John Laing collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1132
  • Dates of Creation
      1858, [1900s], 1910
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Russian Japanese
  • Physical Description
      13 ff., manuscript, typescript, printed (photocopy), photographs, and negatives

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Modern transcript of letter from Mark Firth (1819-1880), St Petersburg, to Sarah Firth (1843-1927), 1858; (2) Photocopies of British passport issued to Stanley van Buren Laing (1884-1962), Tientsin, 1910; (3) Modern prints and negatives of Japanese postcards of Port Arthur after Russo-Japanese War; (4) Photocopies of postcards of Japanese views; (5) Photocopy of Konstitutsiia (Osnovnoi zakon) Soiuza Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, Leningrad, [1978]

Administrative / Biographical History

John Laing is descended from members of the British community in pre-revolutionary Russia

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of John Laing, September 1990


In English, Russian, Japanese

Other Finding Aids

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

Family Names

Personal Names