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Eleanor L. Pray


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List of Place NamesMaps Introduction: Between the Two Bays: Eleanor Pray's Vladivostok, 1894-1930, by Birgitta Ingemanson Biographical Sketch: The Smiths and the Prays, by Patricia D. Silver PART I. THE PEOPLE1. A Victorian Home in Siberia Eleanor Pray's New Life Rituals and Celebrations 2. Women's Work and Leisure Clothes and Home Designs Charity Bazaars Sports PART II. THE CITY3. Vladivostok Scenes Natural Beauty, Picnics, and Excursions City Landmarks and Man-Made Attractions Street Vignettes, Human Interaction 4. Historic Names Magnificent Ships Nikolai and Alexandra Lindholm Connections Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich Prince Heinrich of Prussia Isabella Bird Bishop Richard Theodore Greener 5. Life at the Dacha Early Visits, 1900-1907 The Novogeorgievsk Estate The House and Garden Dacha Entertainments Philosophical Musings War PART III. THE HISTORY6. The Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905 Waiting for War The Attack on Port Arthur, the Petropavlovsk The Bombardment of Vladivostok Summer and Fall 1904 Mukden The Baltic Fleet and the Battle of Tsushima Peace 7. The Riots of 1905-1906 The November Days 1905 Vladivostok's Bloody Sunday 8. Wars, Revolutions, and Foreign Intervention The War Afar, 1914-1916 The Year of Two Revolutions, 1917 Allied Intervention, January 1918-April 1920 Japanese Occupation, 4-5 April 1920 to 25 October 1922 A Red Cross Sampler 9. A Window Flung Open: New Beginnings The Soviet Victory Kunst and Albers to the Rescue Same Home, Different Times Acknowledgments Glossary of Uncommon Terms Frequently Used by Eleanor Pray Appendix: Biographical Notes on Persons FrequentlyMentioned in the Letters Notes Bibliography Index

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Pray's letters are a treasure trove. -- Helen Hundley, Wichita State University A magnificent collection of documents. -- Steven Marks, Clemson University

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Birgitta Ingemanson is professor of foreign languages and cultures at Washington State University. Patricia D. Silver, Pray's granddaughter, preserved and organized the letters.


"Pray's letters are a treasure trove." DHelen Hundley, Wichita State University "A magnificent collection of documents." -Steven Marks, Clemson University

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