|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
Scope and Content
The collection includes cataloged photographs (Nicholas II, Grigoriĭ Semenov) and arranged correspondence to both Semchevskiĭ and his wife. The main item in the collection is Semchevskiĭ's eight-part memoir which describes his childhood in Tbilisi, his service as kamer-pazh (page of the bedchamber) to Nicholas II and his military career in World War I and the Civil War. It also describes Semchevskiĭ's life as an emigre in Berlin, where he ran a bookstore, in England, where he manufactured motorcycles, in Austria, where he worked at an oil refinery, and eventually in the United States. There are also documents (such as military records and passports) and a photograph of Semchevskiĭ and his wife taken in 1921.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1975.
Papers: Source of acquisition--K. V. Semchevskiĭ. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1976.
Papers: Source of acquisition--K. V. Semchevskiĭ. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1977.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1975.
Papers Accessioned 1976.
Papers Accessioned 1977.
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.