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At a Glance
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, subject files, maps, and clippings of Volkonskiĭ. The correspondence dates from 1905-1946 and chiefly concerns religious matters. There are letters from Russians at the Vatican, for emample, and some concerning Volkonskiĭ's financial affairs in emigration. The manuscripts are almost exclusively in the form of notes on church history. Volkonskiĭ was particularly interested in the possible merging of the Orthodox and Catholic churches. The documents include accounts and contracts. One subject files concerns a World War I field hospital, and another has extensive materials on the Ukraine during the period of the revolution and civil war (1917-1920).
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1960.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
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Papers Accessioned 1960.
Papers Processed 03/--/82.
Papers Processed 09/--/82.
History / Biographical Note
Member of the Russian Red Cross during World War I and writer on religious topics.