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#206 - Bertrand Russell

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“I am, at the moment, overwhelmed with commitments in the work against nuclear war”

TLS, one page, 8 x 10, Plas Penrhyn letterhead, December 4, 1962. Letter to Mansel Davies, in part: “I am sorry that it is not likely I shall be able to accept your invitation, because I am, at the moment, so overwhelmed with commitments in the work against nuclear war that I have taken on, and in projects such that I shall be obliged to reject many invitations I should wish to accept.” Russell adds a handwritten correction to the text. In fine condition, with intersecting folds and adhesive remnants along top and left edges. Russell spent most of the 1950s and 1960s publicly advocating for nuclear disarmament, most notably as the chief architect in the 1955 Russell-Einstein Manifesto, a landmark mission statement highlighting the dangers posed by nuclear weapons. Just two months before writing this letter, he sought to intervene in the Cuban Missile Crisis when he dispatched missives to President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, proposing that both leaders hold summit talks to preclude further hostilities and the imminent possibility of a nuclear battleground. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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