Papers of the Godfrey and Hilton families

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 LRA/MS 1459
  • Dates of Creation
      1840-1990s, 2004
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English French Russian
  • Physical Description
      92 items; manuscript typescript printed photographs photocopies CD

Scope and Content

(1-53) Godfrey & Hilton family trees and lists and photocopies of family-history documents and photographs, England, Persia, Russia, 1840s-1990s;
(54) Photocopies of: [?] Fairley "Rossiia" fire-insurance premium receipt, Petrograd, 1917;
(55) Letter from Thomas May, Moscow, to Hedley Godfrey, Petrograd (1918);
(56-60) Hedley Godfrey Russian claims documentation (Kostroma Engineering Works, Neva Stearine Works, L F Plaut, Spassky (Spasskii) Copper Mines etc), 1919-1921;
(61) Photocopy of "History of the Kotka Brewery Co" (1925);
(62-63) CD (& explanatory notes) of 23 Godfrey family photographs, 1890s-1910s.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Godfrey and Hilton families were members of the British community in pre-revolutionary Russia

Access Information

This collection has not been listed in detail and access to parts of it may be restricted under the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation. If you would like to request access to any part of this collection, please contact Special Collections. Upon receipt of your request, a member of the team will discuss your requirements with you and review relevant material accordingly.

Acquisition Information

The gift of Fay Waterhouse, March 1997; gift of Jennifer Parson, July 2004.


In English, French

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of the contents is available in the Leeds Russian Archive online catalogue