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Mirsky Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 MIR
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Mirsky Collection
Date(s): 1928-1929
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 envelope
Name of creator(s): Mirsky | Prince | Dmitry Petrovich Svyatopolk- | 1890-1939 | Russian literary scholar
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Prince Dmitry Petrovich Svyatopolk-Mirsky (1890-1939), literary critic and historian was born in Russia. He served in the Russian army during World War One, and in Denikin's Volunteer Army during the civil war. He emigrated to Britain in 1920. He was lecturer in Russian literature at SSEES from 1922 to 1932. In 1932 Mirsky joined the British Communist Party and in 1932 he returned to Russia. He was arrested in 1937 and died in a labour camp in 1939. Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928), whose obituary is part of this collection was an expert on ancient religions, teacher of Russian at Cambridge and a friend of Mirskys'.
Ref: Mirsky, D S & ed. Smith, G S "The letters of D.S. Mirsky to P.P. Suvchinskii, 1922-1931" (Birmingham, 1995)


Scope and content/abstract:

Articles by Prince Dmitry Petrovich Svyatopolk-Mirsky, entitled "Jane Ellen Harrison (died 15 April 1928)" and "Tolstoy Centenary Edition", 1929

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.

Archival Information

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Publication note:

Articles published as "Slavonic and East European Review" vol 7, no 20, 1929, pp 414-416 and 511

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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