AMBERLEY

[Herbert Spencer advises Bertrand Russell's mother on 'Questions of Education''.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Herbert Spencer') to Lady Amberley, discussing his views on 'Questions of Education'.

Author: 
Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), liberal political theorist and scientist, who coined the phrase 'Survival of the Fittest' [Katherine, Lady Amberley (1842-1874), suffragist, Bertrand Russell's mother]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Athenaeum Club, London. 30 March 1869.
£400.00

4pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of stub from mount adhering to one edge. He finds her 'proposal', that he should visit her 'at Rodborough at the beginning of May', 'well adapted, by the deferred date, to my arrangements. Had the time named been nearer, I should have hesitated, for after three months of enforced idleness I am beginning to do a little work, and I could hardly reconcile it to my conscience to take a holiday. But at the beginning of May, I hope to have a quantity of M. S.

[ Russell family pedigree. ] Autograph 'Draft Pedigree' by Frederick Arthur Crisp of the family of Lord John Russell and Bertrand Russell, with a long entry on the Prime Minister.

Author: 
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1879) [ Lord John Russell ], British Liberal Prime Minister; Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), philosopher [ Frederick Arthur Crisp (1851-1922), FSA, genealogist ]
Publication details: 
In printed folder ('Visitation of England and Wales') for Frederick Arthur Crisp, F.S.A., "Grove Park Press," 270 Walworth Road, London, S.E. 1918 or later.
£100.00

The pedigree is written out by Crisp on one side of a 37 x 95 cm piece of paper, folded twice into a 37 x 23.5 cm packet, printed on the front of which is: 'Visitation of England and Wales. | DRAFT PEDIGREE. | Please return to Frederick Arthur Crisp, F.S.A., "Grove Park Press," 270 Walworth Road, London, S.E.' The same address is embossed at the head. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Dated 1904 on cover, but with latest entry for 1918. In manuscript in top right-hand corner of cover is 'Russell, E.' underlined in red, with 'Bedford D' beneath it.

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