Grand Duke Mikhail Aleksandrovich papers

Scope and Content

Comprises the correspondence, personal papers, and diary of Grand Duke Mikhail Aleksandrovich of Russia, the correspondence, financial, personal, and travel papers and documents of his morganatic wife Natalia Brasova (including a box of keys), the personal certificates and correspondence of their son Georgii Brasov, with newspaper cuttings concerning his death, photographs of identity, Cheka release documents, passport, and correspondence of Natalia Mamontova, Brasova's daughter by her first marriage, miscellaneous correspondence and cuttings concerning the Russian imperial family, photograph albums of various Russian and British scenes, 1913-1920s, loose photographs and postcards of members of the Russian imperial family and various First World War scenes in Russia, England, and France, and some formal and informal portraits of members of the Russian imperial family, views of a Russian church and palace, and the Russian imperial eagle

Administrative / Biographical History

Grand Duke Mikhail Aleksandrovich (1878-1918) was the brother of Nicholas II of Russia. He married morganatically Natalia Sergeevna Vulfert (ne Sheremetevskaia, Mamontova in her first marriage) (1880-1952). He was assassinated in Perm in 1918. See Rosemary and Donald Crawford, Michael and Natasha: The Life and Love of the Last Tsar of Russia (London, 1997)

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Pauline Holdrup, October 1987; Richard Davies, January 1990


In Russian, English, French, German, Ukrainian

Other Finding Aids

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

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