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BRPF: Financial correspondence relating to politics
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1956, 1962-1969 (Creation)
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25 cm of textual records (2 boxes)
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Series consists of correspondence acknowledging financial gifts from donors and some correspondence with individuals approached to sponsor the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. Also includes some business correspondence relating to the BRPF's activities, e.g., rates of payment for telephone service. Letters from Russell and his staff are typescript copies.
The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “The BRPF was financed partly through donations and partly through Russell’s own resources. The former were very important to the BRPF, as they were a demonstration of popular support for the Foundation’s work. Such correspondence begins, however, in 1962, when Russell’s political work first received the financial support of others interested in it. The [series] also includes business correspondence on topics such as Russell’s frequently interrupted telephone service."
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Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, according to last name or organization name, and corresponds with the BRACERS document number order.
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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: 316.
Print: The print finding aid for Archives 2 contains a detailed listing of the contents. See K. Blackwell and C. Spadoni, The Second Archives of Bertrand Russell (Bristol: Thoemmes, 1992), pp. 87-92.
Box numbers: 9.40-9.41
Document numbers: 316.159107-316.162198