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Preliminary Inventory of the Kaarel Robert Pusta papers
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Description
Correspondence, speeches and writings, memoranda, reports, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Estonian politics and diplomacy, Soviet-Baltic States relations, the League of Nations, international law, and Estonian émigré politics.
Background
Born in Narva on 17 (29) of February 1883. In 1906 married Miss Ulrike W. Grünberg. Made public his childhood and youth memoirs in the book Kehra metsast maailma (From Kehra Forest into the World) , which was published in Tartu by Noor-Eesti Kirjastus in 1936, and reprinted by EMP publishers in Stockholm in 1960. It contains his memoirs from the time of the first revolutionary movement in Estonia in 1903-1904; his imprisonment in Russia; his voluntary exile in Paris and Bern where he made his debut as journalist and later continued this activity for the two Estonian newspapers, Kehra Virulane and Kehra Päevaleht; the period when he was in Poland and in the Caucasus during the First World War; and during which he acted as inspector for the Estonian Food Committee at the end of 1917; and from the time when in January 1918 he was elected a delegate of the Estonian National Council in Paris.
Extent
20 manuscript boxes (8 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.