Irina Henderson papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1471
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Russian
  • Physical Description
      9 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, and printed material.

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.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

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


In English and Russian.

Other Finding Aids

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