Emile Dillon papers

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Correspondence of Emile Dillon, especially with and concerning L.N. Tolstoi; (2) Press cuttings and other manuscripts by or concerning L.N. Tolstoi and other Russian authors; and (3) Further printed material, including offprints, concerning L.N. Tolstoi.

Administrative / Biographical History

Emile Joseph Dillon (1854-1933), the journalist and philologist. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Sotheby's, July 1994.


In English, French, German, and Russian.

Other Finding Aids

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

Custodial History

Formerly in the possession of Edmund Dillon.