David Magarshack papers

Scope and Content

Comprises literary works, albums of newspaper cuttings, and letters by, or relating to, David Magarshack and his wife Elsie, including material relating to A.P. Chekhov and F.M. Dostoevskii

Administrative / Biographical History

David Magarshack (1899-1977) was a Russian Jew from Riga, who emigrated to Great Britain, studied at London University and established himself as a translator of Russian literature into English and a biographer of Russian writers

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

Elsie Magarshack, July 1984, July and October 1985, August 1987, October 1991


In English, Russian, Japanese

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of the contents is available in the Leeds Russian Archive online catalogue http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/lra/index.htm