Register of the Ernest Lloyd Harris Papers, 1894-1924.

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Register of the Ernest Lloyd Harris Papers, 1894-1924.

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ernest Lloyd Harris Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1894-1924.
Collection number: XX072
Creator: Harris, Ernest Lloyd, 1870-1946.
Collection Size: 6 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (2.6 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Reports, memoranda, and correspondence, relating to the Russian Civil War in Siberia, the Czechoslovak Legion, political and economic conditions in Siberia, and American policy in Siberia.
Language: English.

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Access Points

Russia. Armiia. Ceskoslovensky strelecky pluk.
United States. Consulate General (Irkutsk, Russia)
Siberia (Russia)--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Soviet Union.
Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
Diplomats--United States.

Biographical Note.

1870, October 26 Born, Jasper County, Iowa
1891 Ph.B., Cornell College, Iowa
1895 A.M., Ph.D., University of Heidelberg
1896 J.U.D., University of Heidelberg
1896 Lecturer on Jurisprudence, State University of Iowa
1898 Consular Agent, Eibenstock, Germany
1902 Commercial Agent, Eibenstock, Germany
1905-1906 Consul at Chemnitz, Germany
1905-1906 Lecturer on commerce, University of Chicago
1906-1908 Consul at Smyrna Turkey
1908-1911 Consul General, Smyrna, Turkey
1911-1916 Consul General, Stockholm
1917 Staff, National City Bank of New York, Moscow branch
1918-1921 Consul General, Irkutsk, Siberia
1921-1925 Consul General, Singapore
1925-1929 Consul General, Vancouver, British Columbia
1929-1935 Consul General, Vienna
1935 Retired from the Foreign Service
1946, February 2 Died, Vancouver, British Columbia

Series Description

Box No. 1.

Correspondence, 1909-1930.

Scope and Content Note

Letters sent and received by Ernest Lloyd Harris, arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent.
Box No. 1-2.

Subject File, 1918-1924.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, protocols, clippings, arranged alphabetically by subject or title.
Box No. 3-5.

Telegrams, 1918-1921.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of telegrams sent and received by the office of Ernest Lloyd Harris, U.S. Consul General in Siberia, 1918-1921. Arranged alphabetically by name of office or last name of person, thereunder chronologically. Outgoing telegrams are filed by date sent, incoming telegrams by date received, if indicated.
Box No. 5.

Writings, 1894-1924.

Scope and Content Note

Writings of Ernest Lloyd Harris on Siberia and other topics, arranged alphabetically by title or, in absence thereof, by subject.
Box No. 5.


Scope and Content Note

Letters, notes, clippings, transcripts of wire conversations, fragments of articles by Ernest Lloyd Harris, register of telegrams, humor, etc.

Audio-Visual File.

Scope and Content Note

See photofile card index.

Container List



Box 1.

Finocchi, Guido, August, 20, 1919


Fowler, W. B., March 31, 1920


Grovesnor, Gilbert H., January 15, 1909


Lutz, Professor Ralph J., March 17, 1930


Morris, Ambassador Roland S., May 7, 1919


Pollak, R., April 26, 1920


Semenov, Ataman G., February 28, 1920


Thomas, Edward B., May 24, 1920


U.S. Secretary of State, September 9, 1918


SUBJECT FILE, 1918-1924

Box 1.

Border, Russian-Chinese, inspection


Chita, conditions in


Consulates, U.S.






Reports of consuls


Cooperatives, Russian and Siberian


Cotton in Russia


Preliminary report


Supplemental report


Czecho-Slovak Legion


Actions in Siberia, 1918, consular reports


Bolsheviks, relations with


Conversations and conferences


"The Czecho-Slavok [sic] Incident," official version by the Temporary Executive Committee of the Czecho-Slovak Army, 1918


"The Czecho-Slovak Revolutionary Movement," speech by Kenneth D. Miller, Young Men's Christian Association, date unknown


Fourth-of-July greetings to U.S. President


"History of the Czechoslovak Legion in Russia," book review (author unknown)


Kolchak army, relation to


"Manifesto to the Inhabitants of Siberia," by the Information Department of the Czech Forces in Siberia, 1920 (translation)


Political role


Press reports




"The Truth about the Czechoslovak Legions in Siberia," article by Jaroslav Papousek in the Central European Observer, Prague, April 14, 1933


U.S. attitude


"With the Czecho-Slovacks [sic] from Mariensk to Neusneuodinsk [sic]," report by Ernest F. Campbell, June-July 1918


"Zborov--the Revolutionary Movement of Czehs-Slovaks [sic]," ca. June, 1918 (author unknown)

Box 2.

Economy, Russian and Siberian






Effects of Revolution




Entente, policy towards Russia


German-Japanese Treaty, draft


Intervention, Allied






Socialist-Revolutionary/Zemstvo Party uprising


Janin, General Pierre


Joint Distribution Committee, relief work in Siberia


Kolchak, Admiral Alexamder Vasilevich


Allies' relation to


Arrest and execution




Korean National Council


Krasnoyarsk, events in


McCroskey, Lt. Col. B. B., mission of


Nizhneudinsk, Menshevik government at






Political situation, May-November 1918


Socialist-Revolutionaries killed at




Perm, conditions in (report of French Military Mission in Siberia)


Petrov, Minister N. I., address of


Property, American, in Russia and Siberia


Publicity, U.S.




Red Cross




Imperial Family


"The Political Situation in Russia," article by Vladimir Dillon (date unknown)


Semenov, Ataman G.


Serbian refugees


Siberia, government of


Soviet Federal Republic, governmental plan


Tredwell, R.


U.S. - Soviet relations


Verkhneudinsk, situation in


Vladisvostok, hostilities in


Voitsekhovskii, Major General (first name unknown)


Wild Division (Mongol-Buriat division under Ataman Semenov, commanded by General Levitskii), atrocities committed by Young Men's Christian Association


TELEGRAMS, 1918-1921

Box 3.

American Consulates, general circulars, 1918


American Consulate, Chita, 1920


American Consulate, Ekaterinburg, 1918


American Consulate, Harbin, 1920


American Consulate, Irkutsk, 1918-1919


American Consulate, Omsk, 1918-1919


American Consulate, Samara, 1918


American Consulate, Tomsk, 1918-1919


American Consulate, Ufa, 1918


American Consulate, Vladisvostok




January-March 1919


April-June 1919


July-September 1919


October-December 1919




American Legation, Peking


June-September 1918

Box 4.

October-December 1918


January 1919


February 1919


March 1919


April 1919


May 1919


June 1919


July 1919


August 1919


September 1919


October 1919


November 1919


December 1919


January 1920

Box 5.

American Minister, Peking


American Red Cross


American Vice-Consulate, Krasnoyarsk


Dillon, Vladimir E.


Emerson, Colonel George H.


Glaman, Vice-Consul Otto T.


Graves, Major General William S.


Morris, Ambassador Roland S.


Morrow, Colonel C. H.


Stevens, John F.


U.S. Department of State


General file


Secretary of State


WRITINGS, 1894-1924

Box 5.

"The Allies in Siberia," carbon copy of incomplete typewritten manuscript, 1921


"Beginnings of the Czecho-Slovak Anabasis," article by Consul General Harris, n.d.


"Church and State in the Maryland Colony," published dissertation, Heidelberg, 1894


"The Consular Crops in Siberia," incomplete handwritten manuscript, n.d.


"The Czechoslovak Campaign in the Trans-Baikal," incomplete handwritten manuscript by Consul General Harris, n.d.


"The Economical Situation in Sweden," handwritten manuscript, n.d.


Lapland, carbon copy of typewritten manuscript fragment, n.d.


"The March of the Seventy Thousand," incomplete handwritten manuscript of Consul General Harris, n.d.


Raffles, Sir Stamford, Section IV of a typewritten manuscript with carbon copies, n.d.


"Recollections of a Consul General," incomplete handwritten manuscript, n.d.


"Siberia in Revolt," handwritten manuscript by Consul General Harris, n.d.


Soviet Trade, typewritten manuscript, n.d.


"Turkestan in Time of War," incomplete typewritten manuscript, n.d.


Miscellaneous writings



Box 5.