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Buxton Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 BUX
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Buxton Collection
Date(s): 1928
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 envelope
Name of creator(s): Buxton | David Roden | fl 1928-1947 | author
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Administrative/Biographical history:

David Roden Buxton travelled to the Soviet Union as a student in 1928 to engage in a study of medieval architecture. He also made observations on the living conditions and way of life of the Soviet people. He visited Central and North West Russia, the Volga Region and parts of the Ukraine. He returned in 1932 for a similar visit to Northern Russia. He published accounts of both these journeys. In later life Buxton wrote a number of other works on architecture and on Ethiopia where he lived 1942-1949.


Scope and content/abstract:

Photocopies of papers by David Roden Buxton, comprising:
essay A Russian village before the five-year plan, detailing Buxton's experiences while travelling in Russia engaged in architectural study and including a plan of a peasant home and a reprint of an article by Buxton 'A journey in Soviet Transcaucasia', later published as A journey in Northern Russia (Edinburgh, 1933)

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Two items

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised Feb 2002

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