Collection ID: 4077595 BAR Ms Coll/A. and F. Benningsen.

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Bennigsen, A. P., graf and Bennigsen, Feofanii︠a︡ Vladimirovna
Extent:
110 items and 1 box
Language:
Russian .

Background

Scope and Content:

Papers of Adam Pavlovich Benningsen and his wife Feofanii︠a︡ Vladimirovna Benningsen. This collection contains a substantial number of letters which Adam Benningsen wrote to his wife while serving with the White armies in South Russia during 1919-1921. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts by Adam Benningsen: a lengthy memoir of his service in the Tsar's army in World War I and in the White armies in the Civil War; diaries and draft memoirs relating to the same period; memoirs of the fall of France in 1940 and of his own imprisonment, apparently by the Germans, during World War II; and two short manuscripts containing theologicalreflections. A short memoir of the Revolution by Feofanii︠a︡ Benningsen, a collection of White Army poems and songs, and a hand-produced satirical journal emanating from the White Army's camp at Gallipoli (1921) complete the collection.

Acquisition information:
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1957.
Processing information:

Papers Accessioned 1957.

Papers Processed 06/--/81.

Accruals:

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Rules or conventions:
aapm

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is located on-site.

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
6th Floor East Butler Library
535 West 114th St.
New York, NY 10027, United States
CONTACT:
(212) 854-5590
rbml@library.columbia.edu