Vera Traill papers

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 901
  • Dates of Creation
      1928-1987
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Russian English
  • Physical Description
      421 ff., 3 audio tapes, 7 mini-cassettes, typescript, manuscript, and printed (including photocopy)

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Tape-recorded and transcribed interviews about D. S. Mirsky with Vera Traill, including a name index on cards; (2) 7 letters from D. S. Mirsky to Vera Traill, 1930; (3) Letter from Marina Tsvetaeva to Vera Traill, 1928; (4) Photocopy of Vera T. Mirsky, The Cup of Astonishment, London, 1944; (5) Obituary of Vera Traill, Independent, 4 May 1987

Administrative / Biographical History

Vera Traill (ne Vera Aleksandrovna Guchkova, first married name Suvchinskaia; 1906-1987) was a member of the post-revolutionary Russian migr communities in France and Great Britain

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Gerald Smith, May 1982

Note

In Russian, English

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