Lunn and Ford-Smith Family papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1256
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Russian
  • Physical Description
      1898 ff., 9 vols, manuscript, typescript, printed, photographs (some framed), and negatives Includes 1 painting, 6 medals, and cloth badges

Scope and Content

Comprises the personal, financial, official, military, sporting, and miscellaneous other documents and correspondence of many members of the Lunn and Ford-Smith families in Russia, together with some of their printed books, photographs of many countries and valuable possessions, and Second World War medals

Administrative / Biographical History

The Lunn and Ford-Smith families were members of the British community in pre-revolutionary Russia, resident in Balashikha near Moscow

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of James W. Ford-Smith, November 1986, April 1987, February 1988, August 1989, August 1990, November and December 1995


In English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

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