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At a Glance
Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and subject files of Witte. The correspondents include Ivan S. Aksakov, Tsar Aleksander III, Tsar Nicholas II, Konstantin P. Pobedonost︠s︡ev, I︠U︡riĭ Samarin, Lev N. Tolstoĭ and Kaiser Wilhelm II. The manuscripts, which constitute over half of the collection, consist of Witte's memoirs and of his work on the Russo-Japanese War, and include a signed typescript essay by Lev N. Tolstoĭ. The photographs depict the signing of the Portsmouth Treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War (Portsmouth, N.H.). The subject files, which are primarily typescript copies of documents, refer to such topics as the various assassination attempts on the tsars, questions of agrarian reform, relations with Germany, and the siege of Port Arthur. There is also a framed pen and ink drawing depicting an event in Witte's public career.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Vera Naryshkina. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1952.
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Papers Accessioned 1952.
Papers Processed 04/--/82.
History / Biographical Note
Finance Minister of Russia from 1893 to 1903 and subsequently president of the Council of Ministers until his dismissal in 1906.