Register of the Andrei Terent'evich Bel'chenko Papers, 1898-1962
|1873 October 29 (N.S.)||Born, Kozlovka village, Bobrovskii uezd, Voronezh guberniia, Russia|
|1897||Graduated from St. Petersburg University with degree in Oriental philology|
|1898||Entered Foreign Ministry|
|1899||Student interpreter, Imperial Russian Legation, Peking|
|1901||Acting Consul, Foochow|
|1903||Assistant Secretary, Imperial Russian Legation in Peking|
|1906||Consul, Neuchuang (Manchuria)|
|1912||Translator, Present-Day Political Organization of China|
|1920||Adviser to Chinese government on Russian affairs, Hankow|
|1923||Portuguese Consul-General, Hankow|
|1947||Left China for United States|
|1958 February 1||Died, San Francisco|
- A. B.
- A. F. G.
- Az-Buki [Azbuki]
- Iu Chzhi U-tsai [Iu-chizhi u-tsai]
- Liubitel' puteshestvii
- Odin iz russkikh
- Poltavskii Kazak [Poltavskii Kozak]
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Biographical File, 1898-1962
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
Articles and printed information about A. T. Bel'chenko. Includes issues of The Pioneer, 1919 February and Pela Patria, (with photograph) 1940 July 1
Autobiographical note on service in China Includes attached copy of service record (1899-1946).
Biographical note and resume by A. S. Loukashkin
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,
Certificate of naturalization (U.S.), Correspondence 1954 November 11
Family. Letter to his children, 1928. For letter to son, V. A. Beltchenko, see SPEECHES AND WRITINGS/"Zhatva mira,"  1951 September 10,
Glavnaia kantseliariia russkikh emigrantov v g. Parizhe, 1947 September 29
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
"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,
"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
"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.
"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
"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
Passport and identity documents (Russian), Includes photograph 1898 December 12-1920 September 20.
Service records, -1920
Attack on Bel'chenko in the consulate by unknown assailants, Correspondence 1927 March - April.
Conflict between Bel'chenko and Japanese military authorities, Correspondence and clipping 1939 March.
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
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
Miscellaneous Chinese documents and identity papers, including notice of safe passage issued to Bel'chenko by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1917-1923
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.
Includes clippings on situation in Russia and China from November 1917 1918 January 18 - February 28.
1918 May 3 - June 10
1918 July 10 - July 21
1930 September 1 - November 30
1930 December 4-1931 December 14
1931 January 1-1932 January 5
1932 January 6 - May 20
1932 May 21 - October 29
1932 November 1-1933 April 30
1933 May 1 - October 27
1933 October 28-1934 April 14
1934 April 17 - November 17
1934 November 18-1935 July 2
1935 July 3-1936 March 1
1936 March 4-1936 November 17
1936 November 18-1937 February 25
1937 February 26 - October 20
1937 October 22-1938 June 23
1938 June 24-1939 January 10
1939 January 11 - December 31
1940 January 1 - June 1
1940 June 2-1941 January 1
1941 January 2 - December 2
1941 December 2-1942 February 10
1942 February 11 - December 31
1943 January 1 - December 31
Includes entries and clippings from 1943 1944 January 1-1944 December 9.
See OVERSIZE FILE 1944 December 10-1945 October 30.
1945 October 30-1946 June 19
1946 June 20 - December 20
1946 December 21-1947 February 3
1947 February 4 - November 21
Unidentified [Egor Antonovich], 1930
Boldyrev, V., 1920
Grosse, Viktor Fedorovich, 1920-1921
Gutman [Gan], A., 1920
Ivanov, N. A., 1925-1926
Korostovets, I. Ia., 1922
Liubimova, N., 1937
Melnikoff, D. M., 1938
Metsler, K. [Metzler, Charles], 1916
Mills, E., 1929
Noskoff, Constantin, n.d.
Shang S. S., 1922
Sihvonen, E. Includes letter from M. Meedar, 1920 1921.
Soiuz Vostochnikov, Kharbinskii Otdel, Includes clipping about K. V. Lovtsov, 1935 1918.
Ter-Oganesov, S., 1930-1932
Uvarov, Boris Grigor'evich, 1941
Vaskevich, Pavel Iur'evich, 1957
Miscellaneous undated fragments of correspondence, possibly from V. O. von Klemm and B. V. Ostroumov
Speeches And Writings, 1912-1951.
Clippings of newspaper articles, mainly from Russkaia zhizn', Includes background materials and notes 1947-1949.
Fragments. Articles, and correspondence relating to their publication 1948,
Materials assembled by A. S. Loukashkin
"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,
"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
"Istoriia obrazovaniia v Kitae," Holograph and typescript n.d.
"Kak vy mozhete predokhranit' sebia ot vzryva atomnoi bomby," Typescript n.d.
"Kazaki (Istoricheskii ocherk)," Holograph n.d.
"Ocherki po bol'shevizmu v Kitae," Holograph and typescript n.d.
"Taina samoubiistva Ioffe," See OVERSIZE FILE n.d.
"Triumf 'Narodnoi demokratii' na stsene Moskvy," n.d. Typescript. Typed on the back of diary entries for 1917 March-April
"Iz pisem russkogo puteshestvennika," Izvestiia Soveta russkoi kontsessii v Khan'kou, Printed copy 1918.
Speech given on the beginning of construction of a new Russian School in Hankow, Typescript. Includes school program 1918 September 12.
"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.
"Chainye plantatsii v Kitae," Typescript. Includes photographs 1918 September 27.
"Poezdka iz Khan'kou v Fuchzhou, glavnyi gorod provintsii Futszian', sukhim putem cherez provintsiiu Tziansi," Typescript 1918 December 26.
Ocherk politicheskoi zhizni Kitaia v 1918 godu, Harbin, Printed copy 1919.
"Ocherk chainoi torgovli v Khan'kou, K'iukiane i Shankhae v 1918 godu," Typescript 1919 March 1.
"Missiia A. A. Ioffe i professor A. I. Ivanov," Sviet, Printed copy 1922 August 31.
Untitled work on Metropolitan Arsenii of Rostov, Holograph 1938 January 8.
"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
"Pervye russkie v Kitae posle vosstaniia bokserov," Holograph 1942 August 19-24.
"Chto eto - prestuplenie?" Holograph .
"Naivnost', nevezhestvo ili neponimanie," Typescript 1947 August.
"Vpechatleniia ot russkogo Parizha," Russkaia zhizn', Typescript draft and printed copy 1947 August 8.
"Oni izbrali svobodu," 1947 November 3
"Pervye vpechatleniia ot Ameriki," Typescript and correspondence 1948 February 20.
"Villard Streit - Mikhail Streit - Genri Uolles," Typescript 1948 May 5.
"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
"Tridsat' vtoraia godovshchina sovetskoi vlasti," ]. Typescript and correspondence [1949 November
"Vneshniaia sovetskaia politika," Typescript and printed copy 1949 November 17-30.
"Zhatva mira," . Background material and typescript. Reverse side contains letter to son, V. A. Bel'chenko, 1951 September 10
"Moral'noe perevooruzhenie," Typescript and correspondence 1951 October.
"Zhizn' v Ostrogorske, Peterburge, Pekine, Fuchzhou, Khan'kou, g.g." 1890-1902
"Iuridicheskie formy i izveshcheniia," [c. 1901]-1954
"Zhizn' v Pekine, " 1904-1905
"Zhizn' v Niuchzhuane i Peterburge " (1906-1909)
"Pozdravleniia, priglasheniia i t.p. s 24-go dekabria g. po konets noiabria 1929 g." 1928
"Razlichnye programmy, priglasheniia I tomu podobnye zametki i zapiski za vremia s noiabria goda po fevral' 1930 goda vkliuchitel'no" 1929
Untitled, Consists mainly of bibliographic references, notes and opinions of books relating to Russia and the U.S.S.R. 1945-1952.
"Arkhiepiskop Viktor i kharbintsy," 1946 July-1947 July
Registration File, 1922-1944.
General, (alphabetical list) 1932-1937
"List of White Russians in Hankow," 1939 February 20
Registration forms 
Departed and deceased
A-Ia (without recommendations)
Registration questionnaires, n.d.
Scrapbooks. Also contain general scrapbook material
Chinese Politics File, 1918-1949.
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
1926 April 4-1937 December 3
1939 January 31-1943 June 21
France. Consulat (Han-k'ou), 1924-1927
Kudashev, Nikolai A., Prince, 1918
Maklakov, Vasilii Alekseevich, 1938-1939
Notebook of citations from Chinese newspapers, Also includes notes, quotes, clippings, and bibliographic citations, 1916 and 1949 1900 July-August.
On leading Chinese political and military figures, n.d.
Quotes from books on Chinese history and politics
Reports - "Politicheskie sobytiia v Kitae"
- "Report on the Political Situation in Szechuan for 1923" 
Attached clippings 1927 January-July.
Attached clippings 1927 January-July.
Attached clippings 1927 October-December.
Attached clippings on Hankow and the surrounding region 1927 October-1928 May.
Attached clippings 1928.
Attached clippings on Hankow and the surrounding region 1928 May-1929 March.
Printed copy 1929.
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
1946 February 1-1947 April 18
1946 August 1-1947 July 24
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.
China--Politics and Government--20th century. Decrees of the Chinese Emperor, Russian translations 1908.
Famines--China. Bulletins, clippings, reports, correspondence, on famines and floods 1922-1932
Newspaper strike, Han-k'ou, China, 1927. Includes strike editions of foreign newspapers, and clippings relating to strike 1927 March - April
Trade-unions--China. Clippings and correspondence relating to labor unions and strikes, 1926 December-1927 March
Cohn, A. Letter of recommendation by Bel'chenko and other characterization, 1938 January
Dies, Martin, Translation of speech by Bel'chenko 1951.
Diplomatic and Consular Service, American--China. Circulars to all foreign consuls, 1927-1938
Diplomatic and Consular Service, British--China. Circular to all foreign consuls at Hankow, 1927 April 22
Foreign Residents Association
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
Annual budgets and financial reports
Minutes of meetings
Special District Administration, Hankow, Report for the Year 1925 and Budget for the Year 1926 [Hankow, 1925]
Korostovets, I. Ia., 1911
Litvinova, Elizaveta Nikolaevna
Morison, V. A.
Pick, Eugene (pseud.)
Portuguese--China. Includes issues of Pela Patria Russians--China
Rossiiskii emigrantskii komitet. Minutes of meetings, 1939-1945
General - Arrests
Bauman/Lonshak case, 1930
Berezin/Kuznetsova case. Includes correspondence relating to inheritance to be paid to relatives in USSR, 1926-1929
Feuerbach, George. Includes correspondence, affadavits and court certificates, 1918-1929
Lebedev, Dimitrii Antonovich, 1927-1929
Malashkin. Estate administered by Bel'chenko), 1933
Rymsha, Nikolai Vikent'evich
Samorukoff, Sergei Semenovich. Power of attorney, 1922 August 22
Tsentrosoiuz. Mainly relates to deportation of its representative A. A. Kosolapov
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,
Shanghai. Clippings, 1939-1940
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
Book entitled Spisok chinov Ministerstva Inostrannykh Del, St. Petersburg, 1913
Soviet Union (1924-1939)--Internal conditions. Typescripts and printed matter. Includes Informatsionnyi biulleten' (Paris, 1934-1937)
Miscellany. Includes Japanese poster appearing on streets of Wuhan cities, propaganda materials in Russian, and other matter 1941 December 8,
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.
Seven photographs of Bel'chenko and unidentified figures in Hankow and San Francisco, 1938-1954 and undated
Diaries, 1944 December 10-1945 October 30
Writing entitled "Taina samoubiistva Ioffe," Typescript n.d.