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Kallin (Anna), 1956-1980

MS. Berlin 261
Held at the Weston Library

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Contains original letters (in English and Russian) both to and from Kallin, those from Berlin having been returned to him after Kallin's death

Predominantly correspondence relating to Berlin's broadcasts for the BBC, which Kallin edited, and discussion of topics for broadcasts and other potential broadcasters for the Third Programme

Includes letters about:

  1. (fols. 20-22, 33-35, 81) the possibility of Berlin giving the Reith Lectures, 1957-1958, 1961
  2. (fols. 21-23, 25-27, 29-30) the [rejected] possiblility of Berlin talking on Boris Pasternak after the publication of Dr Zhivago, the stopping of proposed readings from the book by George Katkov, and further discussion on Boris Pasternak including the possibility of Berlin writing on him for the Manchester Guardian, 1957-1958
  3. (fols. 31-32) Berlin's inaugural lecture as Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, on ' Two Concepts of Liberty', 1958
  4. (fols. 115-116, 120-121, 125-126) Berlin's disagreement with Tamara Deutscher over his treatment of her late husband, 1969
  5. (fol. 140) Berlin's Romanes Lecture on Turgenev, 1970
  6. (fols. 163-164) Berlin's essay on meetings with Anna Akhmatova and Boris Pasternak , 1980


  • Creation: 1956-1980


222 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Berlin 261

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom