The life of a Russian teacher: oral history transcript, (1960-1961). Transcript: 444 leaves (28 cm.) and related material. Copies: 1 microfilm reel. Phonotape: 1 sound tape reel (1019 ft.) Life as a teacher in pre-revolution Russia and Siberia; experiences during the revolution; escape through China; residence in Oakland; Russian emigrant societies; studies and teaching, University of California, Berkeley. Photographs and maps inserted. Part of the Regional Oral History Office's California-Russian Emigre Series. Digitized copy available online: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/roho/ucb/text/malozemoff_elizabeth.pdf
Aaron Rogat family papers (1910-1965)
1 box (.2 linear feet). This collection consists of some family documents, photographs, as well as some materials reflecting Aaron Rogat's interest in anarchism. Included is a a small amount of correspondence, including a letter Rogat wrote to members of the Furrier's Union in 1951; newspaper clippings; a transcript from the 1940 deportation proceedings of Marcus Graham, who was accused by immigration officials of being an anarchist; a summons for Aaron Rogat from the criminal court of Los Angeles concerning charges of battery; a booklet entitled "The Eichmann Trial and the Rule of Law," written by Yosal Rogat (Aaron's son); a booklet listing "Lady Prisoners" at the Akatooy [Akatui] Central Political Prison in Siberia (circa 1910); four postcards from a series of postcards depicting "Martyrs of Bolshevism" produced in the 1920s by the Joint Committee for the Defense of Revolutionists Imprisoned in Russia (including cards for David Mikhailovich Kogan (aka Lev Rubin and Lev Kogan), Aron Baron, Alexandra Izmailovitch [Izmailovich], and Maria Spiridovova); four postcards with rich color illustrations of Spanish anarchists of the Spanish Civil War years (including cards for Francisco Ascaso, Buenaventura Durruti, Francisco Ferrer Y Guardia, Enrique Malatesta, and Anselmo Lorenzo). Finding aid available: https://oac.cdlib.org/search?query=Aaron%20Rogat%20family%20papers;idT=UCb185288212
Agapius Honcharenko (1831-1916).
4 collections, 1850–73, 22 items and 10 vols. Editor of the journal Svoboda [Alaska Herald ]. (a) "Address to the People of Alaska" (1868), 2 11., translation of an address originally printed in Russian in the San Francisco Alaska Herald, concerning the position of Americans and Aleuts in view of the transfer of sovereignty from Russia to the U.S.; (b) Alaska Scrap Book, 1868–70, 2 vols., clippings mostly from San Francisco newspapers, some in Russian, and two letters from Honcharenko, 1877 and 1909, concerning material he supplied to the Bancroft Library; (c) correspondence between Prince Dmitrii Petrovich Maksutov, chief of the Russian colonies in America, and Sergei Stepanov, supervisor of St. Michael Redoubt, 10 letters, 1867–68, in Russian; list of credits of the employees and Aleuts by sections, to 1 July 1867, 2 pp., in Russian; copy of the form of contract, 1850, between the Russian-American Company in St. Petersburg and its employees, translated from the Russian into Swedish, then to English, 8 pp.; 7 letters and petitions of Russian and Aleut residents in the Aleutians, addressed to American and Russian officials, 1868–73, and an account of Russian missionary activities relating to schools on Sitka Island, in Russian; letter of protest, 1872, by Russian traders living at St. Michael Redoubt, addressed to Honcharenko in San Francisco, 2 pp., printed in English; facsimile of a seal belonging to Rev. Petr Salamatov, converted Aleutian tribal chief; and (d) "Marine and Shipping Intelligence from the Alaska Herald and other papers" [1867–73], 8 vols., with some newspaper clippings included, holograph.
10 items, ca. 1878–1915. Translations from Russian articles by Alexander Petrovich Sokolov and Peter Simon Pallas; extracts taken from the transcribed journal of James Douglas; notes on Alaska trade digested, 1877, from commercial correspondence of Agapius Honcharenko in San Francisco with Oppenheim & Company of London, 1868–73; letter from George Washington McCrary, Secretary of War, to H. H. Bancroft (Washington, D.C., 3 December 1878), 1 p., signed, concerning papers formerly belonging to the Russian American Fur Company; LS from Richard Wigginton Thompson, Secretary of the Navy, to Bancroft (Washington, D.C., 13 February 1879) about a report on the Aleutian Islands by the U.S. North Pacific Surveying Expedition; 1 p. report on the fishing grounds on the Alaska Coast (188-?) and the need of fisheries exploration by the U.S. government; list applying to Russian America: "Omissions in Ivan Petrov's Translation of Tikhmenev's 'Historical Review... of the Russian American Company', of "Materials for the History of Russian Possessions...', and of Veniaminov's 'Letters.. (1915?) 6 11.; and ALS from Paul Schumacher (Los Angeles, 2 July 1878) to [William Healey Dall], 2 pp., thanking him for publications about Alaska Indians and archaeology. In 3 separate collections.
Aleksandr N. Lenkoff [Lenkov]
Life of a Russian emigré soldier: oral history transcript and related material, (1966-1967). Transcript: , 39 leaves (28 cm.) and related material. Experiences during the Russian Revolution and with the White Army in Siberia; life in China, 1922-1948, including service with a Russian detachment in the Chinese army; emigration to the United States. Photographs inserted. Appended: autobiographical sketch (25 l.); Mr. Raymond's report on his series of interviews with Russian emigrés and his bibliography of works on far eastern Russian emigration prepared for the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, University of California ( l.). V. 2: map drawn by Mr. Lenkoff to accompany the interview, and an issue of a monarchist publication edited by him. Part of the Regional Oral History Office's California-Russian Emigre Series. Digitized copy available online: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/rohoia/ucb/text/lenkoffrussianem00alekrich.pdf
Papers, 1854–1925, 1 microfilm reel. Russian prince, officer. Manuscripts, photos, maps, pamphlets, and service record relating to his military career, the Crimean War, Battle of Petropavlovsk (1854), etc.
Alexander Petrovich Sokolov (1816-1858)
3 items, 1852. Transcripts by A. Pinart, in Russian, of articles published in Zapiski Gidrograficheskogo Departamenta. References to the River Mednaia, Serebrennikov, the Chukchi, Captains Shishmarev, Krenitsin, and Levashev, the Aleutian Islands, Kamchatka, Ushakov, E 1istratov, Khvostov, and Davydov.
Alexander Smith Taylor (1817-1876).
"Notes on the Indianology of Alaska..." (Santa Barbara, California, 1867), 27 11., signed holograph, addressed to J. Ross Browne. Ethnology, linguistics, and natural history of Alaska.
Alphonse Louis Pinart (1852-1911).
Collections (many"), ca. 1871–1878, 2 boxes and 22 items. French linguist and scholar. (a) Alaska Papers [ca. 1871 -77], 2 boxes, manuscripts in English, Russian, French, German, Latin, and Alaskan dialects; sketch maps and drawings of Alaskan terrain with legends in French, Russian, and English; ethnological notes on the Aleuts and others ; miscellaneous reference notes, mostly bibliographical; linguistic notes relating to Russia and Siberia, Kamchatka, Sakhalin Island, the Kurile Islands, the Ainus, the Aleutian Islands, and Alaska, recorded in Russian, German, and native dialects; (b) 21 transcripts of articles from Russian publications, ca. 1875, about Alaska, the Aleutians, and Siberia from 1729 to ca. 1871, mostly in Pinart's hand. Includes early reports on Kamchatka and the Chukotsk Cape; voyages by Grigorii Shelekhov, Ivan Vasil'ev, Andrei Ustiugov, Lieutenant Voronovskii, and Alexander Kashevarov; dispatches by Kiril Timofeevich Khlebnikov, and Ferdinand Petrovich Wrangel; news notes; and ethnological observations, especially on the Eskimos and Chukchis. Most reflect activities of the Russian-American Company.
Andrew Jackson Stone (1859-1918)
Papers, 1896–1918, 1 carton. Traveler, naturalist, and businessman. Visited Fort Wrangel in 1896. Diaries and reports on his extensive travel in the Pacific northwest and Alaska, 1896–1903. (NUCMC 65–1819)
Bernice (Jameson) Todd, comp.
The Bear—The Mercy Ship: Excerpts from the letters of Lieutenant Commander Clement Joseph Todd's 3 trips to Alaska on the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (n.d.), iv + 52 11., photocopy of the manuscript, photographs inserted. Excerpts from his diary letters, 1921–23, describe his experiences in Alaska and Siberia and mention encounters with Eskimos. Includes biographical information on Todd.
Bible. New Testament.
Selections. Manuscript (n.d.), in Church Slavic.
Russian Civil War (1918-1922) and emigration: oral history transcript, (1958-1961). Transcript: 284 leaves (28 cm.) and related material. Copies: partial microfilm reel. Experiences with the White Army on the southern and Siberian fronts; emigration to China, and to the U.S. in 1923. Photographs and maps inserted. Part of Regional Oral History Office's California-Russian Emigre Series. Digitized copy available online: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/roho/ucb/text/shebeko_boris.pdf
Catherine II (1729-1796)
Russian empress. Document, 22 September 1784, presumedly signed by Catherine, conferring an honorary title on General Simon for his services to the state.
Charles James (1817-1901)
Papers, 1863–72, 2 vols. Customs collector. Vol. 2 holds an invitation to a ball in San Francisco, 17 November 1863, honoring Admiral Popoff and the Russian squadron.
Charles Kruger (b. 1828)
1 item, 1885. Russian-American Company worker. Born in Riga, joined the Russian-American Company in 1853. His statement, 12 pp., describes trip around the Horn to Sitka, work there until the Company ceased operations, Indian difficulty in 1854, and events surrounding the transfer of sovereignty to the U.S. in 1869.
Charles Melville Scammon (1825-1911)
Papers, 1849–1911, 6 boxes, 2 portfolios, and 2 packages. Journal and letterbook concerning the Western Union Telegraph Company's expedition for the Russian Extension, 1865–67. Scrapbooks, maps, pictures, and papers.
Charles R. Flint (1850-1934)
9 letters, 1917–18. Correspondence relates primarily to Russia, written when he was chairman of the American Committee for the Encouragement of Democratic Government in Russia. (In Chester H. Rowell Papers)
Charles S. Bulkley
Journal of the U.S. Russo-American Telegraph Expedition, 1865–67, microfilm copies of correspondence and reports while he commanded the Western Union Telegraph Company's expedition for the Russian Extension. Original held by the Library Association of Portland, Oregon.
Clarence John Du Four (b. 1879)
Papers, 2 cartons. Mainly notes and transcriptions relating to his thesis on John A. Sutter and his life in California. Includes notes and draft of an article on the "Abandonment of the Russians in California."
Cutting Packing Company
San Francisco, "Alaska Fisheries" [ca. 1885], 5 11.
David Prescott Barrows (1873-1954)
Papers, 1892–1954, 33 cartons and 8 boxes. Professor of political science and president of the University of California, Berkeley, 1919–23, Diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, clippings, and notes, including material on his service as lieutenant colonel and intelligence officer with the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, 1918–19. Also, miscellany about communism and the USSR and subject files on Russia.
De la Guerra Family Papers (1752-1955)
4,179 items. Spanish landowners in California. Correspondence and reports, handwritten in Spanish, from the period 1810–41, concern Russians in California, Fort Ross, Russo-Spanish relations in California, Russian shipping, and the fur trade. Microfilm copies of originals in the Santa Barbara Mission Archives in California. Unpublished calendar for the papers available at the Mission and at the Huntington Library in San Marino.
Report of a Four Years' Voyage to [the Aleutians, from Okhotsk, 1772–1777?], 7 11., translation of a narrative published by Peter Simon Pallas in Neue nordische Beytrage, vol. II, pp. 308–24.
"...O baidarkakh i o Lis'evskikh Aleutakh... 1848," 50 pp., transcript of "A Few Observations on Handling the Kayak and on the Aleuts of Lis'ev Island" (Morskoi sbornik, vol. I, 1848).
Early Commerce in the North Pacific
Lists of vessels and masters, mostly from New England ports, 1787–1807, 3 11.
Correspondence and papers, 1861–76, microfilm. Letterbooks, diaries, and other material concerning his service as superintendent, Collins Overland Telegraph Company, and assistant engineer for the Western Union Telegraph Company's Russian Extension. Originals in the British Columbia Provincial Archives.
Eliab Grimes (1780-1848)
2 items, 1820–22. Sea captain. A journal for 23 May 1821–1 February 1822 was kept mainly aboard the schooner Eagle on a trading voyage to California and return to the Sandwich Islands. Describes visits to Fort Ross, San Francisco, and other Spanish cities.
Emma Jane Mclntyre (b. 1846?)
1 item, 28 pp., 1874. "Observations of Life on the Pribilof Islands. St. Georges Island, Alaska," holograph, written for her mother while her husband, Captain William J. Mclntyre, was resident agent on St. Georges Island for the Alaska Commercial Company. Notes on the geography, climate, flora, fauna, natives, daily life; plus an explanatory note by her daughter, Julia Mclntyre Merriman, and tear sheets of two articles concerning the Pribilov Islands.
6 documents, 1829–31. Papers relating to his trial for sorcery at Sitka in 1829, translated by Ivan Petrov in 1878 from originals held by Rev. A. Mitropolsky at Sitka.
"Alaska. 1878," 19 11., interview at Anderson Island, Puget Sound; experiences on the Pacific Coast since 1865, especially with the Western Union Telegraph Expedition; the Russian settlements in Alaska as they were in 1866–67.
"Zhurnal plavania... 1822 g.... 1824," 174 pp., excerpts from the "Journal of the Voyage of Kormchenko in 1822" (Severnyi arkhiv, vols. X-XI, 1824).
George C. Guins
Impressions of the Russian imperial government: oral history transcript and related material, (1964-1971). Transcript: , 95 leaves (28 cm.) and related material. Comments on events in Russia between the revolutions of 1905 and 1917; career as official in the Ministry of Agriculture; discussion of Russian administrative system. Photographs inserted. Included also: copies of biographical sketch and obituary. Part of the Regional Oral History Office's California-Russian Emigre Series. Digitized copy available online: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/rohoia/ucb/text/impressrussian00guinrich.pdf
George C. Guins
Professor and government official: Russia, China and California: oral history transcript and related material, (1966). 364 leaves,  leaves of plates (29 cm). Part of the Regional Oral History Office's California-Russian Emigre Series. Digitized copy available online: https://archive.org/details/guinsconstprofes00guinrich
George Chismore (1840-1906)
Papers, 1866–81, 3 vols. Surgeon. Served on the Western Union Telegraph Company's expedition for the Russian Extension. Typed transcripts of logbook, 1866, and other papers.
George Foster Emmons (1811-1884)
Naval officer. Typed excerpts from his journal (19 August-2 November 1867), 21 11., relating to his command of the U.S.S. Ossipee, conveying the U.S. and Russian commissioners to Sitka for the Alaska transfer ceremonies.
George Russell Adams (b. 1845?)
"A Story of the First American Exploring Expedition to Russian America... 1865–1867," microfilm. Experiences as a member of the Western Union Telegraph Company's expedition for the Russian Extension, under Colonel Charles S. Bulkley and Major Robert Kennicott. Includes a separate account of his trading venture to Alaska, 1868.
George V. Sheviakov (d. 1973)
"My Life" (1970), photocopy of typescript, xii + 305 11., with copies of photographs inserted. Childhood in Russia, experiences during the revolution, service in the White Army, escape to China and residence there, emigration to the U.S., work in fisheries in Alaska, Russian colony in San Francisco, career as psychologist and professor.
Grigorii Ivanovich Shelekhov (1747-1795)
1 item, 122 pp. Russian fur merchant, founder of first permanent Alaskan settlement on Kodiak Island. Transcript of the German edition (St. Petersburg, 1793) of his Rossiiskago kuptsa Imenitago Ryl'skago grazhdanina... pervoe stranstvovanie s 1783 po 1787 god... (Grigori Schelechof Russischen Kaufmanns... Reise... in den Jahren 1783 bis 1787....). For Ivan Petrov's translation of the 1812 edition, see under Russian America.
Gurdon Hall (b. 1812)
1 item, 1844–47. Seaman. Journal of a Whaling Voyage from Stonington [Connecticut] around the World by Way of the Cape of Good Hope on to the Northwest Coast of America... on Board the Ship, Charles Phelps, Gilbert Pendelton, Jr., Command[ing].... [1844–1847], 230pp., signed holograph. The Charles Phelps hunted whales off the coast of "Kamzcatka" (Kamchatka) in the fall of 1845.
Gustave Niebaum (b. 1842)
5 items, 1883–85. Finn employed by the Russian-American Company from 1858, captain of the steamboat Constantine. "Sealing in Alaska" (San Francisco, 1883), 70 11., with commentary on Alaska's resources, potentialities, people, living conditions, and recent commercial development; biographical materials; statement on Alaska fur interests; and statement on the transfer of Alaska to the U.S. 2 separate holdings.
Heinrich Storch (1765-1835)
1 item. Historian. Extracts in German from his Russland unter Alexander dem Ersten. __ Eine historische Zeitschrift... (St. Petersburg, 1804), made for A. Pinart. Documents pertaining to the organization of the Russian-American Company, 1798–99, 34 pp.
Hiram Warren Johnson (1866-1945)
Papers, ca. 1895–1945, 145 boxes and 49 cartons. U.S. senator from California, 1917–45. Includes 1 carton of subject files relating to Russia, 2 letters from the Russian Consulate in San Francisco, 1913, and 1 letter from the Russian Consolidated Mutual Aid Society, 1931. Probably more Russian-related material in other subject files.
Ieromonakh Juvenal (d. 1796)
1 item, 1796. Priest. Journal of one of the earliest missionaries of Alaska, 74pp. Experiences at Three Saints Harbor, Pavlovsk, Kenai River, and Ilyamna, 19 June-29 September 1796, when Father Juvenal was stabbed to death by the natives. Translation by Ivan Petrov, 1878. Original in possession (1878) of Rev. Innokentii Shashnikov at Unalaska.
Innokentii, Metropolitan of Moscow (1797-1879)
The priest Ivan Evsieevich Popov-Veniaminov, later Metropolitan Innokentii, visited Fort Ross and several California missions in 1836. His "travel journal" from Sitka to California and return covers the period 1 July-13 October 1836. Copied from the original in the Alaska Archives at Juneau. Includes a 1951 translation by Richard A. Pierce. Each item 10 11.
Ivan Konny-gen (b. ca. 1833)
"The Nulato Massacre" (San Quentin Prison, California, 1879), 6 pp. Statement recorded by Ivan Petrov concerning the killing of Lieutenant Barnard of the British navy and others in an attack on Fort Nulato in 1851, the principal instigator of which was Konny-gen's uncle, Larion.
Ivan Petrov (1842-1896)
5 collections, ca. 1877–84. Associate of H. H. Bancroft. (a) Alaska Archives, from Oonalaska (i.e., Unalaska) and St. Paul's Island [1878?], 35 pp., census data for Unalaska, baptismal records at Sitka (1805–19); translation of a petition by inhabitants of Unalaska for the removal of Ivan Laduigin, an objectionable character, in 1878; translation and Russian text of a Chief's Address to Sea Otter Hunters, n.d.; (b) Dictation, ca. 1884, 5 11. Information on hunting of sea lions and sea otters; the dome of the Greek church at Sitka; Russian motives for selling Alaska; establishment of the Greek Church there; attitude of the inhabitants toward the sale of Alaska and the American succession; and transfer of the property of the Russian-American Company; (c) signed holograph of Petroff (Petrov)—"Journal of Trip to Alaska in Search of Information for the Bancroft Library" (San Francisco, 1878), 76 pp. Aboard the U.S. Revenue Cutter Richard Rush (11 July-27 October 1878) he visited sites in Washington, British Columbia, Sitka, Kodiak, Delarof, Belkovsky, Ilinlink, Unalaska, Makushin, St. George, St. Paul, Tchitchtagov, and other Alaskan points; (d) "The Management and Personnel of the Russian-American Company from its Beginning to its Dissolution" [San Francisco, 1877], 21 11., signed holograph, a brief history which Petrov entitled "The Russian Hunters and Trappers on the American Northwest Coast"; and (e) "Memorandum on... departure for Alaska. May 7, 1879," 3 11., signed holograph concerning Bancroft's History of Alaska, outlining parts still to be written, with a letter to Petrov from John M. Morton, Washington, D.C. 4 February 1879.
Extracts from the Journal of Soloviev during the years 1770–75, 9 11., translation of an abstract by P. S. Pallas, published in Neue nordische Beytrage, 1781, vol. 2, pp. 325–41.
1 item, 1883. Seaman. Signed holograph (?), 15 11., reminiscences of 2 voyages to Alaska in command of a sailing vessel, 1870–71, the first to the Gulf of Nushahak, the other to Kodiak and Afognak islands and Cochokmac Gulf. Describes construction of a bidarka, the Aleuts, church building, and services at St. Paul's.
J. W. White (b. 1829)
1 item, 1885. Commander of the Revenue Cutter Lincoln. "Statement on Alaska," 12 pp., concerns the captain's intervention (1867) in the slaughter of the fur seals on the Pribilov Islands.
Recollections of Kiev and the northern Caucasus: oral history transcript and related material, (1968-1971). Transcript: 78 leaves (28 cm.) and related material. Recollections of early years in Jewish community in Kiev; interest in Russian revolutionary movement; experiences as member of Menshevik faction of Social Democratic Party during the revolution and civil war. Photographs inserted. Included also: brief biographical sketch and list of selected publications of Professor Marschak. Part of the Regional Oral History Office's Russian-California Emigre Series. Digitized copy available online: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/rohoia/ucb/text/recollkievnorth00marsrich.pdf
James C. Ward
"Three Weeks in Sitka," 12 11., extracts made by Ivan Petrov from a manuscript cited in Bancroft's History of Alaska. Ward describes Sitka in the summer of 1853.
James Douglas (1803-1877)
Journals, 1840–1843, microfilm. Extracts made in 1878 of 5 journals kept in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company, 22 April 1840–25 September 1843, describing travels in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, and California, by land and sea. Originals in the British Columbia Provincial Archives.
Jerome Barker Landfield (1871-1954)
Photocopy of typescript entitled "Operation Kaleidoscope, A Melange of Personal Recollections," 219 pp., n.p., n.d. Education and career, travel in Russia, Siberian gold mines, marriage to Princess Louba Lobanov-Rostovsky, and teaching at the University of California.
John Augustus Sutter (1803-1880)
Letters, 1840–46, 35 pp. German-born early California settler and entrepreneur. Extracts from his letters to Antonio Sunol, relating primarily to business matters, with some references to Russians in California. Also photocopy and transcripts of the letters.
John Coffin Jones
U.S. consul in the Sandwich Islands. Letter to the secretary of state in Honolulu, 12 March 1837, 2 11., concerning the Russian threat to California in light of the recent "revolution" there; with a letter of transmittal from Colonel Thomas M. Spaulding (1936). Typed transcript from the National Archives.
John Franklin Miller (1831-1886)
1 item, 6 pp., ca. 1885. President of the Alaska Commercial Company. Statement concerning lease of Pribilov Islands by the U.S. Government. The Alaska Commercial Company leased the islands in 1870. Also, a biographical sketch of Miller.
John Henry Kinkead (1826-1905)
2 items, 1884ca. 1886. First appointed governor of Alaska, 1884. Dictation ("In Nevada and Alaska. 1884") concerns his early life, business background, trip to Alaska with a U.S. expedition in 1867, stay at Sitka until 1871, military and U.S. commissioners, the transfer of sovereignty, social and economic conditions in Alaska, and return to Nevada in 1871. His biographical sketch (ca. 1886), 2 pp., touches only briefly on his appointment as Alaskan governor after definition of that territory as a civil and judicial district. 2 separate items.
Jose Fernandez (1799-ca. 1875)
Signed manuscript: Cosas de California (Santa Clara, California), 19 August 1874, dictation recorded by Henry Cerruti for H. H. Bancroft. Reminiscences about early California, including Russians at Bodega and Ross, 193 pp., with clippings pasted in. Also on microfilm.
Jose Joaquin de Arrillaga (1750-1814)
Correspondence, 1794–1814, 1 portfolio. Governor of Upper California. Letters written by him to M. Castro and to him from F. M. Calleja, Viceroy of Mexico, concerning Russian deserters and illegal Russian trading in California. (Mainly from the T. W. Norris and Cowan collections)
Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks (1905-1963).
Collection, ca. 1925–63, 9 boxes, 3 cartons, and 1 portfolio. Dance collection, with letters from Russians, primarily dancers, and about Russian dancers, especially A. Pavlova and V. Nijinsky ; Paget-Fredericks's reminiscences and writings about his father, Vladimir Borisovitch Freedeericksz, and about Pavlova, S. Diaghilev, L. Bakst, Nijinsky, and Olga Spessivtseva; and notes, memorabilia, etc. relating to Pavlova, T. Toumanova, and Isadora Duncan.
Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev (1863-1938)
[Rabota aktera nad soboi. Ca. 1923], 220 11., in Russian, holograph and typescript, with revisions: early draft of An actor prepares, an exposition of his techniques of creative acting; and copy of a letter by A. Koiransky (17 November 1960) concerning the manuscript. Also, a photocopy of the Alekseev manuscript.
See under Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev, the actor's real name.
Lascente Alekseevich Zagoskin (1808–90).
Transcript in Russian of an article on the Redoubt of St. Michael in the southern part of Norton Sound, 32 pp., from Zapiski Gidrograficheskogo Departamenta (1846, vol. 4, pp. 86–101). First 7 pp. translated by Ivan Petrov in the Russian America collection.
Leopold Lerner papers, 1948-1971
1 carton (1 linear foot). Leopold Lerner was a business executive and Jewish community leader. He was born in Russia and arrived in the United States in 1907. Collection consists of files of materials documenting Leopold Lerner's involvement with the following organizations: the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning (now the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies); the American Jewish League for Israel; the Zionist Organization of America; the Jewish National Fund; the Jewish Welfare Federation (San Francisco); State of Israel Bonds; the Jewish Community Relations Council; Technion, the Israeli Institute for Technology; the American Jewish Congress; and the World Jewish Congress. There are also files on Soviet Jewry, local Bay Area and California state politics; and Israel investment. The files contain a range of materials, including correspondence, speeches, bulletins, invitations, and newspaper clippings. The collection also contains a biographical sketch and a short interview with Leopold Lerner (conducted by Ruth Kelson Rafael in 1968). In the interview, Lerner reflects on his political and civic concerns, his commitment to peace during the Cold War, and his interest in the growth and well-being of Jewish organizations. The collection also contains the bylaws of the Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco, Marin County, and the Peninsula (1971). Finding aid available: https://oac.cdlib.org/search?query=Leopold%20Lerner;idT=UCb183240455
Lilienthal family papers and photographs, 1840-1961
1 box, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize folder (.8 linear feet). The collection contains a miscellany of Lilienthal family materials, including genealogical and biographical information; correspondence, including originals of Rabbi Max Lilienthal's letters from Russia sent to members of his family, fiancée and friends in the 1840s (in German), photocopies of letters (1880) from Theodore Max Lilienthal in New York to his brother Ernest Reuben Lilienthal in San Francisco discussing family matters and business problems, and photocopies of letters of congratulation on the occasion of the wedding of Sophie Gerstle and Theodore Max Lilienthal, and a photocopy of a letter from the artist Toby Rosenthal to Sophie Gerstle Lilienthal (1912) in which he describes the progress of her husband's portrait; a collection of Elizabeth Lilienthal's handwritten notes from the Sunday School of San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El; a copy of a speech by Jesse Lilienthal; and photographs (including a photographic portrait of Pepi Lilienthal Samuels by Arnold Genthe). Finding aid available: https://oac.cdlib.org/search?query=Max%20Lilienthal;idT=UCb182934135
List of Vessels of the Siberian Fleet, From 1714 to 1853
8 11. From the Okhotsk Archives, copied from Morskoi sbornik, 1855.
M. P. Berry
"Developments in Alaska" [San Francisco, 1879], 22 11., interview recorded at the Bancroft Library, with interjections by Ivan Petrov, on the British Columbia boundary, inadequacy of existing charts, gold discoveries and potentialities, white settlements, salmon fisheries, and resources of the country.
Manuel de Jesus Castro (b. 1821)
Collection, 1828–75, 2 boxes. Prefect at Monterey. Primarily official letters and documents sent to him concerning military affairs, mission matters, elections, land transactions, and Russians in California. Also microfilm copy. Permission required to use originals.
Manuel Torres. "Peripecias de la vida Californiana, 1843-1850,"
120 11., signed manuscript, dictation recorded by Henry Cerruti, San Francisco, 27 April 1876, concerning customs, manners, and people in early California, with observations on the Russians at Bodega and Fort Ross. Also on microfilm.
36 boxes. California military and political leader. Correspondence (business and personal), official documents, reports, and financial papers, most in Spanish but with English translations for some. Correspondence with officials of the Russian-American Company and other Russians at Fort Ross or other points: Kiril Timofeevich Khlebnikov, 3 letters, 1828–37, Petr Kostromitinov, 15 letters, 1834–41 and 1852, Ivan Kuprianov, 3 official letters, with translations and/or transcripts, 1840, Aleksandr Gavriilovich Rotchev (Rochev), 9 items, 1838–41, Iliashevich, 2 items, 1833–34, and Zajario Chichinov, 1 letter and transcript, 1834. There are also copies of articles of agreement between the Spanish and the Russian-American Company, 3 items, 1841; trade and shipping data for cargoes on such vessels as the Kiakhta (1825–28), Baikal (n.d.), the Young Tartar (1827), Okhotsk (1828), and Rurik (1824); business correspondence between the Russians named above and William Edward Petty Hartnell, 7 items, including drafts and copies, 1833 and 1840, Luis Antonio Arguello, 1828, Ignacio Martinez, and Juan Bautista Alvarado; letters written at the Russian River by Lindsey Carson, 1851, and Michel Laframboise, 1838; an unsigned official letter, n.d., concerning the governor of the Russian colonies in America, draft; a letter from John Bautista Rogers Cooper, Monterey 5 December 1840, to Kostromitinov, rough draft; an official letter from Jose Figueroa, Monterey 10 April 1833, to the governor of the Russian settlements on Sitka and at Fort Ross, fragment, copy; and a public notice of a decree issued by the Cortes of Spain, ca. 1813, concerning a treaty with Russia dated 20 July 1812, printed, signature partly destroyed. Vallejo 'wrote 8 letters to Russians in 1840–41, with transcripts, a letter draft in 1838 to Kostromitinov, and some documents relating to the establishment of Novoarkhangelsk (Nuevo Arcangel) in 1836–38 (copies). Also, 1 letter of Ferdinand Petrovich Vrangel, 1830, and a statement, 22 December 1831, by Dionision Zarembo, Khlebnikov, and Paul Shelekhov (copy). Materials are bound in 3 rough categories, each in approximate chronological order. Easier access might be through the published finding aid, arranged by author: Doris Marion Wright, A Guide to the Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo Documenfos para la Historia de California 1780–1875 (Berkeley, 1953).
Digest by Ivan Petrov of a part of Sauer's Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia (London, 1802)—about Captain Joseph Billings' second voyage, 1791–92, from Kamchatka to the American coast, 5 11.
Maynard Joslyn papers, 1918-1980 (bulk 1960-1970)
2.25 linear feet (1 carton, 1 oversize box). Maynard Alexander Joslyn (b. 1904) was born in Russia, immigrated to the US and established himself as an important food scientist and food chemist. Joslyn had a particular interest in the wine industry in California after Prohibition. This collection contains papers, subject files, and correspondence. In addition, the collection contains ribbons from various California State Fairs for which Joslyn had served as a judge. Catalogue record: http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b22248482~S1
Mexico. Archivo General de la Nacion. Provincias Internas, 1689-1830.
Microfilm. Information on Russians in California. Also, record prints and transcripts of selected items. Unpublished finding aid.
Meyer Baylin. Meyer Baylin's oral history: oral history transcript, (1993)
158 leaves; 28 cm. Meyer Baylin discusses growing up in Russia in a poor Jewish grain merchant's family; the family's emigration to New York, then San Antonio, Texas, and Los Angeles, Calif. He discusses activities of the Communist Party in Los Angeles during the 1920s, organizing for the Party within the Teamsters Union in New York between 1935 and 1943; and comments on various San Francisco leftists, including Tom Mooney and Harry Bridges. He talks about his electrician business in San Francisco. Part of the Regional Oral History Office's California-Russian Emigre Series. Digitized copy available online: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/rohoia/ucb/text/meyerbaylinoral00baylrich.pdf
Michael Caminetsky papers, 1869-1970
1 folder and 1 oversize folder. The collection consists primarily of personal and legal documents from Michael Caminetsky's life in Imperial Russia, including his Russian language army registration (1876), his family's merchant license (1869), a death certificate for a family member (possibly a brother), a passport from 1872, a subpoena to bear witness on behalf of "Citizen Keisel Verman" (1873), a promissory note (1774), a certificate from the Czar granting permission to travel within Russia, a birth certificate for Caminetsky's son, a circumcision document for Itsco Aaron (1874), a certificate of Caminetsky's partnership in a bakery business with Volka Pinchus Ruvinovitch (1881). Also contains a copy of a genealogy that was compiled by Leon Cam, his grandson, in 1970, and a few letters exchanged during World War I between Frank, Sam, and Max Rodin (Michael Caminetsky's granddaughter Gertrude married into the Rodin family). Finding aid available: https://oac.cdlib.org/search?style=oac4;Institution=UC%20Berkeley::Bancroft%20Library;titlesAZ=M;idT=UCb183112696
Michael M. Shneyeroff [Shneyerov]. Recollections of the Russian Revolution: oral history transcript (1960)
Transcript: 270 leaves (28 cm.) and related material. Copies: partial microfilm reel. Participation in Russian revolutionary movement, 1900-1917; experiences during the revolution; emigration to the U.S. in 1921. Photographs inserted. Part of the Regional Oral History Office's California-Russian Emigre Series. Digitized copy available online: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/roho/ucb/text/shneyeroff_michael.pdf
Miklos Nagy-Talavera. Recollections of Soviet Labor Camps, 1949-1955: oral history transcript (1971)
Correspondence and papers, ca. 1947–74, 1 box. Radio astronomer. Letters from her colleagues, Bart J. Bok, Cecilia H. Payne-Goposchkin, and Soviet astronomer Solomon P. Pickelner; photographs; and her notebook from a 1947 astronomy course. (History of Science Collection)
Nicholas Tiho Mirov (b. 1893)
Diary, 1917–64, 812 pp. in 2 vols. Plant physiologist and professor of Russian geography at Berkeley. Diary, partly in Russian, has photographs and clippings pasted in. Russian revolution, civil war, departure from Russia via Siberia and Manchuria, arrival in the U.S., 1923, career in industry, and teaching. Requires written permission of Professor Mirov. Also, 2 cartons of unprocessed papers.
Paul Dotsenko. The struggle for a democracy in Siberia, 1917-1920: eyewitness account of a contemporary (1983)
'l item, 1878. Russian-American Company official. "Early Times on the Aleutian Islands. Life of Peter Kostromitin, 1798–1878," 16 pp. Recorded, with explanatory note, by Ivan Petrov. Life in Unalaska, visit of Captain L. Hagemeister, ca. 1819–20, influence of Father Veniaminov in Christianizing the Aleuts, and the Russian-American Company.
Petr Aleksandrovich Tikhmenev (d. 1888)
Materialy dlia istorii russkikh zaselenii (St. Petersburg, 1861), 11 pp., translations of documents and reports of Captain N. Golovnin relating to the Russian-American Company, from Tikhmenev's book, vol. 1, pp. 2–123. More extended translation under Russian America. Also, "Historical Review of the Origin of the Russian-American Company and its activity up to the present time," 2 boxes, translated by Michael Dobrynin, 1940, as part of a WPA project.
Plato Malozemoff [Malozemov]. A life in mining: Siberia to chairman of Newmont Mining Corporation, 1909-1985
Oral history transcript with an introduction by Robert Ramsey (1987-1988). 338 p. (29 cm.). Malozemoff [Malozemov] discusses his childhood; Lena Goldfields; escape through Manchuria to Oakland, California, 1920; education: University of California College of Mines, Montana School of Mines; metallurgist, Pan American Engineering Co., 1934-1941; mine manager, Argentina, Costa Rica, 1941-1943; mine analyst for Office of Price Administration, 1944-1945; staff engineer, president, chairman, Newmont Mining Corp., 1945-1985; metal and coal mining, cement and oil ventures in Africa, Australia, Indonesia, North and South America; associations with Stephen Bechtel, George Shultz. Part of the Regional Oral History Office's California-Russian Emigre Series. Digitized copy available online: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/rohoia/ucb/text/malozemoffmining00platrich.pdf
Platon M. G. Vallejo (1841-1925)
Memoirs of the son of Mariano G. Vallejo (preceding collection), 52 11. Mainly a biography of his father, with notes on California military affairs, the American conquest, and Russians in California. Arranged for publication by J. H. Wilkins.
R. B, Crittenden
Forty-niner and California legislator, farmer at Fort Wrangel, Alaska, from 1878. "Agricultural Capabilities of Alaska" [ca. 1890], 6 pp.
Several collections, 104 microfilm reels and 6 other items. (a) "Les Russes aux Iles Hawaii" [1809–22], 206 pp., transcripts in Russian, English, and French, mainly by Alphonse Pinart, of documents supposedly in Russian archives, titled by Pinart. Summaries of two letters by Leontii Hagemeister, 1809, describing the Hawaiian Islands and making recommendations as to Russian occupation; fuller reports by Vasilii Berkh and Ivan Kuskov, 1817; instructions of Governor A. Baranov on sending Dr. Yegor Scheffer to the Islands, 1815; Scheffer's handling of Russian affairs there, 1816–19; his correspondence with the Company and with nationals of other countries; commercial negotiations with the natives; and related documents; plus English translation by George Vjacheslau Lantzeff (1949?) of the first 121 pp.; also in microfilm; (b) instructions to Baranov, governor in America, 18 April 1802, 11 11., translated by Ivan Petrov, concerning the conduct of foreign relations and the company's affairs, directing Baranov to establish through settlement the Russian claim to America south of 55Â°; (c) correspondence, Sitka, Alaska, 1802–67, 85 vols, on 104 reels. Records of the Russian-American Company, created in 1799 by Paul I as a monopoly to carry on the Russian fur trade on the North American continent, with political and economic control of Alaska until its purchase by the U.S. in 1867. In Russian, longhand: 40 vols. of letters sent by the governors general, 1818–67; 25 vols, of letters received by the governors general, 1802, 1817–66; and 20 logs of vessels and journals of exploring expeditions, 1842–67. Consists of microfilm, record prints, and some Cyrillic transcripts made for Robert J. Kerner, a Berkeley professor, supplemented by film from the National Archives. Originals in the Records of the State Department at the National Archives; (d) "Kratkoe istoricheskoe obozrenie obrazovania i deistvii Rossiisko-Amerikanskoi Kompanii s samogo nachala uchrezhdenia onoi, i do nastoiashchago vremeni," 163 pp. (n.d.), a translation of which by Ivan Petrov is listed below under Russian America; (e) "Opis' delam Rossiisko-Amerikanskoi Kompanii s 1781 po 1825 god," 77 pp., inventory of documents and communications received, pertaining to the affairs of the Russian-American Company, 17 August 1781–27 August 1824, with a letter (1866) to P. V. Falk. See under Russian America for a translation of the same or a similar inventory; (f) "Otchet R. A. K.... 1846," 1 p., transcript by A. Pinart: "Report of the Russian-American Company," concerning two expeditions in search of a water route north of the Nikolaevsk and Konstantinovsk redoubts; and (g) 2 manuscripts in Russian, bound in 1 vol.: a diary of Vladimir Romanov, ca. 1831, 19 pp., and a statement of commercial conditions of the company in 1831, delivered to shareholders, 18 pp. The diary concerns Romanov's visit to Alaskan settlements and the condition of the company's offices in Novoarchangelsk, Sitka, Kodiak, and Unalaska.
viii + 3 pp., facsimile of a manuscript Opinion of the Council of the Empire, confirmed by His Majesty the Emperor, concerning the charter of the Russian-American Company and the regulations for the Russian-American colonies, 14 June 1865, with amendment, 2 April 1866.
Microfilm of records relating to Russians in Alaska, 1732–96. Journals, logbooks, and reports by Vitus J. Bering, A. I. Chirikov, Nikolai Golovnin, Sofron Khitrov, G. F. Muller, Grigorii Shelikov, Vice-Admiral Sanders, G. W. Steller, Sven Waxel, and Kharlam Yushin. From negative and positive photostats obtained in Leningrad for the University of Washington in Seattle.
Russian America. Collection of translations, ca. 1758-1866
7 vols. All but one are from Russian publications, most done by Ivan Petrov, 1876–80. They concern the early history of Siberia, Alaska, and the Russian-American Company, the Fort Ross colony in California, and Russian voyages in the Pacific. Includes works by P. Tikhmenev (partial translation by Petrov; the library also has a manuscript translation of the complete work by Michael Dobrynin and Dimitri Krenov made in 1938–40), Vassili Petrovich Tarakanov, Metropolitan Innokentii of Moscow [i.e., Ivan Veniaminov], Kiryll Khlebnikov, Grigorii Shelekhov, Real State Councillor Kostlivtzov, Dmitry Zavalishin, A. Zagoskin, Ivan Ogorodnikov, Aleksiei Markov, Vassili Berg, and Gavrila I. Davidov. There is an unpublished list of transactions of the Russian-American Company from 1781–1825 ccmpiled from documents preserved in its archives, 15 pp. Other references : A, Baranov, vessels sailing to and from the Russian American colonies in 1849–52 (a list), Cape Chukhotsk, the Aleutians, and the fur trade.
Russian Consulate (San Francisco, California)
3 letters, 1902, from Paul Kosakevitch of the Imperial consulate. (Frederick S. Stratton Collection)
Russian emigré recollections: life in Russia and California: oral history transcript/ interviews conducted by Richard A. Pierce (1979-1983)
1 volume. Seven interviews discussing life in Russia and California: Olga Chapovitsky Morgan: Recollections of Russia and life in emigration. Vera Aleksandrova Elischer: Recollections growing up on a Russian estate and nursing in World War I. Vasily V. Ushanoff: Recollections of life in the Russian community in Manchuria and in emigration. Nicolai Nikolaevich Khripunov : Recollections of emigré life. Adolph Idol : Recollections of Russia before, during, and after the 1917 revolution. Oswald Kratins: Recollections of life in a southern Russian factory town during the Bolshevik terror, 1917-1918, and of Latvia during the Soviet take over, 1940. Valentina Aleskseevna Vernon: Recollections of life in Russia and in emigration. Digitized copy available online: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/rohoia/ucb/text/russianemigre00pierrich.pdf
Russian Historical Society
1 portfolio, 1937–38. Form letters, programs, printed album, and clippings, all relating to the Society's efforts to raise funds to maintain Fort Ross as an historic site.
Russian Missionary Activities in the Aleutian Islands
5 items, ca. 1840–1904. Fragment in Russian and Aleut from the Book of Matthew, ca. 1840, 100 pp.; copies of 2 sermons in Aleut, 1842, by I. Veniaminov, later Innokentii, Metropolitan of Moscow, 23 pp.; journal of an unidentified priest, in Russian, 23 August 1847–6 March 1849, 24 pp.; diary in Russian,.1861–63, kept by I. Shaishnokov, priest at Unalaska, 38 pp.; and copy of a mimeographed periodical, The Orthodox Alaska (Unalaska, January 1904) in Aleut, Russian, and English.
Russians in Alaska
Documents relative to the history of Alaska, 18th–20th c, 11 vols, on microfilm (positive). Made from copy in the Library of Congress. Typed transcripts of documents, or excerpts therefrom, made, 1936–38, from material in the U.S. Department of State Archives, Division of Manuscripts and Slavic Division of the Library of Congress, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Russian documents translated by T. I. Lavrischeff. Contents: vols. 1–4 (reel 1), Alaska Church Collection, the Yudin Collection, and the Golder Collection from the Library of Congress; logbooks of ships of the Russian-American Company; reports of governors of the company and excerpts from company archives; vols. 5–7 (reel 2), excerpts from Russian Orthodox American Messenger, 1897–1901; miscellaneous documents from Alaska Territorial Library, Juneau; material from Library of Congress relating to Bering Sea controversy; excerpts from Erastus Brainerd Collection relating to activities of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce in connection with the Klondike gold rush; vols. 8–10 (reel 3), material relating to the problem of reorganizing the government of Alaska, 1914–31; material relating to Ballinger-Pinchot controversy; annual reports of the Alaska Engineering Commission, 1917–22; vol. 11 (reel 4), annual reports of the Alaska Engineering Commission and Alaska Railroad, 1922–26; and reports of the Manager of the Land and Industrial Department, 1916–17.
Spain. Archivo General, de Indias, Seville_. Papeles de Estado, 1773-1821
[Selected legajos]. Microfilm, and record prints and/or transcripts of selected items. Information on Russians in America. Unpublished guide.
St. Petersburg Finnish Colony
Ornate document, November 1910, signed by members of the Finnish colony in St. Petersburg, 1 p., expressing gratitude to Paul Miliukov for his efforts on behalf of the Finnish nation.
Stephan M. Ushin (b. 1832)
Diary and notes, 1874–95, 3 microfilm reels. Clerk in the Sitka post of the North Western Trading Company and a clerk under Prince D. Maksutov before 1867. Local affairs, especially church matters, and incoming news. Originals in the Library of Congress ("Alaska Historical Documents"). Also, excerpts from the diary translated in 1935–36 by Tikhon Lavrischeff, microfilm.
Sven Larsson Waxell (1701-1762)
1 item, ca. 1750. Swedish seaman and explorer in Russian service. "Auszug so wohl aus meine, als aus andere officiers auf den Kamschatkischen Expedition... Journalen... ca. 1750," 211 pp., signed holograph (photocopy). Account of Vitus Bering's second expedition, 1733–41, with maps and illustrations. Original in Public Library in Leningrad. Note: M. A. Michael's published English translation is from a Danish translation, not the original German.
The Sitka Times
Sitka, Alaska. 1868. Handwritten weekly newspaper, edited by Barney O. Ragan, vol. I, nos. 1, 6–8 (19 September, 24 October-7 November 1868), 16 pp.
Thomas O. Larkin (1802-1858)
Papers, 1822–58, 20 boxes. Merchant, diplomatic agent, and U.S. consul at Monterey, California before U.S. acquisition. Personal, official, and business correspondence. Much information on the Russian-American Company, ca. 1840–51 (accounts with, evacuation of Bodega, supplies to Kamchatka, John Augustus Sutter's debts to, contracts with the Hudson's Bay Company and a man named Thompson, need for wheat, and ships in America). Correspondence of J. A. Sutter with M. Tebennof. References to the Crimean War (Allied Powers' attitude to Russia, Turkey's declaration of war, recruitment), and to vessels named Moscow (several, 1845–47), Petersburg, Bhering, Baltic, and Mazeppa. Correspondence with Pedro Kostromitinof (Petr Kostromitinov) of the Russian-American Company, 1845, and with A. Etholen, governor of the Russian-American Colony, 1844–45. Reference to Fort Ross, ca. 1843. The Larkin Papers have been published, 10 vols. (Berkeley, 1951–64), edited by George P. Hammond, and an Index for the publication appeared in 1968, edited by Anna Marie and Everett G. Hager.
Depositions by Peter Rupi and Michael Petetin, interpreted from the Russian by A. Honcharenko, in the case of Thomas Taylor vs. the Alaska Commercial Company (1871). Concerns the company's sealing and trading operations.
U-S. Coast Guard
Microfilm. Selected documents relating to the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, 1865–67. Mention of Captain Charles M. Scammon and Colonel Charles S. Bulkley. Originals in the National Archives.
Valentin V. Fedoulenko. Russian emigré life in Shanghai: oral history transcript (1967).
Transcript: , 171 leaves; 28 cm. and related material. Experiences during World War I and with the White Army; life as a refugee in Shanghai; Japanese occupation of Shanghai during World War II; removal to the Philippine Islands in 1949 and refugee camp at Tubabao; arrival in San Francisco, 1950; efforts to bring in other Russian refugees; Russian colony in the Bay Area. Photographs inserted. With this: his recollections of days in a Russian military academy (in Russian) and material relating to Russian refugees. Part of the Regional Oral History Office's California-Russian Emigre Series. Digitized copy available online: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/rohoia/ucb/text/russianemigrbeshan00fedorich.pdf
Vasilii Sokolov (b. 1820)
Sitka parish clerk. "The Voyage of Alexander Markoff from Okhotsk to California and Mazatlan in 1835" (Sitka, 1878), 14 pp. Statement recorded by Ivan Petrov, plus explanatory note. Visit to San Francisco, Monterey, and Hawaii in 1835; ravages of smalIpox in Alaska, 1836; influence of the Russian-American Company and the Church on Alaskan life; circumstances of his becoming parish clerk; and the effect of American acquisition of Alaska.
Victorin Mikhailovich Moltchanoff [Moltchanov]. The last White general: oral history transcript and related material, (1972)
Transcript: 132 leaves (28 cm.) and related material. Military training in Russia; experiences during World War I and the revolution; anti-Bolshevik movement; military events during the civil war in Siberia; emigration to California 1923; Russian emigré settlement in San Francisco. Photographs inserted. Part of Regional Oral History Office's California-Russian Emigre Series. Digitized copy available online: http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/rohoia/ucb/text/lastwhitegeneral00moltrich.pdf
Voyages to the Alaska Coast: Logbooks and Journals
Microfilm, 2 items, 1799–1816. (a) Journal of William Sturgis on board the Eliza, 13 February-17 May 1799, holograph, 59 pp.; trade for sea otter in Alaskan waters, Indian trading, and 2 brief vocabularies. See also under William Sturgis; and (b) journal kept by an unidentified passenger or supercargo, mainly in logbook form, of voyages on the Atahualpa, Behring, Albatross, Isabella, and Pedlar, 1811–16, 330 pp., voyages to the Sandwich Islands and the Alaska coast; originals in the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Warren Heckrotte. "The Discovery of Humboldt Bay: A New Look at an Old Story"
n.p., n.d., 32 11., photocopy of a typescript. Concerns the role of the Russian-American Company in the discovery and development of the Bay, with comments on early Russian maps of the area and on the voyage of the O'Cain under Captain John Winslip in 1806. Notes at end of paper, pp. 23–32.
William L. Wiggins (1817?-1880)
1 item, 1877. California pioneer. Reminiscences, 23 11., recorded by Thomas Savage. Arrival at Bodega in July 1840; Mexican and Russian officials. Available on microfilm. (Bancroft Collection)
William Sturgis (1782-1863). "Fur Traders in the North Pacific" (1799)
35 11., extracts from his journal, 15 February-17 May 1799, on board the Eliza, Captain Rowan, while trading for sea otter on the Northwest Coast; also, his reminiscences of the Northwest Coast, 1799-ca. 1804. Microfilm copy of the first item listed under Voyages to the Alaska Coast.
Zakhar Chichinov (b. 1802). "Adventures of Zakahar Tchitchinoff, an employee of the Russian American Fur Company, 1802-1878"
[Kodiak, Alaska, 1878], 52 pp., dictation recorded by Ivan Petrov, with an explanatory note. Reminiscences about Alexander Baranov, in whose house Chichinov lived at Sitka before going to California in 1818; life at Fort Ross; sea lion and sea otter hunting along the Pacific Coast; relations with the Spaniards; Tarakanov's 1824 hunting party; later experiences at St. Paul's on Kodiak Island; smallpox epidemic of 1836; salvage operations at Kenai Bay; life at Sitka and on Kodiak.