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EARLY BERTRAND RUSSELL AUTOGRAPH LETTER

“YOU MAINTAINED THAT A MAN COULD HARDLY GET INTO PARLIAMENT IF HE WAS THOROUGHLY CONSCIENTIOUS;  BUT NOW YOUR VIEW IS AGREEABLY FALSIFIED.”

RUSSELL, BERTRAND. (1872-1970)  British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic. Early Autograph Letter Signed, “Bertrand Russell” on  his 4 Ralston Street Title Street. S.W. imprinted stationary.  Two and one third pages, octavo. [London].  March 3, 1905.  Extremely fine condition.  To Mr. Jones.   Russell writes:

“I am delighted to see by the evening paper that you have been successful on Westmoreland. It must have been a stiff fight, as every one said nothing could be done against the Rigg interest. I am quite specially glad that you should get in, as I have known & admired your self-sacrifice, on former occasions, both in standing & in not standing. I remember a conversation we has in cheque Walk, when you maintained that a man could hardly get into Parliament if he was thoroughly conscientious; but now your view is agreeably falsifies. I fear – or rather I hope – that it will be a very short  time before a dissolution compels you to face another election; but I suppose, if it is very soon, there would not be  afresh contest in your constituency.  Yours ever, Bertrand Russell.”

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