One-of-a-kind corrected proofs shed new light on a philosophical masterpiece

by Erica Balch - November 4, 2019

The acquisition of the proofs, which are now part of the Library’s extensive Bertrand Russell Archives – the largest and most complete collection of Russell materials in the world – was funded through a donation to McMaster University by philosopher and Russell scholar Bernard Linsky in honour of his parents, Joan and Leonard Linsky. “We are thrilled that, after more than a century, these corrected proofs are now publicly available to scholars around the world, says Vivian Lewis, McMaster University Librarian. “We are truly grateful for this remarkable gift which will no doubt help to new shed light on many aspects of Russell scholarship.”


One-of-a-kind corrected proofs shed new light on a philosophical masterpiece