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  • Title: Vera Cattell collection
    Date (inclusive): 1767-1986
    Collection Number: 2000C2
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 1 card file box (4.0 linear feet)
    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
    Collector: Cattell, Vera


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vera Cattell Collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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