Register of the Ernest Lloyd Harris papers

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Title: Ernest Lloyd Harris papers
Date (inclusive): 1894-1930
Collection Number: XX072
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (2.6 linear feet)
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.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Harris, Ernest Lloyd, 1870-1946.

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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

Scope and Content of Collection

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Box 1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1909-1930

Scope and Contents note

Letters sent and received by Ernest Lloyd Harris, arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent.
Box 1

Finocchi, Guido, 1919 August 20

 

Fowler, W. B., 1920 March 31

 

Grovesnor, Gilbert H., 1909 January 15

 

Lutz, Professor Ralph J., 1930 March 17

 

Morris, Ambassador Roland S., 1919 May 7

 

Pollak, R., 1920 April 26

 

Semenov, Ataman G., 1920 February 28

 

Thomas, Edward B., 1920 Mary 24

 

U.S. Secretary of State, 1918 September 9

Boxes 1-2

SUBJECT FILE, 1918-1924

Scope and Contents note

Reports, protocols, and clippings, arranged alphabetically by subject or title.
Box 1

Border, Russian-Chinese, inspection

 

Chita, conditions in

 

Consulates, U.S.

 

Finances

 

Personnel

 

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, undated

 

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 (translation), 1920

 

Political role

 

Press reports

 

Trains

 

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

 

U.S. attitude

 

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

 

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

Box 2

Economy, Russian and Siberian

 

Agriculture

 

Currency

 

Effects of Revolution

 

Trade

 

Entente, policy towards Russia

 

German-Japanese Treaty, draft

 

Intervention, Allied

 

Irkutsk

 

Conditions

 

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

 

Government

 

Korean National Council

 

Krasnoyarsk, events in

 

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

 

Nizhneudinsk, Menshevik government at

 

Omsk

 

Evacuation

 

Political situation, 1918 May-November

 

Socialist-Revolutionaries killed at

 

Passports

 

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.

 

Railroads

 

Red Cross

 

Russia

 

Imperial Family

 

"The Political Situation in Russia," article by Vladimir Dillon, undated

 

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

Boxes 3-5

TELEGRAMS, 1918-1921

Scope and Contents note

Copies of telegrams sent and received by the office of Ernest Lloyd Harris, U.S. Consul General in Siberia, arranged alphabetically by name of office or last name of person, chronologically thereunder. Outgoing telegrams are filed by date sent, incoming telegrams by date received, if indicated.
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

 

1918

 

1919 January-March

 

1919 April-June

 

1919 July-September

 

1919 October-December

 

1920

 

American Legation, Peking

 

1918 June-September

Box 4

1918 October-December

 

1919 January

 

1919 February

 

1919 March

 

1919 April

 

1919 May

 

1919 June

 

1919 July

 

1919 August

 

1919 September

 

1919 October

 

1919 November

 

1919 December

 

1920 January

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

Box 5

WRITINGS, 1894-1924

Scope and Contents note

Writings of Ernest Lloyd Harris on Siberia and other topics, arranged alphabetically by title or, in absence thereof, by subject.
Box 5

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

 

"Beginnings of the Czecho-Slovak Anabasis," article by Consul General Harris, undated

 

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

 

"The Consular Corps in Siberia," incomplete handwritten manuscript, undated

 

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

 

"The Economical Situation in Sweden," handwritten manuscript, undated

 

Lapland, carbon copy of typewritten manuscript fragment, undated

 

"The March of the Seventy Thousand," incomplete handwritten manuscript of Consul General Harris, undated

 

Raffles, Sir Stamford, Section IV of a typewritten manuscript with carbon copies, undated

 

"Recollections of a Consul General," incomplete handwritten manuscript, undated

 

"Siberia in Revolt," handwritten manuscript by Consul General Harris, undated

 

Soviet Trade, typewritten manuscript, undated

 

"Turkestan in Time of War," incomplete typewritten manuscript, undated

 

Miscellaneous writings

Box 5

MISCELLANY

Scope and Contents note

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

PHOTOGRAPHS

General Physical Description note: 16 prints, 4 negatives / 1 envelope.

Scope and Contents note

16 prints, including 6 photographs of Consul General Harris' first wife; 4 group photographs including Consul General Harris, one with Admiral Kolchak and one with U.S. consular officials; 1 photograph of the entrance to the Mosque of Selim at Ephesus; and 1 photograph of Consul General Harris with his second wife.