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MS Russ 46-46.14

Volkonskaia, Zinaida Aleksandrovna, kniaginia, 1792-1862. Zinaida Aleksandrovna Volkonskaia papers, 1809-1879: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: f
Call No.: MS Russ 46-46.14
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Volkonskaia, Zinaida Aleksandrovna, kniaginia, 1792-1862.
Title: Zinaida Aleksandrovna Volkonskaia papers,
Date(s): 1809-1879.
Quantity: 1 collection (2.5 linear feet (15 volumes and 1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Russian and French.
Abstract: Papers of Russian poet Zinaida Aleksandrovna Volkonskaia including her poetry, drawings, correspondence, diary entries, and notes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

67M-152. Purchased with the Kilgour discretionary fund and with the assistance of the Friends of Harvard College Library from Barone Basilio Lemmerman, Rome, Italy; received: 1967 February 14.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
A portion of this collection (MS Russ 46.14 (5)) is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Zinaida Aleksandrovna Volkonskaia Papers, 1809-1879 (MS Russ 46-46.14). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Volkonskaia was a Russian princess and author, as well as an amateur singer who collected contemporary vocal compositions. Her birth date is most likely 1789 and not 1792.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Contains literary papers of Volkonskaia including her poetry, drawings, correspondence, diary entries, and notes. Collection also includes compositions and drawings by other literary figures; Maria Aleksandrovna Vlasova's album of poetry and drawings, notebook, and other papers; correspondence of Czar Alexander I, Prince Aleksandr Nikitich Volkonskii, and others; documents such as safe-conduct passes; and miscellaneous material including financial papers, photographs, printed music, and other printed matter.

General

A portion of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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