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At a Glance
Material is arranged into three series Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Manuscripts, Photographs, and Subject Files; Series III: Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Scope and Content
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, subject files, and printed materials. The bulk of the correspondence consists of copies of reports and dispatches sent by Botkin to the Council of Ambassadors (in Paris) in 1919-35. Also included are many letters to Botkin by Baron V. Osten-Saken, and Botkin's letterbooks for 1930-34. Manuscripts include Botkin's memoirs. Extensive subject files concern Russian prisoners of of war in World War I, the Civil War in the Baltic region, and the emigration in Germany in the 1920s and 30s. Also included are miscellaneous materials relating to the Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 19th and early 20th centuries, including consular correspondence, departmental circulars, passports, and texts of treaties. There is a letter signed by the painter Orest Kiprenskiĭ, and letters and documents signed by such officials as Aleksandr Izzvolśkiĭ, V.N. Lamzdorf, Ivan Paskevich, Sergeĭ Sazonov, and Sergeĭ Uvarov. These items were collected by Botkin.
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Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1962.
Papers Accessioned 1969.
Papers Processed 05/--/79.
Papers Revised 05/--/82.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Imperial diplomat before the 1917 Revolution, and was representative of the emigre Russian Council of Ambassadors in Berlin from 1919 into the 1930s.