Kallin Family papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 942
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Russian German English
  • Physical Description
      762 ff., 7 photograph albums, 1 framed item, 1 vol., manuscript, printed, and photographs

Scope and Content

Comprises photographs and photograph albums of the Abramson and Kallin families (in particular Ida Abramson, her husband, Samuil Kallin, and their children, Anna, Grigorii, and Mark), their relations and friends, places they lived in and visited, chiefly in Europe; also, a list of signatures, including S. Kallin, Anna Kallin's birth certificate and some of her correspondence, a spoof certificate identifying hair shaved from Lenin's corpse, Marie Weinstein's British passport, 1957, a bound and illustrated manuscript of Mark Belsch (possibly Kallin), 1920, and Ivan Turgenev's A month in the country, translated and introduced by Isaiah Berlin, London, the Hogarth Press, 1981, inscribed by the latter to Anna Kallin

Administrative / Biographical History

The Kallin and Abramson families were Russian Jews who became members of the post-revolutionary Russian migr communities in Germany and Great Britain

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Felicity Cave, February 1985; Martin Cooper, March and June 1985; Tatiana Wolff, April 1985


In Russian, German, English

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