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In French. The 4th sheet is a ribbon copy.


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In French.


Birthday wishes and other matters.


d'Aranyi became Mrs. R.G. (Ralph) Hawtrey on 24 April 1915.


The enclosure is a tutorial report for Anne Russell by Sheila Cox.


Delahaye returns BR's manuscript with many thanks and refers to "diplomatic arithmetic".

The year is inferred from the "Russell Letter" number.


BR and Haya de la Torre are to meet at the end of the week.


BR is to meet with Haya de la Torre so Fox Pitt sends him this biography as preparation for that visit. The treatment of the Andes and Amazon Indians is mentioned. The enclosed biography was prepared by Chatham House.


BR has provided the year of this letter on Trinity College's expulsion of BR.


De Lyra queries BR on philosophy. De Lyra began reading many books by BR with Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.

He asks whether BR's opinion on logicism today differs from the 1938 introduction to Principles of Mathematics. "I understand, moreover, that the Gödel theorem (1931) on undecidable propositions of certain formal systems applies to the formalism of Principia. What does it signify for the logicalist stand as a whole?"

There is no indication that BR replied.


Dennes enjoyed Wisdom of the West. He outlines some typographical errors and states that he did the same, when he was a student, for Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.


There is a typed section of the letter that is about BR's daughter, Katharine Tait.


Denonn thanks BR for the inscribed copy of Basic Writings.


BR is invited to speak in Berlin. De Saintonge mentions a visit that BR made to the city in 1948 under the auspices of the British Foreign Office.


BR thanks Desch for Vernunft und Atomkrieg.


In German. Desch sends BR the German translation of Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare.


In French. The writer appears to ask for a lecture on the subject of The Problem of China, which he wants to translate.


Despard encloses (not present) a letter from "one of those whom we met at Zurich" concerning getting one of BR's books read in Germany.


Deutscher asks BR to act as his referee for a lectureship at the London School of Economics on the "Government of the U.S.S.R."


Devaux wants information on Alan Wood for a translation of his biography of BR.


BR sends Devaux an obituary for Alan Wood that he sent to The Times at the time of his death. He also refers Devaux to his preface in My Philosophical Development for more information about Wood.


On the careers of two former pupils at Beacon Hill School, Roger and Jane de Vere.


Re tutoring Arthur Russell, son of Rollo Russell.


Dey writes of his admiration for BR. He urges BR to write his autobiography and refers to a letter on BR's writing ability from Sarat C. Chatterjee to Dilip Kumar Roy.


On the nuclear danger.


On non-Quaker and non-Christian organizations that are working for peace. BR is glad that De Zoete and Arthur Waley sympathize.


Dick's letter, which was forwarded from Simon and Schuster, Inc., outlines a discrepancy he has found in A History of Western Philosophy concerning the Platonic Socrates.

The letter has a forwarding message at the top to BR from M. Lincoln Schuster.


BR states that the discrepancy that Dick found in A History of Western Philosophy is true, but BR "cannot, of course, accept your general stricture on my book."


Didsbury asks BR for any information he might know about Whitehead, for his dissertation on Whitehead's philosophy of history.


Most of the letter is in German. Dingler met BR at the Rome Congress 4 years earlier, where he found BR "so thoroughly acquainted" with German.


The Durants send BR their "warmest sympathy and congratulations on your courage".


On Serbian politics with reference to BR's The Politics of the Entente.


On A History of Western Philosophy, with suggestions for BR's future works, including crossing "the self-imposed barrier between Western and Oriental philosophies".


Divers, a retired chemistry professor, raises questions about The Principles of Mathematics.


The enclosed document is a draft of a bill that the Divorce Law Reform Union hopes to introduce in Parliament "this coming autumn." Keleny asks BR for any observations or proposed amendments that he may have.


Cutter seeks suggestions for expert help. The pamphlets are titled Matrimonial Causes (Breakdown of Marriage) bill.


The letter is unsigned or incomplete. A note in Edith Russell's hand states: "probably from E.T. Dixon (a married man and undergraduate with views on Euclidean geometry)".

The letter concerns a paper by BR on mathematical topics. (It could be "geometrical axioms", read on BR's behalf by Sanger to the Moral Sciences Club on 9 Nov. 1894.)


BR sends recommendations regarding where Dolci should go and whom he should see while visiting Africa. BR recommends three books, by Kenneth Kuanda, Basil Davidson, and Michael Scott.


Doncaster responds to BR's reply to his open letter, saying he did not know who was Christian and who was not. See record 76578. Also in file: a holograph statement on war by Doncaster, document .049263, which he may have prepared for the Union of Democratic Control.


In French. D'Ors recalls BR's visit to Barcelona to lecture and refers to a book by a friend.


Dorward in Edinburgh feels he is "missing a great deal by not being at Cambridge this term." He refers to "Wittgenstein's new theory". Geach is quoted.


Doty is the sister of BR's publisher in the U.S., Douglas Doty. She is travelling around the world as a correspondent and is in England now. She would like to meet BR and asks if he can come to dinner or tea on Friday.

Douglas Doty edited Century Magazine. The date is written "2.9.18", which is not American style for Feb. 9, 1918. Still, BR discusses her visit in his 11 Feb. 1918 letter to Constance Malleson.


Dowling encloses (not present) his discoveries concerning Shelley at Tremadoc (which is across the valley from Plas Penrhyn and Penrhyndeudraeth).


BR found what Dowling sent him about Shelley at Tanyrallt very interesting. The letter has been annotated with Edith Russell's transcription of BR's handwritten postscript adaptation of Shelley.


The Drakes send their love and support to the Russells in Brixton Prison.


Drew expresses his admiration for BR's courage in fighting for his cause. He states that he fears the consequences of a thermonuclear war. Drew encloses (not present) a letter to Prime Minister Macmillan.


BR approves of the letter to Macmillan that Drew sent him, and he has signed and returned it.


Drinnon is writing a doctoral dissertation involving Emma Goldman and asks if BR has any letters from, reminiscences of or impressions of her. They met in the autumn of 1924.


BR thanks Drinnon for sending his book and states that he has not been able to write until now because he has been busy "with writing and speaking commitments, and with the preparations for demonstrations against the resumption of nuclear tests." He sends Drinnon "some literature for your interest."


Droz admires the work that BR is doing for the survival of the human race. He encloses three documents. Two are entitled "Two Worlds or None" and "What Shall We Stand For?". The third is a newsclip entitled "Time for Self-Government". The last two defend BR's anti-nuclear position.


BR enjoyed reading Droz's writings and agreed with much of it. He hopes that Droz will write more "as the voice of sanity is very muted in places." He encloses some of his recent writings and literature about the Committee of 100.


On Ezra Pound's incarceration.


Drysdale encloses "two prints" (not present), presumably of photographs.


Dubin asks for information BR might have about his situation during World War I for a study of British pacifism.


BR is unable to help Dubin at present because of his previous commitments for the next month or so, but he says that if Dubin would write to him later in the year, maybe they could have a discussion. He also suggests that Dubin get in touch with Hugh Brock, the editor of Peace News, and try the archives of the Peace Pledge Union for more information.


Duckers thanks BR for his kind letter about Handed Over, re the imprisonment of his son for pacifism.


Duddington has been attending BR's lectures, "The Philosophy of Logical Atomism".


"Cousin Bertrand" is asked to dictate for her the measures that should be taken to avoid war.


Lord Dufferin welcomes BR to his position at the British Embassy in Paris.


In the file is a note in Edith Russell's hand: "From Lord Dufferin".


BR has just arrived in Paris and tells Lord Dufferin of his eagerness to marry and that he does not intend to take up a diplomatic career.


Adila asks BR to recommend her fiancé for a job. (He was Alexandre Fachiri, of Greek extraction and an American; he became an authority on international law.)


BR thanks Mr. and Mrs. Cox for the report and for letting Anne come to the school for such a short time.


Farley confirms the details of Haya de la Torre's meeting with BR.


The information about BR's daughter was wrong. BR refers to the Little Rock controversy.


De Vere asks BR some questions about how we know things, especially in the spiritual sphere.


Dixon writes to thank Schoenman for taking care of them during their visit to BR last week.


The letter contains instructions on how to get to BR's house, whether by car or by train.


On arrangements for Dolci's visit to BR in north Wales.


In French.

In a note in the file, BR describes Dufumier as "a young French mathematical philosopher".


Eisler tells BR that the English edition of the History of Western Philosophy was just received by him. He notes that this edition is a great improvement in terms of misprints. Eisler adds a number of constructive notes for BR to consider for the next time it is revised.


Dummett is writing his book on Frege and asks to see BR's correspondence with him.


BR agrees to translate his letters to Frege, if he wrote them in German.


The newsclip is titled "How to Rout the Landlord: 'Tax and Buy'" and is by Duncan, Daily Citizen, 5 May 1914. Duncan approves of BR's speech at Leeds.


On a quotation attributed to BR in Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms.


BR cannot remember where he made the statement that was quoted in Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms on geographical facts not having "intrinsic value".


BR is asked to help protest on behalf of Ezra Pound.


BR does not know enough about Ezra Pound's situation to get involved. If the Brenans come to England BR would like to see them.


The letter concerns "Mysticism and Logic", especially BR's ideas of reason, intuition and instinct.


Duvall asks BR a series of questions about his philosophical contributions to society for a research paper.


BR attempts to answer Duvall's questions, which he feels are "rather difficult to answer." BR refers him to My Philosophical Development, Portraits from Memory and "Reflections on My 80th Birthday" for more in-depth answers to his questions.


Eliot asks BR if she could borrow any letters he may have from corresponding with her late husband, T.S. Eliot. She would like to have them photostated and promises to return them promptly.


BR has T.S. Eliot's letters in a trunk. He will send the letters and requests that they be sent back, as she promised. (Re Archives.)


Ellis remarks upon BR's "Life as an Art" in The Outlook. He he talks about his work on "organization and cooperation" and how the "universal will" is not theism.

Ellis recalls that BR's home was familiar to him over 30 years ago at Haslemere.


Elcaness thanks BR for his letter and offers his thoughts on the objective morality of man.


Eastman tells BR that his previous criticism of BR's stance against Bolshevik dogmatism was ill-founded. He admits having been wrongly informed on certain points where BR was not. He mentions that Mrs. Russell's article was subject to the same considerations used in deciding the quality of all submissions.

This seems to refer to Dora Black's rejected reply to The Liberator in 1920 or 1921, when the journal had criticized BR's Nation articles on Bolshevism. See Dora Russell, The Tamarisk Tree (1975), p. 127.


Eastwood asks for BR's view on the meaning of reality as iterated in his Problems of Philosophy. Eastwood is giving a lecture for the Philosophical Society of Manchester University and would like to be accurate as to BR's views. The Society is basing its work for the session on BR's book. He asks to borrow BR's Cardiff paper on the problem of material reality.


Ebin asks BR to keep the information in the enclosed letter confidential. Similar letters were addressed to Havelock Ellis and Sir Oliver Lodge. Ebin would like J. Arthur Thomson and Sir J.J. Thomson to read the letter, all at BR's discretion.


BR and Edith will be free on Sept. 22 to see her in Vienna.