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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Russ 48

Leon Trotsky letters to Sara Weber


Letters of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky to his secretary Sara Weber.


  • 1933-1940

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Russian.

Conditions Governing Access

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


.16 linear feet (1 volume)
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.

Biographical / Historical

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


Arranged alphabetically by author, then chronologically.

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.
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Leon Trotsky letters to Sara Weber, 1933-1940: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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