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Archive Collection description: MIR

MIR

Mirsky Collection (1928-1929)

Prince Dmitry Petrovich Svyatopolk-Mirsky (1890-1939), literary critic and historian was born in Russia. He served in the Russian army during the First World War 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)

Contents

2 articles entitled "Jane Ellen Harrison (died 15 April 1928)" and "Tolstoy Centenary Edition"

1928-1929

1 envelope, manuscript

(Language) English

Unrestricted access

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





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