Shanks Family papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 784
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Russian
  • Physical Description
      406 ff., manuscript, typescript, printed (photocopy), and photographs

Scope and Content

Includes (1) Photocopies of Shanks family papers, 1826-1938; business documents of Torgovo-Promyshlennoe Tovarishchestvo Shanks i Ko, 1914-1916; Wartze family papers, 1878-1923; business documents of Torgovyi Dom Varttse i Mak Gill', 1917-1918; items deriving from Russian Carpet Co. (Moscow), Bankirskii dom Br.Dzhamgarovy (Moscow), Midland Railway Co.; and The British Church of St Andrew, Moscow: Handbook for Members of the Congregation, 1908, London, [1907]; (2) Contact prints of Shanks family photographs with negatives, photocopies arranged as loose-leaf album, and lists of subjects

Administrative / Biographical History

The Shanks family were members of the British community in pre-revolutionary Russia, resident in Moscow

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of John Shanks, April 1987


In English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

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