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Letters between Isaiah and his parents, 1938-1941

MS. Berlin 293
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fols. 2, 5) brief references to correspondence with E.H. Carr about Bakunin, 1938
  2. (fol. 5) comments on Harold Nicolson, 1938
  3. (fol. 6) brief comment on Adam von Trott, 1938
  4. (fols. 7-15) postcards from Berlin in Ireland, including references to working on completion of Marx biography, 1938
  5. (fols. 20-21) comments on moving into New College and on the political situation in Europe, 1938
  6. (fols. 34-42) letters written en route to and on arrival in North America with Guy Burgess, 1940
  7. (fols. 43-68) letters from Washington and New York, including discussion of the abandonment of the planned continuation of his journey to Moscow, the possibility of work in the United States, and in the meantime working on an analysis of the Associated Press dispatches, 1940
  8. (fols. 69-70) letters from Portugal, while travelling back to Britain, 1940
  9. (fols. 71-78) telegrams and letters on Berlin's journey back to the United States, 1941
  10. (fols. 79-167) telegrams and letters mainly from New York, while working for British Information Services, 1941
  11. (fols. 125-126) comments on the Jewish world in the United States, and on Weizmann, 1941


  • Creation: 1938-1941


167 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Berlin 293

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom