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Biographical File, 1898-1962

Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Contents note

Autobiographical notes and materials, identity papers, personal papers and other documents reflecting Bel'chenko's diplomatic activities (including materials set aside for the compilation of memoirs), arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box: 1, Folder 1

Address ], presented to Bel'chenko by the Russian colony of Hankow on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his diplomatic service [1923 December 12

Folder 2

Articles and printed information about A. T. Bel'chenko. Includes issues of The Pioneer, 1919 February and Pela Patria, (with photograph) 1940 July 1

Folder 3

Autobiographical note on service in China Includes attached copy of service record (1899-1946).

Folder 4

Biographical note and resume by A. S. Loukashkin

Folder 5

Carta Patente, certifying Bel'chenko as Portuguese Consul in Hankow, signed by Manuel Gomes, President of the Portuguese Republic, and correspondence relating to relinquishing of said post, 1948 1924 May 9,

Folder 6

Certificate of naturalization (U.S.), Correspondence 1954 November 11

Folder 7

Family. Letter to his children, 1928. For letter to son, V. A. Beltchenko, see SPEECHES AND WRITINGS/"Zhatva mira," [1951] 1951 September 10,

Folder 8

Glavnaia kantseliariia russkikh emigrantov v g. Parizhe, 1947 September 29

Folder 9

United States. Embassy (France), 1947 October 14

 

Memoirs ("Zapiski konsula"). Materials set aside for the compilation of Bel'chenko's memoirs. Folder titles reflect arrangement of material by A. S. Loukashkin

Folder 10

"A. T. Bel'chenko, kak vybornyi predstavitel' russkoi kolonii v Khan'kou." Consists of minutes of meeting of General Council of Russian citizens of Hankow, and related material 1927 February 15,

Folder 11

"A. T. Bel'chenko, Sovetnik Kitaiskogo Pravitel'stva v Khan'kou po russkim delam." Includes documents relating to the abolition of Russian Concession in Hankow and its administration by Chinese officials (including photograph of Shen Tze Liang, Chief of Provisional Administrative Bureau), correspondence, regulations, and printed matter, 1922-1925

Folder 12

"Materialy k biografii A. T. Bel'chenko." Includes addresses, clippings and correspondence reflecting Bel'chenko's diplomatic career in China, Also includes invitations and clippings relating to festivities in honor of the 30th anniversary of Bel'chenko's consular service in China, 1928 1923-1928.

Folder 13

"Perepiska, bumagi i dokumenty Andreia Terent'evicha Bel'chenko." Includes diary entries, diplomatic and personal correspondence, materials on Chinese politics and materials on Russians and other foreigners in China, particularly Hankow, 1917-1943

Folder 14

"Russkaia koloniia v Khan'kou." Documents and photographs relating to the establishment and history of the Russian colony in Hankow. Includes correspondence and legal agreements relating to the Kuling and Luling estates near Hankow, 1896-1936

Folder 15

Passport and identity documents (Russian), Includes photograph 1898 December 12-1920 September 20.

Folder 16

Service records, [1917]-1920

 

Subject file

Folder 17

Attack on Bel'chenko in the consulate by unknown assailants, Correspondence 1927 March - April.

Folder 18

Conflict between Bel'chenko and Japanese military authorities, Correspondence and clipping 1939 March.

 

Decorations

Folder 19

Correspondence between V. A. Bel'chenko and A. S. Loukashkin relating to A. T. Bel'chenko's medals and decorations. Includes photograph and list of depicted decorations by A. S. Loukashkin, 1962 May 3 - July 15

Folder 20

Decrees, orders and official correspondence relating to decorations conferred on Bel'chenko by the Russian, Chinese, Italian and French governments, 1900 December 14-1927 June 28

Folder 21

Miscellaneous Chinese documents and identity papers, including notice of safe passage issued to Bel'chenko by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1917-1923

 

Diaries, 1916-1947.

Physical Description: Boxes 1-9

Scope and Contents note

Include calling cards, clippings from Russian and English newspapers, correspondence, invitations, menus, photographs, programs and similar enclosures, pasted or freely inserted within text. Arranged chronologically by title. See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, SCRAPBOOKS, REGISTRATION FILE, SUBJECT FILE
Box: 1, Folder 22

General. Fragments of diary entries, 1916-1925? Includes attached article (clipping) by B. Koliubakin, "Bagdadskaia zheleznaia doroga," Russkii invalid, as well as group photographs of Bel'chenko with unidentified people and photographs of Chinese architecture 1916,

 

See SPEECHES AND WRITINGS 1917 March-April.

Folder 23

Includes clippings on situation in Russia and China from November 1917 1918 January 18 - February 28.

Box: 2, Folder 1

1918 May 3 - June 10

Folder 2

1918 July 10 - July 21

Folder 3

1930 September 1 - November 30

Folder 4

1930 December 4-1931 December 14

Box: 3, Folder 1

1931 January 1-1932 January 5

Folder 2

1932 January 6 - May 20

Folder 3

1932 May 21 - October 29

Folder 4

1932 November 1-1933 April 30

Box: 4, Folder 1

1933 May 1 - October 27

Folder 2

1933 October 28-1934 April 14

Folder 3

1934 April 17 - November 17

Box: 5, Folder 1

1934 November 18-1935 July 2

Folder 2

1935 July 3-1936 March 1

Box: 6, Folder 1

1936 March 4-1936 November 17

Folder 2

1936 November 18-1937 February 25

Folder 3

1937 February 26 - October 20

Box: 7, Folder 1

1937 October 22-1938 June 23

Folder 2

1938 June 24-1939 January 10

Folder 3

1939 January 11 - December 31

Folder 4

1940 January 1 - June 1

Box: 8, Folder 1

1940 June 2-1941 January 1

Folder 2

1941 January 2 - December 2

Folder 3

1941 December 2-1942 February 10

Folder 4

1942 February 11 - December 31

Folder 5

1943 January 1 - December 31

Box: 9, Folder 1

Includes entries and clippings from 1943 1944 January 1-1944 December 9.

 

See OVERSIZE FILE 1944 December 10-1945 October 30.

Folder 2

1945 October 30-1946 June 19

Folder 3

1946 June 20 - December 20

Folder 4

1946 December 21-1947 February 3

Folder 5

1947 February 4 - November 21

 

Correspondence, 1916-1957.

Physical Description: Box 9

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, DIARIES, SCRAPBOOKS, REGISTRATION FILE, CHINESE POLITICS FILE, SUBJECT FILE
Box: 9, Folder 6

General

Folder 7

Unidentified [Egor Antonovich], 1930

Folder 8

Boldyrev, V., 1920

Folder 9

Grosse, Viktor Fedorovich, 1920-1921

Folder 10

Gutman [Gan], A., 1920

Folder 11

Ivanov, N. A., 1925-1926

Folder 12

Korostovets, I. Ia., 1922

Folder 13

Liubimova, N., 1937

Folder 14

Melnikoff, D. M., 1938

Folder 15

Metsler, K. [Metzler, Charles], 1916

Folder 16

Mills, E., 1929

Folder 17

Noskoff, Constantin, n.d.

Folder 18

Shang S. S., 1922

Folder 19

Sihvonen, E. Includes letter from M. Meedar, 1920 1921.

Folder 20

Soiuz Vostochnikov, Kharbinskii Otdel, Includes clipping about K. V. Lovtsov, 1935 1918.

Folder 21

Ter-Oganesov, S., 1930-1932

Folder 22

Uvarov, Boris Grigor'evich, 1941

Folder 23

Vaskevich, Pavel Iur'evich, 1957

Folder 24

Miscellaneous undated fragments of correspondence, possibly from V. O. von Klemm and B. V. Ostroumov

 

Speeches And Writings, 1912-1951.

Physical Description: Boxes 9-10

Scope and Contents note

Articles, speeches and drafts of works, arranged chronologically by title. For Bel'chenko's published reports on Chinese political developments, see CHINESE POLITICS FILE/Reports/"Politicheskie sobytiia v Kitae"
 

General

Box: 9, Folder 25

General

Folder 26

Clippings of newspaper articles, mainly from Russkaia zhizn', Includes background materials and notes 1947-1949.

Folder 27

Fragments. Articles, and correspondence relating to their publication 1948,

 

Materials assembled by A. S. Loukashkin

Box: 10, Folder 1

"Andrei Terent'evich Bel'chenko: Ego gazetnye i zhurnalnye stat'i," 1912-1950. Consists mainly of clippings of Bel'chenko's articles from various newspapers, some drafts and background material, correspondence with L. V. Arnol'dov regarding publication in the newspaper Shankhaiskaia zaria, and with V. A. Maklakov regarding political developments in China, 1939 1942-1943,

Folder 2

"Andrei Terent'evich Bel'chenko: Ego stat'i v gazetakh i zhurnalakh," 1921-1950. Consists mainly of clippings of Bel'chenko's articles from various newspapers, some drafts and background materials. Most articles form a series of correspondences entitled "Sobytiia v Khan'kou" or "Pis'mo iz Khan'kou," 1927-1937. Includes correspondence with P. I. Zaitsev regarding their publication in the newspaper Slovo, 1932, and V. F. Zeeler regarding the newspaper Russkaia mysl', 1948-1950

Folder 3

"Istoriia obrazovaniia v Kitae," Holograph and typescript n.d.

Folder 4

"Kak vy mozhete predokhranit' sebia ot vzryva atomnoi bomby," Typescript n.d.

Folder 5

"Kazaki (Istoricheskii ocherk)," Holograph n.d.

Folder 6

"Ocherki po bol'shevizmu v Kitae," Holograph and typescript n.d.

 

"Taina samoubiistva Ioffe," See OVERSIZE FILE n.d.

Folder 7

"Triumf 'Narodnoi demokratii' na stsene Moskvy," n.d. Typescript. Typed on the back of diary entries for 1917 March-April

Folder 8

"Iz pisem russkogo puteshestvennika," Izvestiia Soveta russkoi kontsessii v Khan'kou, Printed copy 1918.

Folder 9

Speech given on the beginning of construction of a new Russian School in Hankow, Typescript. Includes school program 1918 September 12.

Folder 10

"Zametki o Khubeiskom tsementnom zavode Obshchestva 'Khua-Tszi'," Typescript. Includes "L'industrie siderurgique et metallurgique en Chine," n.d. Typescript (possibly also by Bel'chenko or used as background material) 1918 September 18.

Folder 11

"Chainye plantatsii v Kitae," Typescript. Includes photographs 1918 September 27.

Folder 12

"Poezdka iz Khan'kou v Fuchzhou, glavnyi gorod provintsii Futszian', sukhim putem cherez provintsiiu Tziansi," Typescript 1918 December 26.

Folder 13

Ocherk politicheskoi zhizni Kitaia v 1918 godu, Harbin, Printed copy 1919.

Folder 14

"Ocherk chainoi torgovli v Khan'kou, K'iukiane i Shankhae v 1918 godu," Typescript 1919 March 1.

Folder 15

"Missiia A. A. Ioffe i professor A. I. Ivanov," Sviet, Printed copy 1922 August 31.

Folder 16

Untitled work on Metropolitan Arsenii of Rostov, Holograph 1938 January 8.

Folder 17

"Sovetskie deiateli i inostrantsy," Shankhaiskaia zaria, 1942 August 9-11. Printed copy. Includes typescript entitled "Bol'sheviki i inostrantsy" and correspondence with the editor of Shankhaiskaia zaria, L. V. Arnol'dov

Folder 18

"Pervye russkie v Kitae posle vosstaniia bokserov," Holograph 1942 August 19-24.

Folder 19

"Chto eto - prestuplenie?" Holograph [1947].

Folder 20

"Naivnost', nevezhestvo ili neponimanie," Typescript 1947 August.

Folder 21

"Vpechatleniia ot russkogo Parizha," Russkaia zhizn', Typescript draft and printed copy 1947 August 8.

Folder 22

"Oni izbrali svobodu," 1947 November 3

Folder 23

"Pervye vpechatleniia ot Ameriki," Typescript and correspondence 1948 February 20.

Folder 24

"Villard Streit - Mikhail Streit - Genri Uolles," Typescript 1948 May 5.

Folder 25

"Genri Uolles i 3-ia politicheskaia partiia v Soedinennykh shtatakh," Includes correspondence 1948 July 24.

 

"O russkoi pechati v g. Khan'kou." See SUBJECT FILE

Folder 26

"Tridsat' vtoraia godovshchina sovetskoi vlasti," ]. Typescript and correspondence [1949 November

Folder 27

"Vneshniaia sovetskaia politika," Typescript and printed copy 1949 November 17-30.

Folder 28

"Zhatva mira," [1951]. Background material and typescript. Reverse side contains letter to son, V. A. Bel'chenko, 1951 September 10

Folder 29

"Moral'noe perevooruzhenie," Typescript and correspondence 1951 October.

 

Scrapbooks, 1890-1954.

Physical Description: Boxes 11-13

Scope and Contents note

Include clippings, calling cards, greeting cards and correspondence, event programs, menus, photographs and notes. In many cases the subjects covered go beyond the titles of the scrapbooks. Arranged chronologically. See also REGISTRATION FILE, SUBJECT FILE
Box: 11, Folder 1

"Zhizn' v Ostrogorske, Peterburge, Pekine, Fuchzhou, Khan'kou, g.g." 1890-1902

Folder 2

"Iuridicheskie formy i izveshcheniia," [c. 1901]-1954

Box: 12, Folder 1

"Zhizn' v Pekine, " 1904-1905

Folder 2

"Zhizn' v Niuchzhuane i Peterburge " (1906-1909)

Box: 13, Folder 1

"Pozdravleniia, priglasheniia i t.p. s 24-go dekabria g. po konets noiabria 1929 g." 1928

Folder 2

"Razlichnye programmy, priglasheniia I tomu podobnye zametki i zapiski za vremia s noiabria goda po fevral' 1930 goda vkliuchitel'no" 1929

Folder 3

Untitled, 1938-1941

Folder 4

Untitled, Consists mainly of bibliographic references, notes and opinions of books relating to Russia and the U.S.S.R. 1945-1952.

Folder 5

"Arkhiepiskop Viktor i kharbintsy," 1946 July-1947 July

 

Registration File, 1922-1944.

Physical Description: Boxes 14-16

Scope and Contents note

Lists, forms and questionnaires, with photographs, biographical details, correspondence and other matter relating to their livelihoods and activities. Includes material of scrapbook nature and diary entries, arranged alphabetically by physical form
 

Lists

Box: 14, Folder 1

General, (alphabetical list) 1932-1937

Folder 2

"List of White Russians in Hankow," 1939 February 20

 

Registration forms [1939]

 

General

Folder 3

A-Z

Folder 4

I-M

Folder 5

N-S

Folder 6

T-Ia

 

Departed and deceased

Folder 7

A-Ia (without recommendations)

Box: 15, Folder 1

A-Ia

Folder 2

K-S

Folder 3

Registration questionnaires, n.d.

 

Scrapbooks. Also contain general scrapbook material

Folder 4

1922-1942

Folder 5

1924-1944

Box: 16, Folder 1

1931-1935

 

Chinese Politics File, 1918-1949.

Physical Description: Boxes 16-22

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, printed matter, notes and reports, arranged alphabetically by physical form. Includes Bel'chenko's reports to Senior Russian Diplomatic Representative Abroad on political developments in China, as well as published versions of those reports in Russian periodicals in China (under the author's pseudonyms, in Russkoe ekho, Slovo, Russkoe slovo, Armiia i flot). Also includes background materials (mainly clippings used in the compilation of the reports). See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, SCRAPBOOKS, SUBJECT FILE
 

Consular reports - Portugal. Reports and drafts of reports to Portuguese Envoy Extraordinaire and Minister Plenipotentiary A. de Bianchi, Portuguese Ministers to China Armando Navarro and Joao de Lebre e Lima and charges d'affaires of the Portuguese Legation. Include clippings, calling cards, invitations and related material appended to reports

Box: 16, Folder 2

Undated fragments

Folder 3

1926 April 4-1937 December 3

Folder 4

1939 January 31-1943 June 21

 

Correspondence

Folder 5

France. Consulat (Han-k'ou), 1924-1927

Folder 6

Kudashev, Nikolai A., Prince, 1918

Folder 7

Maklakov, Vasilii Alekseevich, 1938-1939

Folder 8

Notebook of citations from Chinese newspapers, Also includes notes, quotes, clippings, and bibliographic citations, 1916 and 1949 1900 July-August.

 

Notes

Folder 9

General, 1927

Folder 10

On leading Chinese political and military figures, n.d.

Folder 11

Quotes from books on Chinese history and politics

 

Reports - "Politicheskie sobytiia v Kitae"

Box: 17, Folder 1

1921

Folder 2

1922

Folder 3

- "Report on the Political Situation in Szechuan for 1923" [1923]

Folder 4

1925

Folder 5

1926

Folder 6

1927

Folder 7

Attached clippings 1927 January-July.

Box: 18, Folder 1

Attached clippings 1927 January-July.

Folder 2

Attached clippings 1927 October-December.

Folder 3

Attached clippings on Hankow and the surrounding region 1927 October-1928 May.

Folder 4

1928

Folder 5

Attached clippings 1928.

Box: 19, Folder 1

Attached clippings on Hankow and the surrounding region 1928 May-1929 March.

Folder 2

1929

Folder 3

Printed copy 1929.

Folder 4

Clippings 1929.

Folder 5

1930

Folder 6

Clippings 1930.

Folder 7

1931

Folder 8

Clippings 1931.

Box: 20, Folder 1

1932

Folder 2

1933

Folder 3

1934

Folder 4

1935

Folder 5

1936

Folder 6

1937

Folder 7

1938

Box: 21, Folder 1

1939

Folder 2

1940

Folder 3

1941

Folder 4

1942

Folder 5

1943

Folder 6

1944

Folder 7-8

Printed matter. Includes Tyau, M. T. Z., ed., China in 1918, Peking, 1919; issues of The Pioneer, Peking, 1919; Société des Nations, Appel du gouvernement chinois: Rapport de la Commission d'étude, Genève, 1932; issues of the Information Bulletin, Nanking, 1936

 

Scrapbooks of clippings and notes on current events concerning China, France and U.S.S.R. Includes some diary entries

Box: 22, Folder 1

1946 February 1-1947 April 18

Folder 2

1946 August 1-1947 July 24

 

Subject file

Folder 3

China--History--Clippings under the general heading "Komintern v Kitae," 1926-1939. Include materials on the role of M. M. Borodin in China, 1927, arrest and detention of his wife, raids on Soviet consulates and embassy in Peking, 1927 1912-1949.

Folder 4

China--Politics and Government--20th century. Decrees of the Chinese Emperor, Russian translations 1908.

Folder 5

Famines--China. Bulletins, clippings, reports, correspondence, on famines and floods 1922-1932

Folder 6

Newspaper strike, Han-k'ou, China, 1927. Includes strike editions of foreign newspapers, and clippings relating to strike 1927 March - April

Folder 7

Trade-unions--China. Clippings and correspondence relating to labor unions and strikes, 1926 December-1927 March

 

Subject File, 1900-1947

Physical Description: Boxes 22-25

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, official documents and printed matter, arranged alphabetically by subject
Box: 22, Folder 8

Cohn, A. Letter of recommendation by Bel'chenko and other characterization, 1938 January

Folder 9

Dies, Martin, Translation of speech by Bel'chenko 1951.

Folder 10

Diplomatic and Consular Service, American--China. Circulars to all foreign consuls, 1927-1938

Folder 11

Diplomatic and Consular Service, British--China. Circular to all foreign consuls at Hankow, 1927 April 22

 

Hankow, China--History

Folder 12

Foreign Residents Association

Folder 13

Municipal Bureau of the Special Administrative District No. 3 of Hankow, Report for the Year 1940 and Budget for the Year 1941 [Hankow, 1940]

 

Russian Concession. Administration

 

Electors - Statements

Box: 23, Folder 1

1906-1919

Folder 2

1922-1923

 

Public Council

 

Annual budgets and financial reports

Folder 3

1903-1920

Folder 4

1920-1923

 

Minutes of meetings

Folder 5

1915

Folder 6

1916

Folder 7

1917

Folder 8

1920

Box: 24, Folder 1

1921-1922

Folder 2

1923-1925

Folder 3

Special District Administration, Hankow, Report for the Year 1925 and Budget for the Year 1926 [Hankow, 1925]

Folder 4

Miscellany

Folder 5

Korostovets, I. Ia., 1911

Folder 6

Litvinova, Elizaveta Nikolaevna

Folder 7

Morison, V. A.

Folder 8

Pick, Eugene (pseud.)

Folder 9

Portuguese--China. Includes issues of Pela Patria Russians--China

 

Hankow

Folder 10

General

Folder 11

Pushkinskii komitet

Folder 12

Rossiiskii emigrantskii komitet. Minutes of meetings, 1939-1945

Folder 13

Miscellaneous

 

Legal cases

Folder 14

General - Arrests

Folder 15

Bauman/Lonshak case, 1930

Folder 16

Berezin/Kuznetsova case. Includes correspondence relating to inheritance to be paid to relatives in USSR, 1926-1929

Folder 17

Feuerbach, George. Includes correspondence, affadavits and court certificates, 1918-1929

Box: 25, Folder 1

Lebedev, Dimitrii Antonovich, 1927-1929

Folder 2

Malashkin. Estate administered by Bel'chenko), 1933

Folder 3

Rymsha, Nikolai Vikent'evich

Folder 4

Samorukoff, Sergei Semenovich. Power of attorney, 1922 August 22

Folder 5

Tsentrosoiuz. Mainly relates to deportation of its representative A. A. Kosolapov

Folder 6

Press. Includes Bel'chenko's typescript "O russkoi pechati v g. Khan'kou," and correspondence, clippings and biographical material (on Bel'chenko) collected by A. S. Loukashkin 1949 February 19,

Folder 7

Shanghai. Clippings, 1939-1940

Folder 8

Women. Includes correspondence with officials of League of Nations and report on situation of women and children in the Far East, 1934-1935

 

Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del

Folder 9

Book entitled Spisok chinov Ministerstva Inostrannykh Del, St. Petersburg, 1913

Folder 10

Circulars, 1901-1902

Folder 11

Soviet Union (1924-1939)--Internal conditions. Typescripts and printed matter. Includes Informatsionnyi biulleten' (Paris, 1934-1937)

Folder 12

Miscellany. Includes Japanese poster appearing on streets of Wuhan cities, propaganda materials in Russian, and other matter 1941 December 8,

 

Photographs, 1938-1954 and undated

Physical Description: Box 26

Scope and Contents note

Fifteen photographs of Bel'chenko and others individually and in groups
Box: 26, Folder 1

Eight group photographs, mainly of Bel'chenko with other Russians in Hankow, Includes photographs of Consul P. S. Popov, pupils of Russian school in Hankow, Russian World War I veterans and members of the Hankow Russian Club n.d.

Folder 2

Seven photographs of Bel'chenko and unidentified figures in Hankow and San Francisco, 1938-1954 and undated

 

Oversize File, 1944-1945 and undated

Physical Description: Box 26

Scope and Contents note

Section of diary (1944-1945) and one writing
Box: 26, Folder 3

Diaries, 1944 December 10-1945 October 30

Folder 4

Writing entitled "Taina samoubiistva Ioffe," Typescript n.d.