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RUSSELL v. BARNES FOUND.

May 7, 1943

RUSSELL
v.
BARNES FOUNDATION



The opinion of the court was delivered by: BARD

This matter arises on plaintiff's motion for summary judgment under Rule 56(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 28 U.S.C.A. following section 723c.

The action was brought by plaintiff for $24,000 damages for breach of a written contract of employment which reads as follows:

 "The Barnes Foundation

 "Merion

 "Montgomery County

 "Pennsylvania

 "August 16, 1940.

 "Mr. Bertrand Russell,

 "Fallen Leaf Post Office,

 "Lake Tahoe, California

 "Dear Mr. Russell:

 "We confirm herewith the verbal agreement made with you on August 8, 1940: --

 "We agree to engage you as a member of the teaching staff of the Barnes Foundation at a salary of eight thousand ($8,000) dollars per year, payable in twelve (12) equal monthly ...


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