Register of the Russia. Voennyĭ Agent (Japan) Records

Prepard by Paul Karpuk
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Russia. Voennyĭ Agent (Japan) Records

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Paul Karpuk
Date Completed:
1976
Encoded by:
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© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Russia. Voennyĭ agent (Japan) records,
Date (inclusive): 1906-1921
Collection number: 28013
Creator: Russia. Voennyi agent (Japan)
Collection Size: 16 manuscript boxes (6.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Letters, telegrams, contracts, minutes, receipts, memoranda, reports, accounts, declarations, requests, orders, instructions, packing and shipping specifications, invoices, insurance policies, bills of lading, blueprints, tables, diagrams, certificates, and lists, relating to the Japanese Army, political movements in Japan, and the purchase by the Russian Army of military supplies from Japanese firms. Also available on microfilm (34 reels).
Language: Russian.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1928.

Accruals

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Alternative Forms of Material Available

Also available on microfilm (34 reels).

Historical Note

This record group was previously accessioned at the Hoover Institution as the M. P. Podtiagin collection. It consists of the records of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan from 1906 to 1921, plus the files of a number of military offices and organizations subordinate to the Military Attaché. The latter include the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan, the Senior Tester and Technical Consultant of the Artillery Committee of the Chief Ordnance Administration, the Chairman of the Commission for the Inspection of Artillery Supplies Ordered in Japan, the Far Eastern Military Supply Commission, and the Director of Artillery Inspection. These agencies were created to facilitate the purchase and shipment of military supplies from Japan during the period 1914-1921. Upon their dissolution, the records and funds of these agencies were turned over to the Military Attaché.
The office of the Military Attaché in Japan served essentially two purposes. From 1906 to 1914, the Military Attaché sent regular reports to the General Staff Headquarters of the Imperial Russian Army on various characteristics of the Japanese Army (size, organization, troop dispositions, weapons, the military budget, etc.) and on the political situation in Japan. After the outbreak of World War I, the chief duty of the Military Attaché appears to have been the negotiation of contracts with various Japanese firms for the purchase of military supplies (clothing, medical supplies, weapons, raw materials, foodstuffs, etc.), as well as overall direction of inspection and shipment procedures for these goods. The office remained intact after the Russian Revolution in 1917 and continued to serve as a conduit for supplies, first for the Provisional Government, and latter--from 1918 to 1921--for the All-Russian Government at Omsk.
The office of the Military Attaché in Japan was occupied by Major-General V. K. Samoiloff from 1906 to 1915, Colonel N. Morel from 1915 to 1916, Colonel V. Iakhontoff from 1916 to 1918, and Major-General M. P. Podtiagin, the former Senior Tester and Technical Consultant of the Artillery Committee, from 1919 to 1921.

Scope and Content Note

Letters, telegrams, contracts, minutes, receipts, memoranda, reports, accounts, declarations, requests, orders, instructions, packing and shipping specifications, invoices, insurance policies, bills of lading, blueprints, tables, diagrams, certificates, and lists, relating to the Japanese Army, political movements in Japan, and the purchase by the Russian Army of military supplies from Japanese firms.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Russia. Armiia--Procurement.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918--Japan.
World War, 1914-1918--Russia.
Japan.
Japan--Politics and government--20th century.
Japan--Military relations--Russia.
Russia.
Soviet Union.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Russia--Military relations--Japan.

Occupations

Military attachés.


Series Description

box 1-16

Numerical Office File, 1906-1921.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, telegrams, reports, receipts, accounts, contracts, insurance policies, bills of lading, debit advice, credit advice, memoranda, diagrams, blueprints, lists, tables, certificates, orders, minutes, information sheets, invoices, signed statements, packing and shipping specifications, acts, agreements, and declarations, arranged in consecutively numbered folders.

Container List

Box 1

File Nos. 1-10. Secret reports of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel Samoiloff) to General Staff Headquarters, plus related correspondence with the Staff of the Amur Military District, the Staff of the Far Eastern Armies, and the Staff of the Trans-Amur Military District Independent Frontier-Guard Corps, including mimeographed copies of letters, telegram transcripts, reports, authorizations, receipts, tables, and lists, mostly concerning information on the Japanese Army (size, organization, weapons, equipment, troop dispositions, the military budget, etc.) gathered in part from undercover agents and informers. Each folder contains a numerical list of the enclosed correspondence.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

File No. 1. January-December 1906.

Box/Folder 1 : 2

File No. 2. January-October 1907.

Box/Folder 1 : 3

File No. 3. October 1907-June 1908.

Box/Folder 1 : 4

File No. 4. July 1908-March 1909.

Box/Folder 1 : 5

File No. 5. March 1909-December 1909.

Box/Folder 2 : 1

File No. 6. January-November 1910.

Box/Folder 2 : 2

File No. 7. December 1910-October 1911.

Box/Folder 2 : 3

File No. 8. October 1911-March 1912.

Box/Folder 2 : 4

File No. 9. March 1912-October 1912.

Box/Folder 3 : 1

File No. 10. October 1912-October 1913.

Box/Folder 3 : 2

File No. 11. Copies of enclosures sent with the reports of the Military Attaché in Japan to General Staff Headquarters, including mimeographed copies of extracts from position papers, instruction sheets, and orders of the Japanese War Department. 1908-1915.

Box/Folder 3 : 3

File No. 12. Account book of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan, listing income and expenditures for sums issued to the account of the Military Attaché in Japan, 1916.

Box/Folder 3 : 4

File No. 13. Account book of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan,listing expenditures of sums Issued to the account of the Military Attaché in Japan, 1916.

Box/Folder 3 : 5

File No. 14. Book of credits of the Chief Departments of the War Ministry transferred to the account of the Military Attaché in Japan for payment for military orders, 1916-1917.

Box/Folder 3 : 6

File No. 15. Book of credits of 1) General Staff Headquarters; 2) Chief Quartermaster's Administration; 3) Chief Ordnance Administration; 4) Chief Military-Technical Administration; and 5) Chief Military Medical Administration, listing income and expenditures for sums transferred by these departments to the account of the Military Attaché in Japan for payment for military supplies purchased by contract with Japanese firms, and also for payment of salaries to staff members commissioned by these departments, 1916-1917.

Box/Folder 4 : 1

File No. 16. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel lakhontov) and his subordinate, Colonel Podtiagin (Senior Tester and Technical Consultant for the Artillery Committee of the Chief Ordnance Administration) with the Russian Embassy in Tokyo, the Chief of Artillery at the Vladivostok Fortress, and M. Fujii, including letters, contracts, instructions, invoices, certificates, blueprints, diagrams, lists, memoranda, and bills of lading, 1916-1922, concerning the delivery and testing of gun-sighting telescopes for 42-line cannon of the 1905 model according to contract nos. 1372 and 232 with the Fujii Optical Works.

Box/Folder 4 : 2

File No. 17. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Major-General Samoiloff) with the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) and Okura & Co., Ltd. including letters, contracts, bills of lading, signed statements, invoices, insurance policies, and reports, 1915-1916, concerning the inspection and shipment of 600,000 pairs of long boots purchased by the Chief Quartermaster of the Imperial Russian Army at Petrograd from Okura & Co. according to contract no. 90695.

Box/Folder 4 : 3

File No. 18. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel N. Morel) with the Superintendent for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) and Okura & Co. , Ltd., including letters, contracts, tables, invoices, insurance policies, and reports, 1915-1916, concerning the reception and shipment of 1,000,000 pairs of underwear purchased from Okura & Co. by the District Quartermaster's Administration of the Petrograd Military District (at the front) according to contract no. 96392.

Box/Folder 4 : 4

File No. 19. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel N. Morel) with the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) and Okura & Co., Ltd., including letters, invoices, insurance policies, reports, bills of lading, and tables, 1915-1917, concerning the reception and shipment of 2,700,000 arshins of woolen cloth purchased from Okura & Co. by the Chief Quartermaster's Administration of the Imperial Russian Army according to contract no. 102597.

Box/Folder 4 : 5

File No. 20. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel N. Morel) with the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) and Okura & Co., Ltd., including letters, contracts, invoices, insurance policies, bills of lading, telegrams, and reports, 1916, concerning the reception and shipment of 200,000 pairs of underwear purchased from Okura & Co. by the District Quartermaster's Administration of the Petrograd Military District according to contract no. 9297.

Box/Folder 4 : 6

File No. 21. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan with the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii), the Chosen Hide & Leather Co. (Eitaiho) , and the Bank of Chosen, Tokyo Branch, including letters, telegrams, reports, invoices, bills of lading, accounts, declarations, and receipts, 1916-1917, concerning the purchase of 340,000 pairs of military boots from the Chosen Hide & Leather Co. according to contract no. 73 concluded by the Russian Military Attaché in Japan.

Box/Folder 5 : 1

File No. 22. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel N. Morel) with the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) and Okura & Co., Ltd., including letters, contracts, reports, invoices, insurance policies, and bills of lading, 1916, concerning the reception and shipment of 150,000 pairs of boots purchased from Okura & Co. by the District Quartermaster's Administration of the Petrograd Military District according to contract no. 14997.

Box/Folder 5 : 2

File No. 23. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel V. Iakhontoff) with the Bank of Chosen (Tokyo Branch), the Chosen Hide & Leather Co., and the Chief Quartermaster's Administration, including letters, contracts, signed statements, telegrams, bills of lading, and insurance policies, 1916-1919, concerning the shipment and reception of 200,000 ammunition pouches purchased from the Chosen Hide & Leather Co. by the District Quartermaster of the Petrograd Military District according to contract no. 30482.

Box/Folder 5 : 3

File No. 24. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel Iakhontoff) with the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) and Okura & Co., Ltd., including letters, contracts, invoices, bills of lading, insurance policies, reports, and telegrams, 1916-1917, concerning the purchase of 2,000,000 leather ammunition pouches from Okura & Co. by the District Quartermaster's Administration of the Petrograd Military District according to contract no. 35947.

Box/Folder 5 : 4

File No. 25. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel Iakhontoff) with the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii), the Syndicate of Military Boots' Manufacturers in Japan, and the Agent of the Ministry of Trade and Industry at the Russian Embassy in Tokyo (Councillor of State Miller) including letters, contracts, telegrams, information sheets, tables, lists, acts, bills of lading, and reports, 1917-1918, concerning the reception and shipment of 700,000 pairs of military boots by the Russian Government from the Syndicate according to contract no. 536 negotiated by Colonel Iakhontoff.

Box/Folder 6 : 1

File No. 26. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel Samoiloff, Colonel Morel, and Major-General Podtiagin) with the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii), the Quartermaster's Administration of the Amur Military District, the Quartermaster's Administration of the Petrograd Military District, and the Chief Quartermaster's Administration, including letters, telegrams, reports, certificates, instructions, accounts, receipts, declarations, tables, information sheets, and credit advice, 1915-1921, concerning officials of the Quartermaster's Administration commissioned to work as inspectors in Japan, and the allocation of funds for salaries to these officials.

Box/Folder 6 : 2

File No. 27. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel Samoiloff) with various Japanese firms, including letters,telegrams, estimates, diagrams, blueprints, memoranda, declarations, requests, lists, certificates, reports, and tables, 1914-1917, concerning proposals for the purchase of military supplies (boots, saddles, uniforms, field glasses, searchlights, woolen cloth, canvas, cartridge boxes, various foodstuffs etc.) from these firms.

Box/Folder 6 : 3-4

File No. 28. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Major-General V. K. Samoiloff) with the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain F. A. Popovskii) , the Russian Volunteer Fleet, the Banque Russo-Asiatique, the Yokahama Specie Bank, Ltd., and various Japanese firms including letters, telegrams, credit advice, bills, debit notes, bills of lading, reports, lists, and tables, 1915-1919, concerning the completion of contracts for military supplies (woolen cloth, uniforms, etc.), inspection of these goods by Russian officials, shipment of the goods to Vladivostok by the Russian Volunteer Fleet, and payment for these services.

Box/Folder 7 : 1-2

File No. 29. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Major-General V. K. Samoiloff) with the District Quartermaster of the Amur Military District, the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain F. A. Popovskii), Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Okura & Co., Ltd., Fukushima & Co., and the Chosen Hide & Leather Co., including letters, telegrams, declarations, reports, bills of lading, insurance policies, requests, invoices, accounts, lists, debit notes, receipts, packing and shipping specifications, and contracts, 1915-1916, concerning proposals for the purchase of military supplies, the completion of orders for military supplies, reception and shipment of these goods, and negotiations concerning reduction in the price of goods rejected by Russian inspectors as being of inferior quality.

Box/Folder 7 : 3

File No. 30. Contracts concluded between the District Quartermaster Administration of the Petrograd Military District and Okura & Co. , Ltd., and between Mitsui and Co. and the Quartermaster of the 4th Siberian Army Corps, including letters, lists, diagrams and signed statements, 1914-1916.

Box/Folder 7 : 4

File No. 31. Contracts concluded between the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (acting as agent for the Chief Quartermaster's Administration) and various Japanese firms, including tables, lists, correspondence, and diagrams. 1916-1917.

Box/Folder 7 : 5

File No. 32. Contracts and agreements concluded between the Special Representative of the Ministry of Supply and Rations (A. V. Tseklinskii) of the Russian Government and various Japanese firms for the purchase of military supplies (boots, shirts, overcoats, etc.), 1919.

Box/Folder 7 : 6

File No. 33. Correspondence of the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) with the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Major-General Samoiloff), the District Quartermaster of the Amur Military District, and the Quartermaster of the Vladivostok Fortress, including letters, reports, accounts, lists, information sheets, declarations, and certificates, 1914-1915, concerning the inspection and shipment of military supplies purchased from Japanese firms, and furnishing information on salaries and expense accounts for official's of the Quartermaster's Department commissioned to work as inspectors in Japan.

Box/Folder 8 : 1-2

File No. 34. Correspondence of the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) with the Russian Military Attaché in Japan, the Quartermaster of the Vladivostok Fortress, the District Quartermaster of the Amur Military District, the Director of the Vladivostok Quartermaster's Storage Depot for Imported Goods, and the Chief Quartermaster's Administration, including letters, reports, lists, declarations, information sheets, certificates, and accounts, 1916, concerning the inspection and shipment of military supplies purchased from Japanese firms, the fulfillment of orders for these supplies; and providing information on the activities of Quartermaster's Department officials commissioned to work as inspectors in Japan.

Box/Folder 8 : 3

File No. 35. Correspondence of the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) with the Russian Military Attaché in Japan, the Quartermaster of the Vladivostok Fortress, the Chief Quartermaster's Administration, and the Director of the Vladivostok Quartermaster's Storage Depot for Imported Goods, including letters, reports, lists, information sheets, receipts, and accounts, 1917, providing information on the fulfillment of orders for military supplies from Japanese firms, and the reception and shipment of these supplies; and detailing expenditures for salaries and expense accounts for Russian inspectors in Japan.

Box/Folder 8 : 4

File No. 36. Correspondence of the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) with the Russian Military Attaché in Japan, the Quartermaster of the Vladivostok Fortress, and the District Quartermaster of the Amur Military District, including letters, reports, information sheets, lists, memoranda, receipts, telegram transcripts, certificates, and accounts, 1918, providing information on progress in the fulfillment of orders for military supplies from Japanese firms, and on reception and shipment of these supplies; and detailing expenditures for salaries and expense accounts for Russian military inspectors in Japan.

Box/Folder 8 : 5-6

File No. 37. Correspondence of the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Colonel Popovskii--later Representative of the Supply Department in Japan) with the Russian Military Attaché in Japan, the District Quartermaster of the Amur Military District, the Chief Quartermaster, the Special Representative of the Minister of Supply and Provisioning in Japan (N. I. Gerasimov), and the Quartermaster of the Vladivostok Fortress, including letters, reports, acts, information sheets, certificates, accounts, lists, and telegram transcripts, 1919, providing information on progress in the fulfillment of orders for military supplies from Japanese firms; on the reception, inspection, testing, and shipment of these supplies; on the activities of Russian military inspectors in Japan; and on expenditures for salaries for these officials.

Box/Folder 9 : 1

File No. 38. Correspondence of the Representative of the Supply Department in Japan (Colonel Popovskii) with the Russian Military Attaché in Japan, the Chief Quartermaster, and the Special Representative of the Minister of Supply and Provisioning in Japan, including letters, reports, weekly registers, journal, acts, telegram transcripts, and receipts, 1920, concerning the reception and testing of military supplies purchased from Japanese firms.

Box/Folder 9 : 2

File No. 39. Correspondence of Colonel Popovskii with the Military Attaché in Japan and the Special Representative of the Minister of Supply and Provisioning in Japan, including letters, reports, acts, receipts, accounts, minutes, and information sheets, 1916-1922, providing information on the reception, inspection, and shipment of military supplies purchased from Japanese firms; and relating to staff and office expenses and to the activities of Russian military inspectors in Japan.

Box/Folder 9 : 3

File No. 40. Correspondence of the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) with the Quartermaster of the Vladivostok Fortress, the District Quartermaster of the Amur Military District, the Military Attaché in Japan (Major-General Samoiloff), and other officials, including letters, telegrams, signed statements, reports, accounts, lists, acts, bills of lading, certificates, declarations, and printed matter, 1914-1916, concerning the duties of and payment to Russian military inspectors in Japan; the conclusion of contracts between the Chief Quartermaster's Administration and various Japanese firms for the purchase of military supplies (boots, ammunition pouches, saddles, etc.); the sending of samples of these goods to the inspectors; and the quality of these goods.

Box/Folder 9 : 4

File No. 41. Correspondence of the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) with the Military Attaché in Japan, the District Quartermaster of the Amur Military District, the Director of the Vladivostok Quartermaster's Storage Depot for Imported Goods, the Quartermaster of the Vladivostok Fortress, and Okura & Co., Ltd., including letters, telegrams, acts, information sheets, accounts, and reports, 1915-1916, relative to: 1) orders of the Russian Military Attaché, requesting inspection procedures to proceed on military supplies purchased according to certain contracts; 2) shortages or deficiencies in these supplies; 3) staff and office expenses for the military inspectors in Japan.

Box/Folder 9 : 5

File No. 42. Correspondence of the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) with the Quarter master of the Vladivostok Fortress, the Director of the Vladivostok Quartermaster's Storage Depot for Imported Goods, the District Quartermaster of the Amur Military District, Okura & Co., Ltd., and the Syndicate of Military Boots Manufacturers in Japan, including letters, telegrams, reports, acts, information sheets, declarations, position paper, and protocols, 1916-1917, concerning shortages or deficiencies in shipments of military supplies (boots, underwear, ammunition pouches, etc.) and negotiations for reductions in price due to these deficiencies.

Box/Folder 9 : 6

File No. 43. Correspondence of the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Captain Popovskii) with the Supervisor of the Vladivostok Storage Depot, the Russian Military Attaché in Japan, the District Quartermaster of the Amur Military District, and various Japanese firms, including letters, telegrams, and reports, 1917-1918, concerning: 1) shortages in shipments of military supplies (boots, ammunition pouches, underwear, etc.) purchased from Japanese frims, discovered upon the unloading and inspection of these shipments in Vladivostok; 2) special missions undertaken by the Russian military inspectors.

Box/Folder 10 : 1-2

File No. 44. Correspondence of the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Colonel Popovskii) with the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel Podtiagin), the Quartermaster of the Vladivostok Fortress, the District Quartermaster of the Amur Military District, and the Special Representative of the Minister of Supply and Provisioning of the All-Russian Government, including letters, telegrams, acts, information sheets, signed statements, declarations, reports, inquiries, invoices, freight bills, agreements, and minutes, 1919, concerning: 1) the unloading and inspection after their arrival in Vladivostok of military supplies purchased from Japanese firms, and problems connected with boxes in these shipments not bearing an inspector's stamp; 2) instructions of the Russian Military Attaché relative to inspection procedures; 3) contracts negotiated by the Special Representative of the Ministry of Supply; 4) reports on inspection procedures.

Box/Folder 10 : 3

File No. 45. Correspondence of the Representative of the Quartermaster's Department in Japan (Colonel Popovskii) with the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Major-General Podtiagin) and the Special Representative of the Minister of Supply and Provisioning (B. K. Ianovskii), including letters, telegrams, receipts, acts, minutes, and tables, 1919-1920, concerning the reception and inspection of military supplies (shirts, cloth, telegraph tape) purchased from Japanese firms.

Box/Folder 10 : 4

File No. 46. Correspondence of the subordinate to the Military Attaché in Japan (Major-General Podtiagin), including letters, telegrams, receipts, acts, lists, and specification, 1921, relative to the shipment of medical and veterinary supplies stored in the warehouses of the Russian Volunteer Fleet and in those of Nagayanagi & Co.; and to the termination of the office of Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan.

Box/Folder 10 : 5

File No. 47. Account book of the Supervisor for the Inspection of Quartermaster Stores in Japan (Colonel Popovskii), listing income and expenditures for the period 1914-1922.

Box/Folder 10 : 6

File No. 48. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan and the Chairman of the Commission for the Reception of Artillery Supplies Ordered in Japan with the Chief Ordnance Administration, the firm of Bryner, Kousnezoff & Co., and other offices and individuals, including letters, telegrams, reports, instructions, lists, information sheets, contracts, certificates, and agreements, 1915-1917, relative to the purchase of 4,000,000 22-second distance fuses from Bryner, Kousnezoff & Co. according to contract no. 5705. Part 1.

Box/Folder 11 : 1

File No. 49. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan with Bryner, Kousnezoff & Co. and the Russian Embassy in Tokyo including letters, telegrams, reports, and lists, 1916-1918, relative to the purchase of 4,000,000 22-second distance fuses from Bryner, Kousnezoff & Co. according to contract no. 5705. Part 2.

Box/Folder 11 : 2

File No. 50. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Colonel Morel) with the Japanese War and Naval Ministries, Bryner, Kousnezoff & Co., and various Japanese firms, including letters, telegrams, reports, requests, and estimates, 1916, concerning the purchase of 4,000,000 22-second distance fuses for shrapnel from Bryner, Kousnezoff & Co. according to contract no. 5705, and to the acquisition of materials (black powder, aluminum, etc.) used to manufacture these fuses.

Box/Folder 11 : 3

File No. 51. Correspondence of the Chairman of the Commission for the Reception of Artillery Supplies Ordered in Japan (Lieutenant-General Somoff) with the Chief Ordnance Administration, the Banque Russo-Asiatique, and other members of the Commission, including letters, reports, accounts, receipts, attestations, lists, and telegrams, 1916-1917, concerning salaries for the members of the Commission, and the withdrawal and reception of the required sums.

Box/Folder 11 : 4

File No. 52. Correspondence of the Senior Tester and Technical Consultant of the Artillery Committee of the Chief Ordnance Administration (Colonel Podtiagin) with the Chief Artillery Administration, the Chief of Artillery at the Vladivostok Fortress, and other individuals and offices, including letters, telegrams, instructions, tables, information sheets, lists, and reports, 1915-1916, concerning technical characteristics of artillery supplies purchased in Japan, and providing information on shipments of, and contracts for, these supplies.

Box/Folder 12 : 1

File No. 53. Correspondence of the Chairman of the Commission for the Inspection of Artillery Supplies Ordered in Japan (Lieutenant-General Somoff) and of the Senior Tester and Technical Consultant of the Artillery Committee of the Chief Ordnance Administration (Colonel Podtiagin) with the Chief Ordnance Administration, various members of the Commission, and Japanese firms, including letters, telegrams, reports, lists, receipts, certificates, invoices and information sheets, 1916-1917, concerning the fulfillment of orders for artillery supplies, the reception and testing of these supplies, and the payment of salaries to members of the Commission.

Box/Folder 12 : 2

File No. 54. Correspondence of the Chairman of the Commission for the Reception of Artillery Supplies ordered in Japan with the firm Taihei Kumiai and the Military Attaché in Japan, including letters, certificates, tables, reports, and shipping advice, 1915-1917, concerning the results of tests conducted on artillery supplies (gunpowder, fuses, etc.) ordered from Japanese firms.

Box/Folder 12 : 3

File No. 55. Correspondence of the Senior Tester and Technical Consultant of the Artillery Committee of the Chief Ordnance Administration (Colonel Podtiagin) with the firm Taihei Kumiai, the Chief Ordnance Administration, and Russian military inspectors and testers in Japan, including letters, information sheets, acts, reports, diagrams, telegrams, requests, and memoranda, 1915-1916, providing information (technical characteristics, quantity, shipping procedures, etc.) on shipments of artillery supplies ordered from Japanese firms, and discussing results of tests conducted on these materials.

Box/Folder 12 : 4

File No. 56. Letters, telegrams, receipts, lists, tables, bills of lading, insurance policies, invoices, and statements, 1919, relevant to the fulfillment of contracts negotiated by the Chief of the Medical-Veterinary Division of the Far Eastern Military Supply Commission with various Japanese firms for the purchase of surgical instruments and supplies. Includes information on inspection, payment, and shipping.

Box/Folder 13 : 1-2

File No. 57. Letters, telegrams, receipts, insurance policies, invoices, reports, and memoranda, 1919, relevant to the fulfillment of contracts negotiated by the Chief of the Medical-Veterinary Division of the Far Eastern Military Supply Commission with various Japanese firms for the purchase of medical instruments and supplies. Includes information on payment and shipping.

Box/Folder 13 : 3

File No. 58. 1) Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché (Major General Podtiagin) including letters, tables, information sheets, accounts, and decrees, 1919, relative to an agreement between the All-Russian Government at Omsk and the Japanese Government for military aid (artillery, medical, engineering, quartermaster, and other supplies) to the Omsk Government, and to the extension of credits from the French Military Mission in Japan, including reports of the various departments of the Far Eastern Military Supply Commission on shipment of these goods. 2) Minutes of the Special Council of the Far Eastern Military Supply Commission.

Box/Folder 13 : 4

File No. 59. Minutes of the Special Council of the Far Eastern Military Supply Commission, 1919.

Box/Folder 13 : 5

File No. 60. Letters, contracts, tables, and lists, 1919-1920, relevant to the fulfillment of contracts negotiated by the Chief of the Medical-Veterinary Division of the Far Eastern Military Supply Commission with various Japanese firms for the purchase of surgical instruments and supplies. Includes information on inspection of, and payment for, these goods.

Box/Folder 14 : 1

File No. 61. Correspondence of the Senior Tester and Technical Consultant of the Artillery Committee of the Chief Ordnance Administration (Colonel Podtiagin) with the Russian Naval Attaché in Japan, Mitsui & Co., the Chief of Artillery at the Vladivostok Fortress, the Chief Ordnance Administration, and the Japanese Naval Ministry, including letters, receipts, reports, information sheets, telegrams, lists, tables, diagrams, and bills of lading, 1915-1916, concerning the purchase of 22-second distance fuses manufactured by the Japanese Naval Ministry according to contract no. 785, and also to the purchase of 3" shrapnel shells and parts for 42-line field artillery.

Box/Folder 14 : 2

File No. 62. Correspondence of the Senior Tester and Technical Consultant of the Artillery Committee of the Chief Ordnance Administration (Colonel Podtiagin) with the Chief of Artillery of the Vladivostok Fortress, the Russian Volunteer Fleet, and the Chief Ordnance Administration, including letters, reports, telegrams, blueprints, minutes, diagrams, and memoranda, 1916-1917, concerning the purchase of 42-line cannon of the 1905 model from the Japanese Naval Ministry, and the packing and shipment of these cannon from the Japanese Naval Arsenal at Kure.

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File No. 63. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Major-General Podtiagin) with the Japan Optical Co., the Chairman of the Far Eastern Military Supply Commission (Lieutenant-General Roop), and his subordinates Lieutenant-Colonel Kostenko and Colonel Popovskii, including letters, telegrams, reports, contracts, and information sheets, 1919-1920, concerning the purchase of 6X binoculars from Japan Optical Co. according to contract nos. 953 and 1149, and the inspection, packing, and shipment of these binoculars.

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File No. 64. Correspondence of the Russian Military Attaché in Japan (Major-General Podtiagin) with his subordinate, Lieutenant-Colonel Kostenko, and the Japan Optical Co., including letters, accounts, contracts, certificates, insurance policies, reports, and bills of lading, 1919-1920, concerning the purchase of 6X prism binoculars from the Japan Optical Co. according to contract nos. 953 and 1149, and the packing, inspection, and shipment of these binoculars; including copies of contract nos. 953 and 1149.

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File No. 65. Correspondence of the Senior Tester and Technical Consultant of the Artillery Committee of the Chief Ordnance Administration (Colonel Podtiagin) with the Chief Ordnance Administration and Russian military inspectors and testers in Japan, including letters, reports, receipts, telegrams, certificates, memoranda, accounts, lists, debit advice, and credit advice, 1917-1919, concerning the payment and receipt of salaries to these inspectors, and including instructions for the inspection and preparation for shipment of various ordnance supplies purchased from Japanese firms.

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File No. 66. Correspondence of Colonel (later, Major-General) Podtiagin (Senior Tester and Technical Consultant of the Artillery Committee of the Chief Ordnance Administration; Russian Military Attaché in Japan) with the Chief Ordnance Administration, the Russo-Asiatic Bank in Yokahama, the Chairman of the Commission for the Reception of Artillery Supplies Ordered in Japan (Lieutenant-General Somoff), and Russian military inspectors in Japan, including letters, reports, receipts, requests, accounts, credit advice, debit advice, lists, certificates, and passport, 1917-1921, concerning the payment and reception of salaries and travel money to these inspectors, and providing information on income and expenditures from funds at the disposal of Colonel Podtiagin.

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File No. 67. Correspondence of the Director of Artillery Inspection (General Hermonius) with the Chief of Artillery at the Vladivostok Fortress, the Chief of the Gunpowder Factory at Kazan (General Sagatovskii), the Chief Ordnance Administration, the Russian Imperial Embassy in Tokyo, and the Russian Military Attaché in Japan, including letters, telegrams, and reports, 1914-1915, concerning the inspection, packing, and shipment of artillery supplies (cannon, pistols, camphor) purchased from Japanese firms.

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File No. 68. Correspondence of the Director of Artillery Inspection (General E. K. Hermonius) with Generals Smyslovskii and Petrovskii of the Chief Ordnance Administration, the Japanese War Office, and the Imperial Russian Embassy in Tokyo, including letters and incoming telegrams, 1914-1915, concerning negotiations for and the conclusion of contracts with Japanese firms for the purchase of artillery supplies, the furnishing of data on these goods, and negotiations with the Japanese War Office concerning purchase of these goods.

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File No. 69. Rough drafts of telegrams sent by the Director of Artillery Inspection (General E. K. Hermonius) to the Chief Ordnance Administration, 1914-1915.

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File No. 70. Correspondence of the Director of Artillery Inspection (General E. K. Hermonius) with Generals Smyslovskii and Petrovskii of the Chief Ordnance Administration, including letters, telegrams, and rough drafts of telegrams, 1914-1915, concerning negotiations for the purchase of, orders for, inspection, and shipment of military goods purchased from Japanese firms.

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File No. 71. Memorandum from Admiral Kolchak, undated, regarding his experiences in China with the Russian (anti-bolshevik) armed forces in the area of the Chinese Eastern Railway.