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Collection Level Description: Drafts of Russian Memoirs by a Member of the Naradnaya Volya Party

Reference: MSS. Russian d. 2, e. 2-8
Title: Drafts of Russian Memoirs by a Member of the Naradnaya Volya Party
Dates of Creation: [c. 1880-91]
Extent: 8 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Russian

Administrative/Biographical History

The Narodnaya Volya party was a 19th-century Russian revolutionary organization that attempted to force political reform though terrorist activities.

Scope and Content

Various drafts of the anonymous memoirs, in Russian, of a member of the Narodnaya Volya party, discussing the author's life in Yaroslavl', his imprisonment in Moscow and St. Petersburg and his exile in Siberia in 1887-91.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The memoirs were given to the Library anonymously in 1912.

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Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 52316-23.

Access Points

Political prisoners | Russia

Narodnaya Volya

Russia | History | 19th century

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