Scope and Content
Title: Andrei Terent'evich Bel'chenko Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1898-1962
Collection number: 99049
Bel'chenko, Andrei Terent'evich, 1873-1958
34 microfilm reels.
(5.1 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Diaries, speeches and writings, correspondence, consular reports, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian and
Portuguese relations with China, political conditions in China, and Russian émigré affairs.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: Mainly in
Collection open for research.
For copyright status, please contact
the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Andrei Terent'evich Bel'chenko Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Russian consular official; consul general, Hankow, China, 1915-1920; subsequently Portuguese consul general, Hankow, and émigré
in the United States.
|1873 October 29 (N.S.)
||Born, Kozlovka village, Bobrovskii uezd, Voronezh guberniia, Russia
||Graduated from St. Petersburg University with degree in Oriental philology
||Entered Foreign Ministry
||Student interpreter, Imperial Russian Legation, Peking
||Acting Consul, Foochow
||Assistant Secretary, Imperial Russian Legation in Peking
||Consul, Neuchuang (Manchuria)
||Translator, Present-Day Political Organization of China
||Adviser to Chinese government on Russian affairs, Hankow
||Portuguese Consul-General, Hankow
||Left China for United States
|1958 February 1
||Died, San Francisco
- A. B.
- A. F. G.
- Az-Buki [Azbuki]
- Iu Chzhi U-tsai [Iu-chizhi u-tsai]
- Liubitel' puteshestvii
- Odin iz russkikh
- Poltavskii Kazak [Poltavskii Kozak]
Scope and Content
This collection consists of the papers of the Russian and Portuguese Consul in Hankow, China. The main emphasis is on this
city and its surroundings in the period 1918-1946, but there is information on more general developments in China, Russia
(the Soviet Union) and the United States over the entire period from 1898 to 1962.
Where possible, the arrangement reflects the original order established by Bel'chenko and respects many of the categories
defined by A. S. Loukashkin, who processed the collection upon its acquisition by the Museum of Russian Culture.
A Chinese politics series has been created to encompass materials not readily absorbed into the usual series. This series
contains materials relating to Bel'chenko's service as Portuguese Consul in Hankow as well as his continued performance of
consular and representative functions with respect to the Russian colony in Hankow and to the Russian émigré diplomatic corps.
It includes his consular reports, correspondence, and Bel'chenko's published and unpublished summaries and reports on Chinese
political developments, with supporting materials (mainly clippings from the
Central China Post,
Journal de Shanghai,
North China Daily News and other newspapers).
Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also
provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials and copyright to them (with
some exceptions) are the property of the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco. A transfer table indicating corresponding
box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the
United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.