1 item, 1863–64. Russian princess, wife of Brigadier General Ivan Vasilevich Turchaninov (John Basil Turchin; 1822–1901), a Russian noble who served in the U.S. Army during the American Civil War, 1861–64. Her diary, in French with English translation, for 26 May 1863–26 April 1864, contains her informed assessments of military affairs and other matters, 157 pp. The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society published the diary, February 1977, after describing it in its February 1976 issue ("Manuscript Acquisitions"); also described in "New Notes" of The American Archivist (July 1976).
Norman Buel Judd (1815-1878)
Papers, ca. 1860–65, ca. 11 items. Diplomat. Judd traveled to Russia while serving as minister plenipotentiary to Berlin, 1861–65. In 7 letters, September 1863, he describes the sites he visited (museums, palaces, "tourist attractions") and comments on the Russian peasantry and social class differences.
Scott W. Lucas (1892-1968)
Papers, ca. 1918–68, 666 boxes and 7 microfilm reels. U.S. senator. State Department files include immigration and naturalization records (individual cases) covering many emigrants from Russia, 1939–40. Unpublished inventory.