Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Nikolaevskii mss., 1938-1944, are letters and papers extracted from books collected by Boris Ivanovich Nikolaevskii, 1887-1966, author. At the time of his death he was in charge of the Nikolaevskii collection of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. As a world renowned Russian revolutionary of pre-Revolutionary days, as an exile since the early 1920's in Germany, France and the United States, where he arrived in 1940, and as a scholarly writer of strong anti-Bolshevik convictions, he was perhaps one of the most representative and knowledgeable spokesmen for Menshevism. He was an arduous and indefatigable collector of materials on socialist and revolutionary movements and on "emigrations."

Among the correspondents in the collection are William Bloch, Bertha H. Mailly, James Oneal and Upton Beall Sinclair.

Included are two sketches from World's End by Upton Beall Sinclair--The "Gratin" and The Isles of Greece.

Collection size: 21 items

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