Autograph note from Archangel, November 1829, to a Mr. Storer.
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)
American painter of Western scenes, born in Germany. ALS, New York, 19 October 1871, to William Alexander Smith, discussing Russian flags to be used in welcoming Alexis, grand duke of Russia.
Alexandre Benois Papers (1913-1959)
ca. 2778 items. Sketches of paintings seen by Benois in exhibits, with critical and descriptive ms. notes; designs of costumes and stage settings for plays, operas, and ballets; photos of Russian places and of German and Hungarian nobility; drawings, plates, and engravings; and some correspondence. Persons represented include Marc Chagall, Anna Pavlova, Grigoriĭ Soroka, and Olga Spessivtzeva.
Anastas Ivanovich Mikoyan (Mikoian) (1895-1978)
Communist Party leader. Signature on part of a sheet of United Nations postage stamps.
Anna (Loring) Dresel
ALS, Riga (?), 21 July 1869, to John S. Dwight, with family news., 3 pp.
Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)
Pianist and composer. ALS, Vienna, 5 June 1872, to a person identified only as the director of some body, concerning a trip to America and providing the score for "Die Kinder der Heide," 1 P.
Armenia. New Testament. Gospels.
Illuminated manuscript, 311 11., written by Gregory in the monastery of the son of Hussig, 1475.
Armenian Church. Liturgy and ritual.
Services for the sacraments of baptism, etc.; written in Caesarea, 1798, 1 vol., 157 11.
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (1890-1960)
ALS, Moscow, 19 September 1959, to Henri Mathot, thanking him for a pamphlet, 2 pp., in French.
Catherine II (1729-1796)
Empress of Russia. Printed document, signed (1792), St. Petersburg, 2 pp.
Christoph Friedrich Otto (1783-1856)
ALS, 28 February/12 March 1825, to him from an unidentified writer at the Jardin botanique imperiale in St. Petersburg, 3 pp.
Curtis Guild (1860-1915)
Ambassador to Russia, 1911–13. Papers, ca. 1873–1915, ca. 100 items. Correspondence, including ca. 35 letters from Russia. Papers are in process currently.
Eugene Schuyler (1840-1890)
Secretary of legation at St. Petersburg, 1870–76. ALS, St. Petersburg, 4 August 1875, to Kate Field, concerning her requests in a letter to "our Representatives abroad," 3 pp.
Fedor Gavrilovich Golovin (1766-1823)
ALS, Stuttgart, 29 May 1814, to an unidentified recipient, 1 p., in French.
Francis Dana (1743-1811)
U.S. envoy to Russia, 1781–83, ALS, St. Petersburg, 14/25 October 1781, to the Honorable John Lowell, discussing his Russian mission, with which he is becoming impatient, and his desire to leave Russia, 2 pp.
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787-1874)
Ca. 50 items. French statesman and historian. 2 ALS, Paris, 13 and 21 March 1855, to Mrs. and to Mr. Guglielmo Libri respectively, concerning Tsar Nicholas I.
Franz Fladermann (1799-1838)
ALS, St. Petersburg, 10 October 1835, to Christoph Friedrich Otto, concerning back numbers of a botanical journal, 2 pp., in German.
Frederick Temple Hamilton Blackwood, Marquis of Dufferin and Ava (1826-1902)
British statesman and diplomat, ambassador to Russia, 1879–81. 2 ALS, St. Petersburg, 30 January and 28 March 1881, to Lady Walter Campbell, 20 pp.
Friedrich Theodor von Schubert (b. 1758)
ANS, St. Petersburg, 25 July 1819, to Nathaniel Bowditch, 1 p.
George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864)
Vice president of the U.S., 1845–49. ALS, St. Petersburg, 8 July 1839, to Thomas Aspinwall, asking him to book passage on the steamer British Queen for New York, 3 pp.
ALS, Moscow, 3 February 1810, to Benjamin Smith Barton, announcing Barton's selection as an honorary member of the Societe Imperiale des Naturalistes de Moscou and discussing other matters, 3 pp., in French.
Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)
British naval hero. ALS, St. George Rostock, 26 May 1801, to Alleyne Fitzherbert, discussing negotiations with Russia and other matters, 2 pp.
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883)
Writer. ANS, n.p., n.d., to an unidentified recipient, regretting his inability to attend a supper, 1 p., in French; ANS [Paris], n.d., to an unidentified person, an invitation to a dinner with Me"rimee and Augier, 1 p.; ALS, Moscow, 15 June 1874, to Henry Holt, concerning translations, enclosing Memoirs of a Sportsman (Hunter's Sketches), 1 p.; ANS, Paris, 12 January 1879, to an unidentified recipient, enclosing a requested quotation; ALS, Paris, 17 February 1875, to Frau Seegen, asking if she and Frau M. Hartman received a copy of Hunter's Sketches, complaining about his health, hoping to see her in Karlsbad, 2+ pp., in German; and a letter, Paris, 29 September 1855, to Maria W. Chapman (copy, in French).
J. L. Fruich
ALS, St. Petersburg, 26 February 1826, to an unidentified recipient, about travel plans, 2 pp., in German.
ALS, Moscow, 14/26 January, to Nathaniel Bowditch, 4 pp.
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
U.S. president, minister to Russia, 1809–14. ALS, St. Petersburg, 6 October 1810, to William Plummer, president of the New Hampshire senate, discussing Russian policy toward Turkey, France, and Austria, 4 pp.; and ALS from Washington, 6 July 1818, to Plummer, then governor of New Hampshire, about the situation of U.S. diplomats in Russia and the return of William Pinkney to the U.S., 4 pp.
Karl Anton Meyer (1795-1855)
ALS, St. Petersburg, 8 November 1836, to Christoph Friedrich Otto, thanking him for some plants, 1 p., in German.
Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Social philosopher and radical. Holograph notes from readings in Russo-Polish relations, 1763–67, taken in London, ca. 1850, 2 pp., in French.
Leo N. Tolstoi (1828-1910)
Philosopher and writer. ADS, 23 February 1875 [Paris?], to Mme. John Telfer, authorizing the translation of his writings, 1 p.; and ALS, 12 August 1900, to Morrison Davidson, 2 pp.
Leon Trotskii (1879-1940)
Revolutionary leader and writer. Autograph postcard, signed, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, 17 April 1917, to M. Aronson, about a prisoner of war camp; plus 2 photographs, one of Trotskii and the other of his residence (?).
Leopold Schefer (1784-1862)
ANS, Moscow, 15 February 1825, to the "Calendar Deputation" [Ludwig Ideler?], 2 pp.
Engineer. ALS, St. Petersburg, 12/25 January [ca, 1913], to Hugo Munsterberg, 2 pp.
Maksim Gorkii (1868-1936)
Russian writer. ANS, Boston 1906, to an unknown person, 1 p.
Maria Weston Chapman
ALS, Boston, 18 November [1852?] to C. Weston, commenting on N. I. Turgenev's Russia and the Russians.
Mezhdunarodnyi konkurs pianistov, skripachei i violonchelistov imeni P. I. Chaikovskogo
Program for concert on 15 April 1958 in the First International Chaikovskii [Tchaikovsky] competition in Moscow, with autograph signatures of A. Khatchaturian, N. Khrushchev, N. Bulganin, D. Kabalevsky, Joyce Flissler, A. Mikoyan, Emil Gilels, Van Cliburn, etc.
Napoleon I (1769-1821)
French emperor. Signed note, Moscow, 16 October 1812, to the Comtesse de Montesquieu, thanking her for a letter, 1 p.
Russian anarchist. 2 ALS, Cambridge, Mass. 1879, to Hugo Munsterberg; TLS, Berlin, 12 February 1919, to Munsterberg, 2 pp.; ALS, Harrow on the Hill, England, 26 April 1890, to the editor of the Forum, L. S. Metcalf, regarding a promised article on intensive agriculture, 3 pp.; holograph list of books on Russian literature to be used in connection with his Lowell lectures in Boston, February/March 1901, 6 pp.; and a signed card, with a quotation, 29 July 1902, 1 p.
Petr Il'ich Chaikovskii [Tchaikovsky] (1840-1893)
Composer. ALS, Kiev, 3 November 1881, 3 pp., to unidentified recipient, explaining a delay in transmitting materials mistakenly sent to him instead of to the director of the Moscow Conservatory.
Richard Davis Webb
ALS, 24 December 1861, to [Anne Warren Weston?], wanting to know N.(?) Turgenev's address.
Samuel Adams (1722-1803)
American Revolutionary War patriot. ALS, Baltimore, 25 December 1776, to John Warren, mentioning Russian troops in the British army, 4 pp.
Sergei Sergeevich Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Composer. ANS, Moscow, 22 April 1934, to Mr. Zygman, about obtaining a score for him, 1 p.
Sir James Wylie
ANS, Aix la Chapelle, 7 October 1818, to Thomas Clarkson, referring to Tsar Alexander I, 2 pp.
Sir William John Codrington (1804-1884)
British general. In the Crimean War he commanded a brigade at the battle of the Alma and a division at Inkerman, and succeeded Sir James Simpson as commander in chief in the Crimea, 11 November 1855. ALS [Sevastopol?], 13 June 1856, to [Sir George?] Grey, 1 p., about shipping 4 million cartridges to Nova Scotia.
Canticle of a Russian religious sect, Fedoria, which did not recognize spirits; written in the convent of Solovetsk, n.d., 297 pp. Bought at Old Novgorod, January 1867, by Nathan Appleton.
Sullivan & Barbour (Boston Mass.) Records ca. 1815-1882 (bulk 1828-1881)
ca. 2750 items. Correspondence and other papers (439 items, ca. 1828-1881) relating to the company and its owners, John W. Sullivan and John N. Barbour; together with records (39 items, ca. 1819-1859) of First Baptist Church and information concerning Baptists in Massachusetts, papers (ca. 1868-1882) of estate of Seth Adams, section of a diary (32 p., 1877-1881), and miscellaneous account books, bills, receipts, and other papers (ca. 2359). Includes document (1828) of Female Penitent Refuge Society, a Baptist group; letters (1834) from Gustav Bruinner, of Wm. Brandt & Co., reflecting trade with St. Petersburg, Russia; and correspondence and other records of Perkins, Smith Co., of New Bedford, Mass.
ANS [191-?], from [Moscow?] to [Mary Boyle] O'Reilly, 3 pp.
William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)
American abolitionist. ALS, 7 June 1867, to H. E. Garrison, about meeting I. S. Turgenev and Professor E. de Laboulaye in Paris.
William Pinkney (1764-1822)
U.S. minister to Russia, 1816–18. ALS, [St. Petersburg], 6 July 1818, to Theophilus Parsons, noting the absence of the emperor and festivities in the capital, 3 pp.
Merchant. ALS, St. Petersburg, 15/27 August 1833, to the mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch, 1 p. Relates to the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Copy of a letter from William Winthrop (1753–1825), Boston, 11 December 1798, to Captain Nathaniel Goodwin, mentioning a voyage to Russia.