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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Vera Cattell collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1767-1986
    Collection number: 2000C2
    Collector: Cattell, Vera, collector
    Extent: 5 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 1 card file box (4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, memoranda, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to aspects of Russian imperial and military history, the Russian Revolution and Civil War, and Russian émigrés in China and elsewhere.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: Russian.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vera Cattell Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information



    Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat  to find the full extent of the collection.

    Scope and Content Note

    This collection consists primarily of papers belonging to Grigorii Konstantinovich Bologov, chairman of the Russian Emigrants' Association of Shanghai, and concerns the evacuation and resettlement of White Russian refugees from China. The bulk of the series under that name relates to the emigrants' stay at a refugee camp on Tubobao Island in the Philippines under the auspices of the United Nations International Refugee Organization. It includes material about conditions in the camp, lists of refugees, and correspondence with American and Philippine camp authorities, as well as correspondence related to efforts to obtain permission for emigration to the United States, South America, and Australia. Of special interest is an extensive correspondence of Archbishop John of Shanghai and San Francisco. Also included are the founding documents and minutes of meetings of the Russian Emigrants' Association in Shanghai and Tubobao.
    Of particular interest in the subject file are the correspondence and personal papers of Prince Iskander Riza Kuli Mirza, as well as printed copies of orders issued by him as Commander of the Ekaterinburg Garrison in 1918-1919, during the Russian Civil War. The file also contains the business papers and military medals of Leonid Vishnevetskii, his business partner.
    The photograph file contains a large leatherbound album celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Imperial Guards Regiment (Sobstvennyi Ego Velichestva Konvoi), in which the prince served and which includes informal photographs of the Russian imperial family.
    Furthermore, the collection contains the commission and passport papers of Karol de Perthees, royal cartographer to King Stanislaw August Poniatowski of Poland, to be found in the oversize file. Karol de Perthees was probably the most prominent 18th century Polish cartographer. He was born in Dresden, the capital of the Saxon-Polish monarchy, the illegitimate son of the Russian envoy in Dresden and later in Warsaw, baron Herman Kayserling. Perthees lived and worked in Warsaw from 1764 until 1798. After the third partition of Poland he moved to Wilno where he devoted his time to entomology. (He compiled 9 vols. of Insecta Polonica et Lithuanica.) Perthees' detailed maps of Poland, later reprinted in Berlin and Petersburg, were commonly used during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. He was married to Jozefa, the middle daughter of Bernardo Bellotto Canaletto, the court painter of King Stanislaw August.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.


    Russia--History, Military.
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Soviet Union.