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Register of the Golitsyn family papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Jill Golden
Date Completed:
2010
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Collection Summary

Title: Golitsyn family papers
Dates: 1904-1992
Collection Number: 90027
Creator: Golitsyn family
Collection Size: 4 manuscript boxes (1.6 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The papers consist of memoirs, writings, correspondence, identification documents, and certificates, relating to conditions in Russia prior to, during and after the Russian Revolution, and to Russian émigré life in Harbin, China, France, and the United States. Includes material relating to the Glebov family, as well as the papers of Mikhail Vladimirovich Golitsyn, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Golitsyn and Liubov' Vladimirovna Golitsyna.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: In Russian, English and French

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Golitsyn family papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.

Accruals

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Biographical Note: Aleksandr Vladimirovich Golitsyn

1876 December 13 Born in Moscow, Russia, to an aristocratic family
1901 October 16 Received medical degree from Moscow University
1901 November 23 Married Liubov' Glebova (1883-1948)
1921-1923 Emigrated with his wife and children to Harbin, China where he worked as a doctor for the Russian Society of the Red Cross
1923 October 16 Arrived in Seattle from Harbin, China, and applied for U.S. citizenship
1924 January-1940s Received U.S. medical license and practiced medicine in Seattle and Los Angeles
1951 Died, Los Angeles, California

Biographical Note: Mikhail Vladimirovich Golitsyn

1873 September 2 Born in Moscow, Russia, to an aristocratic family
1892-1896 Studied law at Moscow University
1922?-1929 Worked for Gosplan, the Soviet state planning committee, until dismissed. Requested reinstatement and was denied
1931 Moved with his family to Dmitrov, Soviet Union
Late 1930s Wrote his memoirs of the pre-revolutionary period, Moi vospominaniia, 1873-1917, published in 2007 by Russkiĭ mir
1942 Died, Dmitrov

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers consist of memoirs, writings, correspondence, identification documents, and certificates, relating to conditions in Russia prior to, during and after the Russian Revolution, and to Russian émigré life in Harbin, China, France, and the United States. Includes material relating to the Glebov family, as well as the papers of Mikhail Vladimirovich Golitsyn, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Golitsyn and Liubov' Vladimirovna Golitsyna.
The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence among members of the Glebov and Golitsyn families. Writing to their daughter from exile in France, Sofiia and Vladimir Glebov's letters document Russian émigré life in western Europe, while the letters of Mikhail Vladimirovich Golitsyn to his brother Aleksandr describe conditions in Russia after the Bolshevik revolution. Of particular interest in the Correspondence series are letters from Nestor, the Archbishop of Kamchatka and Seoul, on Russian refugees in Harbin, China, and the Russian Orthodox Church in exile.
The Aleksandr Golitsyn Career Files relate to the Russian Society of the Red Cross's efforts to resettle the Russian refugees of Harbin in Canada. Memoranda and correspondence with Canadian officials and Serge Ughet, the financial attaché of the Russian embassy, document measures to secure visas and jobs for Russian immigrants on the Canadian Pacific railway. A report to the League of Nations describes the bleak conditions at orphanages for Russian refugee children in China.
Several memoirs by members of the Glebov and Golitsyn families are included in the Writings series. In "Intimate Days with Tolstoy," Sofiia Glebova recalls conversations with the writer Leo Tolstoy at Iasnaia Poliana after her daughter's marriage to Tolstoy's son. Memoirs by Mikhail Golitsyn and Vladimir Trubetskoĭ describe aristocratic life in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. "Sudebnoe delo sem'i Vladimira Sergeevicha Trubetskogo" consists of assembled correspondence and reports on the fate of five members of the Trubetskoi family executed or sentenced to the gulag in 1937.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Russia--Social conditions.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Soviet Union--Social conditions.
Russians--China.
Russians--United States.
Glebov family.
Harbin (China)
Golitsyn, Mikhail Vladimirovich, 1873-1942.
Golitsyn, Aleksandr Vladimirovich, 1876-
Golitsyna, Liubov' V., 1883-1948


Box: 1-2 :

Correspondence, 1917-1942

Physical Description: 1-2

Scope and Content Note

Consists of correspondence among members of the Glebov and Golitsyn families, primarily to Liubov' Golitsyna from her parents and to Aleksandr Golitsyn from his brother Mikhail. Divided into two subseries: general correspondence and Russian Orthodox Church correspondence. Arranged by correspondent and thereunder chronologically
 

General, 1917-1940

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Gaiarin, Fedor, 1921 July 18

 

Glebov family, 1917-1927, 1930-1931 and 1937

Scope and Content Note

Consists mainly of letters from Sofiia Nikolaevna Glebova (née Trubetskaia) and Vladimir Petrovich Glebov to their daughter Liubov'. Also includes correspondence from Glebov siblings and unidentified relatives
Box/Folder: 1 : 2-6

1917-1920

Box/Folder: 1 : 7-8

1920

Box/Folder: 1 : 9-12

1921

Box/Folder: 1 : 13-16

1922-1923

Box/Folder: 1 : 17-21

1924

Box/Folder: 1 : 22-30

1925

Box/Folder: 1 : 31-35

1926-1927

Box/Folder: 1 : 36

1930-1931

Box/Folder: 1 : 37

1937

 

Golitsyn family, 1917-1918, 1920-1930, 1940

Scope and Content Note

Consists mainly of letters from Mikhail Vladimirovich Golitsyn to his brother Aleksandr. Also includes correspondence from Aleksandr's parents, Vladimir Mikhaĭlovich Golitsyn and Sofiia Golitsyna
Box/Folder: 1 : 38

1917

Box/Folder: 1 : 39-42

1918

Box/Folder: 1 : 43

1920

Box/Folder: 1 : 44-48

1921-1923

Box/Folder: 1 : 49-51

1924

Box/Folder: 1 : 52-54

1925-1926

Box/Folder: 1 : 55-57

1927-1930

Box/Folder: 1 : 58-59

1932

Box/Folder: 1 : 60

1933

Box/Folder: 1 : 61

1934

Box/Folder: 1 : 62

1935

Box/Folder: 1 : 63

1936

Box/Folder: 1 : 64

1937

Box/Folder: 1 : 65

1938

Box/Folder: 1 : 66

1939

Box/Folder: 1 : 67

1940

Box/Folder: 1 : 68

undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 1-5

Harbin associates, 1924-1925

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Hester, C. Floyd, 1923

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Iarmokhovich, Mariia, 1924-1925

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

Iarmolovich, Aleksandra, 1918-1924

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Russkiĭ golos, 1925 November 2

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Shelkovnikov, N., 1922 December 19

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Sturgis, Milton, 1928 January 17

Box/Folder: 2 : 12-14

Ughet, Serge, financial attaché of the Russian Embassy in the U.S., 1923-1925

 

Unidentified, 1917-1918, 1921-1925, 1927, 1932, 1933 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

1917

Box/Folder: 2 : 16-21

1918

Box/Folder: 2 : 22-26

1921

Box/Folder: 2 : 27-28

1922

Box/Folder: 2 : 29-31

1923

Box/Folder: 2 : 32

1924

Box/Folder: 2 : 33-38

1925

Box/Folder: 2 : 39-40

1927

Box/Folder: 2 : 41

1932

Box/Folder: 2 : 42

1933

Box/Folder: 2 : 43-45

undated

 

Russian Orthodox Church, 1922-1927 and 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 46

Alexy, Bishop of San Francisco, 1927 June 1

Box/Folder: 2 : 47

Baranoff, Makary, Rector of the Russian Orthodox Church of Juneau, Alaska, 1942 December 27

Box/Folder: 2 : 48-54

Nestor, Archbishop of Kamchatka and Seoul (Nikolai Aleksandrovich Anisimov), Harbin, 1922-1926

Scope and Content Note

Includes postcard with photograph of Nestor
Box/Folder: 2 : 55

Platon, Archbishop of New York, 1927 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 56-58

Miscellaneous correspondence related to the Russian Orthodox Church, 1922-1924

Box: 3 :

Golitsyn family files, 1911-1924

Physical Description: 3

Scope and Content Note

Contains certificates, receipts, school reports, ledgers, and visa applications by Liubov' and Aleksandr Golitsyn. Arranged chronologically
Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Financial ledger for Liubov' Golitsyna, 1911-1912

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Rental agreement and property insurance records, 1917 and 1923

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Donation to a soldiers' charity, 1917 August 5

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Safe conduct passes and certificates of employment for Liubov' and Aleksandr Golitsyn, 1917-1920

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Report cards for Ol'ga, Natalia, and Aleksandr Golitsyn, 1919

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Donation to a tuberculosis charity signed by Liubov' Golitsyna, 1920s

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Grocery bill, 1920s

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

M.O. Vol'f bookstore account, 1922

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Affidavit of intent to become a United States citizen by Aleksandr Golitsyn, 1923 February 27

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

United States visas for Liubov' and Aleksandr Golitsyn and children, 1924 January 22 and May 7

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs
Box: 3 :

Aleksandr Vladimirovich Golitsyn career files, 1904-1928

Physical Description: 3

Scope and Content Note

Includes memoranda, correspondence, surveys, receipts, and notes related to Aleksandr Golitsyn's medical career and his work with refugees in Harbin for the Russian Society of the Red Cross. Arranged in three groups: Russia and United States career files, Russian Society of the Red Cross in China files, and Miscellany; and thereunder chronologically
 

Russia and United States career files, 1904-1928

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Moscow State University medical diploma and certified copy in English and Russian, 1904 and 1927

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Salary rates chart, Tiumen', 1918 November 21

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

Certificate of employment and correspondence, Tiumen' hospital, 1919 July

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Orders to open a military depot in Tiumen' signed by General Mikhail Konstantinovich Diterikhs, 1919 July 19

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

Budget ledger, 1920 January 1

Box/Folder: 3 : 16

Certificate of employment, Irkutsk hospital and Harbin Medical School, 1920 and 1923 August 31

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

Letters of reference by the Harbin hospital director and Milton Sturgis, 1923 September 7 and 1928 January 14

Box/Folder: 3 : 18

United States medical license, 1924 January

 

Russian Society of the Red Cross in China files, 1920-1924

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

Certificate of employment, Russian Society of the Red Cross, 1920 November 24 and 1923 August 30

Box/Folder: 3 : 20

Russian children's charity in Harbin donor list, circa 1922

Box/Folder: 3 : 21

"Report to Dr. Greig, Representative of the League of Nations, on the Position of Russian Refugee Children in Harbin," circa 1923

Box/Folder: 3 : 22

Russian immigrants to China by occupation survey, circa 1923

 

Memoranda, 1923-1924

Box/Folder: 3 : 23

"Authorization for Aleksandr Golitsyn to Negotiate with the Canadian government on Behalf of Russian Refugees," 1923

Box/Folder: 3 : 24

"On Questions to be Cleared up with Proper Canadian Authorities and Institutions in Regard to Possible Transportation of Russian Refugees from Manchuria to Canada," circa 1923

Box/Folder: 3 : 25

"To Canadian Immigration Authorities in Regard to Possible Absorption by Canada of Part of Russian Refugees from Manchuria," 1924 January 31

 

Correspondence, 1923-1924

Scope and Content Note

On settling Russian refugees in Canada
Box/Folder: 3 : 26

Serge Ughet to S.S. Aksakov, 1923 September 7

Box/Folder: 3 : 27

General, 1924 January-February

Box/Folder: 3 : 28

Canadian Pacific Railway Correspondence, Department of Colonization and Development, 1924 February 15

Scope and Content Note

Relates to employing Russian refugees on railroad construction projects
 

Miscellany, 1918-1928

Box/Folder: 3 : 29

Notes, 1918-1928

Box/Folder: 3 : 30

Obshchestvo sodeĭstviia torgovo-promyshlennomu razvitiiu Rossii donation receipt, 1918 March

Box/Folder: 3 : 31

Harbin Club calling card and invitation, 1922

Box/Folder: 3 : 32

Russian Orthodox Church flyers and clipping, 1922

Box/Folder: 3 : 33

Patriarkh Tikhon death announcement, 1923

Box/Folder: 3 : 34

Kruzhok Revniteleĭ Pravoslavii donation receipts and correspondence, 1924 February

Box: 3-4 :

Writings, 1923-1992 and undated

Physical Description: 3-4

Scope and Content Note

Consists of memoirs, published and unpublished writings, and notes relating to pre-Revolutionary Russia, Leo Tolstoy, the Russian Orthodox Church and the Stalin era. Arranged in two groups: By author and Author unknown, and thereunder alphabetically
 

By author, 1923-1925, 1930s, 1990 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 35

Dakserhof, Marina, assorted notes, circa 1990

Box/Folder: 3 : 36

Gleboff, Sophie, "Intimate Days with Tolstoy," translated by Lewis Stanton Palen, typescript with corrections, Paris, 1924

Scope and Content Note

Gleboff describes her visits with the writer Leo Tolstoy after her daughter Aleksandra's marriage to Tolstoy's son Mikhail
Box/Folder: 3 : 37

Golitsyn, Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich, Pamiatnyia zapiski Kniazia Aleksandra Mikhaĭlovicha Golitsyna, typescript, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 1-6

Golitsyn, Mikhail Vladimirovich, Moi vospominaniia, 1873-1917, photocopy of typescript, 1930s

Box/Folder: 4 : 7-10

Nestor, Archbishop of Kamchatka and Seoul (Nikolai Aleksandrovich Anisimov), religious writings, 1923-1925 and undated

Scope and Content Note

Consists of tracts by Nestor on religious holidays and profiles of Patriarkh Tikhon and Arkhiepiskop Nikolai Iaponskiĭ
Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Tolstaia, Aleksandra Vladimirovna (née Glebova), Barykovka, 1942 December 17

Scope and Content Note

Tolstaia's memoirs of her childhood at the Glebov family estate, Barykovka
Box/Folder: 4 : 12-13

Trubetskoĭ, Vladimir Sergeevich, Zapiski Kirasira, undated

Scope and Content Note

Relates to the Russian Imperial Kirasir Household Troops Regiment of Her Majesty Mariia Feodorovna during the period 1911-1913
Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Zagorskiĭ, M., "Patriarkh Tikhon," 1925 June 27

 

Author unknown, 1992 June 21 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 15

Fragment, undated

Scope and Content Note

One typescript page with corrections in English
Box/Folder: 4 : 16

"Kontorshchik Vznuzdaev," manuscript fragment, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 17

"Sudebnoe delo sem'i Vladimira Sergeevicha Trubetskogo," 1992 June 21

Scope and Content Note

Relates to the rehabilitation of several members of the Trubetskoĭ family, including Vladimir Sergeevich (1891-1937) and Varvara Vladimirovna (1917-1937), both executed by the NKVD in Andizhan. Two other Trubetskoĭ family members, Grigoriĭ Vladmirovich and Aleksandra Vladimirovna, were sentenced to the gulag in 1937 for counterrevolutionary activities