Nina Shtetinin collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection RUS 43
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Russian French English
  • Physical Description
      3 boxes; manuscript, typescript, maps, press cuttings, and printed material Includes bank notes, the results of a urine test, a passport, and stamps

Scope and Content

Item I: 2 typescript drafts of family history "Russian Phoenix", with synopsis, curriculum vitae and index (1994-1996); Papers and correspondence relating to "Russian Phoenix" (1988-1996). Item II: Extensive collection of manuscript papers relating to the Whistler family, related to the Murray family through marriage since the First World War, including the Whistler family tree and 25 photographs (1754-1995). Item III: Extensive collection of manuscript papers relating to the Shtetinin family in Russia and England, including a double-sided map of Port Arthur, relating to the Russo-Japanese War and published after the Revolution (n.d.); Manuscript and typescript papers relating to Siberian gold mines (1927); 2 current catalogues of publishing houses in Berlin and France (ca. 1920); Provisional passport, issued in London (29 Sep. 1922); Russian passport of Marie Pavlona (1912); Biographical poster relating to the poet Nekrasov (1880); Journal The Black Sea Herald (1901); Russian Refugees Relief Association poster, "Save the Crimean Refugees!" (n.d.); Political pamphlet relating to A. V. Kartashev (1921); Biographical pamphlet The Empress Marie (1927); Mining Institute syllabus, 1924-1925 (1924); Russian translation of the memoirs of Pierre Gilliard, tutor to the Imperial Russian children (1921); Press cuttings (n.d.); Press cutting for Paris journal Contemporary Annals (1922); Book list cutting (1922); Estonian bank-note (1919); Press-cutting relating to forced labour (1931); Papers and headed notepaper relating to Frank Reddaway (n.d.); Propaganda poster of General Wrangel, Southern Russian Forces (n.d.); Advertisement of concert to celebrate 150th anniversary of Pushkin's birth (n.d.); Pamphlet My Visit to Russia by A. Ruth Fry (Feb. 1922); Results of a urine test (1919); Letter to N. S. Shtetinin's parents from a Russian friend in Czechoslavakia (1923); Letter from Sergei to "My dear Niki" (1942); Pass (1920); Letter (1922); Manuscript extract copied from genealogical book (n.d.); Manuscript list of Russian Imperial monetary values (n.d.); Curriculum vitae of Sergei Shtetinin (23 July 1939); Letter from Sergei Shtetinin to the Institute of Mining Engineers (22 Sep. 1939); 2 applications for certificates of naturalisation for Segei and Nicolai Shtetinin (10 July 1932); Press cuttings relating to monetary value and shares markets (n.d.); 2 Soviet stamps (1925); Poster, "Genoa and the Liberation of Russia", (1922); Turkish and Polish bank-notes (1919, n.d.); Papers and certificates relating to Marie Elysee (1921-1936). Item IV: 4 mounted manuscript pen and ink maps by Sergei Shtetinin, relating to mining (Dec. 1927); Mounted manuscript Reddaway family pedigree (n.d.).

Administrative / Biographical History

Nina Sergeievna Shtetinin (later Seaford, Warwick and Murray) was born in 1913 a Russian at the Imperial Summer Palace near St Petersburg and descended from the aristocratic Shtetinin and Matoussyvitch families. She left Russia on 31 Dec. 1920 and settled in England, becoming a naturalised British subject in 1932 and later an ophthalmic surgeon.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Dr Nina Murray (ne Shtetinin).


In Russian, French, and English

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Related Material

See Leeds Russian Archive for related photograph. See also 1939-1945 Section: NAVY 038: Murray, LW (husband).