Drafts of Russian Memoirs by a Member of the Naradnaya Volya Party

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Russian d. 2, e. 2-8
  • Dates of Creation
      [ca. 1880-91]
  • Language of Material
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Scope and Content

Various drafts of the anonymous memoirs, in Russian, of a member of the Narodnaya Volya party, discussing the author's life in Yaroslavl', his imprisonment in Moscow and St. Petersburg and his exile in Siberia in 1887-91.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Narodnaya Volya party was a 19th-century Russian revolutionary organization that attempted to force political reform though terrorist activities.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

The memoirs were given to the Library anonymously in 1912.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 52316-23.

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