Letters 1928-1997

Isaiah Berlin was a prolific letter-writer. He conversed on all manner of subjects, with a wide variety of correspondents, and a selection of his letters have been published in four chronologically ordered volumes: Flourishing, 1928-1946; Enlightening, 1946-1960; Building, 1960-1975; and Affirming, 1975-1997. Bibliographical references for each volume can be found in the IBO Catalogue. Since the publication of each volume, new material has come to light, and the best of this is made available by the IBO in online PDF supplements (details below, and in the Catalogue). The originals of Berlin's letters are mostly kept in the Bodleian Library in Oxford (search the Bodleian Catalogue).