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Papers of Petr S. Makhrov, consisting primarily of extensive manuscript memoirs. Emigrating to France, he became a leading figure in the "Soviet patriotic" movement during and after World War II. His memoirs, in thousands of pages, discuss all aspects of his career. The papers also include correspondence, documents, photographs, and printed materials. There are orders (prikazy) from World War I and the Civil War, and reports and telegrams from his time in Poland. There is a copy of "Russkie v Gallipoli" autographed by Wrangel, and a photograph album entitled "Russkai︠a︡ armii︠a︡ na Balkanakh." Also included is the 1841 report of the director of the Imperial Military Academy in St. Petersburg, General Sukhozanet.
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This collection is located on-site.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1952.
Papers Accessioned 1962.
Papers Accessioned 1965.
Papers Processed 01/--/80.
Papers Accessioned 1960.
Papers Accessioned 1963.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Makhrov entered the army as a private in the 1890s, and then worked his way up through the ranks. He achieved general's rank during World War I. He was White army chief of staff under Denikin and Wrangel in 1920, and then served as Wrangel's military representative in Poland in 1920-1921.