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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Dimitriĭ Petrovich Pershin papers
    Dates: 1914-1950
    Collection Number: XX535
    Creator: Pershin, Dimitriĭ Petrovich.
    Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, writings, notes, and clippings, relating to White Russian and Soviet activities in Mongolia during the Russian Revolution, and the Russian émigré population during the Russian Civil War and subsequent years. Includes a memoir entitled Baron Ungern, Urga i Altan-Bulak : Zapiski Ochevidtsa Smutnom Vremeni vo Vneshneĭ (Khakhaskoĭ) Mongoliĭ v Pervoĭ Treti II-go Veka , relating to counter-revolutionary events in Mongolia during the Russian Revolution, and a translation by Elena Varneck of the memoir.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Russian

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dimitriĭ Petrovich Pershin papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    Baron Roman Fedorovich Ungern-Shternberg miscellaneous writings, Hoover Institution Archives
    N. M. Riabukhin typescript: The story of Baron Ungern-Shternberg, Hoover Institution Archives
    Sergei Lavrov holograph: Sobytiia v Mongolii-Khalkhie, 1920-1921 godakh: voenno-istoricheskii ocherk-vospominaniia, Hoover Institution Archives
    N. N. Kniazev typescript: The legendary baron: from reminiscences about Lieutenant-General Baron Ungern, Hoover Institution Archives
    Boris N. Volkov papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Elena Varneck papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Dmitrii Petrovich Pershin was a White Russian diplomat in Mongolia from 1918 to 1921, a Russian historian and novelist, and subsequently a Russian émigré in China.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of the writings of Pershin, with some correspondence and small amount of biographical material. Among his writings is the memoir Baron Ungern, Baron Ungern, Urga i Altan-Bulak : Zapiski Ochevidtsa Smutnom Vremeni vo Vneshneĭ (Khakhaskoĭ) Mongoliĭ v Pervoĭ Treti II-go Veka , a novel is based on his experiences in Siberia, the Transbaikal region of the Far East, and Mongolia between 1918 and 1921. The memoirs include notes, research materials, holographs, typescripts, and a final draft. The papers also include an English translation of the memoir by Russian-American historian Elena Varneck.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Ungern-Shternberg, Roman Fedorovich, Baron, 1887-1921.
    Russians--East Asia.
    Varneck, Elena, 1891-1976.