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Kees Verheul Letters from Nadezhda Mandelstam
Manuscripts Division
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Consists of 14 handwritten letters from Russian writer Nadezhda Mandelstam (1899-1980) to Dutch author and translator, Kees Verheul.

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection consists of 14 handwritten letters (with envelopes), all written in English, from Russian writer Nadezhda Mandelstam (1899-1980) to Dutch author and translator, Kees Verheul.

Most of the dates affiliated with the letters come from Russian postal cancellation dates. Although months and days are noted on some letters; none include the year.

These letters were published in the New York Russian- language journal "Noviy Zhurnal."

Collection Creator Biography:

Nadezhda Mandelstam (Mandelʹshtam) (1899-1980) was a Russian writer and educator, and the wife of the Russian poet Osip Mandelstam (Mandelʹshtam) (1891-1938). She wrote two memoirs about their lives together and the repressive Stalinist regime: Hope Against Hope (1970) and Hope Abandoned (1974).

Kees Verheul (born 1940 ) is a Dutch slavist, essayist, novelist, and translator. Some of Verheul's translations include those of works by the Russian writers Nadezhda Mandelstam (1899-1980) and Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam (1891-1938).

Collection History


Gift of Kees Verheul in 2018 . AM 2018-117

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were removed from the collection during 2018 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in August 2018. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in August 2018. Folder inventory added by Julia English '19 in August 2018.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Kees Verheul Letters from Nadezhda Mandelstam; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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