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Register of the N. A. (Nestor Apollonovich) Lakoba Papers
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Biographical file, 1915-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Includes autobiography, curriculum vitae, certificates of graduation, jail documents, medical records, and notebook pages with addresses, phone numbers, notes, and sayings arranged by form
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Notebook pages.

Scope and Content Note

Includes addresses, phone numbers, notes, sayings, undated
Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Autobiography, 1936 February 12

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Curriculum vitae, 1936 October 14

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Certificate of graduation, Tiflis seminary, 1915 May 6

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Certificate, honorary leader of children communist movement of Abkhaziia, Georgia, 1924 August 22

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Lakoba case, Sukhumi jail, 1918 November-December

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Medical records, X-Ray results, 1926, 1935

 

Correspondence, 1922-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence of both business and personal nature. Arranged chronologically by date
 

General

 

Undated, unidentified

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

General

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Letter from Kostia regarding pursuit of bandits Chkhopeliia and Sichinava

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Unfinished letter in purple ink regarding upcoming visit of L. Beriia to Sukhumi

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Note from Dzhemal

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

1925-1932, unidentified

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Cables, mostly undated. Includes cables from 1927

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Undated, Adamii and Chitai, official letter

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Undated, Kuchuloriia, D. I., People's Commissar of Provision, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Undated, Pirunov, comrade

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

1922 June 15, Meskhishvili

Box/Folder: 1 :

1922-1928, Ordzhonikidze, Sergo (chairman of the Central Control Commission)

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

Undated, letter to N. Lakoba with a request to send 16.5 million Deutschmarks to Mr. Schreiber, who lives in Berlin. Probably these are party money earmarked for the support of the German Communist Party

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

Undated, note to N. Lakoba asking to accommodate his old friend Sergei Anishchev arriving in Sukhumi on vacation

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

1922 April 17, letter to Atarbekov regarding the visit of Feliks Dzerzhinskii, Genrikh IAgoda, and others to Sukhumi in mid-October

Box/Folder: 1 : 21

1922 May 15, letter regarding a visit of Feliks Dzerzhinskii, Genrikh IAgoda, and other people to Sukhumi

Box/Folder: 1 : 22

1923 August 22, letter to N. Lakoba regarding Sergo Ordzhonikidze

Box/Folder: 1 : 23

1924 January 18, letter to N. Lakoba regarding medical leave of Leon Trotsky to Sukhumi

Box/Folder: 1 : 24

1925 September 27, note to N. Lakoba regarding Abkhazian situation

Box/Folder: 1 : 25

1926 January 7, draft letter from N. Lakoba to Sergo Ordzhonikize

Box/Folder: 1 : 26

1926 November 29, letter regarding Molotov's trip to Sukhumi

Box/Folder: 1 : 27

1928 October 18, letter to N. Lakoba asking to arrange a stay in Sukhumi for a military attach Vitalii Primakov

Box/Folder: 1 : 28

1924 January 6, Belen'kii, A., letter to N. Lakoba regarding doctor's advice to Leon Trotsky to immediately take a trip to the south

Box/Folder: 1 : 29

1924 January 18, Dzerzhinskii, Feliks (organized the first Soviet institutions of police coercion and terror)

Box/Folder: 1 : 30

1924 February 13, official confidential letter from Sofronov, signed as head of the Black Sea fleet

Box/Folder: 1 : 31

1924 March 21, official letter from the State Black Sea-Azov steam-ship line

Box/Folder: 1 : 32

1924 September 25, Prosecutor General of Abkhaziia (Georgia), office memo regarding death sentence to Zholkver, A.

Box/Folder: 1 :

1924-1932, Beriia, Lavrentii, head of the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD)

Box/Folder: 1 : 33

Undated, copy of the letter from N. Lakoba regarding Stalin's request to find a candidate to fill the position of Secretary of the Transcaucasian Regional Communist Committee

Box/Folder: 1 : 34

Undated, defending a famous secret service officer

Box/Folder: 1 : 35

1924 November 12, confirming appointment of comrade Dzhavakhov to a senior position in the Sukhumi CheKa (secret police)

Box/Folder: 1 : 36

1924 November 19, letter to N. Lakoba asking him to familiarize himself with the case of Comrades Sadzhaia and TSaralov. Includes L. Beriia's signature on the letterhead of the Tanscaucasian CheKa (secret police)

Box/Folder: 1 : 37

1925 January 27, secret service travel identification card for protection of comrade Leon Trotsky

Box/Folder: 1 : 38

1928 September 14, letter to N. Lakoba concerning two sick workers

Box/Folder: 1 : 39

1929 October 29

Box/Folder: 1 : 40

1932 June 21, copy of the letter which describes a conversation between N. Lakoba and Stalin regarding Secretary of the Transcaucasian Regional Communist Party Committee Mamiia Orakhelashvili

Box/Folder: 1 : 41

1932 July 26, letter "the copy of our report note"

Box/Folder: 1 : 42

1932 December, Draft letter to L. Beriia (with copies to Stalin, Kaganovich, Molotov, and Rudzutak) regarding pronouncement received by N. Lakoba on December 21, 1932

Box/Folder: 1 : 43

1925 January 26, Georg (possibly Georgii Sturua)

Box/Folder: 1 : 44

1925 August 7, TSanava, Sergei

Box/Folder: 1 : 45

1926 January 4, Orakhelashvili. M., secretary of the Transcaucasian Regional Communist Party Committee

Box/Folder: 1 :

1926, Lakoba, Mikhail (N. Lakoba's step brother)

Box/Folder: 1 : 46

Undated, strictly confidential

Box/Folder: 1 : 47

1926 May 23. He was assigned to Leon Trotsky as head of the secret police guard during Trotsky's stay in Abkhaziia

Box/Folder: 1 : 48

1926 June 10, V. Pantsulai, famous Georgian Menshevik. He is expressing concern about Russian policy in Georgia in general and in Abkhaziia in particular

Box/Folder: 1 : 49

1927 June 16, Tuskiia, S.

Box/Folder: 1 : 50

1927 October 4, Inal-Ip, N.

Box/Folder: 1 : 51

1927 November 1, Gugushvili. V.

Box/Folder: 1 : 52

1927 November 8, Birvava, P.

Box/Folder: 1 : 53

1929, April 19, Bzhalava, Manuchar

Box/Folder: 1 :

1929-1934, Stalin, Joseph

Box/Folder: 1 : 54

Undated, Letter to Stalin in which N. Lakoba talks about his (N. Lakoba's) upcoming trip to America "for purchasing of planting material of citrus trees". Includes draft and final version

Box/Folder: 1 : 55

1929 October 19, expressing disagreement with the decision of the Georgian Bolshevik Party's Central Committee (TSetlin's commission) regarding the Abkhaziian case, which recommended removing N. Lakoba from the position of president of the Central Executive Committee of Abhaziia

Box/Folder: 1 : 56

1929 late October, response to Stalin's letter of October 19

Box/Folder: 1 : 57

1934 August 12, short evaluation of N. Lakoba's essay "Stalin i Khashim," which was published in October of the same year as an illustrative brochure by the Abhazian party press (20,000 copies)

Box/Folder: 1 : 58

1931 March 10, CHichinadzhe letter

Box/Folder: 1 : 59

1931 July 20, Fedorov, Professor, letter regarding N. Lakoba's health

Box/Folder: 1 : 60

1931 August-November, Eliava, SHalva, Deputy People's Commissar of the Foreign Commerce of the USSR

Box/Folder: 1 : 61

1932 October 16, SHaginian, Marietta, poet

Box/Folder: 1 : 62

1932 May 18, letter on stationery of the "Chairman of the All Union State Association Sovmongtuvtorg"

Box/Folder: 1 : 63

1932 November 23, Karpov, L.

Box/Folder: 1 : 64

1933 February 9, Leideker, S.

Box/Folder: 1 : 65

1933 February 20, note from the Director of the Kholodnorechensk construction project (Stalin's "dacha" - summer vacation residence)

Box/Folder: 1 : 66

1933 November 15, CHakvetadze, head of "Traktotsentr"

Box/Folder: 1 : 67

1933 November 29, Kalandiia, Markoz

Box/Folder: 1 : 68

1934 January 11, Ivashchenko, Mikhail

Box/Folder: 1 : 69

1934 February 26, office memo on the stationery of the Chairman of the State Political Administration

Box/Folder: 1 : 70

1934 October 15, Agrba, Z.

Box/Folder: 1 : 71

1934 December 28, Petiaev, S. People's Commissar of Agriculture of Abkhaziia

Box/Folder: 1 : 72

1936 February, Borisova, A.

Box/Folder: 1 : 73

1936 May 31, letter to N. Lakoba from General Vlasik, head of Stalin's secret police guards

Box/Folder: 1 : 74

1936 November, Musabekov, G., secretary of the Transcaucasian Regional Communist Party Committee

Box/Folder: 1 : 75

1939 September 12, letter from Mardaleishvili

 

Speeches and writings, 1921-1937.

Scope and Content Note

Contains of Nestor Lakoba's writings, speeches, reports, coded messages, and orders. Arranged chronologically
Box/Folder: 2 : 1-2

Undated, N. Lakoba sayings

Box/Folder: 2 : 3-4

Undated, notes

Box/Folder: 2 : 5-7

Undated, theses for speeches

 

Speech drafts

Box/Folder: 2 : 8-10

Undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 11-13

1930s

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

Undated, request draft for a battalion of GPU from Tiflis for peasant suppression

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

1921, report to the "Council of propaganda and action of the people's of the East about the political situation in Sultan (old) Turkey"

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

1922, coded messages compiled by N. Lakoba

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

1922, article, Iskry Oktiabr'skoi revoliutsii, Sukhumi. Printed copy

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

1922 November 18, speech at a meeting of senior workers

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

1925/1926, general thoughts regarding an exhibit of the achievements of the Caucasus economy

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

1934 January, explanation regarding accusations laid down in the office memo of Prosecutor General of the USSR Akulov to Comrade Stalin

 

1934, Stalin i KHashim : 1901-1902 gogy, (nekotorye epizody iz Batumskogo podpol'ia), Sukhumi

Box/Folder: 2 : 21

Theses of the manuscript, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 22

Holograph and typescript, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 23

Printed copy, 1934

Box/Folder: 2 : 24

1935, Ot VI k VII S'iezdu Sovetov ASSR Abkhazii, Sukhumi. Printed copy

Box/Folder: 2 : 25

1936, speech praising the project of the new Soviet Constitution

Box/Folder: 2 : 26

1936 January 1, speech at the celebratory meeting of the Sukhumi city council devoted to the opening of the railroad Ochamchire-Kelasuri

Box/Folder: 2 : 27

1936 January 4, speech, "Progress report on the question of storage of tobacco supplies in Abkhaziia"

Box/Folder: 2 : 28

1936 October, order, directions and requests ("strictly confidential") for building a two room cottage

Box/Folder: 2 : 29

1937 February 17, Strictly confidential letter from investigator Pertsov

 

Subject file, 1914-1936.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged Alphabetically
Box/Folder: 2 : 30

Undated, evaluation of work methods of Comrade TSeitlin in the city of Gudauta.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript. Includes handwritten notes
Box/Folder: 2 : 31

Undated, letter to Anton Ivanovich from unidentified correspondent

Box/Folder: 2 : 32

Undated, survey, "Agriculture of Abkhaziia - base of the Soviet food industry" (pp.8-24 are missing)

Box/Folder: 2 : 33

Undated, questionnaire for "The history of the civil war in Abkhaziia"

Box/Folder: 2 : 34

Undated, letter (21 pages) from the people of the Abkhaziian Autonomous Republic to Comrade Stalin

Box/Folder: 2 : 35

Undated, complaint regarding false accusations to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Georgia, unidentified

Box/Folder: 2 : 36

Undated, reference material about geranium planting

Box/Folder: 2 : 37

1914 October 14, bank document and check

Box/Folder: 2 : 38

1921, appreciation letter to Doctor Sil'chenko

Box/Folder: 2 : 39

1923, Miriantsev, Georgii, promissory note

Box/Folder: 2 : 40

1924, case of bandits CHkhopeliia and Sichinava. Includes list of crimes committed

Box/Folder: 2 : 41

1924-1925, minutes of meetings, Caucasian Regional Control Commission, Russian Communist Bolshevik Party

Box/Folder: 2 : 42

1929 May, Kadyrov, Seid, report ("strictly confidential") on the national question in Georgia

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Early 1930s, Kolokolkin, V., note

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

1930 August 7, Danchin, Valerian Dmitrievich, curriculum vitae

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

1931 January-August, council of the Tkvarchel'skii collective farm, progress report

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

1934 December 31, Rubtsov, L. I., description of the local tree "prutniak" or "Avraamovo derevo" (Vitex Agnus Castus)

Box/Folder: 3 : 5-6

1935 April 5 and 19, excerpts from the newspaper Pravda

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

1936, October 14, KHatuntsev, letter to his doctor

 

Photographs, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly undated, including many 1930s images. Arranged by topic
 

N. Lakoba

Box/Folder: 3 : 8-9

Portrait

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

On a tribune

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

In a parade

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

In automobile

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

In the airplane named after him Looking through an open window

 

N. Lakoba with Soviet and party officials

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Joseph Stalin, Mikhail Kalinin, and others

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

Sergo Ordzhinikidzhe, Semen Budennyi, and others

Box/Folder: 3 : 16

L. Beriia, A Khandzhian, and others

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

L. Beriia, and others on steps of an office building

Box/Folder: 3 : 18

N. Lakoba, L. Beriia, Sarie Lakoba (N. Lakoba's wife), and others

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

Group of delegates (including N. Lakoba) of the VIIth All-Union Congress of the Council of People Deputies

Box/Folder: 3 : 20

Guests at home

Box/Folder: 3 : 21-22

Guests in the Botanical garden

Box/Folder: 3 : 23

Friends on a wooden bridge

Box/Folder: 3 : 24

Lev Kamenev with hunting trophies

Box/Folder: 3 : 25-26

In his native village Lykhny with Moscow guests

Box/Folder: 3 : 27

Group of people in front of the Duke's home in Lykhny village

Box/Folder: 3 : 28

Abkhaziian party

Box/Folder: 3 : 29

Two other horsemen

Box/Folder: 3 : 30

Horsemen in mountains

Box/Folder: 3 : 31

Group of people sitting on a bench

Box/Folder: 3 : 32

Bolsheviks in an automobile

Box/Folder: 3 : 33

L. Beriia in N. Lakoba's car

Box/Folder: 3 : 34-35

L. Beriia, Nina Gegechkori (his wife), Svetlana Stalina and others (on a ship)

Box/Folder: 3 : 36

Series of photographs depicting L. Beriia flirting with a woman

Box/Folder: 3 : 37

L. Beriia, Khandzhian, and Musabekov

Box/Folder: 3 : 38

L. Beriia on a tribune

 

Friends and family

Box/Folder: 3 : 39

Vasilii Stalin, Nina Gegechkori (L. Beriia's wife), and Sarie Lakoba (N. Lakoba's wife)

Box/Folder: 3 : 40

Nina Gegechkori (L. Beriia's wife), Svetlana Stalina, Sarie Lakoba (N. Lakoba's wife), and Nazie Dzhikhashvili (N. Lakoba's relative)

Box/Folder: 3 : 41

IAkov Dzhugashvili (Stalin's son), Svetlana Stalina, and Rauf Lakoba (N. Lakoba's son)

Box/Folder: 3 : 42

Sergo Ordzhonikidzhe with Rauf (N. Lakoba's son), group picture

Box/Folder: 3 : 43

Svetlana Stalina and L. Beriia

 

Funeral

Box/Folder: 3 : 44-46

General

Box/Folder: 3 : 47

Memorial service

Box/Folder: 3 : 48

L. Beriia helping to carry N. Lakoba's coffin

Box/Folder: 3 : 49

Funeral wreath from L. Beriia and his wife Nina Gegechkori

Box/Folder: 3 : 50

3 strips of contact prints

Box/Folder: 4

1933 September, 1 photo album with inscription "To Comrade Lakoba". Depicts vacation images of Joseph Stalin, L. Beriia, N. Lakoba, and many others