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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1282

Bertrand Russell letters to Robert Charles Marsh

Overview

Letters to scholar Robert C. Marsh from English logician and philosopher Bertrand Russell.

Dates

  • 1950-1959

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.16 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes typescript letters from Russell to Marsh concerning proofs of Russell's writings; Russell's essays On denoting, Logical positivism, Logic of relations, and Education for democracy; Marsh's editing of Logic and knowledge; and Marsh's educational experiences at Trinity College in Cambridge. Also includes an unsigned typescript with autograph corrections and revisions of Russell's The logic of relation, translated from French by Robert C. Marsh.

Biographical / Historical

Russell was an English logician and philosopher. Marsh edited Russell's Logic and knowledge: essays 1901-1950 and wrote about Russell.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

69M-92. Gift of Robert Charles Marsh, 452 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60614; received: 1969 August 13.

Title
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970. Bertrand Russell letters to Robert Charles Marsh, 1950-1959: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou01029

Repository Details

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