Wardropper Family papers

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  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1241
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Russian
  • Physical Description
      226 ff., manuscript, typescript, printed, photographs, and negatives Includes 1 metal document case

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Photocopies of a letter from Robert Wardropper, Tiumen, to his daughter, 1869; James William Wardropper's identity document, Tobolsk, 1919; announcement of the February Revolution, Tiumen, 1917, Ermak, Tiumen, 2 March 1917; (2) James Edward Wardropper's family-history and photograph album (including correspondence with Terence Armstrong, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge [1969-1973]); (3) Contact prints and negatives of photographs from the foregoing album and James William Wardropper's photograph albums; (4) Photographs and negatives of James Edward Wardropper's collection of Samoed artifacts; (5) Boris Zakharov's military identity-document case; (6) James Edward Wardropper's memoirs of childhood in Riga and Siberia and repatriation to England

Administrative / Biographical History

The Wardropper family were members of the British community in pre-revolutionary Russia, resident in Siberia

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of James Wardropper, March and April 1992


In English, Russian

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

Family Names