A Register of the Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov Papers

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A Register of the Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov Papers

Processed by:
Vladimir von Tsurikov
Date Completed:
2008
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications and Elizabeth Konzak
© 2008 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov papers
Dates: 1884-1973
Collection number: XX876
Creator: Krasnov, P. N. (Petr Nikolaevich), 1869-1947.
Extent: 6 microfilm reels (0.9 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, military documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian participation in World War I, the Russian Civil War, the Don Cossacks, and Russian émigré affairs.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Russian

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is open for research

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], P. N. Krasnov papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by Hoover Institution Archives in 2008

Alternative Forms of Material Available

A portion of the collection is available on Microfilm

Location of Originals

In part, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York

Biographical Chronology

1869 September 22 Born, St. Petersburg, Russia
1888 Graduated, Pavlovskoe voennoe uchilishche
1903 Author, Po Azii. Putevye ocherki Manchzhurii, Dalniago Vostoka, Kitaia, Iaponii i Indii
1910 Colonel, commanding officer, 1st Siberian Cossack regiment
1913 Commanding officer, 10th Don Cossack regiment
1914 Major General, commanding officer, 1st Don division
1917 Commanding officer, 3rd Cavalry corps
1918 Elected ataman of Don Cossacks
  Retired
1921 Author, Ot dvuglavogo orla k krasnomu znameni, 1894-1921
1922 Author, Vsevelikoe voisko donskoe
1923 Author, Poniat'-prostit': roman v 4 chastiakh
1927 Author, Dusha armii: ocherki o voennoi psikhologii
1931 Author, Vypash
1937 Author, Nakanunie voiny: iz zhizni pogranichnogo garnizona
1943 Head of Cossack units within the German Army
1945 Turned over by the British Army to Soviet authorities, along with thousands of Cossacks at Lienz, Austria
1947 January 16 Executed, Moscow (?), USSR

Scope and Content of Collection

These papers reflect the literary activities of General Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov, Don Cossack Ataman, writer and historian. Most of his writings in emigration focus on the events leading up to the Russian revolution, as well as on the revolution and its aftermath themselves. Krasnov also focused on the history of the Don Cossacks. His writings have been published in translation in English, German and other languages. This collection consists of detailed correspondence mainly related to his writings and personal matters, and also reviews of his published works. The Speeches and Writings file consists mainly of correspondence related to and reviews of his writings.
The Subject File consists of various materials on the Don Cossacks, including minutes of meetings, reports, official documents and publications, dating from 1917 to 1944.
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 Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into six series: Biographical File, Correspondence, Speeches and Writings, Don Cossack File, Printed Matter, and Photographs

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the online catalog.

Subjects

Russia. Armiia--Officers.
World War, 1914-1918--Russia.
Cossacks.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Russia--Emigration and immigration.


Container List

Box/Folder: 1

Biographical File, 1884-1969 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, clippings, family file. Arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Biographical sketch, "Portrait-Etude P. N. K. . .a,", 1936.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
 

Clippings, 1913-1969 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

General, 1913-1933 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Fortieth anniversary of Krasnov's literary activities, 1931 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes related letter addressed to Konstantin Sergeevich ?
Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Fiftieth anniversary of Krasnov being elevated to rank of officer, 1939 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Hundredth anniversary of Krasnov's birth, 1969

 

Family file, 1884

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Letter, originally accompanied by a print of the tsarevich Nicholas, forwarded as a gift to Nikolai I. Krasnov by Alexander III, 1884

 

Correspondence, 1919-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Cards and letters, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
Box/Folder: 1 : 7

General - Athonite monks, 1930

 

Unidentified, 1919-1943, and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

General, 1919-1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Anastasiia (?), undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Anna Nikolaevna (?), 1923-1936 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes three newspaper clippings
Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Mila (?), 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Nadezhda (?), 1939

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Petr (?), 1931

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Amfiteatrov, Aleksandr Valentinovich, 1922-1935

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Anastasii (Gribanovskii), Metropolitan, 1938

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Annenkov, Boris V., Ataman, 1920

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

Antonii (Khrapovitskii), Metropolitan, 1928-1935 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

Artifeksov, Leonid Aleksandrovich, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

Baikov, Nikolai Arkad'evich, 1935-1936

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

Berezovskii, Efim Prokop'evich, 1936

Box/Folder: 1 : 21

Bratstvo Prepodobnogo Iova Pochaevskogo, 1936

Box/Folder: 1 : 22

Buliubash, Evgenii Grigorievich, 1938

Box/Folder: 1 : 23

Chebotareva, T., undated.

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete letter
Box/Folder: 1 : 24

Chebotari, Mariia, 1940

Box/Folder: 1 : 25

Cheslavskii, Vasilii Vladimirovich, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 26

Chikhachev, Vladimir, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 27

Cochenhausen, von, Conrad, 1939-1943 and undated

 

Denisov, Sviatoslav Varlaamovich

Box/Folder: 1 : 28

Undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 29

1921-1922

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

1923-1929

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

1930-1938

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

1939-1940

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

D'iakova, E., 1930

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Durnovo, Sofiia Petrovna, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Eletskii, Leonid Vasil'evich, Prince, 1925

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Fond imeni velikago kniazia Nikolaia Nikolaevicha, 1929

 

Galich, Iurii.

Note

See Goncharenko, Iurii, 1938
Box/Folder: 2 : 8

Glaz, Ol'ga, 1922-1938 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Glovatskii, Boris, 1938

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Goncharenko, Iurii, 1932-1936

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Grebenshchikov, Georgii, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

Herrick, Byron (U.S. Ambassador in Paris), undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

Ioann (?), Archimandrite, 1941

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

Ionov, Aleksandr Mikhailovich, 1928

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

Juvin, Lucien, 1929 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

Kasatkin-Rostovskii, Feodor Nikolaevich, 1935-1941 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

Khodnev, Dmitrii, 1933-1938

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

Kira Kirillovna, Grand Duchess, 1939

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

Koverda, Boris, 1937-1938

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

Leikhtenbergskii (Leuchtenberg), Georgii Nikolaevich, 1925

Box/Folder: 2 : 21

Leikhtenbergskii (Leuchtenberg), Konstantin, 1938

Box/Folder: 2 : 22

Militsa Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, 1924-1943 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 23

Miller, Evgenii K., General, 1930-1931

Box/Folder: 2 : 24

Nikolai, Grand Duke of Russia, 1923

Box/Folder: 2 : 25

Olga Aleksandrovna, Grand Duchess, 1927

Box/Folder: 2 : 26

Omerov, Nika, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 27

Orekhov, Vasilii Vasil'evich, 1938

Box/Folder: 2 : 28

Paleolog, Sergei Nikolaevich, 1924-1929

Box/Folder: 2 : 29

Popov, K, 1934

Box/Folder: 2 : 30

Popova, N., undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 31

Postoronkin, Vladimir Nikitich, 1936

Box/Folder: 2 : 32

Roman Petrovich, Prince, 1932

Box/Folder: 2 : 33

Shcherbachev, A., undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 34

Shinkarenko, N., 1936-1937

Box/Folder: 2 : 35

Shmelev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1936

Box/Folder: 2 : 36

Skripkina, Vera, 1937

Box/Folder: 2 : 37

Struve, Petr, 1936

Box/Folder: 2 : 38

Suvorin, Aleksei Alekseevich, 1921-1922 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 39

Suvorin, Mikhail Alekseevich, 1922-1929

Box/Folder: 2 : 40

Svechin, Mikhail Andreevich, 1929

Box/Folder: 2 : 41

Turoverov, Nikolai Nikolaevich, 1938-1941

Box/Folder: 2 : 42

Vechernee Vremia, 1919

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Velikoshnaia, T., 1922

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Vera Konstantinovna, Grand Duchess, 1941

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Vinogradov, Vasilii, Archpriest, 1930

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Volkova, Mariia, 1943-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photograph
Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Vrangel', Ol'ga, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Vrangel', Petr Nikolaevich, 1926 and undated

 

Speeches and Writings, 1910-1944 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles, contracts, correspondence relating to author's writings, reviews in different languages, arranged according to original order
 

General

 

Open letters, 1921-1934

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Miscellaneous, 1922-1934 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Pis'ma kazakam, 1921-1927

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

"Kto ubival russkikh tsarei,", 1921.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
Box/Folder: 3 : 10

Lectures, 1936 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

"Ob organizatsiiakh,", 1921.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
 

Correspondence, 1921-1944

 

General

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Bookstore "Grad Kitezh,", 1922-1923 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

Contracts, documents related to publishing houses and bookstores, 1921-1923 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Controversy regarding Krasnov's article "Tuda i ottuda,", 1928 and undated.

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

General, 1923-1943 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters, newspaper clipping
Box/Folder: 3 : 16

Amazonka pustyni, 1932-1939 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

Belaia svitka, 1928-1944 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 18

Bozhii tron, 1922

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

Domoi, 1936-1943 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 20

Dusha armii, 1928-1941

Box/Folder: 3 : 21

Edinaia nedelimaia, 1925-1940 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 22

Ekaterina Velikaia, 1935-1941 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 23

Istoricheskie ocherki Dona, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 24

Kazaki v Abessinii, 1941

Box/Folder: 3 : 25

Largo, 1931-1943 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 26

Lozh', 1939-1942 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 27

Mantyk, 1935-1939 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 28

Na rubezhe Kitaia, 1938-1939 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 29

Nakanune voiny, 1936-1938

Box/Folder: 3 : 30

Nenavist', 1934-1935 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence relating to literary award
Box/Folder: 3 : 31

Opavshie list'ia, 1923-1924

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Ot dvuglavogo orla k krasnomu znameni, 1923-1943 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Pavlony, 1926-1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Podvig, 1932 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from Patriarch Varnava (Rusich)
Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Poniat'-Prostit', 1924-1943 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

S Ermakom na Sibir', 1930

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

S kazakami i kavkazkimi gotsami, 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

S nami Bog, 1927 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Tsareubiitsy, 1938-1943 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Tsesarevna, 1933-1934 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Venok na mogilu neizvestnomu soldatu, 1928

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Vse prokhodit, 1926-1931 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

Vsevelikoe voisko donskoe, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Vypash, 1931-1943 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Za chertopolokhom, 1922-1923 and undated

 

Reviews, 1910-1944 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reviews in Dutch, English, French and German
Box/Folder: 4 : 15

General, 1920-1938

Box/Folder: 4 : 16

Amazonka pustyni, 1922-1925

Box/Folder: 4 : 17

Arkhiv russkoi revoliutsii, 1921-1922 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 18

Belaia svitka, 1928-1930 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 19

Domoi, 1936-1940

Box/Folder: 4 : 20

Dusha armii, 1927-1940 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 21

Edinaia-nedelimaia, 1925-1926 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 22

Ekaterina Velikaia, 1937-1940 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Kartiny bylogo tikhogo dona, 1910

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Largo, 1930

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Lozh', undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Mantyk, 1929

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Na rubezhe Kitaia, 1939 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Nakanune voiny, 1936-1937

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Nenavist', 1934-1939 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Opavshie list'ia, 1923-1929

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Ot dvuglavogo orla k krasnomu znameni, 1921-1939 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

Pavlony, 1944

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Poniat'-prostit', 1924-1929 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 12

S Ermakom na sibir', 1930 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 13

S nami Bog, 1927

Box/Folder: 5 : 14

>Step', 1925-1931

Box/Folder: 5 : 15

Tsareubiitsy, 1938-1940 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 16

Tsesarevna, 1933 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 17

V Manchzhurskoi glushi, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 18

Vse prokhodit, 1925-1927 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 19

Vypash', 1931 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 20

Za chertopolokhom, 1922

 

Don Cossack File, 1917-1935 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Official documents, correspondence, reports and publications of the Don Cossacks, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder: 5 : 21

Don Cossacks in France.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials on the elections of a new Don Cossack ataman, 1935 and undated
Box/Folder: 5 : 22

Kazachii soiuz v Amerike.

Scope and Content Note

Includes lists of members, minutes of meetings, statutes, 1934 and undated
Box/Folder: 5 : 23

Obshchestvo revnitelei donskoi istorii i pravdy, 1921

Box/Folder: 5 : 24

Official publication of the Vsevelikoe voisko donskoe, title page missing.

Scope and Content Note

Includes decisions made by the 4th gathering dedicated to education, 1918. Printed copy
Box/Folder: 5 : 25

Reports No. 361 and 372, signed by Major General Krasnov, 1917

Box/Folder: 5 : 26

Sbornik uzakonenii i rasporiazhenii, 1918.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder: 5 : 27

Shurashov, Ivan, "VI-mu eparkhial'nomu s"ezdu, Donskoi staroobriadcheskoi eparkhii. Doklad,", 1918.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
 

Printed Matter, 1929-1931.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper and pamphlets, signed and dedicated to P. N. Krasnov
Box/Folder: 5 : 28

Amfiteatrov, Aleksandr, "Literatura v izgnanii," 1929, and "Una letteratura in esilio,", 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copies. Dedicated to Petr N. Krasnov and signed by author
Box/Folder: 5 : 29

Sibirskii kazak, 1931.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper signed by A. G. Gryzov, dedicated to Petr N. Krasnov
Box/Folder: 5 : 30

Photographs, 1922-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Twenty-six prints of Don Cossacks in the diaspora; includes one print of Viacheslav Ivanovich Volkov, signed on reverse by his daughter, and eight prints from a Cossack in Paraguay