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At a Glance
deDaehn's account books for the years 1900 through 1969 contain detailed records of daily household expenditures, including everything from doctor, laundry and grocery bills to transportation and the theatre. Correspondence consists of letters from Alexander deDaehn to his mother describing his social life in St. Petersburg and travels through Russia in 1903. Typed copies of Alexander's letters written in 1904 give an account of his experiences and observations as a Russian soldier in China.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Nina Fersen, 1984.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed EJS 06/--/87.
History / Biographical Note
Colonel in the tsarist Russian army.