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MS Russ 73

Aleksinskii, Grigorii, b. 1879. Grigorii Aleksinskii papers, 1895-1913: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Russ 73
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Aleksinskii, Grigorii, b. 1879.
Title: Grigorii Aleksinskii papers,
Date(s): 1895-1913.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Russian.
Abstract: Papers relating to pre-revolutionary Russian Socialist activities, especially pertaining to Russian Social Democrat Gregorii Aleksinskii and his associates.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Transferred from the Widener Library purchase of the Gregorii Aleksinskii archive of books and manuscripts; received: 1964 Nov.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt with the assistance of Golda Steinberg and Richard Pipes.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Grigorii Aleksinskii Papers, 1895-1913 (MS Russ 73). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

A major archive of Aleksinskii papers is housed at the Bakhmeteff Archive at Columbia University in New York City.

Biographical / Historical

Aleksinskii (1879-1967) was an author, a pre-revolutionary Russian Social Democrat, an Otzovist after the 1905 revolution, and a one-time member of the 2nd Duma of 1907 from Petrograd. During the 1917 revolution, he joined Plekhanov's Yedinstvo Group, and after July, was a counter-revolutionary opposing the Bolsheviks. He was also an author of forgeries against Lenin. In April 1918 he emigrated to France and joined the counter-revolutionary organization of General Wrangel.

Scope and Contents

12 items including materials by: A. Bogdanov (Malinovskii), S. Semkovskii (Bronshtein), A.I. Chuprov, P.B. Struve, and S.IU. Vitte; materials relating to the Russian Social Democratic Schools on Capri and Bologna, possible V.I. Lenin letter forgery, V.I. Lenin typescripts with manuscript corrections, proofs of work by G.V. Plekhanov, letter to the "Vpered" group of Social Democrats, and other items.

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