Maud Radcliffe collection

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Papers and documents relating to the Armitstead family of Riga and its Baltic German family connections, and the coronation of Nicholas II, 1791-1896; (2) Documents relating to Henry A. Armitstead's work in Russia, 1917-1918, and his participation in the British Economic Mission to Russia, led by Francis O. Lindley, 1918; (3) French and Swedish ration coupons, 1919; (4) Maud Radcliffe, "A Baltic Childhood"; (5) Letters from Maud Radcliffe to Harvey Pitcher (15, 1977-1984); (6) Daugava, Riga, 2 and 3, 1993 (includes Russian translation of (4); (7) Rodney Radcliffe, "Maud Radcliffe: A Brief Sketch", 1993; (8) Maud Radcliffe memorial service sheet, 1993; (9) Maud Radcliffe, "A Baltic Story", London, [1995], a revised and expanded edition of (4)

Administrative / Biographical History

Maud Radcliffe (ne Armitstead; 1902-1993) was a member of the British community in pre-revolutionary Russia, resident in Riga

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Maud Radcliffe, April 1984, February 1987; Harvey Pitcher, August 1987; Roman Timenchik, November 1993; Rodney Radcliffe, January 1994, July 1995


In Russian, English, German, French, Swedish

Other Finding Aids

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

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