Vera Marstrand papers

Scope and Content

Comprises Vera Marstrand's memoirs, postcards, and photographs of Russia and her family (the Omelianskiis) and friends, together with cassettes and newspaper cuttings of interviews given in 1992 and 2000, art work, and her memorial order of service, 16 August 2000

Administrative / Biographical History

Vera Pavlovna Marstrand (ne Omelianskaia) (1901-2000) lived in the Crimean naval port city of Sevastopol' (Sebastopol) before fleeing during the Russian civil war to Constantinople, where she met her future husband, a British naval officer. In later life she became an active amateur artist and sculptress

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Vera Marstrand, January 1982, January 1986, June 1989, June and December 1991, June 1994; George Sawyer, June 1991; Alexander Zhuravlyov, November 1992; Viktor Steinberg, July 1997; John Marstrand, August 2000; Lidiia Grigor'eva, August 2000


English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

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

Family Names