Scope and Content Note
Title: Innokentii Nikolaevich Seryshev papers,
Date (inclusive): 1891-1968
Collection number: 2000C23
Seryshev, Innokentii Nikolaevich, b. 1883
20 microfilm reels
(3 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, Russian
émigré affairs, and the promotion of Esperanto.
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Innokentii Nikolaevich Seryshev Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.
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Location of Originals
Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.
|1883 August 14
||Born, Bol'shaia Kudara village, Zabaikal district, Russia
||Married Ekaterina Fedorovna Bondarenko
||Priest, Doronino (Zabaikal district)
||Priest, Shergol'dzhin (Zabaikal district)
||Member, Board of Directors, Soiuz kul'turno-prosvetitel'nykh obshchestv Altaiskogo kraia
||Studied educational system in Japan
||Taught in the railroad school, Harbin, China
||Taught in the Chinese Esperanto College, Peking, China
||Priest and editor of religious and secular periodicals (some in Esperanto) in Sydney, Australia
|1976 August 23
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of the papers of Rev. Innokentii Seryshev, a Russian Orthodox priest active in the first half of
th century in Siberia, Japan, China and Australia. Of particular interest is his hobby: the study of Esperanto, of which he
was a devoted adherent. Some correspondence and publications are in that language (
La Pacifiko, and other works in the Speeches and Writings series), and there is a written work on its development in Russian and the
USSR ("Esperanto v S.S.S.R.," Box 11, Folder 7).
The materials in the collection reflect mainly his involvement in émigré and Church affairs, mainly in China and Australia,
and include correspondence with prominent émigré figures as well as materials for a biographical encyclopedia of prominent
Russians that included a large number of émigrés. Also valuable are his multi-volume memoirs, "V zemnom plane moego vechnogo
A significant part of the collection consists of periodicals edited and published by Seryshev, on both religious and secular
themes, most of which are in mimeograph or similar format, and there is a large amount of writings on religious issues: sermons,
Detailed processing and preservation microfilming of these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm
copy in the Hoover Institution Archives.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'.
Russians in foreign countries.