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In 2015 Elisabeth Nelidow Pantaleoni (BMC AB '51) gave these 17 letters from Ivan Turgenev to her grandmother Olga Nelidova (née Khilkova) to Bryn Mawr College to be scanned and placed in this online repository, with the originals to be placed in the College Special Collections. The letters came from the estate of her sister, Irina Nelidow (BMC AB '50, MA '52), who had been working on a translation and commentary with the assistance of Anatoly Vishevsky, a professor of Russian at Grinnell College. Their labors produced the present introduction, translation and commentary in the mid-1990s but Irene’s efforts to secure publication were unsuccessful.

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The Unknown Correspondence between I.S. Turgenev and O.D. Nelidova