Collection ID: 4077867 BAR Ms Coll/A.M. Nikolaev

Collection context


Scope and Content:

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, memoirs, diaries, notes, subject files, documents, photographs, and printed materials. Most of the material in the collection concerns Nikolaev's tenure as military attachʹe at the Russian embassy in Washington. Cataloged correspondents include Mikhail T. Florinsky and Geroid T. Robinson. There is a typescript by Vasiliĭ O. Kli︠u︡chevskiĭ, "Kratkoe posobie po russkoĭ istorii." Among the correspondence are cablegrams and official communications to the Russian embassy during World War I and the revolutionary period. Manuscripts, mostly by Nikolaev, concern contemporary and historical military topics. Diaries and memoirs deal with Nikolaev's travels to Europe during World War I and his activities as military attachʹe. Among orders granted to Nikolaev is the "Order of the Sacred Treasure," signed and sealed by the Japanese Emperor Meiji (1911). Printed materials include many articles by Nikolaev.

Biographical / Historical:

Colonel in the Imperial Army and military attachʹe at the Russian embassy in the United States until the Revolution. Following the Revolution, Nikolaev worked at the New York Public Library.

Acquisition information:

Papers: Source of acquisition--A. M. Nikolaev. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1953.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1954.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1966.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1968.

Processing information:

Papers Accessioned 1953.

Papers Accessioned 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1966.

Papers Processed 05/--/80.

Papers Accessioned 1968.


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This collection is located on-site.

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