BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
601
602
603

Christian Char. F

604

She heard "Man's Peril" last night.

605

Schwartz opposes BR's pipe-smoking on biblical authority.

606

On BR's article, "Do We Survive Death?".

607

Gambaccini has pasted a partial newsclip of "Man's Peril" from the New Haven Evening Register, 4 Jan. 1955.

608

On BR's Sunday Times article.

609

Edith Russell has labelled the letter "Communist Charity".

610

Smith refers to BR's interview in Everybody's, 10 April 1954.

611

BR's likeness was in Newsweek's "Sound and Fury" column.

612

Kidner has seen BR's Sunday Times article on the "Great Mystery".

613

Congratulations on BR's Fellowship.

614
615

Dickinson was the magistrate who sentenced BR on 9 Feb. 1918.

616

T.J. Cobden-Sanderson has died. BR is asked to attend at the crematorium and to write something for a paper about "your old friend". There is a note by BR in the file.

617

Chwistek asks BR to read an essay on a topic that is a speciality of BR's.



The remainder of the pages are concerned to present Chwistek's ideas on mathematical induction under several headings.



Also in file: a sheet by BR headed "Dfs & Pps"; and an Archives' typescript of it, proofread by K. Blackwell and N. Griffin, 1977.



In a small note in the file, BR identifies Chwistek as "[a Polish mathematical logician]".

618

Cockerill encloses an official letter that explains why BR is forbidden to enter prohibited areas.



The enclosed letter is document .048418a.

619

BR is "forbidden to enter any of the areas prohibited under the Aliens Restriction Act, 1914".

620
621
622

BR wishes to make the withdrawal of the order against him public, since it was placed on him publicly.

There is also a carbon copy in the file.

BR has chaired his last N.C.F. meeting but has a committee to attend early in January to elect his successor.

623

Cockerill tells Frank that when he wrote that the War Office was reconsidering its order against BR, he had not seen BR's Tribunal article of Jan. 3.

624

Cole is bringing out a revised edition of The World of Labour, and has just published a book on labour during the war.

625

One pound was enclosed "for Lord Russell's Institute".

626

Conrad suggests that BR visit him on Wednesday.

627

Cornford states that BR "must, very justly, at the present moment, hate Cambridge when you think of it".

628

The enclosure is a page from The Cambridge Review, Nov. 11, 1909.

The committee of the Cambridge Freethought Association asks if BR would give a public lecture for them next term on proofs of God's existence, etc.

629

A note in the file refers to C.A. Strong.



Cory writes on perception. He attended BR's 1927 lectures on perception at the British Institute of Philosophy.

630

In this letter to his sister, Santayana details a scandal involving BR's brother, Frank Russell, and his marriage.

This letter is in the same file as document .048561 and is annotated by Cory for his edition, where it did appear.

631

BR would like to see the letters from Frank Russell to Santayana, but not the "irreplaceable originals".

632

In French.

There is a note by A.-F. Schmid in the file demonstrating that the typist was English. The document has been folded three times.

The verso of sheet 2 is headed "Resolved unanimously that Article 6 be treated as cancelled in future." Below it are the words to a hymn containing "Rock of Ages cleft for me". The whole of the verso has been scribbled over in pencil.

The original of this letter is in the Couturat papers at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland; see record 53099.

633

On various anti-war and pacifist meetings, including that at the Albert Hall.

634

BR agrees with Crammer's opinions regarding self-government of imprisoned C.O.s. Mrs. Hobhouse's book "has had a very great influence."

635

This letter is in the same file as document .048661. It is written on Shrewsbury Prison paper which had rules for sending letters to prisoners on the front.



BR has indicated that he answered the letter.

636

On the Korean War and the possible purchase of Penralltgoch, which Susan Russell favours. Patricia Russell is the present owner.

637

This letter is in response to criticism of BR's letter to The Times of March 8, regarding nuclear weapons.



This letter has been annotated with a short message to BR.

638

On a photo of the Russells with Peanut, their dog.

639

Crawshay-Williams congratulates BR on becoming engaged to Edith Finch, whom she describes.

640

On BR's paper on Warnock's "Metaphysics in Logic" (BR's "Logic and Ontology", C57.16).

641

On possible accommodations for BR and the prospect of a painful operation for him.

642

A response to an invitation to the Russells' for Christmas day.

643

Rupert's uncle thanks BR for commenting on "Regrets on Leaving".

644

Holbrook criticizes BR's insistence on knowledge when God is unknowable.

645

Bunting is interested in BR's claim that eternal life depends upon memory.

646

Marshall urges BR to join the Steiner House Library.

647

Knight encloses a reprint of her Rationalist Annual essay, "Humanism on the Air: A Study in Listener Reaction".



The note is dated from the year of the Annual, which usually appeared the previous December.

648

Crawshay-Williams writes to try to clear up a misunderstanding concerning donations for the BR Peace Fund.



The newsclip is about a parade in BR's honour for his part in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis. Beside it is a letter to the editor about the BR Peace Fund, signed by Michael Burn, R. Crawshay-Williams, Osmond Williams, Mambly Owen, Clough Williams-Ellis, Rev. E.O. Jones, and E.E. Jones.



The letter was published in the Caernarvon and Denbigh Herald and North Wales Observer, 16 Nov. 1962 (see B&R D62.11).

649

Schoenman returns Crawshay-Williams' contribution to the Peace Foundation stating that he has "misunderstood the purpose, the spirit, and the propriety of contributions to this fund."



There is an original carbon copy of this letter in the file.

650
651

Edith Russell outlines the whole misunderstanding for Williams and says that she wished that he and Crawshay-Williams had not gone to BR with the issue. She and Schoenman had not intended to tell him about it because they knew it would upset him.



Also in file: another TL(CAR) of the letter.

652

Burn is concerned about the misunderstanding that has arisen between Crawshay-Williams and Schoenman because his support was in conjunction with that of Crawshay-Williams and Osmond Williams.

653

BR is distressed by the controversy surrounding the fund that was presented to him. The money was for his work for peace, but Crawshay-Williams' letter to Schoenman had suggested that some contributors may have thought it was for BR's personal expenses.

654

Calder has visited the Russells.

655

Calder has written a book entitled Science Makes Sense (British title). He asks BR's permission to quote a passage.

656

In French. On geometry.

657

Calkins admired BR's article in Atlantic Monthly for providing "an active and virile anti-war attitude".

658

Calmady has a letter from Lady Amberley to Calmady's father, Oct. 14, 1869.

659

BR describes the difficulty of being objective when writing a history of women, whether the writer is male or female.

660

On the death of Evelyn Whitehead on Sept. 11 at age 95.

661

BR was in prison on September 15, when the notice of Evelyn Whitehead's death was printed in The Times, and BR did not know of it.

662

BR is invited to be the principal guest at the annual dinner in February.

663

The Labour Club has voted to condemn BR's recent statements "on the desirability of a preventive war, and considers such views as incompatible with the presidency of the Club."

(This is probably in reaction to the New Statesman on 18 Nov., to which BR replied in B&R C51.13.)

664
665

The letter concerns the new edition of the "Blue Book", the Club's registry.

666

Candioti would like to meet with BR.

667

Note in the file states: "Gilbert Cannan, ran off with Lady Barrie, went mad in Aden". The handwriting is C. Farley's. The year is a conjecture.

668

Carson invites BR to be involved in mathematical education. BR indicates "No".

669

In French. "Cabreaux" is conjectured in place of the Feinberg catalogue's "Campuano".



The author writes on probability in An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth. BR answered the letter on 28 March 1947.

670

On BR's Portraits from Memory. Cardiff sends BR his A Million Years of Human Progress.

671

BR recommends that Cardiff read The Minority of One.

672

On Chamberlin's criticism of BR's views on the U.S. in the Manchester Guardian.

673

Cardiff encloses some comments on a review of BR's Why I am Not a Christian in the New York Times Book Review by Reinhold Niebuhr.

674

Cardiff commends Church's efforts to get American troops out of Vietnam.



This letter is in the same file as document .048031. It has been annotated by Cardiff.

675

BR's note in the file states: "G.W. Carey [a tutor at the Crammer's]". The letter is dated by BR.

676

Brome asks for BR's help in writing a biography of Havelock Ellis.

677

On BR's Atlantic essay, "War as an Institution".

678

On Beacon Hill School's approach to religion, patriotism, morality, the fine arts, and diet.

679
680
681

BR's house was Casson's parents' home when they were first married, at Penrhyn Church.

682

Chakotin admires BR's work. He encloses a 1940 blurb from H.G. Wells.

683

BR has spoken with Farley about his meeting with Chakotin.

684

Chamberlin does not agree with BR that "America is living under a reign of terror".

685

BR's note on the letter: "From a conscientious objector".

686

Chandler wants to set a date for BR to sit for a portrait photograph.

687

BR lists the photographs he prefers.

688

BR thanks Chang for sending his book, Within the Four Seas. "I am glad to see your dedication to Bernard Berenson, whom I knew well and much admired."

689

Chang and his family plan to visit BR when they are in Wales.

690

BR thanks Mrs. Chang and her husband for a robe that they gave him.

691

The Changs wish BR a happy birthday.

692

On an argument in BR's Anti-Suffragist Anxieties.

693

BR supports the council against bullfighting. The enclosed document is on bullfighting.

694

Chappelow would like to take a portrait photograph of BR, having done so before in 1948 (published in Leggett's book).

695

BR feels that some of Chappelow's photographs make him look grim.



He likes to think of himself as a "cheerful pessimist". He empathizes with Chappelow's having dysentery—"a most unpleasant disease as I know from experience."

696

Chatalian asks what is the truth about the war.

697

Thwaites asks to borrow the bust of BR by Jacob Epstein for the Cheltenham Festival of Literature.

698

Jones would like to stop by on July 1 to discuss any problems the Russells may be having with the multitone instruments that they purchased.

699

BR is in London and will not be able to meet with Jones on July 1.

700

Chen is bringing T'ai Han to meet BR.

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