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Patricia Spence correspondence (letters received)
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1931-1936; predominant 1932-1935 (Creation)
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13 cm of textual records (1 box)
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Series consists of mostly letters received by Patricia (Peter) Spence from a variety of correspondents, including Russell’s daughter, Kate (Katharine Tait); Spence’s mother, “Mrs. Spence”; Gamel Brenan, Gerald Brenan, Alice Crunden, Moya Llewelyn Davies, Joan Malleson, Miles Malleson, Ottoline Morell, Edna Pearce; and many others. As noted in the RA2 finding aid: “Some letters are addressed to Russell and a few others to both.” Received as part of Archives 2.
Patricia would become Russell’s third wife in 1936. She had served as governess to Russell’s children, Kate and John. Russell separated from the children’s mother, Dora Black, in 1932; they were divorced in 1936.
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Arranged alphabetically by last name or organization name and corresponds with BRACERS document number order.
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Most of the restrictions relating to this series have expired. The exceptions are those items that relate to Russell's daughter, Katharine Tait, which remain embargoed.
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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: 713.
Box for this series: 8.26
Document numbers for this series: 713.134101-713.134211 and 713.134259-713.139385