BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
301

Begbie has asked BR to read a manuscript. He would like it returned to send to the Manchester Guardian overnight.

302

Bell opens by quoting from BR's preceding letter to him about seeing examples of his writing.

303

BR has been invited back to Cambridge.

304

A "Note to the Reader" card was inserted between the front endpapers of Charles Curtis' A Commonplace Reader (Russell's Library, no. 1772).

305

On mathematical problems, arising probably from Bendorf's reading of Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.

306

Benjamin reread BR's book Icarus, or the Future of Science and has sent BR an article he wrote that explains his views on the same issues.

307

BR received Benjamin's letter of August 19. See document .047179.

308

Schoenman thanks Benjamin on BR's behalf for his letter and his recent help with the Warren Commission Report.

309

See document .047179, record 74517. BR writes to the secretary of the RPA on behalf of Jack Benjamin to look into his claims of mistreatment by the New York branch of the organization. BR enclosed a copy of Benjamin's letter with his.

310

See document .047179, record 74517 and document .047180, record 309. Hawton replies to BR's letter regarding Jack Benjamin.

311

A business card with an additional note: "Dear Lord Russell—From one aphoriphile to another—a book of truly aphoridisiac quality. See pg. 270 and 177" was inserted between pp. 82-3 of Charles Curtis' A Commonplace Reader (Russell's Library, no. 1772).

312

A note in the file says See also: file for Miles Malleson for related correspondence.



On conscientious objectors and their treatment in the criminal justice system.

313

Bennett is a captain and an associate of BR's from Trinity College.

314

Professor Yang Tang-han, a friend of Bennett's, is in England and would like to meet BR.

315

BR is reading material sent to him by Bennett, who analyzes the "Militant Marxism" in it. BR comments: "It is a frightful thing to see an old and rich civilization deliberately destroyed".

316

Hopson returns Bennett's letter to BR analyzing some Chinese Communist documents.

317

Bennett asks BR if he has made any progress re sense-data and for news of George Lamb, BR's student in 1910-12.

318

BR is away. Schoenman writes at the top: "Bertie—please note".

319

Bentwich thanks BR for writing Justice in War-Time.

320

On BR winning the Sonning Prize.

321

On BR winning the Sonning Prize.

322

Re Amethe von Zeppelin. The year is assumed from BR and Edith's letter of 3 December 1959.

323

In German. On Principia matters.

324

BR has annotated the letter: "[a fellow of King's, and the first senior wrangler I ever met]".

325

BR is invited to a dinner at Passfield Hall re the history of the London School of Economics.

326

Bevington has thought of BR "surely every day of my life since we last met".

327

BR is asked to give an appraisal of Bevington for a Guggenheim Fellowship.

328

Telegram reads: "Your action and [sic] inspiration to our increased efforts I salute you both".

329

Edith Russell sends a message of support for the 16% programme, concerning world poverty.

330

On Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare.

331

Bevan thanks BR for sending his book before it was published. The book must be Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare.

332

Bharati is a Viennese-born teacher of philosophy and a Hindu monk. Fischer is his original name. His godfather was Wittgenstein's uncle, Leopold Sternberg.

333

Bibesco asks BR to join a committee re fascism.

334

BR hopes to return to stay with Bibesco.

335

BR's response to this letter is on the verso.

336

BR thanks Bickersteth for the photo he sent of BR when he was young. BR asks what his relationship to John Bickersteth is. This response is on the verso of document .047290.

337

This letter has been annotated by BR.

338

Bickford has read BR's Education and the Good Life.

339

Bidder requests that BR's visitors do not trespass on Bidder's "Plantation" (in Bagley Wood).

340

Biquard encloses transcriptions of some of BR's correspondence with Frédéric Joliot-Curie, seeking BR's permission to publish his letters in his biography of Joliot-Curie.

341

BR asks for copies of the letters between him and Joliot-Curie in 1955 that Biquard wants to publish.

342

This response is on the verso of document .047305.

343

Bird sends proofs of photographs of BR and Lady Russell and asks that they choose the ones they like.



BR's response is on the verso.



Bird took the photographs for the National Portrait Gallery Record.

344

BR states that he is not anti-American.

345

Birkin admires BR's courage in his anti-nuclear campaigns.

346

Black thinks BR will hardly remember him, but wants to come to tea.

347

A note in the file states: See also Challenge in the publishers corr. Black is taking a typed copy of BR's Challenge  article.



The clipping is "The Origin of Evil", Brooklyn Eagle, 7 Feb. 1917.

348

On Justice in War-Time.

349

Blackett sends BR his presidential address, "Technology and World Advancement", to the British Association and asks for BR's comments on it. BR's response is on the verso, document .047315.

350

On her and BR's imprisonment.

351

There is also an explanatory note in the file by BR: "Blake was a friend of ours in America. 'Pam', Pamela Campbell, was my children's governess." Blake states he will type a few copies of BR's "long and detailed" letter to send on. The letter must concern the break-up of BR's third marriage. (See the copy BR sent to Kate Tait at record 52543.)

352

Blake sent this letter c/o John Russell because he worries that the FBI would open mail addressed to BR.



The enclosed letter is from the summer before. This may refer to document .047320.

353

On BR's television appearance "last night" (the Freeman interview).

354

BR invites Blanshard and his wife to visit him.

355

Bligh is writing a book about Midhurst and asks Edith Russell for some information on Wilfrid Blunt.

356

Edith Russell is unable to give Bligh the information he asked for in document .047326. BR and she look forward to his book on Midhurst.

357

Bliven sends BR the review he wrote of BR's new book in the New Republic. He also plans to have his publisher send BR a copy of his book, Preview for Tomorrow: The Unfinished Business of Science.

358

Blombach writes of his appreciation of BR's books. BR's note at the top reads: "Send thanks and appreciation".

359

Patricia Russell writes to thank Blombach for his letter. She sends him a copy of BR's Human Knowledge. The letter is unsigned.

360

Bluhm asks BR's permission to translate some of his works into German, especially the Conquest of Happiness, of which he provides a specimen translation.

361

Blunt is the executor of Sydney Cockerell and wants to interview Edith for a memoir.

362
363

BR explains why he believes it would have been better for the world if the Germans had won World War I.

364

Bisgyer asks, on behalf of B'nai B'rith, for any letters BR may have from Albert Einstein for an exhibit of the contributions the Jewish people have made to the advancement of western civilization. Specifically they would like the letter Einstein wrote to BR in support of BR's statement calling for the abolition of war.

365

Morrison, from the U.K. B'nai B'rith, has enclosed a letter from the American branch about the letter from Einstein, and the new issue of This Is B'nai B'rith. See document .047338.

366

Edith sends a tie and an accompanying note for the B'nai B'rith Annual Exposition, Automotive Building, Exhibition Park, Toronto, Canada. BR has worn the tie, which will be auctioned at the 10th Annual Spring Bazaar together with the letter. BR's letter is printed in Dear BR, p. 178.

367

BR has disagreed with Peirce's view of pure mathematics as Bôcher put it in his St. Louis address.

368

Bodley writes for information on Colonel Pride and Pride's crossing in Massachusetts.

369

On race relations in the U.S.



Bogg sends a copy of the newspaper Correspondence, and the notes for a talk that his wife gave at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara, California. Boggs' article, "If Man Must Fight, Then Black and White Must Fight", is in the enclosed June 1963 issue of Correspondence.

370

BR congratulates Boggs on his book, The American Revolution, and asks his opinion on the possibility of the involvement of middle and working class Americans in a conscious revolt and whether white Americans will understand the revolt of black Americans. BR mentions automation.

371

In Latin sine inflexione. BR indicated he replied to the letter.

372

Bolbjerg asks BR for a letter of recommendation for the Danish Ministry of Education so he can extend his leave of absence and continue his studies at the British Museum.



Bolbjerg refers to BR's letter of 16 October 1948 to him.

373
374

Edith Russell is thanked for her letter and support for a National Television Council. This letter was written by the campaign secretary on Violet Bonham-Carter's behalf.

375

Bonsmann requests a copy of "The Tasks of Philosophy in Our Time", which was re-broadcast in German on RIAS. Edith Russell notes that English proofs were sent to Bonsmann.

376

Bonyun, who is writing a M.A. thesis at McGill, asks BR about identity.

377

Booker inquires about the 2 systems of philosophy that BR asserts Leibniz held.

378

BR answers Booker's question concerning Leibniz by naming the royalty whom Leibniz tried to please.

379

It has been many years since BR has worked on mathematical logic.



He is no longer satisfied with the extensional view of class-concepts in the 2nd edition of Principia Mathematica.

380

Note in file states: "From Eva Gore Booth [she came out of prison just as BR went in]". The handwriting is Edith Russell's. There is no letter but 2 poems.

381

BR's note states: "Scipione Borghese was the head of the Borghese family and the winner of the Peking-to-Paris motor race. He was called (at the time of this letter) the Winston Churchill of Italy. I lost sight of him shortly afterwards."



The letter being referred to is document .047378.

382

Bosanquet has received a copy of BR's Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.

383

A note in the file states: "See next letter 710.047430 which dates this letter at 1926 or 27."



Bose brought Tagore to meet BR in 1913. He refers to an unspecified incident during his visit to Cornwall that made BR nervous.

384

BR is unable to help with the Tagore Centenary because of a crisis with the work against nuclear warfare.

385

Also in the file: BR's 1960s note referring to the fire incident at Beacon Hill. The letter has binder holes.

386

On a fire that 2 students, David and Jackie, started at Beacon Hill School. This letter is to the boy's father.

387

BR approves of a written protest against race persecution. This response is on the verso of document .047443.



BR refers to the kindness of Bottome and her husband towards BR at Oxford in 1944.

388

Bottome wants BR to support a written protest against the growth of race persecution.

She enjoyed BR's television talk to the press "The Other Day".

She is 76 and refers to "the same sense of delight" as at 17.

389

BR has annotated this letter: "Boughey was my tutor. Fitzgerald became a famous mountaineer".

390

Bouquet remarks on BR's Christian attitude during a BBC television Brains Trust "yesterday". (It's noted in Papers 29.)

391

On the problems with Christianity and why BR is opposed to all organized creeds.

392

Bousfield is a Harley St. doctor. He refers to a woman's pages of "curious erotic material", which probably means those of Gertrude Beasley.

393

In French.

394

On the political outlook. He refers to the "Goths sacked Rome" passage of Principles of Social Reconstruction.

395

The enclosed document is entitled, "What the Spirit Sayeth to the Allies". Bowen writes about his visions and the effect that BR's recent article in Hibbert Journal, "Mysticism and Logic", has had on him.

396

Bower asks for information regarding BR's eating habits for a record of the dietary habits of distinguished men and women.

397

Bowes sends BR a copy of Dr. P. Bowes' book, The Concept of Morality, in the hope that BR will give an appreciation of it for her publishers.

398

BR is ill, but has looked at P. Bowes' book and feels that if her second book is at the same level, her publishers should publish it.



(Her next book was Is Metaphysics Possible? [London: Gollancz, 1965].)

399

Bowes writes c/o BR's secretary. Bowes thanks BR for his approval of her book The Concept of Morality and hopes that he will recover from his illness soon.

400

Blanshard will submit BR's "immortal verse" for publication.

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