Tsvetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941.

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Marina Tsvetaeva [Марина Ивановна Цветаева] (1892-1941) was a major Russian poet. In 1922 she left Russia with her daughter Ariadna Efron [Ариадна Сергеевна Эфрон] and son Georgii (Moor) Efron [Георгий Сергеевич (Мур) Эфрон] to join her husband, a White Army officer Sergei Efron [Сергей Яковлевич Эфрон] in Berlin. In 1937 Tsvetaeva's daughter and husband who had developed Soviet sympathies returned to the Soviet Union. In 1939 Tsvetaeva and her son followed them. In 1941 her husband was executed and her daughter sentenced to eight years of labor camps. The same year Tsvetaeva and her son were evacuated from Moscow to the city of Yelabuga where she committed suicide on August 31. Her son Georgii enlisted in the Soviet Army and was killed in the war.

Boris Ottokar Unbegaun [Борис Генрихович Унбегаун] (1898-1973) was a Russian linguist. Born in Moscow into a German family, he left Russia after the October Revolution, and studied in Slovenia and at the Sorbonne. After the German occupation of France, he was sent to Buchenwald concentration camp where he remained until the end of World War II. Later, he was a professor at the University of Strasbourg, in Brussels, and at the University of Oxford. In 1965 he became professor of Slavic linguistics at New York University in the United States, where he died in 1973.

Boris Unbegaun met Marina Tsvetaeva in 1935 and the two families became friends. They continued their friendship until Tsvetaeva left France in 1939.

From the guide to the Marina Tsvetaeva letters to Boris Ottokar Unbegaun, 1935-1938., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf Savchenko, Ili︠́a︡ Grigorévich. Il'ia Grigor'evich Savchenko Papers, ca. 1920-1955. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Fedotov, Georgiĭ Petrovich, 1886-1951. Georgii Petrovich Fedotov Papers, ca. 1907-1957. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996. Lectures on poetry, 1980. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vera Traill papers, 1928-1987 GB 206 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Grynberg, Roman 1893- . Roman Grynberg Correspondence and Manuscripts, 1930-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Georgiĭ Adamovich papers, 1926-1960 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn George Ivask papers, 1913-1963, 1940-1960 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Roman Gulʹ papers, 1879-1966 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Berberova, Nina Nikolaevna. Nina Berberova papers, 1891-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Deich, Evgeniia Kuz'minichna. Evgeniia Deich collection. Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
creatorOf T︠S︡vetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941. Russian autograph collection, 1812-1959. Houghton Library
creatorOf Traill, Vera. Vera Traill papers. Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
referencedIn Nina Berberova papers, 1891-1993, 1950-1993 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Shpoli︠a︡nskiĭ, Aminad Petrovich, 1888-1957. Aminad Petrovich Shpolianskii Papers, 1917-1957. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Evgeniia Deich collection, 1975-2001 GB 206 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Marina Tsvetaeva letters to Boris Ottokar Unbegaun, 1935-1938. Houghton Library
referencedIn Andreĭ Sedykh papers, 1887-1965 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bakhrakh, Aleksandr, 1902- . Alexander Bacherac Papers, 1922-1983. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf T︠S︡vetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941. Poema vozdukha [typescript] / M. T︠S︡vetaeva. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Poli︠a︡kov, Aleksandr Abramovich, 1879-1970?. Aleksandr Abramovich Poliakov Correspondence, ca. 1931-1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf T︠S︡vetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941. Office files, of The American Poetry Review, 1986-1987. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn I︠U︡riĭ Terapiano papers, 1925-1965 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Soi︠u︡z Russkikh Pisateleĭ i Zhurnalistov v Parizhe. Soiuz Russkikh Pisatelei I Zhurnalistov V Parizhe Records, ca. 1917-1952. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Bakhrakh, Aleksandr, 1902- . person
associatedWith Berberova, Nina Nikolaevna. person
correspondedWith Boris Ottokar Unbegaun person
associatedWith Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996. person
associatedWith Deich, Evgeniia Kuz'minichna person
associatedWith Deich, Evgeniia Kuz'minichna. person
associatedWith Efron, Ariadna person
correspondedWith Fedotov, Georgiĭ Petrovich, 1886-1951. person
associatedWith Georgiĭ Adamovich, 1894-1972 person
associatedWith Georgii Efron. person
associatedWith Grynberg, Roman 1893- . person
associatedWith Gulʹ, Roman, 1896- person
associatedWith Holy Cow! Press (Minneapolis, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Ivask, I︠U︡riĭ. person
associatedWith Poli︠a︡kov, Aleksandr Abramovich, 1879-1970? person
associatedWith Savchenko, Ili︠́a︡ Grigorévich. person
associatedWith Sedykh, Andreĭ, 1902- person
associatedWith Shpoli︠a︡nskiĭ, Aminad Petrovich, 1888-1957. person
associatedWith Soi︠u︡z Russkikh Pisateleĭ i Zhurnalistov v Parizhe. corporateBody
associatedWith Tania Unbegaun person
associatedWith Terapiano, I︠U︡riĭ, 1894- person
associatedWith Traill, Vera person
associatedWith Traill, Vera. person
correspondedWith Unbegaun, Elena person
associatedWith White, Mary Jane. person
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Death 1941

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