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At a Glance
Scope and Content
Correspondence of members of the Herzen family, especially Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen and his wife Natal'ia. Most of the letters were written by A. I. Herzen and his wife to Tat'iana Alekseevna Astrakova and her husband Nikolai Ivanovich in the period 1838-1851. There are also seven letters from Tat'ana Astrakova to Natal'ia Herzen; one letter from Nikolai Platonovich Ogarev to Nikolai Astrakov; and letters from three of the Herzen children (Aleksandr, Natal'ia, and Nikolai) to Tat'ana Astrakova. The letters in Box 1 were first published in "Novyi Zhurnal" nos. 46-51 (1956-1957), and then in "Neizdannye pis'ma A. I. Gertsena k N. I. i T. A. Astrakovym" (New York, 1957), edited by Ludwig Domherr. These consist of all letters by Aleksandr Herzen in the collection, plus a selection of letters by Natal'ia Herzen, including all those partly written by Aleksandr Herzen or with notes or postscripts by him. The other letters in this collection have not been published.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
Readers wishing to use the letters in Box 1 must use the published versions (see summary for description of references).
This collection is located on-site.
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); Herzen Family Correspondence; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Correspondence: Source of acquisition--Mrs. Charles Rist via Vasiliĭ A. Maklakov. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1952.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Correspondence Accessioned 1952.
Correspondence Processes 06/--/79.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2021-05-26 Authorities and notes reviewed, updated and expanded. ksd
History / Biographical Note
Aleksandr I. Herzen was a Russian socialist writer.