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Dates of creation area
1919-1970; predominant 1952-1970 (Creation)
Physical description area
2.7 m of textual records (29 boxes)
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Scope and content
Series consists of correspondence with Russell's publishers as well as requests for Russell to contribute writings for various journals, pamphlets, etc. Also includes some book covers from Allen & Unwin for some of Russell's published works. Letters from Russell and his staff are typescript copies; some received letters are photocopies.
Acquired as part of Archives 1 and Archives 2. The print finding aid for Archives 2 states that the series "represent the general correspondence of Russell and his staff with publishers of every description. Includes some Vietnam publishing correspondence. There are several files with George Allen & Unwin Ltd., Russell's English publisher since 1916, including one stray letter from 1919. The general correspondence contains much information about translations of Russell's works - e.g., a Russian translation of "Satan in the Suburbs" in Zvezda, 1963."
Immediate source of acquisition
Divided into two parts: Russell Archives 1 and Russell Archives 2.
RA1 and RA2 are both arranged alphabetically by name of publisher, author or publication, or by name of correspondent if no publication is mentioned. The correspondence from RA2 corresponds with BRACERS document number order.
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There are no access restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Online: For a listing of the letters in this series, use the advanced search screen of BRACERS. In the “Class” field, enter series number: 410.
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. 195-243.
Box numbers: 1.15-1.29 (RA1); 10.31-10.44, 11.68 (RA2)
Document numbers: none for boxes 1.15-1.29; for boxes 10.31-10.44 the document numbers are 410.140001-410.147060.