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At a Glance
This collection includes a short typed biography of Bert'e-Delagard (titled "Autobiographical note") with holograph edits; photographs of Bert'e-Delagard, his sister Sofiia L'vovna and Aleksandra Karlovna Barantsova; lists and photographs of ancient jewelry items found in the Greek cities on the shores of the Black and Azov seas from Bert'e-Delagard collection; architectural plans of Bert'e-Delagard house; 1918 issue of Izvestiia︡ Tavricheskoĭ Uchenoĭ Arkhivnoĭ Kommissiĭ dedicated to Bert'e-Delagard; publication of Bert'e-Delagard article "Proshloe Koreiza."
Using the Collection
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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.
This collection is located on-site.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Aleksandr L'vovich Bert'e-Delagard Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Mariia Nikolaevna Kaliaeva. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1965.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1965.
Papers Processed 01/--/79.
Formerly part of Bakhmeteff (BAR) General Ms Collection with Coll No. BAR Gen Ms Coll/Bert'e-Delagard.
2020-02-26 PDF removed. jg
2022-09-01 authorities revised, notes revised and expanded, bio note added; new collection number was assigned as a part of the project of integrating BAR General Ms into BAR manuscript collection. ksd
History / Biographical Note
Aleksandr L'vovich Bert'e-Delagard (Berthier-Delagarde; 1842-1917), Russian archaeologist, historian, numismatist, Engineer Major General. Researcher of Crimea, Vice-president of the Odessa Society of History and Antiquities (1899-1919), member of the Moscow Archaeological Society, Odessa Branch of the Russian Technical Society, corresponding member of the Imperial Archaeological Commission, Taurida Scientific Archive Commission. For a long time he was engaged in military and civil engineering. In 1887 he retired from the service and devoted himself to research of history, archeology, numismatics, architecture of Crimea. Participated in excavations of Chersonesos, investigated necropolis of Feodosia, Roman sanctuaries near Yalta, Suuk-Su and others. He was one of the first to use metrological data in the study of monetary systems. Built up some of the richest collections such as library of rare editions and books on Crimean subjects; collection of objects of Crimean Tatar everyday life; collection of Crimean coins and coins found in Crimea; collection of Crimean archaeological finds.