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At a Glance
The bulk of the collection consists of memoirs and manuscripts on historical military themes by Pavel Nikolaevich Chizhov. The memoirs deal with such topics as Chizhov's military education, his military service (garrison duty in Warsaw, the Far East, World War I, and the Civil War in the south), and his life in the emigration.
List of Chizhov's manuscripts: "4-yi Donskoi konnyi korpus: Gen. K. K. Mamontov" "Gorod Pavlovsk" "Kavaleriiskii boi u stanitsy Sredne-Iagorlytskoi 18 II 1920 g." "Krepos' Varshava 1914 g." "Manchzhurskiia vospominaniia" "Mikhailovskoe Artilleriiskoe Uchilishche" "Milaia Varshava" "Ochakov 1917-18" "Otkliki revoliutsionnago dvizheniia v armii" "Po Zakavkaz'iu" "Pravda o Miasoedove" "Russkie v Konstantinopole" "Sevastopol'skaia strada 1920 g." "Shtab Gen. P. N. Vrangelia v emigratsii" "41 den' na Ellis Island" "V Tsarskom Sele na rubezhe 1916-17 gg." "Vospominaniia o Iugoslavii" "Znachenie i razvitie tiazheloi artillerii Rossiiskoi Armii"
Also included is a hand-prepared map concerning the Civil War in the south, and the photograph album of one V. V. Vasenkov, with photographs of Russian military personnel from 1910-1917.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Pavel Nikolaevich Chizhov Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
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Papers Accessioned 1954.
Papers Processed 01/--/79.
Papers Revised 07/--/82.
May 22, 2020 PDF removed, notes revised and extended, record updated by KSD
History / Biographical Note
Pavel Nikolaevich Chizhov, oficer of Russian Imperial Army, Colonel, was born on August 26, 1882 in St. Petersburg. Participated in World War I. After the October Revolution of 1917, fought in the Volunteer Army (Dobrovol'cheskaia armiia), participated in the Iassy-Don March (Drozdovsky's March). From May 1920 - in the Russian Army of General Denikin.
He was married to Colonel Aleksander Adamovich Romanus' daughter, Romanus (Polonskaia) Liudmila Aleksandrovna (she was persecuted in 1937 and died of exhaustion in the Karaganda camp in 1941), and had two children in this marriage - daughter Margarita and son Igor.
Emigrated to Yugoslavia and, after World War II, to the United States. Member of the monarchist movement. Remarried and had two daughters. He died in 1961 in Hollywood (USA).