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Correspondence from Marjorie Rackstraw to Margery Fry, 15 February 1922- 20 January 1923

Identifier: Coll-705/3/1

Scope and Contents

This file of letters comes during Marjorie Rackstraw's last few months in Russia, doing relief work. Letters are sent from Alexievka, and she includes a report typewritten from the 4th December 1922 detailing the great efforts to get clothes to villages, and the number of rations distributed in the Alexievka district. She reports a large influx of people coming back from Sibereia, Ukraine, and Turkestan, which makes their distributions more difficult. Most people are living on their ration alone, as the crops from village gardens are mostly gone, and the problem of heating is very serious in the poorest areas for lack of fuel.


  • Creation: 15 February 1922- 20 January 1923

Language of Materials

English, French

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1 folder

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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