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“BERTRAND RUSSELL TO HIS TYPIST: ”…YOU WERE GOOD AT DECIPHERING BAD HANDWRITING.  IT OCCURS TO ME THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE ENCLOSED MANNUSCRIPT…”

RUSSELL, BERTRAND [EARL]. (1872-1970). British philosopher, mathematician and Nobel laureate. Typed Letter Signed, ”Bertrand Russell”, on imprinted Telegraph House stationery. One full page, octavo. ”Harting, Petersfield”, March 12, 1937. Rusty paperclip marks not affecting text, else fine condition. To Miss Alice Jones. Russell writes: ”Dear Madam, A little while ago you wrote to me and said that you would be glad of typing and that you were good at deciphering bad handwriting. It occurs to me that you may be able to do something with the enclosed M.S. It has been sent to me by the author, who has asked my opinion of it. But as I cannot read it I have asked her permission to send it to you to be typed first. To this she has willingly consented. The first part as you see is missing and the number of the first typed page should be 7. After that it should be numbered by chapters. The author wishes to remain anonymous and would like you, wherever names of places or people occur, to leave blanks. She wishes to have two copies made. Where you find it quite illegible she would like you to leave blanks. Yours faithfully, Bertrand Russell.”

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