Papers relating to Elizabeth Harris

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1048
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Russian
  • Physical Description
      35 ff., typescript, manuscript, printed, and photographs (photocopy)

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Photocopy of F. H. Harris, "Elizabeth Ann Harris: A Brief Account of her Connection with Russia, 1911?-1923?", 1987 (includes photographs of Elizabeth Harris and female members of the Vonliarliarskii family, letters from N. D. Vonliarliarskaia and Natal'ia Abamelek, official documents, report of a paternity court case between Elizabeth Harris and Ernest Kelly, correspondence with General Council for the Assistance of the British Repatriated from Russia (Helen Elworthy) and Russian Claims Department); (2) Photograph of Russian painted egg owned by Elizabeth Harris; (3) Photocopies of extracts from catalogue of exhibition,Russian Style 1700-1920: Court and Country Dress from the Hermitage, London, 1987 (portrait of Princess M. P. Abamelek-Lazareva)

Administrative / Biographical History

Elizabeth Ann Harris (1885-1956) was a governess and a member of the British community in pre-revolutionary Russia

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of F. H. Harris and Edward Sammes, October 1987 and October 1988


In English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

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