Nadezhda Nilus collection

Scope and Content

Comprises the poems of N.D. Nilus and other Russian poets, 1921-1993; photographs of her, her Petrograd flat in 1918, and pupils of the Russian Institute for Girls, Serbia, 1927; books and articles about her life, poetry, and longevity written chiefly in French; a vodka bottle celebrating her 100th birthday; and her school-leaving autograph album, 1906, together with the death notice and obituary of Elizaveta Solonina, 1991

Administrative / Biographical History

Nadezhda Dmitrievna Nilus (1892-2000) was a member of the post-revolutionary Russian migr community in Paris

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Nadezhda Nilus, January 1991, January 1992, September, November and December 1993, June 1994, September 1995, n.d.


English, French, Russian

Other Finding Aids

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