The collection includes copies of official communiques sent and received by the Russian Imperial Embassy in London for the period 1886-1890 and 1919-1922; copies of reports forwarded by E.V. Sablin to the Council of Ambassadors in Paris, for the period 1922-1937; correspondence grouped around specific subjects; "case files" containing letters from and on behalf of individual Russian emigres wishing to enter Great Britain or to adjust their immigrant status; and letters received by E.V. Sablin and his wife Nadezhda Ivanovna from various persons, together with carbon copies of their replies. The most voluminous correspondence is between E.V. Sablin and V.A. Maklakov, V. Dobuzhinskiĭ, Joseph P. Kennedy, Aleksandr F. Kerenskiĭ, Vladimir V. Nabokov, Fedor I. Shali︠a︡pin, Petr and Gleb Struve, Adri︠a︡na V. Trykova-Williams etc. The remainder of the collection consists of manuscripts of articles and speeches both by Sablin and by others; public statements issued by Sablin in mimeograph form; miscellaneous mimeo material; clippings from both the Russian emigre press and British and French newspapers of articles by and about Sablin; as well as miscellaneous clippings, books, booklets, leaflets, performance programs, newsletters, Russian language newspapers published in England, photographs and several drawings and watercolor sketches.
(This series consists of several sub-groups of incoming and outgoing correspondence. For the period prior to and immediately following the revolution, there are copies of dispatches sent, as well as received, by the Russian Imperial Embassy in London. Beginning with 1922 and extending through 1929 the arranged correspondence consists exclusively of carbon copies of "Reports" submitted by E.V. Sablin to the Council of Ambassadors in Paris. By 1930 these reports are interspersed with carbon copies of miscellaneous other outgoing correspondence, and by 1936 this sub-group consists exclusively of the latter. For the 1940s the arranged correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, is grouped around individual cases on whose behalf Sablin intervened. Also incorporated into the series are letters received by E.V.t-Sablin and his wife Nadezhda Ivanovna; carbon copies of letters sent by Sablin to V.A. Maklakov, his most constant correspondent; and a small series of correspondence files grouped around individual subjects.)
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Papers Accessioned 1953.
Papers Processed 06/--/81.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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Member of the diplomatic corps at the Russian Imperial Embassy in London from 1914 until 1924, the year Great Britain recognized the USSR, and subsequently the unofficial representative of the Russian emigre community in England.