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Aleksei F. and Liubov A. Girs Papers, 1913-1963

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Bar Ms Coll/Girs
Bib ID 4077550 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Girs, A. F. (Alekseĭ Fedorovich), 1871- ; Girs, Li︠u︡bov ́A., . ca. 1965
Title Aleksei F. and Liubov A. Girs Papers, 1913-1963
Physical Description 25 items (1 box)
Language(s) Russian .

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Scope and Content

One letter, manuscripts, and printed materials of Alekseĭ F. Girs and of his wife, Li︠u︡bov ́A. Girs. The letter, dated 1914, when Girs was governor of Minsk, is addressed to N.A. Maklakov. Alekseĭ Gir's memoirs cover such topics as his service in Estland; Petr Stolypin; the "Jewish question;" Tsar Nicholas II; and independent Estonia, where he lived in 1918-24. There are also two reports by Girs from the time of his service in Minsk. Li︠u︡bov ́Girs is represented chiefly by diaries from 1901-18, particularly on Odessa in 1905-06; Stolypin's murder in 1911; and Nizhniĭ Novgorod in 1917. Among the printed materials are announcements of Gir's accession to the Minsk governorship in 1914-1915.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1955.

Papers Accessioned 1960.

Papers Accessioned 1965.

Papers Processed 05/--/79.

Papers Revised 11/--/82.

Papers Accessioned 1957.

Papers Accessioned 1963.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Announcements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Estonia -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jewish question Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1894-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stolypin, Petr Arkadevich, 1862-1911 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Alekseĭ F. Girs served as assistant governor of Estland province and as governor of Kiev, Minsk, and Nizhniĭ Novgorod provinces in late Imperial Russia.