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Scheffer, Nathalie

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Person

Authorized form of name

Scheffer, Nathalie

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Наталия Щеффер

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Other form(s) of name

  • Nathalie Petrovna Loukine
  • Natalia Petrova
  • Nathalie Scheffer

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Dates of existence

1889-1981

History

Scheffer was born Nathalie Petrovna Loukine in St. Petersburg, Russia in December 1889. She graduated from the Empress Catherine Institute. She married Prince Nicholas Sergeievich Wolkonsky (d. 1937), chamberlain to the Russian Czar, with whom she had two children, Peter and Dimitri. In 1930, she came to the United States with Wolkonsky and settled in Washington D.C. She later married Paul Scheffer (d. 1965), editor-in-chief of the Berliner Tageblatt and subsequently a Washington correspondent. Scheffer died on December 11, 1981.

Scheffer joined the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in 1945, as head of the Slavic Division, a position she held until her retirement in 1965. During her time at Dumbarton Oaks, Scheffer prepared a corpus of research notes on the iconography of the Virgin. In 1967, Scheffer published a monograph Русская православная икона [Russian Orthodox Icons] (Vashington, 1967). In addition to her work on Russian icons and ecclesiastical art, Scheffer published her memoirs under a pseudonym [Natalia Petrova, Twice born in Russia: My Life Before and in the Revolution (New York: W. Morrow & company, 1930)].

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Description identifier

US LCNAF no2003041980

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DDO-ICFA

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families

Status

Draft

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Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

This record was created by Shalimar White on January 14, 2013 and edited by Shalimar White on November 12, 2013.

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  • English

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