Vera Traill papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 901
  • Dates of Creation
  • 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

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Gerald Smith, May 1982


In Russian, English

Other Finding Aids

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