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Verheul, Kees.
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

Scope and Contents

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:

Mandelʹshtam, Nadezhda, 1899-1980.

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).

Verheul, Kees.

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


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

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

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

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