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At a Glance
Correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, a photograph, and printed materials of Taube. Most of the collection concerns his life in emigration. There are many letters from Nikolaĭ Roerich from the 1930's, concerning the Roerich Museum and the artist's political efforts. Manuscripts by Taube include memoirs of his years in the Imperial Government (1905-1917), and of his life in emigration, and also drafts of lectures which he gave at European institutions in the 1920's and 1930's. Subject files concern such topics as his service as a legal consultant for the Imperial Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Roerich Museum; the history of the Taube family; emigre monarchism; and educational institutions with which he was affiliated, especially the Acadʹemie de Droit Internationale de la Haye. There is also a large group of files on Russian history, which he prepared for a book he planned to write. The photograph is of Tsar Alexander III and his wife in Denmark.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1954.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1956.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1957.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1960.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1954.
Papers Accessioned 1956.
Papers Accessioned 1957.
Papers Accessioned 1960.
Papers Processed 11/--/81.
Papers Processed 11/--/83.
History / Biographical Note
Scholar in the field of international law.