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Russian alphabet, St Petersburg, Russia

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.1085

Scope and Contents

In a roll composed of 21 sheets of paper rather over 12 inches x 8 inches each, pasted together endwise, containing a kind of illuminated Russian alphabet, written by Sidar Kamykov, a soldier of the Preobrazhensky Guards Regiment (one of the crack Russian regiments). Each letter is illustrated by a text beginning with that letter, in a medallion in red and black, and is followed by various forms of that letter in black. The alphabet includes both the Church and civil letters.


  • 20 Oct. 1727

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Louis C.G. Clarke, M.A., Trinity Hall, 6 November 1922

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