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At a Glance
The collection is arranged in four series.
Correspondence, manuscripts, a photograph and printed materials of Illarion Sergeevich Vasil'chikov. The catalogued materials consist of a copy of a letter to Vasil'chikov from B. E. Nold́e, and a copy of a poem dedicated to Vasil'chikov by A. A. Otsup, i.e., Sergei Gornyi. The manuscripts, all of which are by Vasil'chikov, are autobiographical in nature. They concern his service in the Imperial Senate (including a 1908 senatorial inspection tour of Turkestan), his participation in the Duma, his work with the Red Cross in 1917, and his membership in the All-Russian Orthodox Church Council of 1917. There are also essays about his family genealogy. The collection includes excerpts and clippings from various sources describing the Vasil'chikov family.
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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); Illarion Sergeevich Vasil'chikov Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--I.S. Vasilćhikov. Method of acquisition--Gift; 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 02/--/82.
Materials were intellectually arranged in four series at the same time the finding aid was converted to EAD. Notes were revised, updated and expanded. Nothing in the collection was physically rearranged.
2021-05-07 PDF finding aid converted to EAD; authorities and notes revised, updated and expanded. KSD.
History / Biographical Note
Illarion Sergeevich Vasil'chikov (1881-1969), Russian public figure and politician, member of the IV State Duma from the Kovno province.
During the February Revolution, he was elected a member of the Special Provisional Committee of the State Duma, government commissar and since July a permanent member of the Main Directorate of the Russian Red Cross Society. A member of the Local Council of the Orthodox Russian Church, participated in the 1st and 3rd sessions, a member of the Legal Council at the Council Council and X, XVIII departments.
Left Russia in 1919, lived in Berlin, then in Paris. He was actively involved in social life of Russian emigre: a member of the Russian Parliamentary Committee in Berlin, the International Committee for Aid to Russian Refugees in Paris (1921), a delegate to the Congress of the Economic Recovery of Russia in Munich (1921), a member of the parish council of the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky (1925), the Russian Trade, Industrial and Financial Union and the Russian Central Association, Chairman of the Reporting Commission on the convocation and delegate to the Russian Foreign Congress in Paris (1926). Participated in the opening of the Theological Institute in Paris (1925).
In 1932 he moved to Kovno, in June 1940 left Lithuania after its occupation by the USSR. He lived in Berlin until 1945, then moved to Baden-Baden. I. S. Vasil'chikov died on June 3, 1969 in Ebersteinburg (German). Buried in Baden-Baden.