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Material is arranged into three series.
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 1919-1935. Also included are many letters to Botkin by Baron V. Osten-Saken, and Botkin's letterbooks for 1930-1934. Manuscripts include Botkin's memoirs. Extensive subject files concern Russian prisoners of war in World War I, the Civil War in the Baltic region, and the emigration in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s. 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 Kiprenskii, and letters and documents signed by such officials as Aleksandr Izvol'skii, V. N. Lamzdorf, Ivan Paskevich, Sergei Sazonov, and Sergei Uvarov. These items were collected by Botkin.
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Restrictions on Access
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Sergei Dmitrievich Botkin 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--1962.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1969.
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.
2021-05-08 Authorities and notes revised, updated and expanded. ksd
History / Biographical Note
Sergei Dmitrievich Botkin (1869-1945), Imperial diplomat before the 1917 Revolution, and was representative of the emigre Russian Council of Ambassadors in Berlin from 1919 into the 1930s.