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Meyendorff Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 MEY
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Meyendorff Collection
Date(s): c 1921-1933
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 6 volumes
Name of creator(s): Meyendorff | Alexander Felixovitch | 1869-1964 | Baron Meyendorf | political scientist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Baron Alexander Felixovich Meyendorff (1869-1964) was born in Russia, the son of a diplomat and Olga, Princess Gorchagov. After graduating in law from St Petersburg University and military service, in 1893 he joined the civil service. In 1907 he became member for Livonia in the Duma. He was vice president of the Duma for some time and in 1917 became a senator. He accepted an appointment as Russian ambassador to Britain but resigned after the policy supporting the Stockholm Conference was abandoned. In 1918 he left Russia for Latvia with his wife and in 1919 emigrated to Britain, From 1922 to 1934 Meyendorff was reader in Russian institutional politics at the London School of Economics. He wrote several books, his interests being land law, organisation of peasant communities and diplomatic history.
Ref: "Slavonic and East European Review" vol 42, no 99, 1964, pp 440-442


Scope and content/abstract:

Bibliography, compiled by Baron Alexander Felixovich Meyendorff of English books on Russia, covering a variety of wide subject areas such as literature, history, politics, economics and religion, c 1921-1933

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Mainly English, some French and Russian

System of arrangement:

Volumes are divided into subject areas, as described in Scope and Content.

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.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Petrazcki Collection (Ref PET) also contains writings by Meyendorff.

The British Library of Political and Economic Science (BLPES) holds four volumes of a typescript by Meyendorff entitled "Bibliography of English books on Russia", covering the period from the end of the 16th century to about 1921.

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Publication note:

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 Jan 2003

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