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At a Glance
Scope and Content
Most of the collection consists of letters to Golśteĭn; there are some as well to her second husband, Vladimir A. Gol'shtein. The materials reflect Gol'shtein ties to Russian liberalism and populism and also to both French and Russian art and literature. There are groups of cataloged letters from Renʹe Arcos (15), Mykhailo Drahomaniv (52), Andrʹe Fontainas (31), Renʹe Ghil (32), Viacheslav Ivanov (17), Petr Lavrov (49), Vladimir Vernadskii (20), and Maksimilian Voloshin (29). There are also items by Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Henri Martin Barzun, Henri Bergson, Ivan Bunin, Sergei Diagilev, Paul Fort, Vladislav Khodasevich, Aristide Maillol, and Odilon Redon. Manuscripts are chiefly by Golśhteĭn, and include her memoirs on Drahomaniv. There are also poems by Voloshin and by Konstantin Bal'mont. Subject files deal with such topics as the Russian famine of 1891-92 and the Russian Liberation Committee at the time of the Civil War. There is a copy of Gol'shtein's book, "Serf Life in Russia."
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
Existence and Location of Copies
Microfilm 96-2026-1: 1. Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich v.p., 1901-1920 + n.d. To Aleksandra Vasil'evna Gol!shtein 20 a.l.s. 1 t.l.s. 1 p.l.s. 6 a.p.c.s. 2. Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich Moscow, 11 Nov. 1910 To Aleksandra Vasil'evna Gol'shtein a.l.s., 2p. (with poems enclosed) Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich "la ne prosil...;" "Teper1 ia mertv..." Moscow, 7 Nov. 1910 2 a.ms.s. (poems) 3. Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich (Poems) n.p., n.d. 3 a.ms.s. 2 a.ms. 3 t.ms.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1951.
Papers: Source of acquisition--George and Nina Vernadsky. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1953.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1951.
Papers Accessioned 1953.
Papers Processed 03/--/82.
Papers Revised 12/--/82.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
A Russian emigre in France from the 1870s until her death.