Tuckton House archive

Archive Collection

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

Conditions Governing Access

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