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Letters to Boris Isaakovich Elkin


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Letters to Boris Isaakovich Elkin, 1939-1963:

  1. Letters from V. A. Maklakov;
  2. Letters from Mark A. Aldanov;
  3. Letters from Mrs. Lydia Dan;
  4. Letters from Ekaterina D. Kuskova-Prokopovich;
  5. General correspondence.


  • Creation: 1939-1963


2.31 Linear metres (21 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Russian

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Russian d. 3, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Russ. d. 3-12

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17438


Letters to Boris Isaakovich Elkin, 1939-1963.

Biographical / Historical

Boris Isaakovich Elkin, Russian Jewish lawyer, editor and writer; born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1887 and died in London in 1972. He studied law at the University of St. Petersburg. He emigrated to Germany in 1919, and subsequently to France and Great Britain. Whilst practising law, he developed his interests in history and politics. He was one of the founders of Russian publication in Berlin Slovo. Together with M.M. Karpovich, he edited P.N. Miliukov’s Vospominania (New York, 1955). With N.E. Andreevich, he prepared for publication 2nd part of the 1st vol. of Ocherki po istorii russkoi kultury by P.N. Miliukov and G.V. Adamovich’s book Vasilii Alekseevich Maklakov: politik, iurist, chelovek (Paris, 1959). Towards the end of his life, he wrote many articles on Russian social life, modern law and Russian freemasonry. A believer in social evolution rather than revolution, he often criticised Russian national and international policies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The correspondence was given by Elkin, 1959-1963.

Letters to Boris Isaakovich Elkin
EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
EAD version 2019
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