Inventory of the Zborovskii family papers

Finding aid prepared by Lora Soroka
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Zborovskii family papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1960
Collection Number: 2000C3
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence and photographs, relating to conditions of the Russian imperial family in captivity following the Russian Revolution, and to Russian emigre affairs. Includes letters written by the four daughters of Tsar Nicholas II and by the Tsar's sister Grand Duchess Olga Aleksandrovna. Also includes papers of the children of Erast Zborovskii, Viktor and Ekaterina.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Anastasiia Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1901-1918.
Creator: Mariia Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1899-1918.
Creator: Olga Aleksandrovna, Grand Duchess of Russia, 1882-1960.
Creator: Ol'ga Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1895-1918.
Creator: Tatiana Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1897-1918.
Creator: Zborovskaia, Ekaterina Erastovna.
Creator: Zborovskii, Erast Grigor'evich
Creator: Zborovsky, Viktor Erastovich.

Access

Box 1 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. Some digital copies also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], EZborovskii family papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000 and 2013.

Accruals

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 the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Alternate Forms Available

Digital copies also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

Biographical Note

Family of Erast Gigor'evich Zborovskii, lieutenant general, Russian Imperial Army.

Scope and Content of Collection

Letters by the Grand Duchesses Ol'ga, Tatiana, Mariia and Anastasiia relating to conditions of the Russian imperial family in captivity following the Russian Revolution. Includes English translations.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Romanov, House of.
Russia--Emigration and immigration.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.

Box/Folder (3 6105 075 918 156) 1

Letters from the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II to Ekaterina Zborovskaia 1917-1918

Scope and Contents note

Letters by the Grand Duchesses Ol'ga, Tatiana, Mariia, and Anastasiia relating to conditions of the Russian imperial family in captivity following the Russian Revolution. Includes English translation of letters in Box 2, folder 3. Digital copies also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org.
Mixed materials 1 : 1

Letters from Anastasiia Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
 

1917 April 12

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 April 12

 

1917 April 30

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 April 30

 

1917 May 20

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 May 20

 

1917 May 30

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 May 30

Mixed materials 1 : 1

Postcard from Tatiana Nikolaevna, 1917 June 5

Tatiana Nikolaevna postcard, 1917 June 5

Scope and Contents note

Postcard to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
Rough translation into English: T[sarskoe] S[elo] 1917. 5 July Sweet Katia, one more time, thank you for your letter. Bad weather set in again and it has been raining lately; it is boring for us, but helpful for wheat and other stuff. I always think of you all. You and your Mom are certainly lost without Vitia and Gr[igorii?]. Pass on my regards to them when you write [to them]. I kiss you many times. T[atiana]
Mixed materials 1 : 1

Letter from Mariia Nikolaevna 1917 June 8-9

Mariia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 June 8-9

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
Mixed materials 1 : 1

Letters from Anastasiia Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
 

1917 June 11

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 June 11

 

Postcard 1917 June 25

Anastasiia Nikolaevna postcard, 1917 June 25

Scope and Contents note

Postcard to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo with brief notes added by three other sisters. Includes a photograph depicting grand duchesses Anastasiia Nikolaevna, Ol'ga Nikolaevna, Mariia Nikolaevna, and Tatiana Nikolaevna.
Rough translation into English: 25 June 1917 To A.A. (?)

Hearty thanks for your nice letter that made me so happy. We also remember everything, and we are constantly talking about that time. Our whole day is strictly scheduled, so the time is passing quickly. – Do you remember August 24 on board the "Dneper" and July 11?!… – We go for walks every day, water our kitchen-garden, and usually pour water on ourselves, because it is so hot, and my brother also pumps water on us! –How is your family doing? I am sitting on a window[-sill] and writing to you. – I am going to classes now – not much fun!. But this is the reason why I have to stop writing. I wish you all-all the best. May the Lord be with you. We remember you always. A[nastasiia]

I am sending my most hearty wishes and regards. O[lga]

I remember you and I think of you often. My best regards. M[aria]

I wish you the best, I am sending my hearty regards. T[atiana]
 

1917 June 26

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 June 26

 

1917 July 4

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 July 4

 

1917 July 10

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 July 10

 

1917 July 12

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 July 12

Mixed materials 1 : 1

Letters from Mariia Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
 

1917 July 12

Mariia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 July 12

 

1917 July 20

Mariia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 July 20

Scope and Contents note

Includes a brief note by Grand Duchess Anastasiia Nikolaevna.
Mixed materials 1 : 1

Letters from Anastasiia Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
 

1917 July 25

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 July 25

 

1917 July 31

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 July 31

Mixed materials 1 : 2

Letters from Anastasiia Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
 

Postcard 1917 August 8

Anastasiia Nikolaevna postcard, 1917 August 8

Scope and Contents note

Rough translation into English: 8 August 1917. Tobolsk. Dear Katia! I am writing to you on board the ship. We arrived safely on August 6. We have not moved yet, because the house is not ready for us. A lot of funny things have happened!…Everybody is in good health. The weather is chilly; it is raining now and then. Kind regards to everybody from us. Our letter certainly will not reach you soon. This is sad.

Best wishes. I kiss you warmly.
 

1917 August 15

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 August 15

 

1917 September 20

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 September 20

 

1917 October 8

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 October 8

 

Postcard 1917 October 15

Anastasiia Nikolaevna postcard, 1917 October 15

Scope and Contents note

Rough translation into English: No. 17. 15 October. Tobol’sk.

My sweet Katia: I am sending to you the view of the Governor’s House. This is the balcony where we sit often and for a long time. Our windows face the street, which is in the corner behind the trees. The windows on the balcony that are the closest to the street are the windows of our big living room. The weather is chilly now, but when the sun is shining it is again very nice and warm. My best regards to all of you. I wish you all-all the best, Katia, my sweetheart. I kiss and hug you. Yours, A[nastasia]
 

1917 November 14

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 November 14

Mixed materials 1 : 2

Postcard from Mariia Nikolaevna 1917 November 14

Mariia Nikolaevna postcard, 1917 November 14

Scope and Contents note

Postcard to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia with birthday wishes.
Rough translation into English: From the bottom of my heart I send my congratulations to you, dear Katia, and wish you to have life full of all nice and beautiful things. I hope you all are in good health. We are often thinking and talking of you; we had much fun and a nice time together. Olga has not received your letter yet; it probably got stuck somewhere. Poor K.G(?) seems to be having a hard time in Ts[arskoe] S[elo]. I kiss you affectionately. How are you brothers and Iuzin doing? We are missing you. May the Lord be with you, darling. Maria

Tobolsk. 14 November
Mixed materials 1 : 2

Letter from Anastasiia Nikolaevna 1917 November 21

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 November 21

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
Mixed materials 1 : 3

Letter from Ol'ga Nikolaevna 1917 November 28

Ol'ga Nikolaevna letter, 1917 November 28

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
Mixed materials 1 : 3

Letters from Anastasiia Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
 

1917 November 28

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 November 28

 

1917 December 5

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 December 5

 

1917 December 10

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1917 December 10

 

Letters written by the four daughters of Tsar Nicholas II to Ekaterina Zvorovskaia 1917-1918

Physical Description: 2.0 boxes
 

Postcard 1917 December 14

Anastasiia Nikolaevna postcard, 1917 December 14

Scope and Contents note

Christmas card to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia, with Christmas wishes added by three other sisters. 14 December 1917 To A. A[?].
Rough translation into English: "We send you our hearty congratulations on the holidays and New Year. May the Lord give you all the best!… The scenery [on the face of the postcard] presents a view we saw during one of the strolls we made while we were still living on board ship. The weather is very cold but there is not much snow. We often talk about you all!…How are your people doing? We have settled pretty cosy – all four of us together [in one room]. I have to finish [the letter] now. Once again I am sending my best wishes to you. [Anastasia]

I also send my hearty wishes to have all happy things. O[lga]

We study a lot, read [books], go for a walk twice a day. Time is passing very quickly. Thank you for the postcard from N.V. I wish you all the best. T[atiana]

I hope that [your] shoulder does not hurt any more and you feel well. Warm regards. I wish you all the best in the new year. May the Lord protect you. M[aria]
 

1918 January 9-11

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1918 January 9-11

Mixed materials 1 : 3

Letter from Tatiana Nikolaevna 1918 January 11

Tatiana Nikolaevna letter, 1918 January 11

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
Mixed materials 1 : 3

Letters from Anastasiia Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
 

1918 January 19

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1918 January 19

 

1918 January 19

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1918 January 19

Mixed materials 1 : 3

Letters from Mariia Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
 

1918 January 19

Mariia Nikolaevna letter, 1918 January 19

 

1918 January 26

Mariia Nikolaevna letter, 1918 January 26

Scope and Contents note

Includes a picture of their room in Tobol'sk.
Mixed materials 1 : 3

Letters from Anastasiia Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskaia describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
 

1918 February 7

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1918 February 7

 

1918 February 22

Anastasiia Nikolaevna letter, 1918 February 22

Mixed materials (3 6105 075 918 164) 2:1-2

Use copies of above letters

Box/Folder (3 6105 075 918 164) 2: 3-10

Letters from Grand Duchess Olga Aleksandrovna 1921-1929, 1946-1960, and undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters from Grand Duchess Olga Aleksandrovna to Viktor Erastovich Zborvskii and his wife, Evdokiia Zborovskaia, describing life of her family in Denmark and Canada. Includes a letter from her son, Tikhon Kulikovskii, fotographs depictinng Olga Aleksandrovna with her children and grandchildren, and typescript of the above letters in folder 10.
Box/Folder 2:4

Letters to Viktor Erastovich Zborovskii 1921-1929

Box/Folder 2:5-7

Letters to Evdokiia Feodorovna Zborovskaia 1946-1959 and undated

Box/Folder 2:5

1946-1957

Box/Folder 2:6

1958-1959

Box/Folder 2:7

Undated

Box/Folder 2:8

Letter from Tikhon Kulikovskii 1960

Box/Folder 2:9

Photographs