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 315
Merle, Robert 1966/12/20 Schoenman, Ralph

Schoenman tells Merle that BR is willing to sign the new appeal on behalf of Ben Bella.

Lead

| TL(CAR) | 1
132153
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
Peristerakis, Michalis 1966/12/20 BR TL(CAR) | 1
132157
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 372
Rabinowitch, Eugene | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1967/02*/ BR

BR rebuts Rabinowitch's letter of February 3 (record 132156) at length in defence of the IWCT and against US aggression in Vietnam.

TL(CAR) | 4
132201
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 330
Yen, Wilbur | Yen, Michael 1967/02/02 Schoenman, Ralph

Schoenman thanks the Yens for the present of a beautiful tray.

TL(CAR) | 1
132156
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 372
BR 1967/02/03 Rabinowitch, Eugene | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Rabinowitch refuses BR's invitation to serve on the War Crimes Tribunal, and gives his reasons at length.

TLS | 4
132145
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 315
BR 1967/02/14 Patterson, E.F.

Patterson requests BR's assistance on behalf of an American pilot, Porter Halyburton, being held prisoner in North Vietnam.

TEL | 1
132146
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 315
Patterson, E.F. 1967/02/16 BR

BR writes: "I do not favour the release of United States' pilots taken prisoner by the North Vietnamese." "All those who embark upon war crimes should consider their consequences before doing." (Another copy is at record 106399.)

TL(CAR) | 1
132190
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 710
BR 1967/02/21 Wasserman, Ben

Wasserman requests BR's advice on resistance to the Vietnam War. He refers to BR writing him 4 years earlier.

TLS(X) | 2
132147
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 315
BR 1967/02/25 Patterson, E.F.

Patterson approves of BR's refusal to request the release of a pilot held captive in North Vietnam (DRV). He looks forward to BR's Autobiography and has written letters to the press defending BR.

TLS | 1
132191
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 710
Wasserman, Ben 1967/03/07 BR

BR promotes the IWCT for stopping the Vietnam War, rather than prayers, petitions, or armed resistance.

TEL(CAR) | 1
132062
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
BR 1967/03/12 Bagnall, Stephen

The original of this letter is not to be found, although it was photocopied for editing. The letter is edited by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Dear BR … or Bertrand Russell's America. Bagnall cherishes BR's comment on Prime Minister Harold Wilson in The Observer's colour supplement of 12 March.

TLS(X) | 1
132063
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
Bagnall, Stephen 1967/03/21 BR

The letter is edited by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Dear BR … or Bertrand Russell's America. BR could say much more about Harold Wilson.

TL(CAR,X) | 1
132064
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
Bagnall, Stephen 1967/03/21 BR TL(CAR) | 1
132076
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
BR 1967/05/14 Carnap, Rudolf

Carnap sends BR 95th birthday greetings. He says the Autobiography is "most fascinating and deeply moving".

TLS | 1
132056
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 340
Ali, Muhammad 1967/05/18 BR

Another copy is at record 99301.

TL(CAR) | 1
132077
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 340
Carnap, Rudolf 1967/05/27 BR

BR thanks Carnap for a $50 donation to the BRPF. Another copy is at record 99311.

TL(CAR) | 1
132084
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
BR 1967/06/07 Dunham, Barrows

Birthday greetings from one who sees BR as a "philosopher-king".

TLS | 1
132198
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 220
BR 1967/06/12 Woodley, Geoffrey | Times, The

BR's letter to the editor concerning Regis Debray will not be printed (likely it was B&R C67.14 or similar to it).

Re B&R C67.14

| TLS | 1
132085
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
Dunham, Barrows 1967/06/17 BR

BR makes a "blunt request" for a donation (to the BRPF).

TL(CAR) | 1
132136
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
Bolivia 1967/06/18 Needham, Joseph

Probably addressed to a Bolivian ambassador ("Your Excellency") or high government official, the letter concerns French journalist Régis Debray, detained in Bolivia.

TLS(X) | 1
132086
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
BR 1967/06/26 Dunham, Barrows

Dunham donates to the BRPF from time to time. He mentions that he is acquainted with Russell Stetler, whom he much admires.

TLS | 1
132060
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
Armstrong, W.M. 1967/07/12 BR

BR comments on Armstrong's "typescript concerning my visit to the United States in 1969." Among other things, he says: "It is misleading to describe me at any time as a mathematician or a philosopher, because at no time was I ever entirely one or the other."

Re B&R Hh69.05

| TL(CAR) | 1
132187
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 330
BR 1967/08/11 van Gelderen, Millie | Committee for Solidarity with the Victims of Repression in Peru

BR is Honorary President of the Committee. A letter from Rosa Alarco is quoted: BR's telegram was published.

Lead

| TLS | 1
132140
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
Noel-Baker, Philip 1967/08/13 BR

BR asks: "Is there anything that can be done about the evil and quite unnecessarily cruel situation of the so-called 'Communists' in Greece?" The document is a typed copy of a letter BR must have written by hand. It is with a TL(TC,CAR).

TL(TC) | 1
132188
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 330
van Gelderen, Millie | Committee for Solidarity with the Victims of Repression in Peru 1967/08/17 BR

BR is encouraged by the efforts on behalf of Hugo Blanco.

TEL(CAR) | 1
132141
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
BR 1967/08/31 Noel-Baker, Philip

Re Greek political prisoners: Noel-Baker's son, Francis, succeeded in getting 4,000 of 6,000 prisoners released. Ambatielos is mentioned.

TLS | 2
132179
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 330
BR 1967/08/31 Stefosis, Kostas | Union of Greek Political Refugees in Poland

BR is urged to intervene in the case of composer Mikis Theodorakis. Note at the top: Reply dictated.

TLS | 1
132142
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 330
Noel-Baker, Philip 1967/09/06 BR

BR is sorry Noel-Baker has not been well and is glad that Francis Noel-Baker is working hard to liberate Greek political prisoners.

TL(CAR) | 1
132057
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 340
BR 1967/09/11 Ali, Muhammad

The photograph of Ali referred to in the letter is not included. Other copies of the letter are at record 94775 and record 99305.

TLS | 1
132096
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 320
BR 1967/09/25 Gray, Camilla

Gray is attempting to secure a Russian visa so that she can marry Oleg Prokofiev and asks BR to write to Premier Kosygin on their behalf.

TLS | 1
132180
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 330
Stefosis, Kostas | Union of Greek Political Refugees in Poland 1967/09/29 Stetler, Russell TL(CAR) | 1
132058
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 340
Ali, Muhammad 1967/10/17 BR

Another copy is at record 94776.

TL(CAR) | 1
132097
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 340
Gregory, Dick 1967/12/11 BRPF

The BRPF supports Gregory's call for boycott of the 1968 Olympics.

TEL(CAR) | 1
132059
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 340
Ali, Muhammad 1967/12/16 BR

Another copy is at record 99307.

TL(CAR) | 1
132178
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 320
Daniel, Larisa Bogoraz | Litvinov, Pavel 1968/01*/ Auden, W.H. | Ayer, A.J. | Bowra, Maurice | Day-Lewis, Cecil | Hawkes, Jacquetta | Huxley, Julian | McCarthy, Mary | Menuhin, Yehudi | Moore, Henry | Orwell, Sonia | Priestley, J.B. | BR | Scofield, Paul | Spender, Stephen | Stravinsky, Igor

Attached to letter from Spender to BR, 14 January 1968; see record 132177.

This article, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/we-need-to-launch-a-new-defence-of-freedom-of-speech-and-debate-8g90rtdwp, claims that BR signed a letter with many others “49 years ago”, which is impossible. What

 

The Times article is by Ruth Smeeth, former Labour MP and now head of Index on Censorship. Her article linked below describes the founding of the organization. Wikipedia has more:

“The original inspiration for Index on Censorship came from two Soviet dissidents, Pavel Litvinov, grandson of the former Soviet Foreign Minister, Maxim Litvinov, and Larisa Bogoraz, the former wife of the writer, Yuli Daniel, who had written to The Times in 1968 calling for international condemnation of the rigged trial of two young writers and their typists on charges of 'anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda'. (One of the writers, Yuri Galanskov, died in a camp in 1972).

“Spender organised a telegram of support and sympathy from 16 British and US public intellectuals, including W.H. Auden, A.J. Ayer, Yehudi Menuhin, J. B. Priestley, Paul Scofield, Henry Moore, Bertrand Russell and Igor Stravinsky, among others. In reply Litvinov suggested, in a letter later published in Index's first issue, for some form of publication "to provide information to world public opinion about the real state of affairs in the USSR". [BR was personally acquainted with nearly all of them.]

In this, Wikipedia is echoing Spender’s statement in the first issue of Index on Censorship. He quotes the text of the telegram that BR signed: “'We, a group of friends representing no organization, support your statement, admire your courage, think of you and will help in any way possible.” (https://journals-sagepub-com.libaccess.lib.mcmaster.ca/doi/pdf/10.1080/03064227208532143)

The telegram is at BRACERS, http://bracers.mcmaster.ca/132178, with the full list of signatories. The date is January 1968. BR also made a BBC statement. A movement was soon formed to take the side of writers who had been oppressed by their governments.

Although it might appear that BR’s name was used after he had died, “49 years ago” is a simple mistake arising out of the early history of the growth of the Index on Censorship movement. BR did sign what Smeet says he signed.

See B&R C68.03

| TEL(TC,CAR) | 1
132177
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 320
BR 1968/01/14 Spender, Stephen

BR's name and Stravinsky's "will mean a great deal" to Larisa Bogoraz Daniel and Pavel Litvinov.

Re B&R C68.03

| ALS | 1
132133
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 710
BR 1968/01/25 Musgrave, Margaret Meakin

Musgrave talks about having worked at Telegraph House when it was home to Beacon Hill School: "How kind you were! What a privilege to listen, during those few months, to your wit and wisdom over the evening meal!" Etc., etc. See record 56958.

ALS | 1
132134
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 710
Musgrave, Margaret Meakin | Musgrove, Margaret 1968/01/25 BR

BR replies: "I doubt I deserve all that you say, but it is rewarding to know that one's efforts were not entirely in vain."

"Musgrove" appears in a Name field because that's how the name is (incorrectly) spelled in BR's letter.

TL(CAR) | 1
132186
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 330
BR 1968/02/26 Turner, Eileen | Appeal for Amnesty in Spain

Turner thanks BR for his message to the West-European Conference for Spain. They will be issuing a newsletter referring to the conference and will send it to BR.

Lead

| TLS | 1
132072
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
BR 1968/03/04 Brooks, Rachel Gleason

She talks about her "China MS" and wonders if the Foundation will publish it. (Her "China MS", "The YMCA Government of China", is in RA3, box 6.37.)

TLS | 1
132067
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
BR 1968/04/19 Boswell, David

Boswell was the "disturbed child" who set fire to "your estate" at Telegraph House when it was home to Beacon Hill School.

ALS | 2
132068
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
Boswell, David 1968/04/25 BR

BR is amused by Boswell's reminiscences.

TL(CAR) | 1
132138
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 710
BR 1968/05/28 Neill, A.S. | Summerhill School

Neill's comments on Telegraph House when it was home to Beacon Hill School and laments difficulties facing Summerhill School. He writes very humorously. "Why weren't you in N. Wales when I was in Bryn Llewelyn, Festinog?"

TLS | 1
132139
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 710
Neill, A.S. | Summerhill School 1968/06/05 BR

BR tells Neill he has "signed the joint letter to The Times" re Summerhill.

Re B&R F68.02

| TL(CAR) | 1
132163
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 410
BR 1968/06/20 Rosten, Leo | Look

For the enclosure, see record 132305.

TLS | 1
132078
17.01
F-1 by name
RA4 710
American Humanist Association | Chambers, Bette 1968/06/21 BR

BR addresses "these continuing rumours of my imminent conversion to Christianity." Another copy is at record 82068.

B&R Hh68.01a

| TL(CAR) | 1
132108
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 710
BR 1968/07/04 Kang, Sugwon

Kang asks BR for information on Graham Wallas, the subject of Kang's doctoral dissertation.

TLS | 1
132109
17.01
F-2 by name
RA4 710
BR 1968/08/01 Kang, Sugwon

Kang thanks BR for his reply on Wallas (record 4194), which included directing Kang to McMaster.

TLS | 1
132192
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 710
BR 1969/08/11 Wenger, Elisabeth

She asks for BR's autograph and favourite quotation. The letter shows editing by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Dear BR ….

The original is not to be found, although it was photocopied for editing.

TLS(X) | 1
132193
17.01
F-4 by name
RA4 710
Wenger, Elisabeth 1969/08/20 BR

BR supplies his favourite quotation: "'Lord, what fools these mortals be' (Puck)." The letter shows editing by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Dear BR…. Another copy is at record 5004.

TL(CAR,X)
132137
17.01
F-3 by name
RA4 710
Neilands, J.B. 1969/08/27 BR

BR discusses the recent moon landing. The letter is edited by Barry Feinberg, possibly while he was working on Dear Bertie … or Bertrand Russell's America. Another copy is at record 118714. A quotation, presumably from Neilands' letter, is inserted at the foot.

For the signed original, see record 118714.

TL(CAR,X) | 1

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