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#265 - Feliks Volkhovsky

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“Is it a lecture on my experiences in prison and exile, or a drawing-room speech on the political situation of Russia?”
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Russian revolutionary, journalist, and writer (1846–1914). ALS in English, signed “F. Volkhovsky,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, October 15, 1894. Letter to an unidentified lady, in part: “I should be glad to visit Bristol where I lectured some 3 years ago with much success. I do not gather from your letter what kind of address do you expect from me: is it a lecture on my experiences in prison and exile, or a drawing-room speech on the political situation of Russia? My fee is, generally speaking, 10 guineas per lecture, travelling expenses included, I mean for institutions which can pay it. But this fee may vary according to different circumstances…I should prefer…to visit Bristol before the 21st, as after that date I am busy with preparing the coming No. of ‘Free Russia.’” In fine condition, with scattered creases and soiling to the center (affecting some portions of text). Volkhovsky first became involved in radical politics as a student in the 1860s, being arrested several times for his activities. He was later a defendant in the 1878 ‘Trial of the 193,’ the largest political trial in Tsarist Russia that targeted students and revolutionaries charged with creating unrest and distributing propaganda. Volkhovsky was one of the few convicted in the trials, and was banished to Siberia before escaping to America. He then found himself in London, where he helped garner support for Russian radicals within the Western European population. A scarce letter mentioning his time spent in prison. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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