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Aleksandra Gol'shtein Papers, 1876-1937

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Golśhteĭn
Bib ID 4077556 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Golśhteĭn, Aleksandra Vasilévna, 1850-1937; Golśhteĭn, Vladimir A; Arcos, René, 1880-; Baltrušaitis, Jurgis, 1873-1944; Barzun, 1881-1973; Bergson, Henri, 1859-1941; Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953; Drahominov, Mykaĭlo Petrovych, 1841-1895; Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929; Fontaine, Andrʹe, 1865-; Fort, Paul, 1872-1960; Ghil, René, 1862-1925; Ivanov, V. I. (Vi︠a︡cheslav Ivanovich), 1866-1949; Khodasevich, V. F. (Vladislav Felit͡sianovich), 1886-1939; Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944; Lavrov, P. L. (Petr Lavrovich), 1823-1900; Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916; Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich, 1877-1932; Vernadskiĭ, V. I. (Vladimir Ivanovich), 1863-1945; Balʹmont, Konstantin Dmitrievich, 1867-1942
Title Aleksandra Gol'shtein Papers, 1876-1937
Physical Description 4500 items (12 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
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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."

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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

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Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1951.

Papers Accessioned 1953.

Papers Processed 03/--/82.

Papers Revised 12/--/82.

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

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Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature -- France Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

A Russian emigre in France from the 1870s until her death.

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Series I: Correspondence

Subseries I.1: Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Arcos, Rene

Box 1 Bal'mont, Konstantin Dmitrievich

Box 1 Baltrusaitis, Jurgis

Box 1 Barzun, Henri-Martin

Box 1 Batiushkov, Fedor Dmitrievich

Box 1 Benois, Aleksandr Nikolaevich

Box 1 Bergson, Henri

Box 1 Biriukov, Pavel Ivanovich

Box 1 Bogucharskii, Vasilii Iakovlevich

Box 1 Bourgault-Ducoudray, Louis Albert

Box 1 Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich

Box 1 Bunina, Vera TT

Box 1 Diagilev, Sergei Pavlovich

Box 1 Drahomaniv, Mykhailo Petrovich

Box 1 Duhamel, Georges

Box 1 Fedorov, Mikhail Mikhailovich

Box 1 Filosofov, Dmitrii Vladimirovi

Box 1 Fontainas, Andre

Box 1 Fort, Paul

Box 1 Geraud, Andre (Pertinax)

Box 1 Ghil, Rene

Box 1 Gi raud. Albert

Box 1 Golenishchev-Kutuzov, Nikolaevich

Box 1 Grevs, Ivan Mikhailovich

Box 2 II'in, Ivan Aleksandrovich

Box 2 Ivanov, Viacheslav Ivanovich

Box 2 Khodasevich, Vladislav Felitsianovich

Box 2 Kizevetter, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich

Box 2 Kleiber, Iosif Andreevich

Box 2 Kornilov, Aleksandr A.

Box 2 Korolenko, Vladimir Galaktionovich

Box 2 Lanceray, Evgenii Evgen'evich

Box 2 Lavrov, Petr Lavrovich

Box 3 Le Braz, Anatole

Box 3 Lukash, Ivan Sozontovich

Box 3 Maillol, Aristide

Box 3 Makovskii, Sergei Konstantinovich

Box 3 Miklashevskii, Aleksandr Nikolaevich

Box 3 Miliukov, Pavel Nikolaevich

Box 3 Nosar1, Georgii

Box 3 Novgorodtsev, Pavel Ivanovich

Box 3 Ol'denburg, Sergei Fedorovich

Box 3 Ol'denburg, Sergei Sergeevich

Box 3 Ostrogorskii, Viktor Petrovich

Box 3 Pogodin, Mikhail L'vovich

Box 3 Redon, Odilon

Box 3 Riabushinskii, Nikolai Pavlovich .

Box 3 Rodichev, Fedor Izmailovich

Box 3 Rostovtsev, Mikhail Ivanovich

Box 3 Royere, Jean

Box 3 Rozhdestvenskii, Dmitrii Sergeevich

Box 3 Shakhovskoi, Dmitrii Ivanovich

Box 3 Shervashidze, Aleksandr Konstantinovich

Box 3 Shmelev, Ivan Sergeevich

Box 3 Stelletskii, Dmitrii Semenovich

Box 3 Struve, Gleb Petrovich

Box 3 Struve, Petr Berngardovich

Box 3 Teslenko, Nikolai Vasil'evich

Box 3 Tolstaia, Sof'ia

Box 3 Tolstoi, Aleksei Nikolaevich

Box 3 Trukhanova, Natal'ia Vladimirovna

Box 3 Tyrkova-Williams, Ariadna V.

Box 3 Vernadskii, Vladimir Ivanovich

Box 3 Vernadsky, George

Box 3 Volkov, Fedor

Box 3 Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich

Subseries I.2: Arranged Correspondence

Box 4 A

Box 4 Afans'eva, Zhenia

Box 4 B, (2 folders)

Box 4 Bal'mont, Ekaterina

Box 4 Bekariukov family

Box 4 Bergonier, E.A.

Box 4 Bezobrazov, Mariia & Pavel, (2 folders)

Box 4 Bicherakhov, Lazar

Box 4 Botkin family

Box 5 C

Box 5 Charpentier, J. & L.

Box 5 Ciolkovska, Muriel

Box 5 D, (2 folders)

Box 5 Dobiash-Ro zhdestvenskaia,0. A., (2 folders)

Box 5 Drahomanova, Liudmila M.

Box 5 E

Box 5 F

Box 5 Fillonneau family

Box 5 G, (2 folders)

Box 5 Ghil, Alice Rene

Box 5 Glotov, Ia.

Box 5 Gol'shtein, A.V. (to various people)

Box 6 Grevs, Mariia S. (2 folders; with letters to her & Ivan M. Grevs)

Box 6 H

Box 6 I-J

Box 6 Ignat'ev, Aleksei & Nikolai

Box 6 Ivanova-Zinov'eva, Lidiia, & A. Ivanov

Box 6 Jerrold family

Box 6 K, (2 folders)

Box 6 Keller, Inez Rice

Box 7 Kravchenko, Nikolai

Box 7 L

Box 7 La Chesnais, P.

Box 7 Liakhotskii, Anton M. (Kuz'ma)

Box 7 Lodyzhenskaia, O.

Box 7 M, (2 folders)

Box 7 Mechnikova, Ol'ga

Box 7 Montefiore, Dora, (4 folders)

Box 8 Mozhaiskaia, Matil'da

Box 8 Murat, Serge

Box 8 N

Box 8 Nosar', Nina

Box 8 O

Box 8 P, (2 folders)

Box 8 R

Box 8 Russian university in Paris, 1901 (letters to Iu. S. Gamburov), 1901

Box 8 S, (2 folders)

Box 8 Semenova, Nataliia (nee Gol'shtein)

Box 8 Shaikevich, M.

Box 9 Shishmanova-Drahomanova, Lidiia

Box 9 Shveikovskii, N. & M.

Box 9 Struve family

Box 9 Sviatlovskii, Evgenii V.

Box 9 T

Box 9 Tikhonravov, Viktor & Mikhail

Box 9 U

Box 9 V

Box 9 Variot, Jean

Box 9 Vernadskaia, Nataliia E.

Box 10 W-Z

Box 10 Zhukovskii, A. & D.

Box 10 Unidentified (Liuban)

Box 10 Unidentified (Netta P

Box 10 Unidentified (0l'ga)

Box 10 Unidentified (Shura)

Box 10 Unidentified (Vadim)

Box 10 Unidentified, (5 folders)

Series II: Manuscripts

Box 3 Bal'mont, Konstantin Bmitrievich

Box 3 Ghil, Rene

Box 3 Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich

Box 11 Gol'shtein, A.V.

Box 11 Memoirs, chapters 6 & 7

Box 11 "Mikhail Petrovich Dragomanov (vospominaniia)"

Box 11 Notes

Box 11 "Tipy starykh emigrantov. A.M.Liakhotskii-Kuz'ma"

Box 11 Polenova, Nataliia--Elena D. Polenova & Mariia V. Iakunchikova

Series III: Subject Files and Miscellaneous

Subject Files

Box 11 "Affaire Berg,", 1886

Box 11 Artel "Krinitsa," Novorossiisk okrug

Box 11 Famine of 1891-92, (2 folders)

Box 11 Gol'shtein, Alekkandra V. (biographical)

Box 11 Obshchestvo Russkikh Khudozhnikov: Paris Exhibition, 190*+

Box 11 Russian Liberation Committee

Box 12 Miscellaneous

Box 12 Books

Box 12 "Katalog biblioteki P.L.Lavrova i M.P.Gotsa. Prafea, 1938"

Box 12 Typed copies of Lavrov letters, 1876-82 &, undated