For the musical holdings there is Nathan van Patten's Catalogue of the Memorial Library of Music, Stanford University (Stanford, California, 1950), from which all of the preceding information was taken.
Alaska Commercial Company.
Records, 1868–1940, 18 ft., ca. 20% directly relevant. Correspondence, reports, office files, minutes, charters, stock journals, ledgers, contracts, bills of sale, and maps. This company succeeded the Russian-American Company, formed in 1776, as the firm most directly involved in business development in Alaska. Well documented are company activities in the St. Michael's administrative unit (1 of several, including also Unalaska, Kodiak, and the Pribilov Islands). Minutes for meetings of the board of directors of the 2 companies which came out of this firm after 1901 are also included. The company dealt with Russian agents, purchased Russian properties, and had relations with both the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church. Finding aid available: https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf8d5nb390/
Albert M. Bender (1866–1941)
Papers, 1871 and 1915–48, ca. 165 items. Book and art collector/patron. Correspondence of Clara Clemens Gabrilowitsch, the daughter of Mark Twain and wife of Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian pianist and conductor. (NUCMC 67–2061) (M 25)
Alexander Gretchaninoff (1864-1956)
" [ Sur les champs jaunes]," original signed manuscript, ca. 1900, 3 11. (title-page + 4 pp.), piano and vocal score, Russian text.
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunoff (1865-1936)
"Huitieme symphonie, op. 83" (Paris, 1907), proofsheets signed by Glazunov with his corrections throughout, inscribed to Leonid Davidovich Kreutzer in Russian, 13/26 July 1907; "Preludio e fuga," arranged for organ, a signed fragment, 1 1., 2 pp.; "Stenka Razine," a symphonic poem for orchestra (op. 13), Leipzig, , first edition, with Glazunov's signature on the title page; and the "2me symphonie en fa # mineur," op, 16 (Leipzig, , first edition inscribed to L. A. Bourgault-Ducoudray by the composer—with an ALS to Alexander Petrovich, Berlin-Wilmersdorff, 23 January 1931, inserted. The letter concerns Glazunov's move to Berlin and publication of his works.
Alexander Porphyrievitch Borodin (1833-1887)
"The Bogatyrs," fragment, signed, 9 September 1867, 1 leaf, 1 p., with a sketch for the tavern scene from his unpublished opera.
Alexis Feodorovich Lvoff (1799-1870)
"Les adius," hymn composed on the occasion of a student graduation from "1" institut patriotique" in St. Petersburg, signed original manuscript, 6 11., 11 pp., complete score ; and an original manuscript of the Russian national anthem (his arrangement of Felice de Giardini's "God Save the Czar"), 7 11., 12 pp., signed by Lvov, 1833, and inscribed to C. Pipinski, 2 March 1834.
Papers, 1782–1927, ca. 102 items. 1 ALS of Timothy Pickering (1745–1829) to Fisher Ames (1758–1808), congressman and statesman. Pickering, a Revolutionary War general, secretary of state, and U.S. senator, writes from Washington, D.C. on 9 April 1806 concerning a report of A. Gallatin and a rumor that a minister will be sent to St. Petersburg and Constantinople, whose "real" purpose will be to promote trade in the Black Sea region 2 PP. (M 3)
Anton Gregoryevich Rubinstein (1829-1894)
First edition of "Allegro appassionato for piano," op. 30, no. 2 (Leipzig, ca. 1859), inscribed to Mme. Charles Poisson by Rubinstein ; first edition of "Balletmusik" for orchestra from the opera Per Damon (Leipzig, ca. 1875) with inserted manuscript fragments signed, Paris 6 March 1884, 1 1. (1 p.) and an ALS to an unidentified publisher in London, 6 July 1859, referring to a fugue and a violin concerto; "Fantaisie pour le pianoforte," op. 77, original signed manuscript, 15 11. (title-page + 27 pp.); and "Zwolf Leider des Mirza-Schaffy aus dem Persischen," op. 34, signed original manuscript, ca. 1860–64, 16 11. (title-page + 30 pp.), 12 poems by Friedrich Martin von Bodenstedt, whose pseudonym was Mirza-Schaffy, with a portrait of Rubenstein inserted.
Camille Erlanger (1863-1919)
"Poemes russes," set to verse by Catulle Mendes and music bv Erlanger, first edition (Paris, ca. 1915), inscribed by Erlanger, comprising "Aubade" by A. A. Fet, F. Tiutchev's "Les larmes humaine" and "Printemps," "Les seuls pleurs" by N. A. Nekrasov, "L'ange et l'ame" of M. Lermontov, and Turgenev's "Fedia."
Cesar Antonovich Cui (1835-1918)
"Le flibustier," a lyric comedy in 3 acts, poem by Jean Richepin (Paris, ca. 1893), first edition inscribed to M. Thierry by the composer and the author; and "Vingt poemes de Jean Richepin" set to music by Cui (opus 44), piano and vocal score (Paris, , inscribed to Madame Mathilde Colonne by the composer.
Elmer E. Robinson
Collection, 1779–1944, ca. 67 items. Signed letter from A. Troyanovsky of the USSR embassy in Washington, D.C. to Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, president of Stanford, thanking him for his cordial reception at Stanford, 1 February 1935; and an autograph of the dancer Anna Pavlova, n.d. Unpublished finding aid. (M 145)
Francesco Morlacchi (1784-1841)
"Kaiser Nicolaus," an original, signed manuscript, 1833, cantata for solo voice and male chorus and piano—a hymn to glorify the Russian tsar for the king of Saxony (Morlacchi was director of the Dresden opera, 1810–41), 4 11., 6 pp.
George A. Clark Fur Seal Controversy Papers, 1890-1918
1.5 ft., ca. 600 items. Clark (1864–1918) was secretary of the Bering Fur Sea Commission of 1896–98 and of a special investigation of seal herds for the Bureau of Fisheries in 1909 and 1912. Most of these items, 1890–1918, are letters to and from Clark and David Starr Jordan. There are also printed and manuscript articles by Clark about the fur seal controversy, a volume of photos of seals and seal islands, and typescripts about the Bering Sea controversy, Russian sealing, the Fur Seal Conference of 1897, and the Pribilov Islands. In addition, the collection has some remarks on fur seals by a Russian named Veniaminov. (NUCMC 67–2066) (M 118)
Papers, 1770–1959, ca. 555 items. A clipping from a French newspaper has a copy of an undated letter from K. R. Nesselrode to Reshid Pasha, foreign minister of the Porte (container 1, item 67); and there is a signed letter of Anna Pavlova, the ballerina, to George P. McNear, 6 March 1922, seeking support for her Home for Russian Children in Paris (container 2, folder 25, item 224). (M 206)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
"Danses concertantes. Concerto for small orchestra," in 5 movements, composed in 1941–42, 76 11. (147 pp.), original manuscript, with title-page in Stravinsky's hand, inscribed "I give this manuscript to Stanford University, Igor Stravinsky. Hollywood, January 9th, 1948"; and first editions of 16 published works (music or other writings), all signed or inscribed by Stravinsky (e.g., Circus polka composed for a young elephant, New York, ca. 1944; Les noces in French translation, London, [ca. 1922]; Le sacre du printemps, Moscow, ca. 1913; Petrouchka, Berlin, [ca. 1910]; L'oiseau de feu, Moscow, ; and Scherzo a la Russe, New York, [ca. 1945]).
James Deitrick (b. 1864)
Papers, 1900–18, ca. 475 items. Businessman and engineer involved in railroad construction in America, China, and Siberia. Relevant holdings, ca. 80 items, include personal and business correspondence, office files, diaries, memoranda, and printed matter, 1912–17, as well as 6 maps of Russia, 1910–15. The collection has copies of agreements between Deitrick and the Russian Land Reclamation Company, Ltd.; his plans for land reclamation and agricultural development in Russia, for the establishment of a bank, for mining ventures, and for railroad construction (e.g., a letter to Nicholas II about extending the Trans-Siberian line); and materials on the sale of ships, gasoline, and submarines to the ministries of war and of the navy in 1915. Among the people mentioned in the papers are Grand Duke Alexander, Count Musin-Pushkin (assistant secretary of agriculture in 1915), Alexei S. Ermoloff, G. Kozakow, Sergei D. Sazonov, Alexander Krivocheine (Krivoshein), E. E. Skorniakov, J. Polkhovskii, Baron E. Ropp, and Generals Aleksei Andreevich Polivanoff (Polivanov) and Mikhail Alekseevich Beliaev. The Russian Volunteer Fleet is also noted. Unpublished finding aid. (NUCMC 67–2067) (M 140)
John Field (1782-1837)
Irish pianist, a pupil of Clementi, spent most of his life in Russia (his nickname was "Russian" Field). His nocturnes set the form and style for these pieces and were models for Chopin. He was pianist to the tsar. The library has the original manuscript of Nocturne no. 5 (L'incendie par 1'orage), 2 11., 3 pp.—his best known nocturne—from the collection of a Prince Dolgorouki with his stamp; a first edition of A new fantasia for the piano forte... dedicated to His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor of Russia by John Field of Petersburgh (London, , inscribed by Field; a first edition of an introduction and rondo for piano (London, ), also inscribed by the composer; and an untitled composition for piano, a fragment of the original manuscript from ca. 1794, when Field was only 12 and in England.
John Franklin Miller (1831-1886)
Papers, 1848–86, 2 ft., ca. 3,750 items. Lawyer Civil War general, and U.S. senator from California. Correspondence, financial-business-legal papers, documents, photos, clippings, and printed matter, some of which concerns the Alaska Commercial Company and his work as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Unpublished guide. (M 59)
John Paul Jones (1747-1792)
Papers, 1785–88, 1 vol. Naval hero. Copies of items held in Soviet repositories (photostats, typed, and handwritten) made by Frank Golder. There are letters, reports, diaries (excerpts), and notes about his career as an admiral in the Russian Black Sea Fleet to 1794; and data on naval battles (including Ochakov) during the Russo-Turkish War of 1787–91. Correspondence between Catherine II and Grigorii A. Potemkin and between Jones and Potemkin, in French, document Jones's quarrels with Prince Charles Henry Nicholas Otto von Nassau-Siegen (a Dutch adventurer and Russian admiral) and with Potemkin. S. R. Vorontsov, A. V. Suvorov, and V. Dolgorukii are others mentioned in the papers. Jones was at first well received, but he was later accused of violating a young girl (the charges were subsequently dropped, as these materials relate). Note: This collection appeared in NUCMC 67–2059, which listing no longer applies. Unpublished finding aid. (M 62)
Rich in Russia: corrected typescript signed (ca. 1969). 1 item. First chapter of "Bech; a book."
Joseph Strauss (1870-1936)
Papers, n.d., 93 items. File 365, bundle C, contains 74 plans or sketches for the Palace Bridge in St. Petersburg, 1911–12, a Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge. (M 163)
Michael Ivanovitch Glinka (1804-1857)
"[Chao-Kang. Ballet]," 2 variations (Allegro and Brilliante), original manuscript, signed (ca, 1830), 4 11., 7 pp., composed in Milan, Italy.
Mily Alexeivich Balakireff (1837-1910)
"Reverie pour le piano par Mili Balakirew," signed manuscript, 10 April 1903, with emendations, title page holograph, dedication to Monsieur Serge Trailine; and "Russia. Poeme symphonique pour orchestre par M. Balakirew" (St. Petersburg, ), inscribed to Louis Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray by the composer.
Miscellaneous Small Collections
Contains 2 items of Ivy Litvinoff, the British wife of the diplomat Maxim Litvinoff: TLS to Jeanette (?) Hitchcock, 9 December 1943, with cover; and undated manuscript notes on a book by D. H. Lawrence with a bibliography of Litvinoff's publications.
Nikolai Andreevitch Rimskii-Korsakov ( 1844-1908)
"Antar," symphony for orchestra, taken from an Arab tale of Sennkowsky, arranged for piano and 4 hands by Nadejda Pourgold (St, Petersburg, ), first edition, inscribed by the composer, with explanations, additions, and corrections in his hand on 56 of 170 pp.; and "Mlada," an opera-ballet in 4 acts, words after Guedenoff (Leipzig, 1891), first edition, inscribed to Michael Delines by Rimskii.
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky [Chaikovskii] (1840-1893)
ALS to Count Moisevitch, Tiflis, 22 October 1890, inserted in a first edition of Eugene Oniegin (Moscow, 1878); signed manuscript fragment, 14 March 1889, 4 bars of music to accompany the words "Die deutsche Sprache ist schon!... aber furchterlich schwer!!" inserted in a first edition of Pique-Dame (Moscow, 1890); and "Suite no. 3 for orchestra," op. 55 (Moscow, [ca. 1886], first edition, inscribed to Charles Lefebvre by the composer.
Collection, 1765–1919, 35 items. Printed, handwritten, and typed documents in Russian and English found in the effects of Dr. Frank A. Golder: folder 1, Golder correspondence from 1919, including a list of transcripts from Russian archives that he obtained for the Library of Congress; folder 2, school certificate in Russian and Chinese from the American Methodist Gimnasium in Harbin; folder 3, printed pamphlets on commercial navigation, 1903–1904; folder 4, extract of an Act of Administration of British Columbia, in Russian, 2 August 1858; folder 5, notes on a company of adventurers trading in Hudson's Bay, in Russian; folder 6, notes in Russian about the Russian-American Company plus letters from the Ministry of Finance's department of trade and manufacturing to the administration of the Russian-American Company, 19 June 1865 letter has the company's by-laws; 8 June 1861 letter extends company's existence; folder 7, typed bibliography, in Russian, 2 copies, relating to the Russian-American Company and to exploration of the Russian Far East; folder 8, unidentified document, handwritten copies of letters from the archive of the Naval Ministry to a Prince Mikhail Volodimirovich, and to others, about V. Bering's expedition and exploration of Siberia, 1724–25; G. Vernadskii's handwritten review of Golder's Russian Expansion on the Pacific 1614–1850 (Cleveland, 1914) and Vernadskii's letter to Golder from Moscow, 26 May 1915; folder 9, apparent minutes of a discussion at the Academy of Sciences, 18 January 1861, concerning D. Butkov's work on Peter the Great's expedition to the Caucasus and Caspian Sea (signed by Kunik, Zernov, and Brosset, the secretary), in French, and notes retyped from the Gazette de France regarding the exploration of Kamchatka and St. Petersburg in 1764–65, also in French; folder 10, 2 photographs, 1 of a document on Bering's first expedition and the other of a map of the route from Judowa Cross to Okhotsk; folder 11, typed introduction to the second edition of Iu. Smel'niktskii's "On the Volga." Unpublished finding aid. (M 199)
Papers, ca. 1933–49, ca. 30 items. Pseudonym of the literary critic and writer Aleksandr Avdeevich Otsup. Most of the items are handwritten correspondence between Gorny (in Berlin) and the fiction writer Vladimir Pimenovich Krymov (1887–1968) in Paris. Before emigrating, Krymov had edited the periodical Stolitsa i usad'ba in Petrograd, 1913–17. Besides the letters, from 1933–49, there are also some printed materials. There are references to Vera Kovarsky, A. Iaromolinsky, Madame Bakhmeteff, and Macedonian refugees.
Sergius Ivanovich Taneev (Taneieff) (1856-1915)
First edition of "Dix melodies," op. 17 (Leipzig, 1905), piano and vocal score, title-page in Russian, inscribed by Taneev.
Ca. 30 items, 1821–1947. Collection of musicians' autographs and songbooks includes an autograph, photo, and ALS of Mischa Elman (b. 1891) from 1913–14; and a songbook in Aleut. (M 126)
V. P. Krymov
See under Sergei Gorny.
William Milligan Sloane
In Sloane's published Life of Napoleon Bonaparte (New York, 1896) there are affixed many original sources. Volume 4 has an ALS, 1 p., of Napoleon's General Jean Victor Marie to Count Daschkoff (New York, 18 June 1812) sending regards to the count and Madam Daschkoff and mentioning Kurakin and Rumiantsev. In Volume 7 is a letter of J. Poniatowski to the Interior Minister Luszczewski about Galicia, 9 January 1810.