Register of the Ernest Lloyd Harris papers

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Title: Ernest Lloyd Harris papers
Date (inclusive): 1894-1930
Collection Number: XX072
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (2.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Reports, memoranda, and correspondence relating to the Russian Civil War in Siberia, the Czechoslovak Legion, political and economic conditions in Siberia, and American policy in Siberia.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Harris, Ernest Lloyd, 1870-1946.


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Biographical Note

1870 October 26 Born, Jasper County, Iowa
1891 Ph.B., Cornell College, Iowa
1895 A.M., Ph.D., University of Heidelberg
1896 J.U.D., University of Heidelberg
1896 Lecturer on Jurisprudence, State University of Iowa
1898 Consular Agent, Eibenstock, Germany
1902 Commercial Agent, Eibenstock, Germany
1905-1906 Consul at Chemnitz, Germany
1905-1906 Lecturer on commerce, University of Chicago
1906-1908 Consul at Smyrna Turkey
1908-1911 Consul General, Smyrna, Turkey
1911-1916 Consul General, Stockholm
1917 Staff, National City Bank of New York, Moscow branch
1918-1921 Consul General, Irkutsk, Siberia
1921-1925 Consul General, Singapore
1925-1929 Consul General, Vancouver, British Columbia
1929-1935 Consul General, Vienna
1935 Retired from the Foreign Service
1946 February 2 Died, Vancouver, British Columbia

Scope and Content of Collection

Reports, memoranda, and correspondence relating to the Russian Civil War in Siberia, the Czechoslovak Legion, political and economic conditions in Siberia, and American policy in Siberia.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russia. Armiia. Československý střelecký pluk..
United States. Consulate General (Irkutsk, Russia)
Diplomats--United States.
Russia (Federation)
Siberia (Russia)--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
Soviet Union.
United States--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
United States--Foreign relations.

Box 1


Scope and Contents note

Letters sent and received by Ernest Lloyd Harris, arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent.
Box 1

Finocchi, Guido, 1919 August 20


Fowler, W. B., 1920 March 31


Grovesnor, Gilbert H., 1909 January 15


Lutz, Professor Ralph J., 1930 March 17


Morris, Ambassador Roland S., 1919 May 7


Pollak, R., 1920 April 26


Semenov, Ataman G., 1920 February 28


Thomas, Edward B., 1920 Mary 24


U.S. Secretary of State, 1918 September 9

Boxes 1-2

SUBJECT FILE, 1918-1924

Scope and Contents note

Reports, protocols, and clippings, arranged alphabetically by subject or title.
Box 1

Border, Russian-Chinese, inspection


Chita, conditions in


Consulates, U.S.






Reports of consuls


Cooperatives, Russian and Siberian


Cotton in Russia


Preliminary report


Supplemental report


Czecho-Slovak Legion


Actions in Siberia, 1918, consular reports


Bolsheviks, relations with


Conversations and conferences


"The Czecho-Slavok [sic] Incident," official version by the Temporary Executive Committee of the Czecho-Slovak Army, 1918


"The Czecho-Slovak Revolutionary Movement," speech by Kenneth D. Miller, Young Men's Christian Association, undated


Fourth-of-July greetings to U.S. President


"History of the Czechoslovak Legion in Russia," book review (author unknown)


Kolchak army, relation to


"Manifesto to the Inhabitants of Siberia," by the Information Department of the Czech Forces in Siberia (translation), 1920


Political role


Press reports




"The Truth about the Czechoslovak Legions in Siberia," article by Jaroslav Papousek in the Central European Observer, Prague, 1933 April 14


U.S. attitude


"With the Czecho-Slovacks [sic] from Mariensk to Neusneuodinsk [sic]," report by Ernest F. Campbell, 1918 June-July


"Zborov--the Revolutionary Movement of Czehs-Slovaks [sic]" (author unknown), circa 1918 June

Box 2

Economy, Russian and Siberian






Effects of Revolution




Entente, policy towards Russia


German-Japanese Treaty, draft


Intervention, Allied






Socialist-Revolutionary/Zemstvo Party uprising


Janin, General Pierre


Joint Distribution Committee, relief work in Siberia


Kolchak, Admiral Alexamder Vasilevich


Allies' relation to


Arrest and execution




Korean National Council


Krasnoyarsk, events in


McCroskey, Lt. Col. B. B., mission of


Nizhneudinsk, Menshevik government at






Political situation, 1918 May-November


Socialist-Revolutionaries killed at




Perm, conditions in (report of French Military Mission in Siberia)


Petrov, Minister N. I., address of


Property, American, in Russia and Siberia


Publicity, U.S.




Red Cross




Imperial Family


"The Political Situation in Russia," article by Vladimir Dillon, undated


Semenov, Ataman G.


Serbian refugees


Siberia, government of


Soviet Federal Republic, governmental plan


Tredwell, R.


U.S. - Soviet relations


Verkhneudinsk, situation in


Vladisvostok, hostilities in


Voitsekhovskii, Major General (first name unknown)


Wild Division (Mongol-Buriat division under Ataman Semenov, commanded by General Levitskii), atrocities committed by Young Men's Christian Association

Boxes 3-5

TELEGRAMS, 1918-1921

Scope and Contents note

Copies of telegrams sent and received by the office of Ernest Lloyd Harris, U.S. Consul General in Siberia, arranged alphabetically by name of office or last name of person, chronologically thereunder. Outgoing telegrams are filed by date sent, incoming telegrams by date received, if indicated.
Box 3

American Consulates, general circulars, 1918


American Consulate, Chita, 1920


American Consulate, Ekaterinburg, 1918


American Consulate, Harbin, 1920


American Consulate, Irkutsk, 1918-1919


American Consulate, Omsk, 1918-1919


American Consulate, Samara, 1918


American Consulate, Tomsk, 1918-1919


American Consulate, Ufa, 1918


American Consulate, Vladisvostok




1919 January-March


1919 April-June


1919 July-September


1919 October-December




American Legation, Peking


1918 June-September

Box 4

1918 October-December


1919 January


1919 February


1919 March


1919 April


1919 May


1919 June


1919 July


1919 August


1919 September


1919 October


1919 November


1919 December


1920 January

Box 5

American Minister, Peking


American Red Cross


American Vice-Consulate, Krasnoyarsk


Dillon, Vladimir E.


Emerson, Colonel George H.


Glaman, Vice-Consul Otto T.


Graves, Major General William S.


Morris, Ambassador Roland S.


Morrow, Colonel C. H.


Stevens, John F.


U.S. Department of State


General file


Secretary of State

Box 5

WRITINGS, 1894-1924

Scope and Contents note

Writings of Ernest Lloyd Harris on Siberia and other topics, arranged alphabetically by title or, in absence thereof, by subject.
Box 5

"The Allies in Siberia," carbon copy of incomplete typewritten manuscript, 1921


"Beginnings of the Czecho-Slovak Anabasis," article by Consul General Harris, undated


"Church and State in the Maryland Colony," published dissertation, Heidelberg, 1894


"The Consular Corps in Siberia," incomplete handwritten manuscript, undated


"The Czechoslovak Campaign in the Trans-Baikal," incomplete handwritten manuscript by Consul General Harris, undated


"The Economical Situation in Sweden," handwritten manuscript, undated


Lapland, carbon copy of typewritten manuscript fragment, undated


"The March of the Seventy Thousand," incomplete handwritten manuscript of Consul General Harris, undated


Raffles, Sir Stamford, Section IV of a typewritten manuscript with carbon copies, undated


"Recollections of a Consul General," incomplete handwritten manuscript, undated


"Siberia in Revolt," handwritten manuscript by Consul General Harris, undated


Soviet Trade, typewritten manuscript, undated


"Turkestan in Time of War," incomplete typewritten manuscript, undated


Miscellaneous writings

Box 5


Scope and Contents note

Letters, notes, clippings, transcripts of wire conversations, fragments of articles by Ernest Lloyd Harris, register of telegrams, humor, etc.
Photo file


General Physical Description note: 16 prints, 4 negatives / 1 envelope.

Scope and Contents note

16 prints, including 6 photographs of Consul General Harris' first wife; 4 group photographs including Consul General Harris, one with Admiral Kolchak and one with U.S. consular officials; 1 photograph of the entrance to the Mosque of Selim at Ephesus; and 1 photograph of Consul General Harris with his second wife.