Lot #256
Bertrand Russell

On the 1955 “atomic scientists’ statement,” issued by Russell and Einstein
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On the 1955 “atomic scientists’ statement,” issued by Russell and Einstein

TLS, one page, 8 x 10, personal letterhead, September 16, 1955. In part: “Ever since I published the atomic scientists’ statement on July 9, I have had such an enormous mail that it has been very difficult to keep up with it. I was interested to see Einstein’s words to you, but I had no further information to add to them. I am at a loss as to understand the question you ask as to what was ‘said and perverted into propaganda.’ I would answer your question if I could, but as it is, this is quite impossible.” In fine condition, with intersecting folds, scattered creases, and tack holes to upper left. The statement of July 9 that Russell refers to throughout is known as the ‘Russell-Einstein Manifesto,’ which highlighted the dangers posed by nuclear weapons and called for world leaders to seek peaceful resolutions to international conflict. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #439 - Ended October 15, 2014