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Letters from the general public / miscellaneous correspondence
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1903, 1927-1970; predominant 1952-1969 (Creation)
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3.1 m of textual records (28 boxes)
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As noted in the Archives 2 print finding aid: “This category of correspondence is formed from those letters that belong neither to series 710, Personal Correspondence, nor to the political, family or publishing series.” While “most of these letters are repetitive in content (e.g., requesting Russell's autograph) and did not elicit significant replies,” some of them touch on his philosophical writings or offer support for his anti-war or anti-nuclear activities. Replies from Russell are typescript copies. Series acquired with both Archives 1 and 2.
The series reflects the influence of Edith Russell on Russell’s filing habits. Prior to 1952, Russell filed the types of letters found here with his Personal Correspondence (series 710). Beginning in 1952, these letters started to be filed separately.
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Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent; boxes 10.54-10.81 correspond with BRACERS document number order.
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For a listing of the letters in this series, use the advanced search screen of BRACERS. In the “Class” field, enter series number: 720.
Boxes for this series: 6.1-6.25 (RA1); 10.54-10.81 (RA2).
Document numbers were not used for boxes 6.1-6.25. Document numbers for boxes 10.54-10.81 are 720.120001-720.132656.