Boardman Family papers

Scope and Content

Comprises: Photocopies of Boardman family photographs and documents, [1900s]-1936 (1-12). [Richard Boardman] "Bordman[: Boardman Family History]" ([1996]) (13). [Richard Boardman] "Bordman: Boardman Family Russian History" ([2000]) (14). "The British Church of St Andrew, Moscow: Handbook for the Members of the Congregation, 1912 (Moscow, 1912) (also newspaper cutting about Anglican baptism in Moscow, [1991]) (15-16). Boardman and Blees family documents and letters (also William Boardman's copy of Rupert Brooke "1914 & other Poems" (London, 1917)), 1868-1940 (17-54). Boardman and Blees family photographs (identifications keyed to 14) (55-238). Photographs of Dmitrov, Iakhroma, Moscow (239-248). Photograph of repatriated British subjects, Holborn Union, Mitcham, Surrey, 1920 (249). Oil and watercolour paintings of Russian and other scenes by: William Boardman, 1938, nd (250-269); Albert Blees, [1903]-1939 (270-283). Family crests cut out of portraits left in Russia (284-290).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Boardman family were members of the British community in pre-revolutionary Russia

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The gift of Richard Boardman, February and May 1996; May 2000


In English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

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

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