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  • Title: Dimitriĭ Petrovich Pershin papers
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1950
    Collection Number: XX535
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, writings, notes, and clippings relating to White Russian and Soviet activities in Mongolia during the Russian Revolution, and the Russian émigré population during the Russian Civil War and subsequent years. Includes a memoir entitled Baron Ungern, Urga i Altan-Bulak : Zapiski Ochevidtsa Smutnom Vremeni vo Vneshneĭ (Khakhaskoĭ) Mongoliĭ v Pervoĭ Treti II-go Veka relating to counter-revolutionary events in Mongolia during the Russian Revolution, and a translation by Elena Varneck of the memoir. Microfilm copies of memoir and translation available (2 reels).
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Pershin, Dimitriĭ Petrovich.
    Contributor: Varneck, Elena, 1891-1976.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dimitriĭ Petrovich Pershin papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Microfilm copies of memoir Baron Ungern, Urga i Altan-Bulak : Zapiski Ochevidtsa Smutnom Vremeni vo Vneshneĭ (Khakhaskoĭ) Mongoliĭ v Pervoĭ Treti II-go Veka and translation by Elena Varneck available (2 reels).

    Related Materials

    Baron Roman Fedorovich Ungern-Shternberg miscellaneous writings, Hoover Institution Archives
    N. M. Riabukhin typescript: The story of Baron Ungern-Shternberg, Hoover Institution Archives
    Sergei Lavrov holograph: Sobytiia v Mongolii-Khalkhie, 1920-1921 godakh: voenno-istoricheskii ocherk-vospominaniia, Hoover Institution Archives
    N. N. Kniazev typescript: The legendary baron: from reminiscences about Lieutenant-General Baron Ungern, Hoover Institution Archives
    Boris N. Volkov papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Elena Varneck papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical Note

    Dimitriĭ Petrovich Pershin was a White Russian diplomat in Mongolia from 1918 to 1921, a Russian historian and novelist, and subsequently a Russian émigré in China.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of the writings of Pershin, as well as some correspondence and a small amount of biographical material. Among his writings is the memoir Baron Ungern, Urga i Altan-Bulak : Zapiski Ochevidtsa Smutnom Vremeni vo Vneshneĭ (Khakhaskoĭ) Mongoliĭ v Pervoĭ Treti II-go Veka , based on his experiences in Siberia, the Transbaikal region of the Far East, and Mongolia between 1918 and 1921. The memoirs include notes, research materials, holographs, typescripts, and a final draft. The papers also include an English translation of the memoir by Russian-American historian Elena Varneck.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ungern-Sternberg, Roman, 1885-1921.
    Russians--East Asia.
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.