Brasol, Boris, 1885-

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Russian author, criminologist, lawyer, and lecturer. Died, 1963.

From the description of Boris Brasol papers, 1919-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80911016

Biographical Note

  • 1885, Mar. 31: Born, Poltava, Russia
  • 1908: B.L., University of Petrograd, Petrograd, Russia
  • 1910 - 1916 : Prosecuting attorney in the Russian Ministry of Justice
  • 1912: Studied forensic science, Lausanne University, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1914 - 1916 : Served as second lieutenant, Imperial Russian Guard, on the Polish front
  • 1916: Russian representative in the United States, Interallied Conference
  • 1917: Stayed in the United States as an emigrant following the October Revolution in Russia
  • 1918 - 1963 : Practised law, New York, N.Y., specializing in Russian law, while pursuing a career as a literary critic and criminologist
  • 1920: Published Socialism vs. Civilization. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • 1921: Published The World at the Cross Roads. Boston: Small, Maynard and Co.
  • 1922: Published The Balance Sheet of Sovietism. New York: Duffield
  • 1927: Published Elements of Crime. New York: Oxford University Press
  • 1934: Published The Mighty Three: Poushkin, Gogol, Dostoievsky. New York: William Farquhar Payson
  • 1938: Published Oscar Wilde: the Man, the Artist, the Martyr. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • 1949: Translated Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Diary of a Writer. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • 1963, Mar. 19: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Boris Brasol Papers, 1919-1954, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Russian Artillery Commission of North America. Russian Artillery Commission of North America records, 1917. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Correspondence, 1819, 1849-1957, 1962 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA
creatorOf Brasol, Boris, b. 1885. Walter Pater : a critical study : typescript (carbon), [19--?] Princeton University Library
referencedIn Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. Additional papers, 1841-1940 Houghton Library
creatorOf Brasol, Boris, b. 1885. Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1931-1934. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Poushkin Society in America Records, 1931-1955 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Russian Artillery Commission of North America records, 1917 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Boris Brasol Papers, 1919-1954 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Douglas, Alfred Bruce, Lord, 1870-1945. Letter to Boris Brasol. [Hove, Sussex, Eng.]. 1938 Sep. 26. University of Iowa Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bernstein, Herman, 1876-1935 person
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Columbia University. School of Law. corporateBody
associatedWith Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881 person
associatedWith Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881. translated and annotated by Boris Brasol. person
associatedWith Douglas, Alfred Bruce, Lord, 1870-1945. person
associatedWith Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore (Md.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 person
correspondedWith Holland, Vyvyan Beresford, 1886-1967 person
associatedWith Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918 person
associatedWith Pater, Walter, 1839-1894. person
associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. person
associatedWith Poushkin Society in America. corporateBody
associatedWith Romanov, House of. family
associatedWith Romanov, House of. family
associatedWith Russian Artillery Commission of North America. corporateBody
associatedWith Von Koeppen, Vladimir. person
correspondedWith Wade, Allan, 1881-1955 person
correspondedWith Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978 person
associatedWith Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. person
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Soviet Union
United States
Soviet Union
United States
Criminal investigation
Criminal investigation
Russian literature
Soviet literature


Birth 1885-03-31

Death 1963-03-19







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