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Emmanuil Pavlovich Benningsen Papers, 1875-1955

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/E.P. Benningsen.
Bib ID 4077606 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bennigsen, Ė. P., graf (Ėmmanuil Pavlovich), 1875-1955 ; Benningsen, Ekaterina Platonovna ; Ignatév, P.P ; Ignatév, Leonid ; Denikina, Ksenii︠a︡ Vasilʹevna, 1892-1973
Title Emmanuil Pavlovich Benningsen Papers, 1875-1955
Physical Description 750 items (2 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

The collection includes more than 100 letters to Benningsen from P.P. Ignatév, the last Minister of Imperial Russia, written in 1920-1921; and correspondence between Benningsen and his wife, Ekaterina Platonovna Benningsen, and Ksenii︠a︡ V. Denikina. Several manuscripts by E. P. Benningsen are also included: a long memoir which treats the history of the Benningsen family, his own government and Red Cross service, the 1917 Revolution and the Civil War, and emigration in France and Brazil. There are copies of his lectures and articles on historical topics; a lengthy essay on the character of modern politics called "Ce que la vie m'a enseigne"̀; and a number of reviews of books dealing with Russia. There are two sets of subject files: one containing materials relating to the activities of the "Soi︠u︡z Pazheĭ" (an emigre organization of former members of the Corps of Pages); the other, materials relating to the efforts by former officers of the Kavalergardskiĭ Regiment to recover a trove of silver objects belonging to them that they had deposited in the State Treasury at the beginning of World War I and which finally ended up in Belgrade. A brief biographical note on her husband by Ekaterina P. Benningsen and a few photographs complete the collection.

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This collection is located on-site.

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Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1953.

Papers Accessioned 1955.

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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Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Emigration and immigration -- Brazil -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Red Cross Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

A government official, zemstvo activist, Octobrist deputy to the III and IV State Dumas, and leading official of the Russian Red Cross during the First World War and in the emigration.