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Photocopies of the Correspondence of Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell


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Photocopies of the correspondence of Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell comprising:

  1. correspondence of Russell and Margaret Llewelyn Davies (McMaster Coll. VI, 1) comprising letters from Russell, 1905-24; and letters to Russell, 1905-18, n.d.
  2. letters to Russell from various correspondents, 1904-25 (McMaster Coll. VI. 1), containing letters from: Mary Sheepshanks, 1904-16; Oliver Strachey, 1905-13; Mary Ward, 1906; Lady Jane Strachey, 1908-9; Helen Swanwick, 1908-25; and Harold Laski, 1912
  3. letters to Russell and miscellaneous papers relating to women's suffrage, 1907-16 (McMaster Coll. IX. 2)


  • Creation: 1904-1925


0.45 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Facs. c. 111, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Facs. c. 111-113

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13834

Biographical / Historical

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970), 3rd Earl Russell, was a philosopher and social reformer. The photocopies include material relating to women's suffrage: Russell stood for Parliament in Wimbledon as women's suffrage candidate in 1917.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Dr. Brian Harrison, 1984.

Related Materials

Originals in the Russell Collection, McMaster University Libraries, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Photocopies of the Correspondence of Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell
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