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Marina Wolkonsky Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS139

Scope and Contents

The Marina Wolkonsky collection is comprised primarily of the typed English translation of a biographical account of her life and diary kept through 1918; a holograph childhood diary of literary quotations, short entries and poetry in French, Cyrillic and English (ca1909-1912); and miscellaneous materials including information describing the Wolkonsky genealogy, a photograph of Marina Wolkonsky, and a postcard of the church on the site where she is buried in New York.

Dates

  • 1893-1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Wolkonsky family are descendants of the first Russian king, Rurik (d. 879) and other significant members of the Russian royal family through the centuries. The Marina Wolkonsky collection is comprised primarily of the typed English translation of a biographical account of her life and diary kept through 1918, along with a small number of other personal materials.

Method of Acquisition

The Marina Wolkonsky collection was donated to Northwestern University Library in 2000 by Mary Ward-Wolkonsky (ca1908-2002), the wife of Peter Wolkonsky (1923-1999), Marina's son. The gift includes a history of the Wolkonsky family published in Russian in 1900 which was cataloged for the McCormick Library (Rod kniazei Volkonskikh. L947 V9212r).

Processing Information

Organized and described by Sigrid Pohl Perry in May 2005.
Title
Guide to the Marina Wolkonsky Collection
Author
Sigrid Pohl Perry
Date
01/05/2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635