Papers relating to Elizabeth Harris

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1048
  • Dates of Creation
      1915-1988
  • 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

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

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

Note

In English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of the contents is available in the Leeds Russian Archive online catalogue http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/lra/index.htm