Register of the Vorontsov Family Papers

Prepared by Anatol Shmelev
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Phone: (650) 723-3563
Fax: (650) 725-3445
Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
© 2003
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the Vorontsov Family Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Anatol Shemelev
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications
© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Vorontsov family papers,
Date (inclusive): 1921-1956
Collection number: 2000C113
Creator: Vorontsov family
Extent: 7 microfilm reels (1.05 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, financial and legal records, reports, and photographs, relating to Russian émigré forestry and stockraising business activities in Manchuria and Mongolia.
Language: Russian.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vorontsov Family Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.

Accruals

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 the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Scope and Content Note

This collection comprises the business records of the Vorontsov brothers, who ran forestry, mining and horse-breeding operations in Manchuria and Mongolia. The records cover the period from the 1920s to the 1950s, when the Chinese government confiscated their property. The records are supplemented by photographs of forestry and horse-breeding operations as well as of the brothers' visits to oversee these.
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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Russians--China--Manchuria.
Russians--Mongolia.
Russia.
China.
Mongolia.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Vorontsov, M. M.


Series Description

box 1-5

Business Records, 1921-1956.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, contracts, correspondence, financial records, inventories, legal documents, minutes of meetings, and reports. Arranged in numerical files according to original order
box 6

Photographs, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Albums and 33 individual prints depicting the brothers' business operations, arranged alphabetically by physical form

Container List

Box 1-5

BUSINESS RECORDS, 1921-1956.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and financial records relating to the brothers' business ventures, primarily the Haimin Forestry Co. and other forestry concessions, documents relating to financial losses suffered during the Sino-Soviet conflict of 1929 and the Chinese government's nationalization of the brothers' business concerns in the 1950s, inventories and equipment rolls, contracts, legal and taxation records, reports by D. V. Murzaev on business conditions in Northern Mongolia and on red deer (maral) breeding
Box 6

PHOTOGRAPHS, n.d.

 

Albums

Box/Folder 6 : 1-2

General.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous people and places, including D. M. and M. M. Vorontsov
Box/Folder 6 : 3-4

Forestry operations

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Horsebreeding operations, including numerous photographs of individual horses

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Individual prints (33) depicting horses