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Series I: Correspondence, 1941-1955
Series II: Writings, undated, 1940s
Series III: Biographical Materials, Bibliography, and Reviews, 1923-1948
At a Glance
This collection is organized in five series.
The bulk of the collection consists of Sergei Gornyi's correspondence and his writings. There are also personal documents, biographical materials, reviews and critiques of his prose and poetry, a few photographs, letters addressed to his wife Ekaterina Nikolaevna Otsup, and her memoirs. Sergei Gornyi's and Ekaterina Otsup's correspondence contains letters from several prominent people, such as Maria Hippius, Ivan Aleksandrovich Il'in, Arthur Luther, Ivan Ivanovich Manukhin, Nikolai Otsup, Elena Sergeevna Pil'skaia, Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Teffi. The collection contains manuscripts of Gornyi's writings as well as his printed works. There are cross-references provided throughout the finding aid. When the cross-reference refers to another item within the same series, the reference includes the specific name or title and box and folder number (this also applies to the references within same subseries). If the cross-reference is to an item in another series, the reference includes the series number, series name, folder title, and box and folder numbers (this also applies to references to the items in another subseries).
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of the Bakhmeteff Archive. The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Sergei Gornyi (Aleksandr Otsup) Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Tanya Chebotarev Katia Shraga 10/--/2011.
Finding aid written Katia Shraga 10/--/2011.
2011-09-30 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Sergei Gornyi (pseudonym of Aleksandr-Mark Avdeevich Otsup), Russian poet and writer, was born on July 28, 1882 in Ostrov, Pskov Region. He was an older brother of poets Nikolai Otsup and Georgii Otsup (pen name G. Raevskii).
Sergei Gornyi graduated with a gold medal from the Nikolaev Gymnasium in Tsarskoe Selo and then in 1908 from the Institute of Mining in Saint-Petersburg. He started publishing his works in satirical publications in 1906. In 1911, Gornyi's first book with satirical short stories was published. His feuilletons, parodies, and poetry appeared in Satirikon, Novyi Satiricon, and many other publications.
After graduation, Gornyi and his wife moved to Ekaterinoslav where he started a successful career as an entrepreneur. After the revolution of 1917, Gornyi moved to Kiev, and then to Odessa. In 1919, he served in Denikin's army, was wounded and captured by Makhnovtsy. In 1920, Gornyi was evacuated from Novorossiisk to Cyprus and in 1922 moved to Berlin. In emigration, Sergei Gornyi wrote prose and poetry, publishing books in Russian and German. His writings were published in Russian emigre, German, French, and Spanish periodicals. After World War II, he published two collections of short stories and a collection of poetry in German. Sergei Gornyi died on September 16, 1948 in Madrid and was buried there.