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The Diaries of Fedor Minorsky (alias Theodor Harris)

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HARS

Scope and Contents

These files mostly consist of drafts, in French and in English, of Minorsky's account of his escape in 1942.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1950

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Fedor Vladimirovich Minorsky was born 19 February 1916, in Petrograd. He was the son of Vladimir Fed'orovich Minorsky (1877-1966) and Tatiana Shebunina (died 1987). During World War II he was in the Foreign Legion. He travelled to a Legion Camp at Sidi-Bel-Abbes and when he went to stay with a friend in Casablanca he took the opportunity to escape from the Legion. He died in Marseilles, after a short illness, 15 June 1950.


11 file(s)

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Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and the National Register of Archives, London..

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were deposited at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, by Mrs Minorsky in August 1971.


This collection (fonds) level description was prepared by Louise King of Churchill Archives Centre in June 2005 using information from the original box list and the papers themselves.


Minorsky, Theodore Fedor, 1916-1950, soldier, pseudonym Theodor Harris

2005-05-05 13:25:20+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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