Trotsky, Léon, 1879-1940

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1879-11-07
Death 1940-08-21
SU
Russian, German, Czech, French, Multiple languages, Danish, Spanish; Castilian, Polish, English

Biographical notes:

Jean van Heijenoort was Trotsky's secretary, 1932-1939.

From the guide to the Additional papers, 1930-1938 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Trotsky was a Russian revolutionary and Soviet leader. Sara (Weber) Jacobs was his secretary (June 1933-1934; May 1938-Jan. 1939).

From the description of Letters to Sara Weber, 1933-1940. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 81001213

From the guide to the Letters to Sarah Weber, 1933-1940., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Trotsky was a Russian Communist theorist and agitator, a leader in Russia's October Revolution in 1917 and later commissar of foreign affairs and of war in the Soviet Union (1917-24). Cass Canfield was an executive editor at Harper and Brothers.

From the description of Letters to Cass Canfield, 1938-1950. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 81360167

From the guide to the Leon Trotsky letters to Cass Canfield and other papers, 1938-1950., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Trotsky was a Russian revolutionary and Soviet leader.

From the description of Leon Trotsky exile papers, 1929-1940. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612711176

From the description of Stalin : $$bmaterial concerning its English translation, 1961. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84835302

From the description of Leon Trotsky Soviet papers, 1904-1959. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612371784

From the description of Dewey Commission Exhibits, 1904-1938 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84587873

From the guide to the Leon Trotsky exile papers, 1929-1940., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Dewey Commission Exhibits, 1904-1938 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Leon Trotsky Soviet papers, 1904-1959., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the Stalin, : Material concerning its English translation, 1940., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Trotsky was a Russian revolutionary and Soviet leader. Jean van Heijenoort was Trotsky's secretary, 1932-1939.

Materials in English, French, German and Russian.

From the description of Additional papers, 1930-1938 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84587867

In 1935 Leon Trotsky was invited by Edinburgh University students to become a candidate in the Rectorial election that year. Trotsky had been a key figure in the Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia, and was second only to Lenin in the early stage of Soviet communist rule. However, he lost out to Stalin in the power struggle that followed Lenin's death.

It was Viscount Allenby of Megiddo who went on to become the Edinburgh University Rector in 1935, though he died very suddenly in London the following year from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm - on 14 May 1936. Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson then stepped up us Rector.

Just a year after the invitation from Edinburgh students, in 1936, Trotsky settled in Mexico. But, on 20 August 1940, acting on the orders of Stalin, Ramon Mercader attacked Trotsky with an ice pick and he died the next day.

From the guide to the Letter from Leon Trotsky to the students of Edinburgh University, 7 June 1935, 1935, (Edinburgh University Library)



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Subjects:

  • Exiles
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Moscow Trials, Moscow, Russia, 1936-1937
  • Communism
  • Revolutionaries--Soviet Union
  • Translations
  • Authors and publishers
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Communists
  • Revolutionaries
  • Students

Occupations:

  • Revolutionaries--Soviet Union.

Places:

  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Russia (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Coyoacán (Mexico) (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)