BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
401

Bodley's letter led to BR finding out that Pride's Crossing was not named for Colonel Pride. See document .047348.



BR states that there was an Etonian of the same name as himself.



BR knew Sir Charles Dilke as a boy.

402

Bowle states that BR has liked Bowle's previous books.

403

BR has read Bowle's book Minos or Minotaur? and agrees with most of his arguments but argues for population control.

404

On BR's book The A B C of Atoms and a definition for energy.



This response is written on the verso of document .047490.



BR says he "had the misfortune to publish it just before Heisenberg's revolutionary work."

405

Boyle has read BR's The A B C of Atoms.



BR's response is on the verso.

406

Braddon thanks BR for a delightful evening.

407

The letter is dated by Bradley's complaining reference to a passage on the British "landocracy" holding their land "by the power of the sword" in the August Atlantic Monthly. The article in question is "War and Non-Resistance".

408

Bradley, who is at a Home Office Work Centre, wants to confer with BR.

409

Bradley read BR's letter in the last issue of the New Statesman "with much interest". It concerns a passage in Lucretius. BR's response is printed on the verso.

410

This response to document .047586 is on the verso of that letter.

411

On an article Brailsford wrote on one of BR's books, Principles of Social Reconstruction.



Dated by BR.

412

BR has read Brain's book and wishes he knew more about the brain; also on the location of perceptual space.

413

Brain has enclosed a copy of his book and discusses perception.



He has seen Nehru.

414

BR refers Braithwaite to Matthew XI: 34-36 in response to his concerns over BR's opinion on the harm of religion versus gin.

415

Braithwaite takes offence at BR's statement on obtaining comfort from religion that "you will do less harm to yourself and to the world if you get it from gin". BR made the remark at a discussion to mark the publication of Wisdom and the West.

416

Brand read BR's War, the Offspring of Fear with great pleasure.

417

BR lists the works in which he discusses education and he states where his views have changed since their publication, in regards to the role of the state and the emphasis on discipline.

418

Brandis asks BR for information on his philosophy of education.



She is writing a book review on BR's On Education, Especially in Early Childhood for a post-graduate course in teacher's training at the University of British Columbia.



(The writer is the mother of G. Brender à Brandis, whose papers are at McMaster.)

419

On knowledge by acquaintance and by description.



In Dear BR, the letter is incorrectly dated 1960/06/16.

420
421

BR would be happy to see the Bredsdorffs when they are in Wales at the end of March.

422

BR has won the Sonning Prize for 100,000 Danish kroner. Bredsdorff asks if he and his wife may visit BR and Edith Russell when they are in Wales at the end of March.

423

Schoenman responds personally to Bredsdorff's suggestion in document .047607.

424

On BR's candidature for women's suffrage.

425

Brennan praises BR's book, Unarmed Victory.

426

BR thanks Brennan for his card and his support.

427

BR plans to lecture at Morley College on the "Analysis of Mind", starting October 14.

428

BR sends his deepest sympathies for Brereton's loss. BR had known his wife as Doreen Joad and refers to her Russian husband.

429

Brereton's wife, Doreen, has committed suicide.

430

On BR's radio lectures. A newsclip on BR has been attached to the bottom of the letter indicating the German broadcast of C55.15.

431

Bridge is editing the correspondence between W.B. Yeats and T. Sturge Moore for publication. BR and his ideas are discussed in some of the letters, and she encloses those specific references, but is willing to send the whole work if BR wishes to see it.



Bridge is the daughter of Stanley Makower. BR answered this letter on 31 March 1952 (RA1 750).

432

BR asks if Bridge is the daughter of Makower, a friend from Cambridge.

433

BR questions Bridgeman's views on China and declines to sign a letter without alterations.

434

A summary of BR's lecture, "Culture and the State", has been sent to Norway.

Patricia Russell has annotated the letter: "Yes about 10th for about week." This concerns the proposal of a lecture tour of Italy in December.

The sender works in the Lectures Dept.

435

BR cannot meet with Hardwari Lal as BR is going to Wales. This response is on the verso of document .047715.

436

BR is offered membership on the council of this organization.

437

The card is written by hand and reproduced with a photograph of Bridges, who thanks "The Donors of the Clavichord".

438

Full name: British Library of Political and Economic Science.

The deputy librarian sends BR a document from his1896 visit to Germany.

439

This response is on the verso of document .047720.

BR quotes the document. The Kaiser considered BR a "most ornate young man".

440
441

Crombie asks BR's opinion on a submission to the British Journal for the History of Science. It is by Binet.

442
443

This document has been annotated by BR: "[Britten was Sec. of Catholic Truth Soc. Had to see Ray and Karin <Costelloe> were brought up as Catholics]". The telegram conveys congratulations on BR's election to a fellowship.

444

Britton is crushed by BR's note on the error in his book on Mill.

445

Britton did not get the Civil List Pension.

446

BR has never studied the evidence for telepathy and thinks that the evidence for foreknowledge and messages from the dead is unconvincing. This response is on the verso of document .047741.

447

Broadly asks for BR's opinion on telepathy, foreknowledge and messages from the dead.

448

Brockdorff, of Kiel University, asks if BR intends to mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Thomas Hobbes.

449

BR responds to Brody's views on freedom. The carbon has several revisions in Schoenman's hand.

450

On the measurement of individual liberty and civic freedom.

451

BR is asked to speak at a conference at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The topics to be discussed are "Criticism: an Imperative Art in a Free Society" and "The Arts: Critical Expressions of this Society." The dates of the conference are April 21-23, 1961.

452

BR is unable to attend the conference at Wayne State University.

453

BR finds America "very worrying".

454

On Brooks' trying to get her books published.



The newsclip is on Brooks receiving her theology degree at Oberlin. She has sent BR separately a copy of her family history.

455

BR will be able to visit Italy, for the British Council, in December.



Wallington thanks Patricia for her letter of June 15, conveying BR's agreement.

456

Martin asks if BR would be willing to meet the Brazilian philosopher Euryalo Cannabrava while he is in England. The enclosure is a brief c.v. of Cannabrava.

457

Augusto Salazar wishes to meet BR while he is in England. He is a professor of philosophy at the University of San Marcos, Peru.

458

A.K. Brohi wishes to meet BR while he is in England.

459

Hardwari Lal wishes to meet with BR while he is in England. He is the Vice-Chancellor of a newly established Indian University.

460

Burtt expresses his admiration for BR's ideas and actions. He recalls BR's writings on his book and introducing BR to a public audience at the University of Chicago.

461

BR remembers Burtt's book The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science, which he found "very interesting".

462

Brooks encloses a letter on BR's book Mysticism and Logic and 2 books that he has written. The letter was sent to The Nation but not published.

463

Brown writes on N.C.F. matters from the Woodbrooke settlement.

464

Brown invites BR to meet and talk about the Woods, whom they both loved.

465

This response to document .047813 is on the verso of that letter.



BR declines, as he never goes to Oxford.

466

On sex and going "back to the land".

467

Brown asks for BR's help as his fiancée is nearly a fortnight late.

468

This response is written on the verso of document .047815: "Reply Sir the only advice I can give you is to marry the lady at the earliest possible moment. [I suspected the letter as being a trap by the police]".

469
470
471

Brown thanks BR for the advice he gave him in 1924 and for the work that he does in general. They also argued over the approach to Nazism in 1939. In B.C. BR's views are much discussed, following a CBC television interview.

472

BR states that the 1878 handbill "might be read as contemporary with a few verbal alterations".

473

In German. Carnap seeks volume 1 of Principia.

474

Brown sends BR handbills of 19th-century political struggles.

475
476

On pacifism. (BR's letter was not published in the Bulletin of the War Resisters International for 1931 and 1932. In spring 1931 it printed Einstein's speech, which BR was probably commenting on.)

477

Browne is glad BR is with the Union of Democratic Control.

478

Kellaway will not be a candidate for Northants (Northamptonshire); is BR interested?

479

Browne refers to her notes on the Brotherhood Church incident.

480

Brownell thanks BR for complimenting The New Universe (B&R G1).

481

BR plans to visit Brudno when he is in Cleveland. She asks him if he would come to her store to sign books while he is there. Her store was the Bookshelf Inc., 10547 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.

482

In French.



It may deal with the Mathematics Congress at Cambridge.

483

On wrongdoing in the International Arbitration League.

484

BR resigns as Vice-President of the International Arbitration League.

485

On the International Arbitration League. The title of the enclosed document is: "Grave Crisis in the I.A.L." and is by George Bryans, Chairman of the League.

486

BR plans to distance himself from the I.A.L. until its problems have been dealt with.



This response is on the verso of document .047845 and seems to be a typed copy of BR's handwritten reply.

487

On relations between England, America and India. Buck was impressed with BR's attitude "the other Sunday".

488

The enclosed is a letter to the editor of the Manchester Guardian.



Patricia Russell states that she usually writes BR's letters for him. She discusses India, Churchill's imperialism, and Dunkirk.



The British authorities have not wanted to employ BR in any capacity, although he has repeatedly offered his services. She encloses a circular (not present) sent out in thousands. One of the BR lecture topics advertised is "Prospects of Anglo-American Friendship". No one has requested such a lecture. "Not long ago he wrote an article in which he tried to show that England is not a nation of fox-hunting imperialists, but no magazine would publish it...." BR is writing on medieval philosophy just now.

489

Buckler was delighted by BR's letter to the Nation, Feb. 10, on the subject of Germany.

490

Buckmaster was a relative of Alfred North Whitehead.

491

Buckwalter encloses 2 photographs of a bust of BR.

492

Bugcja would like to attend BR's lectures on the Principles of Mathematics.

493

BR's comment in old age at the top of the card: "[One of thousands]". In the Auto., he wrote: "A specimen typical of many."

494

Bull encloses her letter to the principal of the School of Economic Science for BR to see.

495

Bullard has written a book, a satire on life in Cambridge.

496

Re books.

497

Bunch attacks the negative aspects of British history and culture following BR's "Can Americans and Britons Be Friends?".

498

In French. Burali-Forti will participate in the Cambridge Mathematical Congress.

499

Burdecki encloses a paper he wrote for BR to read (not present).

500

The poem is titled "End of the Summit Birthday". The telegram is signed "Charles, Harold, Nikita, Dwight".

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