Acquired by the Hoover Institution in 1987, the Ivy Litvinov papers contain information relating to the life of Ivy Litvinov
in Great Britain and the Soviet Union, her marriage to the Soviet foreign minister Maxim Litvinov, and British and Russian
literature. Also includes papers of her daughter Tatiana Litvinov.
Ivy Low, born in London in 1889 of the unlikely union of a Jewish intellectual and the daughter of an Indian army colonel,
grew up to be a writer and a rebel. The man she met in 1914 and married two years later was the Bolshevik revolutionary, Maksim
Litvinov (born Meyer Genokh Wallakh to Orthodox Jewish parents). He became one of the most important figures in the Soviet
Union and was ultimately Stalin's Minister of Foreign Affairs and ambassador to Washington.
14 manuscript boxes
(5.8 linear feet)
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The collection is open for research