Register of the Winifred V. Ramplee-Smith Collection

Prepared by Olga Verhovskoy Dunlop
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Winifred V. Ramplee-Smith Collection

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Winifred V. Ramplee-Smith collection,
Date (inclusive): 1915-1917
Collection number: 63011
Collector: Ramplee-Smith, Winifred V., collector
Collection Size: 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box (1.3 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Pamphlets, leaflets, clippings, and postcards, relating to the February 1917 Revolution in Russia. Includes fragments of burned records of the tsarist secret police (Okhrana).
Languages: Russian, and English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Winifred V. Ramplee-Smith collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1963.


Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at  to find the full extent of the collection.

Scope and Content Note

The Winifred V. Ramplee-Smith collection consists mainly of printed matter relating to the outbreak of the February Revolution in Petrograd and Moscow. It includes anti-monarchist propaganda booklets, revolutionary leaflets and wall-posters. Of special interest are rare copies of contemporary newspapers, including, Izvestiia, Novoe Vremia, and Vestnik Vremennago Pravitel'stva. Also of interest are photographs depicting leaders of the Provisional Government and scenes of the revolution.
Winifred V. Ramplee-Smith was secretary to Lord Templewood and subsequently to Sir Samuel Hoare in Petrograd from 1916-1917. She was in Moscow when the revolution broke out and began collecting printed matter related to the events she witnessed.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.


Russia. Okhrannye otdeleniia.
Secret service--Russia.
Russia--History--February Revolution, 1917.

Series Description

box 1

Biographical File, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Visiting card
box 1

Subject File, 1917.

Scope and Content Note

Fragment of burnt Okhrana record and essay re Russian political parties by Sir Samuel Hoare(?)
box 1

Printed Matter, 1917.

Scope and Content Note

Revolutionary booklets of popular propaganda; clippings from British newspapers; issue of The New Europe; political leaflets, and military orders. Arranged by physical form and therein chronologically
box 2

Photographs, 1917.

Scope and Content Note

23 prints depicting members of the Provisional Government and individuals related to the events of 1917, and revolutionary street scenes. Also includes 15 postcards on revolutionary themes
box 3

Oversize File, 1916-1917.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper issues published under the Provisional Government and revolutionary wall posters

Container List

Box/Folder 1 : 1


Scope and Content Note

Visiting card, Winifred V. Ramplee-Smith, n.d.


Box/Folder 1 : 2

Russia. Okhrannyia otdeleniia.

Scope and Content Note

Fragment of burnt Okhrana record from a bonfire in Petrograd, 1917 March
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Political Parties - Russia.

Scope and Content Note

Essay by Sir Samuel Hoare (?), entitled "Russian Parties," n.d. Typescript




Box/Folder 1 : 4

Author unknown, Politicheskiia pesni svobody, Petrograd, 1917

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Kobyl'-Bobyl', I., Tsaritsa i Rasputin, Petrograd, n.d.

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Zhdanov, Lev, Sud nad Nikolaem II, Petrograd, n.d.


Clippings of British newspapers.


Box/Folder 1 : 7

General, 1917

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Britannia, 1918 August.

Scope and Content Note

Front page with photo of Mariia Bochkareva
Box/Folder 1 : 9

Journal, The New Europe, 1917 February-March




See also OVERSIZE FILE/Wall posters
Box/Folder 1 : 10

Partiia Narodnoi Svobody, election campaign, n.d.

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Polovtsov, Major-General, order to residents of Petrograd, 1917 June 4

Box 2


Box/Folder 2 : 1

2 prints depicting Mariia Bochkareva and her Woman's Battalion, n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 2

1 print depicting Aleksandr Guchkov, n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 3

1 print depicting Prince Iusupov and Grand Duchess Irina Aleksandrovna, n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 4

1 print depicting Aleksandr Kerensky, n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 5

4 prints and 1 postcard depicting Grigorii Rasputin, n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 6

1 print depicting Mikhail Rodzianko, n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 7

1 print depicting Leo Tolstoy at Iasnaia Poliana, n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 8

15 postcards depicting revolutionary themes, 1917

Box/Folder 2 : 9

1 print depicting members of the Provisional Government, 1917

Box/Folder 2 : 10

10 prints depicting revolutionary scenes, 1917

Box/Folder 2 : 11

1 negative re elections to the Provisional Government, 1917

Box 3





Izvestiia Petrogradskago soveta rabochikh i soldatskikh deputatov, 1917 March 4-5, No. 5-6


Novoe Vremia, 1916 November and 1917 April


Russkoe Slovo, 1917 October 1


Vestnik Vremennago Pravitel'stva, 1917 March 5, no. I


Wall posters


Biulleten' Revoliutsii: Moskva, 1-go. Marta, 1917.

Scope and Content Note

Issued by Ispolnitel'naia komissiia vremennago Revoliutsionnago Komiteta, Moskva, Gorodskaia Duma

Otchet: Skol'ko promotal i propil za svoe tsarstvovanie narodnykh deneg byvshii tsar' Nikolai Poslednii, n.d.