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Aleksandra A. Smugge Memoirs, 1959

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Gen Ms Coll/Smugge
Bib ID 4078115 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Smugge, Aleksandra A., 1873-
Title Aleksandra A. Smugge Memoirs, 1959
Physical Description 250 pages (250 pages)
Language(s) Russian .
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Description

Summary

The memoirs of Smugge, nʹee Gori︠a︡chkina, which cover the 1880-1955 period, begin with a vivid description of her early life in Irkut︠s︡k. She then chronicles the years she lived and studied in Geneva and Paris before returning to Siberia and thence moving to Harbin, Port Arthur and, in 1902, to Vladivostok. The next section of the manuscript deals with her marriage to Evgeniĭ M. Smugge, a railroad engineer, and their life and work in Turkestan (1907-1910) and Odessa (1910-1911 and 1916-1920). The memoirs then turn to the Civil War period and the Smugges' evacuation via Constantinople to Yugoslavia where they lived until 1925. Following a description of the 1926-1944 period, when the Smugges lived in Riga, the memoirs end with the evacuation to Germany and their life there. A few revised sections are appended to the very end of the manuscript. The memoirs are in 5 notebooks and total ca. 250 pages.

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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located on-site.

Accruals

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Memoirs: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1959.

Memoirs: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1961.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Memoirs Accessioned 1959.

Memoirs Accessioned 1961.

Memoirs Processed 10/--/81.

Revision Description

2020-05-12 PDF removed. jg

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Asia, Central Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Germany -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Latvia -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Yugoslavia -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Railroads -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Siberia (Russia) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID