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General correspondence, 1983

MS. Berlin 218
Held at the Weston Library

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Includes letters from and copies of letters to:

  1. (fols. 159-161) Alistair Cooke
  2. (fols. 85-86*, 111-126*) H.R. Hoetink, discussing Berlin's liberalism and pluralism
  3. (fols. 77-78*) Aileen Kelly, commenting on her book about Bakunin
  4. (fols. 34-36, 47-48) Yishayahu Leibowitz, about Berlin's tribute to him
  5. (fols. 213-218*, 236-239*) Yossi Melman, enclosing a translation of his article based on an interview with Berlin, with Berlin's comments on it
  6. (fols. 61, 72-76, 79-80) Edward Mortimer, about Mortimer's views on Israel, including a statement by Berlin on his own Zionism and views on the current situation in the Middle East
  7. (fols. 4-7*, 9-11*, 63-64) Bhikhu Parekh, about a chapter on Berlin in Parekh's Contemporary Political Thinkers
  8. (fols. 68-70a*) Professor Perutz, commenting on Perutz's review of The Essential Chaim Weizmann by Barnet Litvinov
  9. (fols. 166*, 174*, 187-188*, 199-200*) Louis Rapoport, about an intended article by Rapoport on Zionist politics in wartime Washington, and in particular on the proposed Joint Declaration

and letters from

  1. (fol. 145) M.G. Brock
  2. (fol. 201) G.A. Cohen
  3. (fols. 84, 133) Edward Crankshaw
  4. (fols. 105-106) J.G.S. Donaldson, Baron Donaldson
  5. (fol. 229) W.G. Eytan
  6. (fol. 18) Oliver Franks, Baron Franks
  7. (fols. 56-58) Peter Halban
  8. (fol. 49) Henry Hardy
  9. (fols. 193-194, 227-228) Richard Cobb
  10. (fols. 171-172, 203) D.M. Hopkinson, about a visit to the von Trott family home in Germany
  11. (fols. 65-66*) Michael Katz, with draft of Berlin's prefatory note for Katz's translation of Herzen's Who Is To Blame?
  12. (fols. 223, 226) Yehudi Menuhin
  13. (fols. 13, 15-16, 33, 39-40, 50-51, 100) A.N. Morgan, about his 80th birthday celebration, and a reminiscence about meeting Donald Maclean
  14. (fol. 41) Conor Cruise O'Brien
  15. (fols. 91-94, 139, 178) Bertell Ollman, including extracts relating to Berlin from his Class Struggle is the name of the game: true confessions of a Marxist businessman
  16. (fol. 162) A.M. Quinton, Baron Quinton


  • Creation: 1983


252 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Berlin 218

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom