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1902-1905, 1908-1969 (Creation)
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40 cm of textual records (3 boxes)
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Series consists of Russell’s appointment diaries, which contain a variety of information. Note that the diaries for 1906-1907 went missing before the archives came to McMaster; the diary for the year 1968/69 was not used, so the latest content is for 1967/68.
The diaries were acquired with both Archives 1 and Archives 2 but are now arranged together in one sequence. The RA2 print finding aid notes: “includes Russell’s Cambridge Pocket Diaries from 1953 to 1970. These diaries record not only his appointments but also his income as an author.”
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The diaries are arranged chronologically.
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Some additional information can be found in the print finding aid for RA2. See K. Blackwell and C. Spadoni, The Second Archives of Bertrand Russell (Bristol: Thoemmes, 1992), p. 20.
Russell’s fourth wife, Edith, also kept appointment diaries listing his appointments and well as hers (box 2.23). They begin in 1950 and are much more complete than Russell’s own pocket diaries.
Box numbers for this series: 9.18-9.20
Document numbers for this series: 240.107501-240.107553