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At a Glance
Material is arranged into four series Series I: Cataloged Material; Series II: Arranged Correspondence; Series III: Arranged Manuscripts and Documents; Series IV: Subject Files
Scope and Content
The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, subject files, photographs, and printed materials. Correspondence in the collection includes 1 item from Ivan Bunin, 2 from Vladimir Davydov, and many from G.A. Alekseev. Mendeleev's extensive memoirs, "Svet i teni v moeĭ zhizni," discuss his childhood and youth, government service, World War I, the 1917 Revolution and the Civil War, and life in the emigration up to 1933. Subject files in this collection concern the Prague Russian Archive, the Union of the Russian Nobility, Vladimir Davydov, the Russian Imperial family in the emigration, and other topics. Printed materials include an almost complete set of the weekly "Parizhskiĭ Vestnik" (1942-44).
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1952.
Papers Processed 02/--/80.
Papers Revised 07/--/81.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Mendeleev's government career included service in the Ministry of Justice, the Imperial Chancery, and the Council of Ministers; in 1904-1906 he was a close associate of Sergeĭ Witte. He was subsequently a member of the State Council and Marshall of the Tver ́nobility. In the emigration he lived in France, was president of the Union of the Russian Nobility (Soi︠u︡z Russkikh Dvori︠a︡n), and representative of the Prague Russian Archive.