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MS Russ 125

Danilov, IU. N. (IUrii Nikiforovich), 1866-. IUrii Nikiforovich Danilov papers, 1920-1980: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: HD
Call No.: MS Russ 125
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Danilov, IU. N. (IUrii Nikiforovich), 1866-.
Title: IUrii Nikiforovich Danilov papers,
Date(s): 1920-1980 (inclusive),
Date(s): 1920-1934 (bulk)
Quantity: 1 collection (19 boxes (7.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Russian, French, German, and English.
Abstract: Correspondence and compositions of the general of the Russian Imperial army IUrii Nikiforovich Danilov.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

80M-69. Gift of Nicholas Daniloff; received: 1981 March 9.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Klyagin

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

IUrii Nikiforovich Danilov Papers, 1920-1980 (MS Russ 125). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

IUrii Nikiforovich Danilov [Юрий Никифорович Данилов] (1866-1937) was a Russian career officer who rose to the rank of infantry general, and at the start of World War I was appointed deputy chief of staff to Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich, the commander in chief of the Russian army in 1914. In 1915 after Nicholas II assumed the command, Danilov was dispatched to command the 25th army corps, and later served as chief of staff to the commander of the Northern Front. In that capacity he witnessed the abdication of Nicholas II in March 1917. Danilov resigned after the Revolution, but in 1918 was summoned by the War Ministry to accompany the Soviet delegation at the Brest-Litovsk peace conference as one of a group of three military experts. Danilov left Russia in 1920 and settled in France. He spent the remaining years of his life writing on the World War I, teaching at the French military academy and Russian-French military institute, and coordinating efforts to assist other Russian compatriots. He died in France in 1937.


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Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with former officers of the Russian White Army, French military officials, Russian emigrants in France and Yugoslavia, publishers, translators, and friends. Also includes manuscripts, typescripts and printed books and essays by IUrii Danilov; notebooks with drafts and research notes; lecture drafts; clippings from Russian, French, German, and English newspapers, and maps. Also includes biographical material.

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