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Maksim Maksimovich Kovalevskii Papers, 1873-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/M.M. Kovalevskiĭ
Bib ID 4077709 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kovalevskiĭ, M. M. (Maksim Maksimovich), 1851-1916; Lavrov, P. L. (Petr Lavrovich), 1823-1900; Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904; Mili︠u︡kov, P. N. (Pavel Nikolaevich), 1859-1943; Struve, Petr Berngardovich, 1870-1944; Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883; Mikhaĭlovskiĭ, N. K. (Nikolaĭ Konstantinovich), 1842-1904
Title Maksim Maksimovich Kovalevskii Papers, 1873-1950
Physical Description 400 items (4 boxes; 1 oversized folder)
Language(s) Russian .
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Material is arranged into three series.


Scope and Content

The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and printed materials. Correspondence includes 82 letters from Maksim Kovalevskiĭ to the mathematician Sofii︠a︡ Kovalevskai︠a︡; 69 letters from Petr Lavrov to Kovalevskiĭ; and letters to Kovalevskiĭ from Anton Chekhov (typed copies), Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovskiĭ, Pavel Mili︠u︡kov, Petr Struve, and Ivan Turgenev (typed copy). Manuscripts consist of Kovalevskiĭ's handwritten memoirs, with a typed copy and some printed excerpts. Documents consist of Kovalevskiĭ's diplomas from the University of Berlin (1873), the Russian Imperial Academy of Sciences (1899), and the Deputazione Veneta di Storia Patria (1901).

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Petr E. Kovalevskiĭ. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1954.

Papers: Source of acquisition--Maksim E. Kovalevskiĭ via Beatrice Stillman. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1980.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1980.

Papers Processed 03/--/80.

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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Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
diplomas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Journalists, Soviet Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

A historian and sociologist, Kovalevskiĭ taught in western Europe as well as Russia. His major works included "Pervobytnoe pravo" (1886) and"Proiskhozhdenie sovremennoĭ demokratii" (1895-1899). Kovalevskiĭ served in the State Duma and the State Council, and from 1909 was the publisher of "Vestnik Evropy.".

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Amfiteatrov, Aleksandr Valentinovich

Box 1 Anichkov, Evgenii Vasil'evich

Box 1 Anichkova, Anna Mitrofanova

Box 1 Annenskii, Nikolai Fedorovich

Box 1 Arsen'ev, Sergei Vasil'evich

Box 1 Belogolovoi, N.A.

Box 1 Bernatskii, Mikhail Vladimirovich

Box 1 Boborykin, Petr Dmitrievich

Box 1 Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich

Box 1 Chernov, I.

Box 1 Davydov, M.N.

Box 1 Deruzhinskii, Vladimir

Box 1 Dolgorukov, P.

Box 1 Dril', Dmitrii

Box 1 Dzhanshiev, Grigorii

Box 1 El'snits, A.

Box 1 Gagarin, A.

Box 1 Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich

Box 1 Goncharova-Lampitskaia, Vera

Box 1 Grabar', Vladimir Emmanuilovich

Box 1 Gradovskii, Aleksandr Dmitrievich

Box 1 Gredeskul1, Nikolai

Box 1 Gruzenberg, Semen Osipovich

Box 1 Gubarev, Dmitrii N.

Box 1 Gurevich, Liubov Iakovlevna

Box 1 Gusakov, A.

Box 1 Iashchenko, Aleksandr Semenovich

Box 1 Iasinskii, Mikhail

Box 1 Isaev, Andrei Alekseevich

Box 1 Iurasov, N.

Box 1 Kareev, Nikolai Ivanovich

Box 1 Katkov, Vasilii Davydovich

Box 1 Khrushchov, Pavel Dmitrievich

Box 1 Kiprichnikov, N.

Box 1 Konanova, Mariia

Box 1 Konchevskaia, Nadezhda Vladimirovna

Box 1 Korotaev, M.

Box 1 Kotliarevskii, Sergei Andreevich

Box 1 Kovalevskii, Maksim Maksimovich

Box 1 Krauz-Kelles, Kazimierz

Box 1 Kulakovskaia, E.

Box 1 Kupernik, L.

Box 2 Lappo-Danilevskii, Aleksandr Sergeevich

Box 2 Loris-Melikov, Ivan Zakharovich

Box 2 Lavrov, Petr Lavrovich

Box 2 Lunacharskii, Platon Vasil'evich

Box 2 Magaziner, Ia.

Box 2 Mechnikov, Il'ia Il'ich

Box 2 Mechnikova, Ol'ga

Box 2 Mikhailovskli, Nikolai Konstantinovich

Box 2 Miliukov, Pavel Nikolaevich

Box 2 Minzes, Boris

Box 2 Novikova, Ol'ga Alekseevna

Box 2 Olsuf'eva, Anna

Box 2 Olsuf'eva, Elizaveta

Box 2 Pleshcheev, A.

Box 2 Posner, Stanisaw

Box 2 Pospelov, A.S.

Box 2 Potapenko, Ignatii Nikolaevich

Box 2 Pypin, Aleksandr Nikolaevich

Box 2 Rappaport, S.

Box 2 Riasanov, Arkadii Ivanovich

Box 2 Roberti, Evgenii VasilTevich de

Box 2 Rusanov, Nikolai

Box 2 Semevskii, Vasilii Ivanovich

Box 2 Shcherb^tov, Aleksandr Petrovich

Box 2 Shishko, Leonid Emroanuilovich

Box 2 Sobolevskii, V.M.

Box 2 Soldatenkov, P.

Box 2 Struve, Petr Berngardovich

Box 2 Sultanova, Ekaterina

Box 2 Suvorin, Aleksei Sergeevich

Box 2 Taranovskii, Fedor Vasil'evich

Box 2 Tugan-Baranovskii, Mikhail I.

Box 2 Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich

Box 2 Ustinov, V.

Box 2 Vinaver, Maksim Moiseevich

Box 2 Vyrubov, G.

Box 2 Zhul, Ian

Series II: Memoirs of Maksim Kovaleskii

Box 3 Original Notebooks

Box 4 Typed Copies of Memoirs

Series III: Printed Materials

Box 4 Petitions

Box 4 Osoboe nastavlenie senatoram

Box Oversized Folder Diplomas from Berlin University, 1873

Box Oversized Folder Russian Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1899

Folder Oversized Folder Deputazione Veneta di Storia Patria, 1901