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Sergei Dmitrievich Botkin Papers, 1830-1970

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Botkin.
Bib ID 4078058 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Botkin, Sergeĭ Dmitrievich, 1869-1945
Title Sergei Dmitrievich Botkin Papers, 1830-1970
Physical Description 3500 items (9 boxes; 2 oversized folders)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Sergei Dmitrievich Botkin Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1962.

Papers Accessioned 1969.

Papers Processed 05/--/79.

Papers Revised 05/--/82.

Revision Description

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

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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Bakhmeteff, George, 1847-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bernat︠s︡kīĭ, M. V. (Mikhail Vladimirovich), 1876- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Germany -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Girs, Mikhail Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ilʹin, I. A. (Ivan Aleksandrovich), 1883-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Izvolʹskiĭ, A. P. (Aleksandr Petrovich), 1856-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kiprenskiĭ, Orest Adamovich, 1782 or 1783-1836 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lamzdorf, V. N., graf (Vladimir Nikolaevich), 1844-1907 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maklakov, V. A. (Vasiliĭ Alekseevich), 1870-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Merezhkovsky, Dmitry Sergeyevich, 1865-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Osten-Saken, Wolf, Freiherr von der, 1887- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paskevich, Ivan Fedorovich, svetleĭshiĭ kni︠a︡zʹ Varshavskiĭ, 1782-1856 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russia -- Foreign relations -- 1894-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russkai︠a︡ pravoslavnai︠a︡ t︠s︡erkovʹ zagranit︠s︡eĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sazonov, Sergeĭ Dmitrievich, 1861-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Uvarov, Sergeĭ Semenovich, graf, 1786-1855 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vrangel', Petr Nikolaevich, Baron, 1878-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.