Shaft Family papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1198
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Russian
  • Physical Description
      197 ff., 1 vol., manuscript, typescript, printed, photographs, and negatives

Scope and Content

Comprises the Shaft family baptism and school certificates and passports, Moscow, 1833-1918, their financial documents in Moscow and London, 1910-1922, Shaft family photographs in Russia, 1910s, a Moscow newspaper for 12 November 1918, various Russian sheet music, Russian rouble bank notes, Thomas Shaft's financial document, Moscow, 1919, and Arthur Shaft's memoirs, My Russian connections, [1980s?], and My Russian and English connections, Broadstone, 1993

Administrative / Biographical History

The Shaft family were members of the British community in pre-revolutionary Russia, resident in Moscow

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Arthur Shaft, November 1991, December 1993


In English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

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

Family Names