Bulletin of the Marx Memorial Library

MARX AND ENGELS IN BRITAIN: NEW MATERIAL

Bulletin of the Marx Memorial Library (1962), 24, (1), 2–4.

Abstract

-2- lIt h e s ocial eman ci pa t i on of th e peopl e in th e Russian dominions", and this i n turn mi ght b e the "prelude to a gen eral Socialist European revolution" Be t h o ~ o l i s h insurrection of 1846 was a prelude to 1848. "Ka r ski " was Julian Marchlewski, one of the outstanding Polish Sociala - and h e lived to se e the Socialist revolution in Russi a in 1917. R08d i n e hi s spe ech some time ago reminded us that September 1 thi s year ma r k ed t h e 80th anniversary of the f i r s t Marxi s t revolutionary par t y in Pol an d - the "Prol etari at" :':and more particularly the appe arance of its pro gra nne , the f i r s t of its kind published anywhere in Tsarist Ru s s i a . As a r esult of s ome en qu i r i e s we made, th e Museum of History of the Pol i sh Rev olut iona ry Mov emen t in War s aw sent us an article on this event, a summary of whi ch we pr i n t in this issue. The comrades th ere have also s en t us n nunb er of ph otograph s which w.e hope to display in Dec ember. Dcraoc r a t **** * * *** 1~RX AND ENGELS IN BRITAIN: NEv1 :MATERI AL I n a p rev ious issue we noted that the Section of Wor k s of Ma rx and En gel s of th e I nstitute of Marxism-Leninism in Moscow had begun sending us it s own 3u l l et i n . The purpose of the Bulletin - which a ppea r s half-y early - i s t o a cqua i nt t ho se wor k i ng on the texts of Marx t an d Engels t wr i t i ngs (bo t h i n th e USSR and in Ma rxi s t r esearch institut es a br oa d ) wi t h the ma ss of ma t or i a l b eing ac cumul ated by the Secti.on whi l e preparing the s econd ed i t i on o f the comple te wor k s of the gr ea t founders of scientific socialism. The Bul le t i n is in Ru s s i an , and contains a great vari ety of original s t u di e s . The follo wing is a bri ef account of those u p to dat e whi ch bear di re ct l y on t h e Br i t i s h wor k i ng class mov em en t . No . 1 contains a note by V. Kuni na explaining the orl gln and aims of t h e "La bo ur Pa r l i amen t " to wh i ch Marx addres sed his famous letter on 9 ;'~['_ r c h , 1854, ex pr es si ng the hope that it would result in "o r ganf.satd on of t h e lab our i n G clas ses on a national scale" . No.2 has a l en gthy study by L. di ff er en ce s f rom, a n~ 'c ri~ i c i sm of, t ic i an who' a t t a ck e d Lord Pa l mer s t on fo re SOUGh t co-operation wi t h Ma rx; j'ff:UX I S v i ews (t o use his own words) Ur quh2. r t 1 s . Golman on Marx and Engels l sharp David Urquhart - a reactionary poliand his pro-Tsarist pol i cy , and therealthough on every other queetion wer e "diametrically opposed" to I n .No.3 V. Kunina returns to the preliminary history of the "Labour Pa r l i atien:t " du r i n g the strike mov em en t of 1853-4. She describes the !1i l i t l1nt _.s pe e ch e s of Ern e s t Jon es and Robert Owen at a meeting in J anuary 18 54 call ed by th e Ar t s and Crafts Society (th e patron of which wa s Pr i n ce Al ber t ) wi t h a -view to "reconciling" the interests of masters and men . MQ rx ~ in an a r t i cl e f or the New York Daily Tribune, spoke hi ghly of their co~ra g e . There is also an int eresting survey by V. Smirnova of the

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