Register of the Vasilii Sergeevich Il'in papers

Finding aid prepared by Anatol Shmelev
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Title: Vasilii Sergeevich Il'in papers
Date (inclusive): 1913-1959
Collection Number: 2000C68
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In Russian, Spanish and English
Physical Description: 3 microfilm reels (0.45 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to plant physiology and to Russian émigré affairs.
Creator: Ilʹin, Vasiliĭ Sergeevich, 1888-1957
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

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Use

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Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vasilii Sergeevich Il'in Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biography

V. S. Il'in was a prominent botanist specializing in the biochemistry and physiology of plants. Born in Russia on 17 October 1888, he received his degree in natural science from the University of St. Petersburg in 1912, following which he worked at agricultural research stations in the Voronezh and Ekaterinoslav governments, from 1912 to 1920. In addition to this, from 1917-1920 he was the assistant chancellor of Ekaterinoslav University.
Emigrating to Czechoslovakia, he continued his studies at Prague University, receiving a doctorate in natural science in 1923. Remaining on the staff there, he also became rector of the Russian Free University in Prague. Leaving Czechoslovakia early in the Second World War, he moved to Austria, working from 1941 to 1944 at the University of Vienna, and from 1945 to 1947 at the University of Innsbruck. Turning down invitations from universities in Ecuador, Chile and Peru, he took a position at the National Agricultural Institute in Venezuela, where he remained until 1953. That year, Il'in was appointed professor of plant physiology at the University of Caracas, Venezuela, where he served until his death on 9 August 1957.
Aside from his scientific work, Il'in was an active member of the émigré community, heading charitable institutions wherever he lived and assisting in the passage of Russian displaced persons from Europe to South America after the Second World War.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials relating to the life and scientific accomplishments of the botanist V. S. Il'in. Materials relating to his biography include numerous obituaries, identity documents and diplomas. His writings include samples of his scientific works, and the subject file and photographic collection illustrate émigré life in Venezuela.
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 the Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Library & 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 Library & 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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Plant physiology
Russians -- Venezuela

box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE 1938-1959

General note

See also OVERSIZE FILE
reel 1

Articles about or mentioning Il'in

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 1.
 

Bibliography

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 2.
 

Calling cards

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 3.
 

Certificates of appreciation

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 4. Includes letters of appreciation from Metropolitan Anastasii, 1946-1947
 

Curriculum vitae

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 5.
 

Employment records

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 6.
 

Identity documents

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 7.
 

Invitations to emigrate to various countries

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 8. Includes invitations to teach at universities
 

Membership cards

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 9.
 

Programs of conventions listing Il'in's presentations

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 10.
 

Scientific reports

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 11. Includes activity reports and proposals for further research
 

Miscellany

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 12.
 

CORRESPONDENCE 1929-1959

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Includes correspondence with Il'in's wife, Nina Ivanovna
 

General

reel 1

General [1950]-1956

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 13.
 

Scientific correspondence 1950-1959

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 14. Includes invitations to conferences, requests for offprints of articles, and similar correspondence
 

Il'in, Ivan A. 1947-1954

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 15. Includes biographical material on Ivan A. Il'in
 

Konstantin, Archimandrite 1952-1957

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 16.
 

Kutepov, A. P. 1929

General note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 17. See also SUBJECT FILE/Kutepova, L. D.
 

Tolstoy Foundation 1948

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 18.
 

Turkul, A. 1951-1956

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 19.
 

[Tyrkova]-Williams, Ariadna 1949

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 20.
 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS 1924-1959

 

General 1949-1955 and undated

reel 1

Field notes

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 21.
reel 2

Scientific notes

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 1. Include calculations, drafts, citations and references to literature and other materials for articles, lectures or research
 

"Bioquímica," n.d.

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 2. Holograph
 

"Determinacion...," n.d.

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 3. Typescript. Herein are gathered several studies reflecting Il'in's methods of chemical determination
 

"Determinacion colorimetrica de nitratos con alfa-naftilamina," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 4. Printed copy
 

"Fisiológia vegetal agricola," n.d.

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 5. Holograph
 

"Influencia de suelos calcarios sobre el metabolismo en las plantas," n.d.

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 6. Typescript
 

"Yield and Chemical Composition of Commercially Fertilized Plants in the Tropics," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 7. Printed copy
 

Anatomiia i fiziologiia rastenii 1924

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 8. Printed copy
 

Boden und Pflanze 1940

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 9. Printed copy
 

"Influencia de los abonos sobre la composición química de las plantas. I. Influencia del nitrógeno, fósforo, potasio y calcio sobre el pasto Capim melao," Revista Grancolombiana de Zootecnica, Higiene y Medicina Veterinaria 1950 January-March

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 10. Printed copy
 

"Determinacion turbimetrica del azufre," Agronomia Tropical 1951 April-June

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 11. Printed copy
 

"Influencia de los abonos sobre la composición química de las plantas forrajeras," Agro 1951 June

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 12. Printed copy
 

"Metabolism of Plants Affected with Lime-Induced Chlorosis (Calciose)," Plant and Soil 1951 July

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 13. Printed copy
 

"Influencia de la sequía sobre algunos de los procesos fisiológicos de las plantas," Revista de la Facultad de Ingenieria Agronomica 1952 June

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 14. Printed copy
 

"Influencia de abonos fosfatados y nitrogenados sobre la composición química y el rendimiento del pasto Guinea," Agronomia Tropical 1952 October-December

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 15. Printed copy
 

"Fisiologia vegetal avanzada," 1953

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 16. Typescript
 

Letter to the editor 1953 January 25

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 17. Typescript
 

"Causes of Death of Plants as a Consequence of Loss of Water: Conservation of Life in Dessicated Tissues," Bulletin of Torrey Botanical Club 1953 May

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 18. Printed copy
 

"Bioquímica de plantas cloroticas desarrolladas en suelos calcareos," Agronomia Tropical 1953 October-December

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 19. Printed copy
 

"El aprovechamiento del nitrógeno por la planta," Agro 1954 January-February

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 20. Printed copy
reel 3

"Nutrición mineral de las plantas," Revista de la Facultad de Agricultura 1954 February

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 1. Printed copy. Includes abstract (clipping)
 

"Relacion entre suelo y composicion quimica de las plantas forrajeras," Agronomia Tropical 1955 January-March

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 2. Printed copy
 

El Agua y los Procesos Vitales de la Planta 1955 September

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 3. Printed copy
 

"Influencia del agua sobre la asimilacion de sales del suelo por las plantas," Revista de la Facultad de Agricultura 1955 October

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 4. Printed copy
 

"Metabolismo y abonamiento en plantas forrajeras," Revista de la Facultad de Agricultura 1955 October

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 5. Printed copy
 

"Analyse des plantes et problèmes des fumures minérales," Colloque VIe Congrès International de la Science du Sol 1956

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 6. Printed copy
 

"Fisiologia vegetal agricola," [1957]

General note

See also PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 7. Holograph and typescript. Includes partial Russian holograph.
box 3, folder 8

"Determination of Nitrogen in Plants Using Hypobromate and Avoiding Distillation," Protoplasma 1958

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 8. Printed copy, and Spanish version, "Metodo del hipobromito para la determinacion de nitrogeno en las plantas," Agronomia Tropical, 1958 January-March
 

SUBJECT FILE 1928-1959

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, writings, and printed matter
reel 3

Kutepova, L. D.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 9.
 

Monarchism, Russian

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 10.
 

Obitel' Prepodobnogo Iova Pochaevskogo, Munich, Germany

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 11.
 

Russians--Venezuela

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 12.
 

Russkaia Pravoslavnaia tserkov'

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 13.
 

Tserkov' Sv. ap. Petra i Pavla, Maracay, Venezuela.

General note

See also PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 14.
 

Miscellany

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 15.
box 4

PHOTOGRAPHS 1950s

reel 3

8 prints depicting Vasilii Sergeevich Il'in, his house in Venezuela and tombstone

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 1.
 

9 prints depicting Russian émigré religious, political, military and cultural figures

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 2.
 

6 prints depicting Russian churches in Venezuela, including Tserkov' Sv. ap. Petra i Pavla, Maracay

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 3.
 

12 prints depicting Il'in's work on agricultural experiments in Venezuela

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 4. Includes photographs of other researchers
 

Over 50 photographs depicting plant physiology, intended for publication in "Fisiologia vegetal agricola," [1957]

General note

See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 5.
 

OVERSIZE FILE 1913-1948

reel 3

Diplomas

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 6.
 

Miscellany relating to the activities of the Ob"edinenie rossiiskikh emigrantov v Tirole

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 7.