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Series 200 - Manuscripts authored by Russell

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Manuscripts authored by Russell

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RC0096-200

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  • 1878-1968 (Creation)

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11.2 m of textual records (93 boxes)

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Russell, Bertrand (1872-1970)

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Consists of manuscripts and typescripts of works authored by Russell, including the following 3 series acquired with Archives 1 and 2. Since the acquisition of Archives 1 and 2, additional manuscripts have been acquired as part of Archives 3, or ‘recent acquisitions’. While not included in the physical extent for this series indicated above, these ‘recent acquisitions’ are listed in the online finding aid.

210 Book manuscripts. – 1896-1968. – 4.1 m (34 boxes: 3.1-3.30, 8.41-8.42, 8.52, 11.68)
Includes manuscripts and typescripts of 50 books authored by Russell, beginning with German Social Democracy (1896) and ending with volume 3 of The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (1969). Includes complete, or near complete manuscripts, as well as smaller portions of manuscripts; also includes some letters. Items are arranged primarily in chronological order. Most of the series was acquired with Russell Archives 1, with additional items acquired with Archives 2.

220 Article manuscripts. – 1878-1968. – 7.1 m (59 boxes: 3.34-3.75, 9.1-9.17, 11.68)
Includes hundreds of manuscripts and typescripts of Russell’s articles, essays, speeches, letters to editors, etc., including both those that were published and those that were not (many unpublished items now appear in The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell). The items begin in his childhood and end 90 years later. Also contains some related correspondence, including typescript copies and photocopies of outgoing correspondence. Most of the series was acquired with Russell Archives 1, with additional items acquired with Archives 2.

The article manuscripts are arranged in 2 overlapping chronological sequences within Archives 1 and Archives 2. RA1, boxes 3.34 to 3.75, contain documents dated 1878-1968. RA2, boxes 9.01 to 9.11, and 11.68, contain documents dated 1893-1966, with most of them dated 1945-1966.

230 Manuscripts relating to The Principles of Mathematics and Principia Mathematica. – 1895-1925. – 1.2 m (9 boxes: 3.76-3.84)
Includes manuscripts and supporting documents relating to The Principles of Mathematics and Principia Mathematica (though most Principia manuscripts did not survive), as well as early work on the foundations of physics. Most of the documents are in Russell’s own hand. Also includes a few related letters. The series was acquired primarily with Archives 1.

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List of manuscripts in this series from Archives 1, 2 and 3: Finding Aid

Correspondence in this series: use the advanced search screen of BRACERS. In the “Class” field, enter series number: 210, 220, or 230.

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The print finding aid for Russell Archives 2 contains a detailed list of the items acquired at that time; see: K. Blackwell and C. Spadoni, The Second Archives of Bertrand Russell (Bristol: Thoemmes, 1992), pp. 7-20 and 349-350 (addenda).

The bibliography of Russell is an important resource for manuscripts that were published. See K. Blackwell and H. Ruja, A Bibliography of Bertrand Russell, 3 vols. (London and New York: Routledge, 1994).

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  • General note: RA2 originally included series 221 Embargoed Manuscripts that now forms part of series 220; these documents are numbered 149201-149203 and are located in box 9.17.
  • General note: Articles which were found in Russell's library are included in box 11.68.

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