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At a Glance
Scope and content
The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, a subject file, and printed materials. The correspondence includes a letter from Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, and one from Nikolaĭ Roerich. There is an essay about Metropolitan Platon by I︠O︡ann Chepelev, and a number of photographs depicting church officials and White army leaders. There is a subject file concerning Platon's meeting in 1919 with President Wilson. The collection also contains articles and clippings by and about the Metropolitan, and there are several books and pamphlets as well. The materials were collected by his daughter and grandson; many of the items are photocopies.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Barbara and Walter Ouspensky (Varvara and Vladimir Uspenskiĭ) via Ksenii︠a︡ Denikina. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1967.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Barbara and Walter Ouspensky (Varvara and Vladimir Uspenskiĭ) via Ksenii︠a︡ Denikina. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1969.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1967.
Papers Accessioned 1969.
Papers Processed 03/--/82.
Papers Revised 09/--/82.
History / Biographical Note
Metropolitan Platon, born Porfiriĭ Rozhdestvenskiĭ, was an Orthodox church leader in Russia and the United States.