Nikolay Medtner papers

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Letters, postcards and greetings card from A.M. and N.K. Medtner, London, [Birmingham], Wooton Wawen, to Eric Thornton Prehn (Erik Dmitrievich Pren) (1894-1985) and Irina Prehn (ne Irina Eduardovna Gartier/Gart'e), London, Oban, Edinburgh (79 [4 incomplete], 1940-1962); (2) Photographs of N.K. Medtner (sent by A.M. Medtner with 59), 1927, 1947-1948; (3) Pencil sketches of [E. and I. Prehn?] by [N.K. Medtner?], [1940s]; (4) R. Holt and E. Prehn correspondence about the former's Nicolas Medtner (1879-1951): A Tribute to His Art and Personality, London, 1955 (2, 1954)

Administrative / Biographical History

Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (Metner) (1880-1951) was a Russian composer and a member of the post-revolutionary Russian migr community in Great Britain. See Barrie Martyn, Nicolas Medtner: His Life and Music (Aldershot, 1995)

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Irina Prehn, November 1994


In Russian, English

Other Finding Aids

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