Register of the Vladimir Iakovlevich Tolmachev Papers

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Title: Vladimir Iakovlevich Tolmachev papers
Date (inclusive): 1909-1947
Collection Number: 2001C45
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 2 microfilm reels (0.3 linear feet)
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the archeology of China and to Russian émigré affairs.
Creator: Tolmachev, Vladimir Iakovlevich, d. 1947

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vladimir Iakovlevich Tolmachev Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2001.

Accruals

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Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biography

V. Ia. Tolmachev was born in Shadrinskii uezd, Permskaia guberniia, on 21 November 1876 (O.S.). Upon graduation from the Ekaterinburg gimnaziia, he entered St. Petersburg University, where he studied in the physics and mathematics department, and simultaneously audited courses at the Academy of Arts. But his primary interest was archeology, and in 1900 he transferred to the Archeological Institute. Every summer was spent on expedition, and upon graduation from the Institute he went to work digging up artifacts in the Ural-Volga region. Many of the results of his scientific work appeared in Drevnosti Urala, which commenced publication in 1913.
The Civil War brought him to Chita, where he remained until 1922, continuing archeological research and teaching. His career in Harbin was associated with archeological and paleontological finds of great significance all across Manchuria. He was a curator of the Museum of the Society for the Study of Manchuria (Obshchestvo issledovaniia Man'chzhurskogo kraia). He also wrote many articles on the commodities markets for Manchurian goods, such as soy beans. Most of the writings in his collection deal with Manchurian and Chinese archeology, culture, and agriculture. He left Harbin for Shanghai in the mid-1930s. Tolmachev apparently died in 1947.

Chronology

? Born, Russia
1918 Lecturer, Narodnyi Universitet, Moscow, Russia
1928 Author, Zernovye produkty kul'turnykh polevykh rastenii Severnoi Man'chzhurii
1947 Died, China

Scope and Content Note

V. Ia. Tolmachev was a professor of archaeology and zoology in interwar China (Manchuria). He founded and organized the commercial/industrial and archeological sections of the Harbin state museum and the Railway Museum there, of which he was curator for 10 years. The collection contains his speeches and writings on a variety of themes associated with archeology, ancient history, biology, zoology and related studies. Many of the underlined titles listed in SPEECHES AND WRITINGS are in fact limited edition off-prints of his articles in "Vestnik Man'chzhurii." There is also a small amount of correspondence and notes on Russian philately (SUBJECT FILE/Stamp collecting).
Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Archaeology--China.
China.
Russia.
Russians--China.

box 1

Biographical File, 1937-1947

Scope and Contents note

Calling cards, correspondence regarding the distribution of Tolmachev's estate, curriculum vitae, and subject file relating to an exhibition of Tolmachev's artworks, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1

Correspondence, 1921-1941

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent
box 1-2

Speeches and Writings, and . 1925-1938 undated

Scope and Contents note

Lectures, articles, books, notes, maps and sketches, arranged chronologically by title
box 2

Subject File, 1909-1940

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, correspondence, notes and lectures, arranged alphabetically by subject
box 2

Photographs, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Album of prints depicting items unearthed on archeological expeditions in China
Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1937-1947

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Calling cards (both Tolmachev's and others')

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Correspondence of the executors of Tolmachev's estate with various museums and cultural institutions regarding the distribution of his scientific and published works, 1947

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Curriculum vitae

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Subject file - Art exhibition.

Scope and Contents note

Includes catalog of Tolmachev's works exhibited and comments of critics
 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1921-1941

Box/Folder 1 : 5

General, and 1936-1941 undated

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Unidentified, and 1921-1935 undated

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Egorov, Konstantin Fedorovich, 1938

 

Nedel'skii, Aleksandr T.

General note

See SUBJECT FILE/Stamp collecting
Box/Folder 1 : 8

Princis, K., 1935

 

Satovskii-Rzhevskii, G. G.

General note

See Ural'skii oblastnoi muzei estestvoznaniia
Box/Folder 1 : 9

Tallgren, A. M., 1937

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Tolmachev, N., 1937-1940

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Ural'skii oblastnoi muzei estestvoznaniia, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Written on same paper as draft letter to G. G. Satovskii-Rzhevskii, n.d.
 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, and 1925-1938 undated

 

General, n.d.

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Chapter of an untitled book on archeological digs in Eastern Mongolia, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 1 : 13-15

Notes, citations from books, maps, and sketches of archeological finds, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph and typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 1

"Kitaiskaia farmakopeia," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 2

"Kitaiskaia meditsina," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 3

"Kitaiskaia muzyka," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 2 : 4

"Kitaiskii teatr," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 2 : 5

"Rodinovedenie v Finliandii," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph. Includes background materials
Box/Folder 2 : 6

"Skify i kitaitsy," lecture, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 2 : 7

Untitled book or part of book on Manchurian pre-history, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph and typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 8

"Vremia," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 2 : 9

Drevnosti Man'chzhurii: Razvaliny Bei-Chena, 1925

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 10

Bai-Chen, 1927

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 11

Prigotovlenie krakhmal'noi vizigi v Severnoi Man'chzhurii, 1927

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 12

Ostatki neoliticheskoi kul'tury bliz Khailara, 1928

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 13

Zernovye produkty kul'turnykh polevykh rastenii Severnoi Man'chzhurii, 1928

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 14

Kitaiskie tsynovki: Ikh rasprostranenie i khoziaistvennoe primenenie v Severnoi Man'chzhurii, 1930

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 15

Kitaiskie pishchevye produkty iz maslianistykh i krakhmalistykh bobov, 1931

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 16

Priadil'nye rasteniia i kitaiskie tkani iz nikh na rynke Severnoi Man'chzhurii, 1931

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 17

K voprosu o paleolite v Severnoi Man'chzhurii, 1933

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 18

Zemledel'cheskie orudiia man'chzhurskogo krest'ianstva, 1934

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 19

"Les antiquités scythes en Chine," Eurasia Septentrionalis Antiqua, 1935

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 20

"Evgenika," public lecture given in Shanghai, China, 1938 March 22

Scope and Contents note

Holograph and typescript. Includes clippings advertising and reviewing lecture
 

SUBJECT FILE, 1909-1940

Box/Folder 2 : 21

Stamp collecting.

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings, correspondence with Aleksandr T. Nedel'skii (Alexander T. Nedelsky), 1937-1939, regarding stamp collecting, a list of fellow collectors, and notes on rare Russian issues
Box/Folder 2 : 22

Miscellany.

Scope and Contents note

Clippings on various subjects and a compilation of lectures by N. V. Kiuner entitled Istoricheskii ocherk razvitiia osnov kitaiskoi material'noi i dukhovnoi kul'tury, published in mimeograph form in Vladivostok in 1909
Box/Folder 2 : 23

PHOTOGRAPHS, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Album of prints depicting items unearthed on archeological expeditions in China