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Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and printed materials of General Aleksiei Alekseevich Brusilov and his wife Nadezhda Vladimirovna. The correspondence is largely copies of their letters from 1914-1918 and her correspondence after his death. The manuscripts include part of his memoirs and several of her minor manuscripts, including an incomplete memoir. There are family photographs as well as photographs of Brusilov in military dress. Printed materials relate to Brusilov's career in the Imperial and Red armies and his rehabilitation by the Soviets in the Khrushchev era.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Aleksei Alekseevich and Nadezhda Vladimirovna Brusilov Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1955.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1955.
Papers Processed 01/--/79.
Papers Revised 06/--/82.
2021-09-02 PDF finding aid converted to EAD; notes revised, updated and expanded. KSD
History / Biographical Note
Aleksei Alekseevich Brusilov (1853-1926), Imperial General during World War I. In 1920 joined the Red army. Died in Moscow from pneumonia. Nadezhda Vladimirovna Brusilova-Zhelikhovskaia (1864—1938), writer, Brusilov's second wife. In 1930 she left for Czechoslovakia for treatment and remained in exile.