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90th Birthday mementoes/tribute
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15.5 cm of textual records (2 boxes)
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Russell's 90th birthday on 18 May 1962 was celebrated the next evening at the Royal Festival Hall in London with a musical tribute. Series consists primarily of birthday letters/cards received by Russell from individuals and organizations all over the world, as well as copies of his replies. As noted in the Archives 2 print finding aid, series also includes letters “written chiefly in response to Ralph Schoenman's requests for tributes to be printed in the tribute booklet, Into the Tenth Decade (1962).” Also found in the series are a program for the musical tribute and a signed scroll presented by British Members of Parliament.
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The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by last name; some miscellaneous documents relating to the planning of the concert and tribute and the tribute scroll signed by British MPs are filed after the correspondence in box 11.03.
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Online: For a listing of the letters in this series, use the advanced search screen of BRACERS. In the “Class” field, enter series number: 724.
Print: A list of the letters received with Archives 2 is also available in print; see K. Blackwell and C. Spadoni, The Second Archives of Bertrand Russell (Bristol: Thoemmes, 1992), pp. 287-289 and 353.
Box numbers for this series: 4.74, 11.03, 11.69 (addenda).
The document numbers for box 11.03 are 724.117001-724.117498; there are no document numbers for the other boxes.