Russian autographs, including three by Boris Pasternak

Scope and Content

The collection comprises a letter by Nadezhda Mandel'shtam to [E.A.O.] Whiteman, 1974; 3 letters from Boris Pasternak to Karl Hampel, 1959-60, and Karl Hampel's letter, 1961, to the Tayor Institution concerning the 3 letters written to him by Pasternak.

Administrative / Biographical History

Nadezhda Mandelshtam (b. 1899), wife of the Russian poet Osip Mandelshtam; and Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) Russian poet and author.


The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by author.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

MSS. R/PASTERNAK.1-4 were acquired in 1961.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

D. Santini, The letters and papers of modern European writers and others in the library of the Taylor Institution (Oxford, 1996) is mounted at: