- 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.
- 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.
Arranged by record type.
- 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
- Related Names
- Novikoff, Boris
- Language of Materials