Register of the Dimitriĭ Petrovich Pershin papers

Finding aid prepared by Lyalya Kharitonova
Hoover Institution Archives
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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.
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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


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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.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Biographical File, 1914-1930

Scope and Contents note

Includes certificates of Mongolian government awards, a travel document, and son Oleg Dmitrievich Pershin's residential permits.
Box 1

Correspondence, 1927-1935

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically.
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Unidentified, 1929-1934

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Belorukova, IU., 1933-1935

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Egorov, G. S., 1935

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Grinevich, F., 1932-1935

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Iden-Zeller, A., 1932

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Kozlov, E., 1935

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Liubushkin, V. I., 1934

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Marsh, O., 1935

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Perevaloff, I. I., 1935

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Pershin, O. D. (son), 1929-1931

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Pershin, Z. (wife), 1930-1936

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Porfirii, Ieronim, 1935

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Prostoff, M., 1931-1933

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Redkin, K., 1932-1934

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Rovensky, L. P., 1935

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Smit, A., circa 1930

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Svechnikov, A., 1929

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Vasiliev-Dubrovsky, A. N., 1932

Box/Folder 1 : 19

Vylegzhanin, circa 1930

Box/Folder 1 : 20

Walkoff, B., 1927

Boxes 1-3

Writings, 1914-1950

Scope and Contents note

Consists of articles and memoirs, including notes, research papers, holographs, and typescripts. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box/Folder 1 : 21-25

Untitled holographs, circa 1920

Box/Folder 2 : 1-4

"Baron Ungern, Urga i Altan-Bulak. Zapiski ochevidtsa o smutnom vremeni vo vneshneĭ (Khalkhaskoĭ) Mongolii v pervoĭ treti XX-go veka," circa 1930

Scope and Contents note

Includes holograph, typescript, and English translation by Elena Varneck, 1950.
Box/Folder 2 : 5

"IUzhnaia (Vnutrenniaia) Mongoliia," holograph, circa 1930

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Iz Irkutska v Tunkinskii krai (iz dorozhnykh ocherkov), clippings, circa 1930

Box/Folder 3 : 2

"Iz istorii buddizma," holograph, circa 1920

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Koe-chto o chae, clippings, 1931

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Komintern i Mongoliia, clipping, circa 1930

Box/Folder 3 : 5

"Kulinarnyi etud," holograph, circa 1920

Box/Folder 3 : 6-7

"Nabroski i zametki o Severnom Kitae i oboikh Mongoliiakh," holograph, circa 1920

Box/Folder 3 : 8

"Po Mongolii," holograph, 1914

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Po Zabaikal'iu, clippings, circa 1930

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Tibetskie Dalai-lamy, clippings, 1931