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Louis Guy Michael Memoirs, 1960

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Call No.: BAR Ms. 22.
Bib ID 4077827 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Michael, Louis Guy, ca. 1870-1967
Title Louis Guy Michael Memoirs, 1960
Physical Description 214 pages (214 pages)
Language(s) English .
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Description

Summary

The bound memoirs "Russian Experience 1910-1917" discuss Michael's adventures in Russia in 1910-1917. In 1910 he was hired by the Bessarabian provincial zemstvo to help landlords and peasants in that province improve their corn yields; he stayed there until 1916, when he returned to the United States. The first half of the memoirs covers these years, including extensive commentary on Bessarabian peasants, gentry, zemstvo politics, and some information on World War I. In 1917 he returned on a mission to study the Russian grain trade. He sailed across the Pacific with the American Red Cross Mission, spent August in Petrograd, and then travelled around Russia's Black Sea ports in September-November. In early November, he returned to Petrograd, and finally left Russia by the Trans-Siberian railroad in December. While the first half of these memoirs includes much first-hand information, the second half, on 1917, is more derivative in nature.

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Processing Information

Memoirs Accessioned 1980.

Memoirs Processed 07/--/80.

Revision Description

2020-04-27 PDF removed. jg

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Agriculture -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bessarabia (Moldavian S.S.R. and Ukraine) -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Social conditions, 1801-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Michael was an agronomist who studied at Columbia in 1904-1906.