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   Evgenii Vasil'evich Sablin Papers, 1886-1949.

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At a Glance

Bib ID:4078021 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Sablin, Evgeniĭ Vasilévich, d. 1949.
Title:Evgenii Vasil'evich Sablin Papers, 1886-1949.
Physical description:29.5 linear feet (59 boxes).
Language(s):In English
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Scope and Content

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.

Series I: Correspondence

(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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Using the Collection


Preferred Citation

[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1953

Papers Processed 06/--/81

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Emigration and immigration--England--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--Soviet Union--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russkai︠a︡ pravoslavnai︠a︡ t︠s︡erkov ́zagranit︠s︡eĭ.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--Foreign relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note


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.

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