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Boris Novikoff papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1467

Scope and Contents

The Boris Novikoff Papers consist of letters from Helene Novikoff to her son Boris, while he was employed as a general assistant by the Gold Coast Selection Trust Limited, a gold mining company in West Africa. The almost daily letters in Russian from Helene in Middlesex, England to Boris in the area of Dunkwa (in present day Ghana) concern Helene Novikoff's health, finances, and routine activities. In the letters she frequently expresses anxiety about her son's welfare. At the end of the papers there are a few items of memorabilia and printed matter relating to the Gold Coast Selection Trust Limited and notes concerning the geology of West Africa.

The Yale University Library received the Boris Novikoff Papers with another purchase from Charles Apfelbaum in 1987.

Dates

  • 1934-1936

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received with another purchase from Charles Apfelbaum, 1987.

Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1467

Overview

The papers consist of letters from Helene Novikoff to her son Boris, while he was employed by the Gold Coast Selection Trust Limited, a gold mining company, in West Africa. The almost daily letters, written in Russian by Helene Novikoff from her home in England, concern her health, finances, and routine activities.
Title
Guide to the Boris Novikoff Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan and Laurie R. Cohen
Date
June 1987
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
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