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Works Acknowledging Russell Personally

1994 Kenneth Blackwell and Harry Ruja. A Bibliography of Bertrand Russell. London: Routledge. “Lord Russell, for urging Sir Stanley Unwin to publish the new blbliography”. (P. lii) Author
1988 Jim Garrison. On the Trail of the Assassins: My Investigation and Prosecution of the Murder of President Kennedy. New York: Sheridan Square P. “I will always be grateful, as well, to Bertrand Russell for his early encouragement of my efforts.” (P. vii, 2012 edn.) K.B.
1985 Victor Lowe. Alfred North Whitehead, the Man and His Work, Vol. 1: 1861–1910. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins U.P. “Bertrand Russell was as helpful as he could be when I visited him in 1965 and 1967, and in letters to me.” (P. x) K.B.
1971 Conrad Russell.The Crisis of Parliaments: English History, 1509–1660. London: Oxford U.P. “More specifically, I would like to thank the following people, who have read parts of this book in draft, and have made a number of illuminating comments, and saved me from innumerable errors: … Bertrand Russell….” (P. [ix]) Charles Pigden
1969 G. Spencer Brown. Laws of Form. London: George Allen & Unwin. “The exploration on which this work rests was begun towards the end of 1959. The subsequent record of it owes much, in its early stages, to the friendship and encouragement of Lord Russell, who was one of the few men at the beginning who could see a value in what I proposed to do.” (P. vii) K.B.
1969 Barry Feinberg and Ronald Kasrils, eds. Dear Bertrand Russell… A Selection of His Correspondence with the General Public 1950–1968. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. “We are indebted to Bertrand Russell and the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation for permission to publish his letters….” (P. [vii]) K.B.
1969 Elizabeth Ramsden Eames. Bertrand Russell’s Theory of Knowledge. London: George Allen & Unwin. “In June of 1964 in London I had the privilege of meeting Bertrand Russell and of talking with him about some of the questions discussed in this book. Subsequently, in response to some articles I had written on his theory of knowledge, he wrote to me in a way which was both helpful and encouraging. For these kindnesses I wish to thank him.” (P. [9]) K.B.
1967 Renee Hellman, ed. Celebrity Cooking. London: Paul Hamlyn. “Lord Russell unfortunately sent me a recipe for a pudding that I was unable to trace when this book was first published [in 1961] and still cannot find anywhere; however I derived great pleasure in the search as I came across a number of fascinating recipes.” (P. 9) K.B.
1967 Paul Edwards, ed. The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. New York: Macmillan and Free Press. “I should also like to thank the following friends and colleagues for reading one or more of my own articles and for offering criticisms and suggestions: … Bertrand Russell….” (Vol. 1, p. xiv) K.B.
1967 Jean van Heijenoort, ed. From Frege to Godel: a Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879–1931. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard U.P. “As a rule, the authors have not seen the translations of their texts. The exceptions are Lord Russell, who saw and approved the translation of his 1902 letter to Frege (written in German)….” (P. viii) Nick Griffin
1967 David Boulton. Objection Overruled. London: Macgibbon & Kee. “Bertrand Russell and Fenner Brockway kindly gave me their public support and appealed to veteran COs and their families to let me see relevant diaries, letters and other documents.” (P. 307) K.B
1966 Frederick Copleston. A History of Philosophy, Vol. 8: Modern Philosophy: Bentham to Russell. London: Burns and Oates. “The author has pleasure in expressing his gratitude to the Right Hon. the Earl Russell, O.M., for his generous permission to quote from his writings….” (P. xi) K.B.
1963 Alice Mary Hilton. Logic, Computing Machines and Automation. Washington, D.C.: Spartan Books. “Above all, Bertrand Russell has opened intellectual worlds to me, as he has to so many others and will to thousands upon thousands more, for centuries to come. I treasure Lord Russell’s clear and far-sighted comments about the portions of this manuscript he so generously read, and I am very grateful for his constructive and always kind criticism and his suggestions to improve the manuscript.” (P. xix) K.B.
1963 Chow Tse-tsung. Research Guide to the May Fourth Movement: Intellectual Revolution in Modern China, 1915–1924. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard U.P. “The author also takes this opportunity to express his gratitude to a number of scholars and writers who have discussed with him the subject and the first volume after its publication; among them are … Bertrand Russell….” (P. [ix]) K.B.
1962 Joseph Wood Krutch. More Lives than One. New York: William Sloane Associates. “Grateful acknowledgement is made to the writers for permission to quote from letters from James Burnham, Bertrand Russell, and Aldous Huxley.” (P. [iv]) K.B.
1959 Richard Wollheim. F.H. Bradley. Harmondsworth: Pelican Books. “I am indebted to … Earl Russell and the Warden of Merton for their recollections of Bradley.” (P. 10) K.B.
1959 Robert Allerton Parker. The Transatlantic Smiths. New York: Random House. “Nor should I forget a dinner conversation with Lord Russell, who answered without embarrassment and with characteristic frankness my impertinent questions concerning his first wife and his mother-in-law.” (P. xvii) K.B.
1957 Alan Wood. Bertrand Russell the Passionate Sceptic. London: George Allen & Unwin. “In particular, my work would have been impossible without the great help and kindness I have received, over a period of several years, from Lord and Lady Russell.” (P. [7]) K.B.
1957 Paul Edwards, ed. Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects. New York: Simon and Schuster. “I also wish to express my gratitude to Bertrand Russell himself, who blessed this project from the beginning and whose keen interest all the way was a major source of inspiration.” (P. xvi) K.B.
1952 Peter Geach and Max Black, trans. Translations from the Philosophical Writings of Gottlob Frege. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. “Professor Ryle and Lord Russell have been most helpful by lending works of Frege that were otherwise almost unobtainable.” (P. v) Nick Griffin
1947 Hans Reichenbach. Elements of Symbolic Logic. New York: Macmillan. “Among the logicians to whom I am indebted, however, two men stand out who have shaped modern logic in its essential lines. The first is Bertrand Russell, of whose work I will single out here only the theories of propositional functions and of descriptions, the use of what he calls material implication, and the elaboration of a practical notation including operators and bound variables. The second is David Hilbert…. I had the good fortune to learn from both men, not only by reading their publications but also by personal contact: … from Russell when, some decades later, he was my colleague in the University of California at Los Angeles, long after I had studied his books.” (P. viii) K.B.
1947 Edith Finch. Carey Thomas of Bryn Mawr. New York: Harper & Brothers “I am indebted, also, to Earl Russell….” (P. viii) K.B.
1944 Paul Arthur Schilpp, ed. The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell. (The Library of Living Philosophers, Vol. 5.) Evanston and Chicago: Northwestern U. “However, especially in view of Mr. Russell’s thus expressed sentiments [“that `over half of their authors had not understood’ him”], the editor is all the more grateful to him for his never failing kindness, courtesy, and helpfulness throughout the years of work on this volume. Needless to say, without such continued cooperation from Mr. Russell the present volume could not have materialized.” (P. viii) K.B.
1933 Alfred Korzybski. Science and Sanity; an Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics. Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Science Press. “I am under heavy obligations to Professors: … Bertrand Russell (London)….” (P. xi) K.B.
1930 T’ang Leang-Li. The Inner History of the Chinese Revolution. New York: E.P. Dutton. T’ang Leang-Li was with the Kuomintang and was its UK representative. He acknowledges the assistance and kindness of Bertrand Russell in his publication projects. K.B.
1931 Morris R. Cohen. Reason and Nature; an Essay on the Meaning of Scientific Method. [2nd ed., Glencoe, Ill: Free Press, 1953] “To Bertrand Russell’s Principles of Mathematics I owe the greatest of all debts,—it helped me to forge the instruments for acquiring intellectual independence.” (P. xv of 2nd ed.) K.B.
1922 Eric Harold Neville. Prolegomena to Analytical Geometry in Anisotropic Euclidean Space of Three Dimensions. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge U.P. Motto: BR’s “honest toil” remark. “The background has long been common ground to mathematicians. The one individual debt is to Mr. Russell, whose influence will be recognised throughout; on its logical side, the work is an application of the Frege-Russell method of definition to problems that the pure mathematician, however ill-disposed to philosophy, can neither ignore nor delegate.” (P. xii) K.B.
1921 John Maynard Keynes. A Treatise on Probability. London: Macmillan. “It may be perceived that I have been much influenced by W. E. Johnson, G. E. Moore, and Bertrand Russell, that is to say, by Cambridge….” (P. v) K.B.
1921 Ludwig Wittgenstein. “Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung” [Tractatus
]. Annalen der Naturphilosophie, Leipzig, 14 (Dec. 1921): 186–98.
“Nur das will ich erwähnen, daß ich den großartigen Werken Freges und den Arbeiten meines Freundes Herrn Bertrand Russell einen großen Teil der Anregung zu meinen Gedanken schulde. [Ogden translation: “I will only mention that to the great works of Frege and the writings of my friend Bertrand Russell I owe in large measure the stimulation of my thoughts.”] [Pears & McGuinness: “I will only mention that I am indebted to Frege’s great works and to the writings of my friend Mr. Bertrand Russell for much of the stimulation of my thoughts.”] Richard Schmitt; Nick Griffin; Andrew Lugg
1919 C. A. Richardson. Spiritual Pluralism and Recent Philosophy. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge U.P. “Among others too numerous to mention individually, I am greatly indebted to the works of Mr. Bertrand Russell….” (P. ix) K.B.
1910 John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart. A Commentary on Hegel’s Logic. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge U.P. “I am much indebted … to Mr. Bertrand Russell for his kindness in reading Chapter III [“Quantity”], and for giving me much assistance in the treatment of the categories of Quantity.” (P. [v]) K.B.
1905 Louis Couturat, Les principes des mathématiques.
“Il doit l’existence à l’apparition du magistral ouvrage de M. Bertrand Russell qui porte le même titre.” (P. v) (BR thanked Couturat very cordially for “l’éloge vraiment trop flatteur que vous avez prononcé dans l’avant-propos” [letter of 19 Dec. 1905].)
1899 James Ward. Naturalism and Agnosticism.London: Adam and Charles Black. “There only remains the pleasant duty of acknowledging the valuable help received from many kind friends. Among these I must mention … the Hon. B.A.W. Russell, Fellow of Trinity College….” (P. x) K.B.
1898 Alfred North Whitehead. A Treatise on Universal Algebra with Applications. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge U.P. “My warmest thanks for their aid in the final revision of this volume are due to … the Hon. B. Russell, Fellow of Trinity College, who has read many of the proofs, especially in the parts connected with
Non-Euclidean Geometry.” (P. xi)
Nick Griffin

Compiled by K.Blackwell (updated 21.10.23).