CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3179/9/2/12
TitleVisit to the U.S.S.R.
Extent1 file
DescriptionLetter from Sir Geoffrey Jefferson to Mary Esslemont, telling her how much he enjoyed her company in Russia, 4 October 1956: 'I greatly admired your unending good humour and graciousness, and also your energy. The way you tackled people who appeared to have no word of English, and yet extracted all sorts of exciting information from them, was a source of admiration to us all. Anyway, bless you, you were a dear.'

Signed reprint: J.G.M. Hamilton, 'The B.M.A. Visit to the U.S.S.R.', in 'British Medical Journal' (3 November 1956), p 1049. Illustrated with three black and white photographs.

Signed reprint: Ian Fraser, 'A Visit to the U.S.S.R.', in 'The Practitioner', 178 (January 1957), p 98.

Brief typescript notes on the trip, containing diary-style entries for each day: 'Russia, 4 - 26 August 1956' (10 pages).

Extended notes on the trip, containing detailed descriptions of people, places and organisations visited and observations on the same, 1956 (109 pages).

Newspaper cutting of photograph of the British party, 1956.

Newspaper cutting containing a report of Mary Esslemont's lecture on the trip, given to a meeting of Merthyr Soroptimist Club, 1956.

Special edition of 'Soviet News', 13 March 1953, marking the death of Stalin.
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Related MaterialMS 3179/5/2/3: photographs of the trip.
MS 3179/4/11: travel journal of the trip.
MS 3179/6/4/5: lecture of the trip.
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