Scope and Content
Title: Ekaterina Ivanovna Murav'eva Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1916-1948
Collection number: 49004
Murav'eva, Ekaterina Ivanovna, d. 1948
5 manuscript boxes
(2 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, memoirs, and notes, relating to the Russian Revolution and political
events in Russia and abroad. Correspondents include V. A. Maklakov, P. N. Miliukov,
Ekaterina Kuskova, Vera Figner and other leading Russian political figures.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
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[Identification of item], Ekaterina Ivanovna Murav'eva papers, [Box no.], Hoover
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Refugees.
Figner, Vera Nikolaevna, 1852-1942.
Kuskova, Ekaterina Dmitrievna, 1869-
Maklakov, V. A. (Vasilii Alekseevich), 1870-1957.
Miliukov, Pavel Nikolaevich, 1859-1943.
Ekaterina Murav'eva was the wife of Nikolai Murav'ev, member of a group of progressive
lawyers (including Vasilii Maklakov), active in the defense of radical political causes
in pre-revolutionary Russia. After the February revolution he was appointed chairman of
the committee investigating officials of the Imperial government. Between 1917 and 1922,
both he and his wife were active in the Politicheskii Krasnyi Krest (Political Red
Cross). In 1923, Ekaterina Murav'eva emigrated to Paris where she lived until her death
in 1948. Nikolai Murav'ev remained in the Soviet Union.
Scope and Content
This collection consists mainly of Ekaterina Murav'eva's private correspondence. Of
special interest is Ekaterina Murav'eva's correspondence with colleagues and friends from
the pre-revolutionary period, both in the emigration and the Soviet Union, including
politically prominent figures such as Vera Figner, Ekaterina Kuskova and Vasilii Maklakov
and representatives of culture such as the artist Konstantin Somov. Also of interest is
the extensive correspondence from Moscow, of her daughter Tatiana Volkova, a literary
scholar and author of several works on Leo Tolstoy and his literary circle.