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MS Russ 48

Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Leon Trotsky letters to Sara Weber, 1933-1940: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Russ 48
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940.
Title: Leon Trotsky letters to Sara Weber,
Date(s): 1933-1940.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.16 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Russian.
Abstract: Letters of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky to his secretary Sara Weber.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

69M-139. Purchased with the Friends of the Harvard College Library fund from Mrs. Sara Jacobs, 102-23, 63rd Drive Forest Hills, New York 11375; received: 1970 April 7.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Leon Trotsky Letters to Sara Weber, 1933-1940 (MS Russ 48). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Trotsky was a Russian revolutionary and Soviet leader. Sara (Weber) Jacobs was his secretary (June 1933-1934; May 1938-Jan. 1939).

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author, then chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Manuscript and typescript letters, signed, concerning Trotsky's books on Lenin and Stalin, and his dealings with the publishers Doubleday Doran. Letters also concernin the book publication of L'histoire in English translation with Simon and Schuster and contract issues, and discussions with Doubleday about his book, "The revolution betrayed." Letters also discuss articles by Trotsky and by Louis Weber, Trotsky's problems of finding a typist skilled in Russian, and personal matters. Letters also refer to the political situation of the Communist party in the U.S. Includes a reader's report on Wolf Weiss's novel, I confess.

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