Scope and Content Note
Title: Gerua Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1906-1920
Collection number: 25003
Gerua, Boris Vladimirovich, 1876-1942
11 manuscript boxes.
(4.4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, communiques, and printed matter, relating to White Russian
military activities in northern Russia during the Russian Revolution, and to White
Russian liaison with the British War Office. Consists mainly of records of the White
Russian special military mission to Great Britain from 1919 to 1920. Includes some papers
of Boris V. Gerua, head of the mission.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection open for research.
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[Identification of item], Gerua Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Yudenich, Nikolay Nikolayevich, 1862-1933.
Russia (Territory under White armies, 1918-1920) Armiia.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
The Spetsial'naia Voennaia Missiia Shtaba Verhkovnago Glavnokomanduiushchago v Londone
(Special Military Mission of the Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief in London) was
established in 1919 by Gen. Nikolai IUdenich under the direction Major-Gen. Boris
Gerua (Heroys). The purpose of the mission was to obtain from the British government
financial support,supplies, transportation and equipment for Russian troops joining the
Army of the North-West. The mission was dissolved in 1920.
||Born, St. Petersburg
||Graduates Pazheskii Korpus and Nikolaevskaia Akademiia General'nago Shtaba
||Participates in the Russo-Japanese War
||Appointed professor of tactics at the Nikolaevskaia Akademiia General'nago Shtaba
||Fights on the Galician Front
||Appointed commander of the Leib-gvardii Izmailovskii Polk
||Appointed Chief of Staff of the 11th Army
||Arrested on orders of Kerensky for participation in the Kornilov affair
||Escapes to Finland and is sent to Great Britain by Gen. Nikolai IUdenich as head of the Spetsial'naia Voennaia Missiia Shtaba
Verhkovnago Glavnokomanduiushchago v Londone
||After the liquidation of the mission, continues to reside in Great Britain. Takes part in emigré organizations, publishes
memoirs and other works, continues his artistic activities and interests
||Dies, Coulton-St. Mary, Devon, England
Scope and Content Note
The collection includes an extensive correspondence between various White Russian offices
and officials, especially related to military operations on the North-Western and
Petrograd fronts. Copies of this correspondence sent to the mission are to be found in
the OFFICE FILE series. It also includes numerous reports on the political situation in
Europe especially as related to the White Russsian cause, found in the OFFICE and PRESS