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Letters between Berlin and his aunt, Ida Samunov, 1928-1978

MS. Berlin 303
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (passim) discussion of Ida's health and financial arrangements
  2. (fol. 6) letter from Berlin following the death of his father, about future arrangements for his mother, 1954
  3. (fol. 7) letter from Ida about Berlin's engagement to Aline Halban, 1955
  4. (fol. 9) comments by Ida on news from Berlin of relatives in the Soviet Union, following his visit there, 1956
  5. (fols. 16-17) discussion of Boris Pasternak's Dr Zhivago, 1959
  6. (fol. 26) comment by Berlin on a description of him as the 'wittiest man in Oxford', 1959
  7. (fols. 77, 79) letters from Berlin's aunt Zelma Zhmudskaya to Ida (her sister), sent on to Berlin, 1977-1978
  8. (fols. 81-89) copies of Ida's will and other documents relating to her estate, 1960-1970


  • Creation: 1928-1978


87 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Berlin 303

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom