Lilian Merryweather collection

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence of Walter L. Spearing and Jane T. Spearing; letters concerning the death of Walter Spearing; letters of Lilian Merryweather; Knox and Spearing family documents and memoirs of life in Russia; together with photographs and postcards of Russia sent by Jean Knox to her family, and a privately-printed book by Moira Clark, Reflections in the Samovar, Chandlers Ford, 1991

Administrative / Biographical History

Lilian Merryweather (1916-) was born in Odessa into the Spearing family, who were members of the British community in pre-revolutionary Russia. Her father, Walter Spearing, died in Vladivostok during the Allied Intervention

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Lilian Merryweather, February 1984, August 1987, January 1988, January and September 1990; Moira Clark, October 1991


English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

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