John Wardell papers

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Copy prints of photographs taken in 1914-1919 by John Wilford Wardell (1889-1968) at and around the Spasskii Copper Mine company's sites in Akmolinsk and Semipalatinsk Provinces and en route for Britain, showing his wife, Lily (ne Nicholson; 1889-1941), and son, Richard Neville Wardell (1915-1961), members of the local kazak population, mining operations etc; (2) Photographs of Lily Wardell's passport and travel permit; (3) Negatives of the foregoing; (4) John Wilford Wardell, In the Kirghiz Steppes, London, 1961

Administrative / Biographical History

John Wilford Wardell (1889-1968) was a British mining engineer and a member of the British community in pre-revolutionary Russia, resident in Akmolinsk and Semipalatinsk Provinces

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Phoebe Murray, December 1986, March 1988; Hugh Aplin, October 1987


In English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

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