Tuckton House archive

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1381
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Russian French Latvian German Czech Italian Esperanto
  • Physical Description
      11,168 ff, manuscript, typescript, printed, photographs, and glass plates

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence of and translations chiefly by Alexander Sirnis of literary and political works by L. N. Tolstoi, V. G. Chertkov and others; also, related printed material and photographs

Administrative / Biographical History

Tuckton House, near Christchurch in Hampshire, was occupied in 1900-1908 by a Tolstoyan community, headed by L. N. Tolstoi's chief disciple, Vladimir Chertkov, which published and disseminated Tolstoi's banned social and political works in Russian and in English translation

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Alfred Brandt, 1980; David Collins, 1980; Paul Valois, September 1990


In English, Russian, French, Latvian, German, Czech, Italian, Esperanto

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

Corporate Names