Michael Harmer collection

Scope and Content

Comprises photographs of the Anglo-Russian Hospital in St Petersburg, where W. D. Harmer practised medicine, including group photographs of staff and important British and Russian Imperial Family visitors; also, several publications concerning hospital medicine in Russia, including some by Michael Harmer, and his obituary, 1998, together with an icon, a map, a letter from Queen Alexandra, and the hospital badge

Administrative / Biographical History

Michael Harmer's father, W. D. Harmer, was surgeon at the Anglo-Russian Hospital in Petrograd during the First World War. See the former's The Forgotten Hospital, Chichester, 1982

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Michael Harmer, January 1986, May 1993; Pauline Munro, November 1995; William Harmer, November 2000


In English, Russian

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

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