Irina Henderson papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Irina Henderson's literary manuscripts and offprints, especially on the poet Lermontov, with a few printed books, some correspondence with R.C. Lane concerning Tiutchev, and obituaries of Joseph Brodsky; and (2) Numerous picture postcards of Russia and Russian churches in Western Europe given to Irina Henderson by Alexander Wheater in 1994.

Administrative / Biographical History

Irina Ippolitovna Henderson (ne Mochalova, 1918-1999) was a member of the Russian migr community in Great Britain and a translator of Russian poetry into English. She was awarded an Oxford D.Phil. degree for a thesis on M.IU. Lermontov in 1979.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The gift of Harry Henderson, her widower, September 2002.

Note

In English and Russian.

Other Finding Aids

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