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Herzen Family Correspondence, 1832-1877

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Herzen
Bib ID 4077599 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Herzen family ; Herzen, Aleksandr, 1812-1870 ; Herzen, Natalii︠a︡, 1817-1852 ; Herzen, Natalie, 1844-1936 ; Ogarev, N. P. (Nikolaĭ Platonovich), 1813-1877 ; Herzen, Nikolaĭ
Title Herzen Family Correspondence, 1832-1877
Physical Description 260 items (2 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
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.

Arrangement

Description

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

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Herzen Family Correspondence; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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

Processing Information

Correspondence Accessioned 1952.

Correspondence Processes 06/--/79.

Revision Description

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

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Astrakov, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich, 1809-1842 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Astrakova, T. A. (Tatʹi︠a︡na Alekseevna), 1814-1892 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Aleksandr I. Herzen was a Russian socialist writer.