Register of the Vasilii Sergeevich Il'in Papers

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Title: Vasilii Sergeevich Il'in papers
Date (inclusive): 1913-1959
Collection Number: 2000C68
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In Russian, Spanish and English.
Physical Description: 3 microfilm reels (0.45 linear feet)
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to plant physiology and to Russian émigré affairs.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Il'in, Vasilii Sergeevich, 1888-1957

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vasilii Sergeevich Il'in Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biography

V. S. Il'in was a prominent botanist specializing in the biochemistry and physiology of plants. Born in Russia on 17 October 1888, he received his degree in natural science from the University of St. Petersburg in 1912, following which he worked at agricultural research stations in the Voronezh and Ekaterinoslav governments, from 1912 to 1920. In addition to this, from 1917-1920 he was the assistant chancellor of Ekaterinoslav University.
Emigrating to Czechoslovakia, he continued his studies at Prague University, receiving a doctorate in natural science in 1923. Remaining on the staff there, he also became rector of the Russian Free University in Prague. Leaving Czechoslovakia early in the Second World War, he moved to Austria, working from 1941 to 1944 at the University of Vienna, and from 1945 to 1947 at the University of Innsbruck. Turning down invitations from universities in Ecuador, Chile and Peru, he took a position at the National Agricultural Institute in Venezuela, where he remained until 1953. That year, Il'in was appointed professor of plant physiology at the University of Caracas, Venezuela, where he served until his death on 9 August 1957.
Aside from his scientific work, Il'in was an active member of the émigré community, heading charitable institutions wherever he lived and assisting in the passage of Russian displaced persons from Europe to South America after the Second World War.

Chronology

1888 October 17 Born, Poliany, Riazanskaia guberniia, Russia
1912 Degree, Natural Science, University of St. Petersburg
1912-1915 Director, Biological Steppe Station, Voronezhskaia guberniia, Russia
1916-1920 Director, Department of Plant Physiology, Regional Agricultural Experiment Station, Ekaterinoslavskaia guberniia, Russia
  Professor, Ekaterinoslav University
1920-1940 Professor, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia
1923 Doctoris Rerum Naturalium, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia
1924 Author, Anatomiia i fiziologiia rastenii
1940 Author, Boden und Pflanze
1941-1944 Scientist, Deaprtment of Plant Physiology, University of Vienna, Austria
1945-1947 Scientist, Department of Botany, University of Innsbruck, Austria
1948-1953 Scientist, Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Soils, Maracay, Venezuela
1953-1957 Professor, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Caracas, Venezuela
1957 August 9 Died, Caracas, Venezuela

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials relating to the life and scientific accomplishments of the botanist V. S. Il'in. Materials relating to his biography include numerous obituaries, identity documents and diplomas. His writings include samples of his scientific works, and the subject file and photographic collection illustrate émigré life in Venezuela.
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 the 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

Plant physiology.
Russia.
Russians--Venezuela.
Venezuela.

box 1

Biographical File, 1938-1959

Scope and Contents note

Articles, bibliography, calling cards, curriculum vitae, identity papers, programs and other materials arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1

Correspondence, 1929-1959

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
box 1-3

Speeches and Writings, 1924-1959

Scope and Contents note

Scientific articles, studies, and letter to the editor, arranged chronologically by title
box 3

Subject File, 1928-1959

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, writings, and printed matter, arranged alphabetically by subject
box 4

Photographs, 1950s

Scope and Contents note

Nearly 100 prints depicting V. S. Il'in, other émigré figures, his scientific work, and Russian churches in Venezuela
box 4

Oversize File, 1913-1948

Scope and Contents note

Diplomas and file of materials on Ob'edinenie rossiiskikh emigrantov v Tirole, a Russian émigré association in the Tyrol, Austria
Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1938-1959

General note

See also OVERSIZE FILE
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Articles about or mentioning Il'in

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Bibliography

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Calling cards

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Certificates of appreciation.

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters of appreciation from Metropolitan Anastasii, 1946-1947
Box/Folder 1 : 5

Curriculum vitae

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Employment records

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Identity documents

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Invitations to emigrate to various countries.

Scope and Contents note

Includes invitations to teach at universities
Box/Folder 1 : 9

Membership cards

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Programs of conventions listing Il'in's presentations

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Scientific reports.

Scope and Contents note

Includes activity reports and proposals for further research
Box/Folder 1 : 12

Miscellany

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1929-1959

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with Il'in's wife, Nina Ivanovna
 

General

Box/Folder 1 : 13

General, [1950]-1956

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Scientific correspondence, 1950-1959

Scope and Contents note

Includes invitations to conferences, requests for offprints of articles, and similar correspondence
Box/Folder 1 : 15

Il'in, Ivan A., 1947-1954

Scope and Contents note

Includes biographical material on Ivan A. Il'in
Box/Folder 1 : 16

Konstantin, Archimandrite, 1952-1957

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Kutepov, A. P., 1929

General note

See also SUBJECT FILE/Kutepova, L. D.
Box/Folder 1 : 18

Tolstoy Foundation, 1948

Box/Folder 1 : 19

Turkul, A., 1951-1956

Box/Folder 1 : 20

[Tyrkova]-Williams, Ariadna, 1949

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1924-1959

 

General, 1949-1955 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 21

Field notes

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Scientific notes.

Scope and Contents note

Include calculations, drafts, citations and references to literature and other materials for articles, lectures or research
Box/Folder 2 : 2

"Bioquímica," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 2 : 3

"Determinacion...," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript. Herein are gathered several studies reflecting Il'in's methods of chemical determination
Box/Folder 2 : 4

"Determinacion colorimetrica de nitratos con alfa-naftilamina," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 5

"Fisiológia vegetal agricola," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 2 : 6

"Influencia de suelos calcarios sobre el metabolismo en las plantas," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 7

"Yield and Chemical Composition of Commercially Fertilized Plants in the Tropics," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 8

Anatomiia i fiziologiia rastenii, 1924

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 9

Boden und Pflanze, 1940

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 10

"Influencia de los abonos sobre la composición química de las plantas. I. Influencia del nitrógeno, fósforo, potasio y calcio sobre el pasto Capim melao," Revista Grancolombiana de Zootecnica, Higiene y Medicina Veterinaria, 1950 January-March

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 11

"Determinacion turbimetrica del azufre," Agronomia Tropical, 1951 April-June

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 12

"Influencia de los abonos sobre la composición química de las plantas forrajeras," Agro, 1951 June

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 13

"Metabolism of Plants Affected with Lime-Induced Chlorosis (Calciose)," Plant and Soil, 1951 July

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 5 : 14

"Influencia de la sequía sobre algunos de los procesos fisiológicos de las plantas," Revista de la Facultad de Ingenieria Agronomica, 1952 June

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 15

"Influencia de abonos fosfatados y nitrogenados sobre la composición química y el rendimiento del pasto Guinea," Agronomia Tropical, 1952 October-December

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 16

"Fisiologia vegetal avanzada," . 1953

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 17

Letter to the editor, 1953 January 25

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 18

"Causes of Death of Plants as a Consequence of Loss of Water: Conservation of Life in Dessicated Tissues," Bulletin of Torrey Botanical Club, 1953 May

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 19

"Bioquímica de plantas cloroticas desarrolladas en suelos calcareos," Agronomia Tropical, 1953 October-December

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 20

"El aprovechamiento del nitrógeno por la planta," Agro, 1954 January-February

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 1

"Nutrición mineral de las plantas," Revista de la Facultad de Agricultura, 1954 February

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy. Includes abstract (clipping)
Box/Folder 3 : 2

"Relacion entre suelo y composicion quimica de las plantas forrajeras," Agronomia Tropical, 1955 January-March

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 3

El Agua y los Procesos Vitales de la Planta, 1955 September

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 4

"Influencia del agua sobre la asimilacion de sales del suelo por las plantas," Revista de la Facultad de Agricultura, 1955 October

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 5

"Metabolismo y abonamiento en plantas forrajeras," Revista de la Facultad de Agricultura, 1955 October

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 6

"Analyse des plantes et problèmes des fumures minérales," Colloque VIe Congrès International de la Science du Sol, 1956

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 7

"Fisiologia vegetal agricola," . [1957]

General note

See also PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Contents note

Holograph and typescript. Includes partial Russian holograph.
Box/Folder 3 : 8

"Determination of Nitrogen in Plants Using Hypobromate and Avoiding Distillation," Protoplasma, 1958

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy, and Spanish version, "Metodo del hipobromito para la determinacion de nitrogeno en las plantas," Agronomia Tropical, 1958 January-March
 

SUBJECT FILE, 1928-1959

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, writings, and printed matter
Box/Folder 3 : 9

Kutepova, L. D.

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Monarchism, Russian

Box/Folder 3 : 11

Obitel' Prepodobnogo Iova Pochaevskogo, Munich, Germany

Box/Folder 3 : 12

Russians--Venezuela

Box/Folder 3 : 13

Russkaia Pravoslavnaia tserkov'

Box/Folder 3 : 14

Tserkov' Sv. ap. Petra i Pavla, Maracay, Venezuela.

General note

See also PHOTOGRAPHS
Box/Folder 3 : 15

Miscellany

Box 4

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1950s

Box/Folder 4 : 1

8 prints depicting Vasilii Sergeevich Il'in, his house in Venezuela and tombstone

Box/Folder 4 : 2

9 prints depicting Russian émigré religious, political, military and cultural figures

Box/Folder 4 : 3

6 prints depicting Russian churches in Venezuela, including Tserkov' Sv. ap. Petra i Pavla, Maracay

Box/Folder 4 : 4

12 prints depicting Il'in's work on agricultural experiments in Venezuela.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of other researchers
Box/Folder 4 : 5

Over 50 photographs depicting plant physiology, intended for publication in "Fisiologia vegetal agricola," . [1957]

General note

See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS
 

OVERSIZE FILE, 1913-1948

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Diplomas

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Miscellany relating to the activities of the Ob"edinenie rossiiskikh emigrantov v Tirole