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Ol'ga Ivanovna Subbotina Papers, 1846-1954

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Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Subbotina
Bib ID 4078104 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Subbotina, Olǵa Ivanovna, 1886-1963 ; Benckendorff, Marii︠a︡ ; Taube, Elizabeth
Title Ol'ga Ivanovna Subbotina Papers, 1846-1954
Physical Description 6.5 linear feet (8 manuscript boxes; 1 half manuscript box; 6 flat boxes)
Language(s) Russian , French , English .
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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in six series.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, documents, diaries and notebooks, photographs, printed materials and memorabilia of Olǵa Ivanovna Subbotina (or Soubbotine, 1886-1963), her grandmother, Marii︠a︡ Sergeevna Benckendorff, and her sister, Elizaveta Ivanovna Taube (Mrs. Harold Roberts). The correspondence includes letters and telegrams of Aleksandra Fedorovna, Empress of Russia. The letters of Marii︠a︡ Benckendorff's son, Vasiliĭ Dolgorukov, provide information about the Imperial family in 1916-1918. There are diaries and notebooks of Marii︠a︡ Benckendorff, Pavel Konstantinovich Benkendorff, Ol'ga Subbotina and Elizaveta Taube. Among the documents are IDs, birth and marriage certificates, passports, wills, etc. Financial and legal documents include a file entitled "Claim against the National Bank of New York", which contains material about the exile of the Imperial family to Tobolsk and Ekaterinburg, as do other folders. There are photographs of immediate and extended family members, Nicholas II and his family and European royalty. There is also family and Alexandra Fedorovna's, Empress of Russia, memorabilia.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ol'ga Ivanovna Subbotina Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1965.

Papers Accessioned 1969.

Papers Processed 08/--/82.

Papers Accessioned 1967.

The collection was newly processed and new finding aid written by Katia Davidenko in October 2019. During the processing the materials were rehoused, immediate preservation and conservatio matters were addressed, old PDF finding aid was replaced by the new one.

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Alekseĭ Nikolaevich, Czarevitch, son of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1904-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Alexandra, Empress, consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1872-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Anastasii︠a︡ Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1901-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Apponyi, Albert, gróf, 1846-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benkendorff Family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dolgorukov, Vasiliĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elisaveta Ḟeodorovna, Grand Duchess of Russia, Saint, 1864-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- England -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ksenii︠a︡ Aleksandrovna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1875-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marii︠a︡ Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1899-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marīi︠a︡ Ḟeodorovna, Empress, consort of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1847-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nobility -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Olʹga Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1895-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tati︠a︡na Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1897-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Series I: Correspondence, 1876-1947

Arranged in three sub-series. More letters see in Series II: Documents.


Subseries I.1: Alexandra Fedorovna, Empress of Russia, 1912-1916



Box 1 Folder 1 Alexandra Fedorovna, Empress of Russia letters and telegrams to Mariia Sergeevna Benkendorff (3 autograph letters and 2 telegrams), 1912-1916


Subseries I.2: Family Correspondence, 1886-1939, undated


Benkendorff, Mariia Sergeevna correspondence, 1915-1928


Box 1 Folder 2 with Ol'ga Subbotina, 1916-1921, undated


Box 1 Folder 3 with Elizaveta Taube, 1915-1928, undated


Box 1 Folder 4 with Mitropolit Evlogii and Archbishop Vladimir, 1927, undated


Box 1 Folder 5 Dolgorukaia, Varvara: letters to Mariia Sergeevna Benkendorff, undated


Box 1 Folder 6 Dolgorukii, Aleksandr Sergeevich: letters to Mariia Benkendorff and Elizaveta Taube, 1920-1921, undated


Dolgorukov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich letters


Box 1 Folder 7 to Mariia Sergeevna Benkendorff, his mother, 1913-1919, undated


Box 1 Folder 8 to Pavel Konstantinovich Benkendorff, his stepfather, 1917


Box 1 Folder 9 to Ol'ga Subbotina, 1916-1918


Box 1 Folder 10-11 to Elizaveta Taube, 1910-1918


Box 1 Folder 12 to Harold Roberts, 1914


Box 1 Folder 12 to Petia [?], 1919


Dolgorukov, Vasilii Aleksandrovich letters


Box 1 Folder 13 to Mariia Sergeevna Benkendorff, his mother, 1900-1918, undated


Box 1 Folder 14 to Pavel Konstantinovich Benkendorff, his stepfather (also included a plan of the house in Tobol'sk where Imperial family stayed in exile), 1913-1918


Box 1 Folder 15 to Elizaveta Taube, 1917


Box 1 Folder 16 Hatzfeldt, Natalie: letters to Mariia Benkendorff and Ol'ga Subbotina, 1926-1935


Box 1 Folder 17 Obolenskii, Aleksei: to Anna Saltykova, [1917]


Box 1 Folder 18 Subbotin, Nikolai: letters to Ol'ga Subbotina, 1924-1930


Subbotina, Ol'ga correspondence:


Box 1 Folder 19 with Elizaveta Taube, 1913-1936


Box 1 Folder 20 letters to Harold Roberts, 1923, 1933


Box 1 Folder 21 letter to Margarita Zorina, 1932


Box 1 Folder 21 letters to unidentified, undated


Various family members letters


Box 1 Folder 22 to Mariia Sergeevna Benkendorff (including letters from Saltykova, and others), 1886-1928


to O'lga Subbotina, 1913-1938


Box 1 Folder 23-25 general letters (including from Sergei Aleksandrovich Dolgorukii, Sergei Taube, Iurii Taube, Kotik Taube, and others), 1922-1938, undated



Box 2 Folder 1 on Subbotina's divorce (also included Nikolai Subbotin's will), 1920-1939


Box 2 Folder 2 to Elizaveta Taube, 1913-1947


Subseries I.3: General and Subject Correspondence, 1876-1940, undated


Various persons letters to:


Box 2 Folder 3 Mariia Sergeevna Benkendorff (including invitations), 1876-1936


Box 2 Folder 4 Ol'ga Subbotina, 1925-1940


Box 2 Folder 5 Elizaveta Taube, 1910-1921


Box 2 Folder 6 Unidentified, undated


Box 2 Folder 7 Calling cards, undated


Subject correspondence


Box 2 Folder 8 Apponyi affair (includes letters from Apponyi, George Benkendorff, Mary Benkendorff, and others), 1930-1931

Series II: Documents, 1846-1948

Arranged in three sub-series. Contains personal, financial, legal documents, including photo IDs.


Subseries II.1: Personal Documents and Wills, 1846-1948


Benkendorff, Mariia Sergeevna, 1846-1933


Box 2 Folder 9 Identification documents (passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, calling cards, other documents), 1846-1923



Flatbox 13 Folder 1 Oversize identification certificates, 1921



Box 2 Folder 10 Wills, 1923-1933


Box 2 Folder 11 Benkendorff, Pavel Konstantinovich (baptism certificate, marriage certificate, passports, pension book, death certificate, will, other documents), 1897-1921


Box 2 Folder 1 Subbotin, Nikolai: will, 1920


Subbotina, Ol'ga


Box 2 Folder 12 Registration ceritificate, residence permit, 1920, 1923



Flatbox 13 Folder 2 Oversize identification certificate, 1924



Box 2 Folder 13 Naturalization papers for Great Britain, 1939-1948


Box 2 Folder 14 Taube, Elizaveta (birth certificate, marriage certificate, registration documents, other), 1885-1919


Subseries II.2: Financial and Legal Documents, 1913-1936, undated


Benkendorff, Mariia Sergeevna


Box 2 Folder 15-16 Register books, account book, 1913-1919,



Box 3 Folder 1-2 Check books, checks, receipts, lists of assets and property, etc., 1914-1917, undated


Benkendorff's finances in Western Europe


Box 3 Folder 3 Letters and bank statements, 1921-1936



Flatbox 13 Folder 1 Memoranda of Agreement, 1933-1934



Box 3 Folder 4 Claim against Soviet authorities for assets left in Russia(appeals, lists of assets, letters, etc.), 1918-1923


Box 3 Folder 5-7 Claim against the National Bank of New York (affidevits, correspondence, etc.), 1923-1936


Box 3 Folder 8 Benkendorff, Pavel Konstantinovich (letters, receipts, other), 1917-1919


Box 3 Folder 9 Dolgorukov, Vasilii Aleksandrovich (check book, bank statement), 1918, undated


Other family members finances


Box 3 Folder 10 Fanny Dolgorukaia: inheritance of "Nashdom", 1922-1924


Box 3 Folder 11 Ivan Taube, Anna Saltykova, and others, 1907-1920


Subseries II.3: General Documents, 1917



Box 1 Folder 14 Plan of the house in Tobol'sk where Imperial family stayed in exile, 1917



Box 3 Folder 12 Plan of Benkendorff's house in St. Petersburg, 1917


Box 3 Folder 13 List of Nicolas II escort in his train after the abdication (copy), 1917


Box 3 Folder 14 Dinner menu; various, 1917

Series III: Diaries, Notebooks, Calendars, Notes, 1917-1936, undated



Box 4 Folder 1 Benkendorff, Mariia Sergeevna: diary and notebook, 1917-1928


Box 4 Folder 2 Benkendorff, Pavel Konstantinovich: notebook and address book, up to Jan. 1921


Box 4 Folder 3-4 Subbotina, Ol'ga: diaries and notebooks (6 items), 1929-1936



Box 5 Folder 1-2 Taube, Elizaveta: diary and notebook, 1919-1924, undated


Box 5 Folder 3 Unidentified various notes, undated

Series IV: Photographs and Prints, 1861-1936, undated

Arranged in three sub-series. Comprises original photographs and prints of immediate and extended family members, Nicholas II family, and European royalty.


Subseries IV.1: Royal Families, 1861-1924, undated


Box 5 Folder 4 Aleksandr II and Mariia Aleksandrovna, et al. (postcard), 1861


Edward VII, King of England, and Alexandra, Queen consort of England


Box 5 Folder 7 Group photo with Maria Fedorovna, 1908



Flatbox 11 Folder 1 Oversized group photo (framed), undated



Flatbox 12 Folder 1 Oversized portrait (framed), undated



Box 5 Folder 5 Elizaveta Fedorovna, Grand Duchess, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (portrait and framed group photo), undated


Box 5 Folder 6 Eugenia, Queen of Spain with her children (signed), 1917


Box 5 Folder 4 George V and Queen Mary, et al. (postcard; also included Prince and Princess Nicholas of Greece and others), undated


Box 5 Folder 4 George, Prince, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina (postcards), undated



Flatbox 11 Folder 2 Kseniia Aleksandrovna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, undated


Flatbox 11 Folder 3 Maria, Queen of Romania (print), undated


Mariia Fedorovna, Empress, consort of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia



Box 5 Folder 7 Group photo and postcard, 1908, 1924



Flatbox 11 Folder 2 Oversized group photo (framed), undated



Box 5 Folder 4 Marina, Princess of Greece (postcards), undated


Nicholas II family


Nicholas II



Box 6 Folder 1-3 Portraits and group photographs and postcards, 1915, undated



Flatbox 12 Folder 2 Lithography, undated



Box 6 Folder 2 Alexandra Fedorovna (portraits and group photographs and postcards), undated


Box 6 Folder 2-3 Anastasiia Nikolaevna, Mariia Nikolaevna, Ol'ga Nikolaevna, Tatiana Nikolaevna (portraits and group photographs and postcards; 2 photos are framed in one frame), 1911, 1915, undated


Aleksei Nikolaevich, Czarevitch


Box 6 Folder 2-3 Portraits and group photographs and postcards, undated



Box 7 Folder 2 In Tobol'sk, 1917



Box 6 Folder 4 Imperial household, undated


Box 6 Folder 5 Palaces (interior and exterior views), undated



Box 5 Folder 8 Romanova, Irina Aleksandrovna, Princess of Russia, 1932


Box 5 Folder 4 Vladimir Kirillovich, Grand Duke, and Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess (postcards), undated


Subseries IV.2: Family Photographs, 1883-1936, undated



Box 6 Folder 6 Apraksina, Mariia Aleksandrovna, undated


Benkendorff, Mariia Sergeevna


Box 6 Folder 7 Portraits, undated


Box 6 Folder 8 Group photos with various people (including Subbotina, Taube, Ol'ga Benkendorff, and others), undated



Box 7 Folder 1 Group photo with Vasilii Dolgorukov, undated



Flatbox 12 Folder 4 Oversized portrait (framed print from photo of Levitskii), undated


Flatbox 12 Folder 3 Funeral of Mariia Sergeevna Benkendorff, 1936


Benkendorff, Ol'ga Konstantinovna (Marchesa Guiccoli), undated



Box 6 Folder 9 Individual photographs


Box 6 Folder 8 Group photographs


Benkendorff, Pavel Konstantinovich


Box 6 Folder 10 Individual photographs and portraits, undated



Box 7 Folder 1 Group photograph, 1917



Flatbox 12 Folder 5 Oversized portrait (print from photo of Levitskii), undated


Dolgorukaia, Francis (Fanny)



Box 6 Folder 11-12 Cabinet photo and other photographs, undated



Flatbox 11 Folder 1 Oversize group photo, undated


Dolgorukii, Alexis Sergeevich



Flatbox 13 Folder 5 Portrait



Flatbox 11 Folder 1 Group photo, undated



Box 7 Folder 5 Dolgorukii, Serge, undated



Box 6 Folder 13 Dolgorukov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, undated


Box 6 Folder 14 Dolgorukov, Aleksandr Sergeevich, undated


Box 6 Folder 15 Dolgorukov, Nikolai Sergeevich, undated


Dolgorukov, Vasilii Aleksandrovich



Box 7 Folder 1 Portraits and group photo, undated


Box 7 Folder 2 In Tobol'sk, 1917


Box 7 Folder 3 Group cabinet photo, undated


Dolgorukova, Ol'ga Aleksandrovna (Ol'ga Aleksandrovna Taube)


Box 7 Folder 8 Portraits, undated



Flatbox 13 Folder 4 Oversized, 1883



Box 7 Folder 4 Roberts, Halord, 1936, undated


Subbotina, Ol'ga



Box 6 Folder 8 Group photos, undated



Box 7 Folder 4 Group photos, 1936, undated


Taube, Elizaveta


Box 7 Folder 4-6 Portraits and group photos, undated



Box 6 Folder 8 Group photos, undated



Box 7 Folder 7 Taube, Georgii Ivanovich, undated


Taube, Ivan Ferdinandovich


Box 7 Folder 8 Portraits, undated



Flatbox 13 Folder 4 Oversized (framed), 1883



Flatbox 14 Wilson, Pellew Fleetwood (father of Frances Dolgorukaia; framed lithography), undated



Box 7 Folder 9 Unidentified (portraits and group photographs), undated


Subseries IV.3: General Photographs, 1905-1917, undated


Personalia


Box 7 Folder 1, 10 Buxhoeveden, Sophie (Sofiia Karlovna Buksgeveden), 1917, undated


Box 7 Folder 1, 3 Gilliard, Pierre, 1917


Box 7 Folder 1-3 Gendrikova, Anastasiia Vasil'evna, 1917


Box 7 Folder 12 Keppel, Sir Henry, undated


Musakhan, prince



Box 6 Folder 8 Group photos, undated



Box 7 Folder 4, 10 Individual and group photos, undated


Box 7 Folder 4, 10 Saltykov, prince, undated


Box 7 Folder 3 Shneider, Ekaterina Adol'fovna, 1917


Box 7 Folder 3 Tatishchev, Il'ia Leonidovich, 1917


Box 7 Folder 9 Unidentified (portraits and group photographs), undated


Box 7 Folder 11 Imperial Guards Horse Regiment parade, 1908



Flatbox 11 Folder 4 Russian crouser "Askol'd", 1905


Scenes



Box 7 Folder 11 Villa Sforza (Rome), undated


Box 7 Folder 11 Russian scences, 1909, undated

Series V: Memorabilia, undated

Includes family and Alexandra Fedorovna's, Empress of Russia, memorabilia.


Royal memorabilia, undated



Flatbox 15 Alexandra Fedorovna's, Empress of Russia, parasol and cushion


Family memorabilia, undated



Box 8 Album


Box 8 Leather box


Box 8 Leather case


Box 8 Leaser folder


Box 8 Picture frames (2)

Series VI: Printed Materials and Postcards, 1912-1954, undated

Comprise pamphlets, journals, newspapers, clippings and postcards.


Books and pamphlets



Box 9 Folder 1 Pamiatnaia knizhka na 1917 g. (belonged to Pavel Konstantinovich Benkendorff), 1917


Box 9 Folder 2 Russian Experience of the Soviet Regime, undated


Periodicals and newspapers


Box 9 Folder 3 Reviews of Soviet press (typescripts), 1921


Box 9 Folder 4 "Chasovoi" (2 issues), 1938


Box 9 Folder 5 "Country Life" (1 issue), 1912



Flatbox 10 Folder 1 "Graphic" (clippings), 1917-1919


Flatbox 10 Folder 2 "Illustrated London News" (clippings), 1919-1921



Box 9 Folder 6 "Listener" (1 issue), 1954



Flatbox 10 Folder 3 "Russkii invalid" (1 issue), 1933


Flatbox 10 Folder 4 "Times: Russian Supplement" (bound), 1913-1917



Flatbox 13 Folder 3 Vozrozhdenie, 1938



Box 9 Folder 7 Clippings, undated


Box 9 Folder 8 Postcards: St. Petersburg and Moscow, undated