Register of the Andrei Terent'evich Bel'chenko papers

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Title: Andrei Terent'evich Bel'chenko papers
Date (inclusive): 1898-1962
Collection Number: 99049
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Mainly in Russian
Physical Description: 34 microfilm reels (5.1 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Diaries, speeches and writings, correspondence, consular reports, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian and Portuguese relations with China, political conditions in China, and Russian émigré affairs.
Creator: Bel'chenko, Andreĭ Terent'evich, 1873-1958
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Andrei Terent'evich Bel'chenko Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Literary Pseudonyms

  1. A. B.
  2. A. F. G.
  3. Al'fa
  4. Andru
  5. A-Sh
  6. Az-Buki [Azbuki]
  7. Bat-ia
  8. Bat'ko
  9. B-ch
  10. Bol'shevik-teoretik
  11. G-N
  12. Ian'-Shi-Tzia
  13. Iu Chzhi U-tsai [Iu-chizhi u-tsai]
  14. Khan'kovets
  15. Kitaefil
  16. Liubitel' puteshestvii
  17. Obozrevatel'
  18. Odin iz russkikh
  19. Poltavskii Kazak [Poltavskii Kozak]
  20. Starozhil
  21. Tszyrev
  22. Ukhanets

Biographical Note

Andrew T. Bel'tchenko, 1873 - 1958
Andrew Bel'tchenko was born in the village of Kozlovka, Bobrovskii uezd, Voronezhskaiia guberniia, Russia, on 29 October 1873. He graduated from St. Petersburg University with a degree in Oriental philology in 1897. Entering the Foreign Ministry, he was assigned to the Imperial Russian Legation at Peking as a student interpreter in 1899, where he witnessed the Boxer Rebellion and participated in the defense of the diplomatic quarter against the Boxers. Steadily climbing the career ladder, he was commissioned Acting Consul at Foochow in 1901, Vice-Consul at Hankow in 1902, Assistant Secretary of the Russian Legation at Peking in 1903, Consul at Niuchuang (Manchuria) in 1906, Consul at Foochow in 1910, Consul at Canton in 1912, and finally, Consul-General at Hankow in 1915. Andrew T. Bel'tchenko
More than a ministerial functionary, he was an avid student of China throughout his life. In 1912 he translated (into English) I. S. Brunnert's The Present Day Political Organization of China (Shanghai, 1912), and it was his intimate acquaintance with the politics and institutions of that land that saved him from the fate of other Russian diplomats when the Chinese government ceased to recognize their credentials. In 1920 he became advisor to the Chinese government in Hankow on Russian affairs (there was a small but influential Russian colony in Hankow with commercial enterprises), and from 1923 until his departure from China in 1947 he served as Portuguese Consul-General in Hankow, retaining his responsibilities for the Russian colony as well.
The primary value of the collection lies in Bel'tchenko's reports, diaries, scrapbooks, and collected materials on Chinese politics for this period, particularly for 1927, when Hankow became the Nationalist capital. The materials include clippings and issues of rare newspapers, such as the Hankow Herald, North China Daily News, Central China Post, and others, many of which may no longer be extant. In addition, there are significant materials on the Russian and other foreign concessions in Hankow, the Japanese occupation of that region, and Russian émigrés in Hankow and Shanghai, including correspondence, clippings, registration books, legal papers, photographs and other matter.
Following his departure from China, Bel'tchenko went briefly to Paris before settling in San Francisco, where he helped other Russian refugees from China as head of the Obshchestvo pomoshchi russkim na Tubabao and assisted in the work of the Museum of Russian Culture. He died in San Francisco on 1 February 1958.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the papers of the Russian and Portuguese Consul in Hankow, China. The main emphasis is on this city and its surroundings in the period 1918-1946, but there is information on more general developments in China, Russia (the Soviet Union) and the United States over the entire period from 1898 to 1962.
Where possible, the arrangement reflects the original order established by Bel'chenko and respects many of the categories defined by A. S. Loukashkin, who processed the collection upon its acquisition by the Museum of Russian Culture.
A Chinese politics series has been created to encompass materials not readily absorbed into the usual series. This series contains materials relating to Bel'chenko's service as Portuguese Consul in Hankow as well as his continued performance of consular and representative functions with respect to the Russian colony in Hankow and to the Russian émigré diplomatic corps. It includes his consular reports, correspondence, and Bel'chenko's published and unpublished summaries and reports on Chinese political developments, with supporting materials (mainly clippings from the Hankow Herald, Central China Post, China Courier, People's Tribune, Journal de Shanghai, North China Daily News and other newspapers).
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 Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The original materials and copyright to them (with some exceptions) are the property of the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco. 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

Russians -- United States
China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949
Russia -- Foreign relations -- China
China -- Foreign relations -- Russia
Portugal -- Foreign relations -- China
China -- Foreign relations -- Portugal

 

Biographical File 1898-1962

General Physical Description note: Box 1

Scope and Contents note

Autobiographical notes and materials, identity papers, personal papers and other documents reflecting Bel'chenko's diplomatic activities (including materials set aside for the compilation of memoirs), arranged alphabetically by physical form
reel 1

Address ], presented to Bel'chenko by the Russian colony of Hankow on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his diplomatic service [1923 December 12

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 1.
 

Articles and printed information about A. T. Bel'chenko. Includes issues of The Pioneer; 1919 February and Pela Patria; (with photograph) 1940 July 1

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 2.
 

Autobiographical note on service in China Includes attached copy of service record (1899-1946).

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 3.
 

Biographical note and resume by A. S. Loukashkin

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 4.
 

Carta Patente, certifying Bel'chenko as Portuguese Consul in Hankow, signed by Manuel Gomes, President of the Portuguese Republic, and correspondence relating to relinquishing of said post, 1948 1924 May 9,

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 5.
 

Certificate of naturalization (U.S.), Correspondence 1954 November 11

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 6.
 

Family. Letter to his children, 1928. For letter to son, V. A. Beltchenko, see SPEECHES AND WRITINGS/"Zhatva mira," [1951] 1951 September 10,

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 7.
 

Glavnaia kantseliariia russkikh emigrantov v g. Parizhe 1947 September 29

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 8.
 

United States. Embassy (France) 1947 October 14

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 9.
 

Memoirs ("Zapiski konsula"). Materials set aside for the compilation of Bel'chenko's memoirs. Folder titles reflect arrangement of material by A. S. Loukashkin

 

"A. T. Bel'chenko, kak vybornyi predstavitel' russkoi kolonii v Khan'kou." Consists of minutes of meeting of General Council of Russian citizens of Hankow, and related material 1927 February 15,

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 10.
 

"A. T. Bel'chenko, Sovetnik Kitaiskogo Pravitel'stva v Khan'kou po russkim delam." Includes documents relating to the abolition of Russian Concession in Hankow and its administration by Chinese officials (including photograph of Shen Tze Liang, Chief of Provisional Administrative Bureau), correspondence, regulations, and printed matter 1922-1925

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 11.
 

"Materialy k biografii A. T. Bel'chenko." Includes addresses, clippings and correspondence reflecting Bel'chenko's diplomatic career in China, Also includes invitations and clippings relating to festivities in honor of the 30th anniversary of Bel'chenko's consular service in China, 1928 1923-1928.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 12.
 

"Perepiska, bumagi i dokumenty Andreia Terent'evicha Bel'chenko." Includes diary entries, diplomatic and personal correspondence, materials on Chinese politics and materials on Russians and other foreigners in China, particularly Hankow 1917-1943

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 13.
 

"Russkaia koloniia v Khan'kou." Documents and photographs relating to the establishment and history of the Russian colony in Hankow. Includes correspondence and legal agreements relating to the Kuling and Luling estates near Hankow 1896-1936

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 14.
 

Passport and identity documents (Russian), Includes photograph 1898 December 12-1920 September 20.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 15.
 

Service records [1917]-1920

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 16.
 

Subject file

 

Attack on Bel'chenko in the consulate by unknown assailants, Correspondence 1927 March - April.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 17.
 

Conflict between Bel'chenko and Japanese military authorities, Correspondence and clipping 1939 March.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 18.
 

Decorations

 

Correspondence between V. A. Bel'chenko and A. S. Loukashkin relating to A. T. Bel'chenko's medals and decorations. Includes photograph and list of depicted decorations by A. S. Loukashkin 1962 May 3 - July 15

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 19.
 

Decrees, orders and official correspondence relating to decorations conferred on Bel'chenko by the Russian, Chinese, Italian and French governments 1900 December 14-1927 June 28

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 20.
 

Miscellaneous Chinese documents and identity papers, including notice of safe passage issued to Bel'chenko by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1917-1923

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 21.
 

Diaries 1916-1947.

General Physical Description note: Boxes 1-9

Scope and Contents note

Include calling cards, clippings from Russian and English newspapers, correspondence, invitations, menus, photographs, programs and similar enclosures, pasted or freely inserted within text. Arranged chronologically by title. See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, SCRAPBOOKS, REGISTRATION FILE, SUBJECT FILE
reel 2

General. Fragments of diary entries, 1916-1925? Includes attached article (clipping) by B. Koliubakin, "Bagdadskaia zheleznaia doroga," Russkii invalid, as well as group photographs of Bel'chenko with unidentified people and photographs of Chinese architecture 1916

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 22.
 

See SPEECHES AND WRITINGS 1917 March-April.

 

Includes clippings on situation in Russia and China from November 1917 1918 January 18 - February 28.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 1 : 23.
 

1918 May 3 - June 10

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 2 : 1.
 

1918 July 10 - July 21

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 2 : 2.
 

1930 September 1 - November 30

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 2 : 3.
reel 3

1930 December 4-1931 December 14

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 2 : 4.
reel 4

1931 January 1-1932 January 5

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 3 : 1.
 

1932 January 6 - May 20

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 3 : 2.
reel 5

1932 May 21 - October 29

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 3 : 3.
 

1932 November 1-1933 April 30

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 3 : 4.
reel 6

1933 May 1 - October 27

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 4 : 1.
 

1933 October 28-1934 April 14

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 4 : 2.
reel 7

1934 April 17 - November 17

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 4 : 3.
 

1934 November 18-1935 July 2

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 5 : 1.
reel 8

1935 July 3-1936 March 1

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 5 : 2.
reel 8A

1936 March 4-1936 November 17

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 6 : 1.
reel 9

1936 November 18-1937 February 25

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 6 : 2.
 

1937 February 26 - October 20

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 6 : 3.
reel 10

1937 October 22-1938 June 23

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 7 : 1.
 

1938 June 24-1939 January 10

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 7 : 2.
 

1939 January 11 - December 31

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 7 : 3.
reel 11

1940 January 1 - June 1

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 7 : 4.
 

1940 June 2-1941 January 1

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 8 : 1.
reel 12

1941 January 2 - December 2

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 8 : 2.
 

1941 December 2-1942 February 10

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 8 : 3.
 

1942 February 11 - December 31

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 8 : 4.
reel 13

1943 January 1 - December 31

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 8 : 5.
 

Includes entries and clippings from 1943 1944 January 1-1944 December 9.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 1.
 

See OVERSIZE FILE 1944 December 10-1945 October 30.

 

1945 October 30-1946 June 19

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 2.
 

1946 June 20 - December 20

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 3.
 

1946 December 21-1947 February 3

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 4.
reel 14

1947 February 4 - November 21

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 5.
 

Correspondence 1916-1957.

General Physical Description note: Box 9

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, DIARIES, SCRAPBOOKS, REGISTRATION FILE, CHINESE POLITICS FILE, SUBJECT FILE
 

General

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 6.
 

Unidentified [Egor Antonovich] 1930

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 7.
 

Boldyrev, V. 1920

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 8.
 

Grosse, Viktor Fedorovich 1920-1921

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 9.
 

Gutman [Gan], A. 1920

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 10.
 

Ivanov, N. A. 1925-1926

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 11.
 

Korostovets, I. Ia. 1922

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 12.
 

Liubimova, N. 1937

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 13.
 

Melnikoff, D. M. 1938

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 14.
 

Metsler, K. [Metzler, Charles] 1916

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 15.
 

Mills, E. 1929

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 16.
 

Noskoff, Constantin n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 17.
 

Shang S. S. 1922

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 18.
 

Sihvonen, E. Includes letter from M. Meedar, 1920 1921.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 19.
 

Soiuz Vostochnikov, Kharbinskii Otdel, Includes clipping about K. V. Lovtsov, 1935 1918.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 20.
 

Ter-Oganesov, S. 1930-1932

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 21.
 

Uvarov, Boris Grigor'evich 1941

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 22.
 

Vaskevich, Pavel Iur'evich 1957

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 23.
 

Miscellaneous undated fragments of correspondence, possibly from V. O. von Klemm and B. V. Ostroumov

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 24.
 

Speeches And Writings 1912-1951.

General Physical Description note: Boxes 9-10

Scope and Contents note

Articles, speeches and drafts of works, arranged chronologically by title. For Bel'chenko's published reports on Chinese political developments, see CHINESE POLITICS FILE/Reports/"Politicheskie sobytiia v Kitae"
 

General

 

General

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 25.
 

Clippings of newspaper articles; mainly from Russkaia zhizn'; Includes background materials and notes 1947-1949.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 26.
 

Fragments. Articles, and correspondence relating to their publication 1948,

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 9 : 27.
 

Materials assembled by A. S. Loukashkin

 

"Andrei Terent'evich Bel'chenko: Ego gazetnye i zhurnalnye stat'i," 1912-1950. Consists mainly of clippings of Bel'chenko's articles from various newspapers, some drafts and background material, correspondence with L. V. Arnol'dov regarding publication in the newspaper Shankhaiskaia zaria, and with V. A. Maklakov regarding political developments in China, 1939 1942-1943

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 1.
 

"Andrei Terent'evich Bel'chenko: Ego stat'i v gazetakh i zhurnalakh;" 1921-1950. Consists mainly of clippings of Bel'chenko's articles from various newspapers; some drafts and background materials. Most articles form a series of correspondences entitled "Sobytiia v Khan'kou" or "Pis'mo iz Khan'kou;" 1927-1937. Includes correspondence with P. I. Zaitsev regarding their publication in the newspaper Slovo; 1932; and V. F. Zeeler regarding the newspaper Russkaia mysl' 1948-1950

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 2.
 

"Istoriia obrazovaniia v Kitae," Holograph and typescript n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 3.
 

"Kak vy mozhete predokhranit' sebia ot vzryva atomnoi bomby," Typescript n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 4.
 

"Kazaki (Istoricheskii ocherk)," Holograph n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 5.
 

"Ocherki po bol'shevizmu v Kitae," Holograph and typescript n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 6.
 

"Taina samoubiistva Ioffe," See OVERSIZE FILE n.d.

 

"Triumf 'Narodnoi demokratii' na stsene Moskvy," n.d. Typescript. Typed on the back of diary entries for 1917 March-April

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 7.
 

"Iz pisem russkogo puteshestvennika;" Izvestiia Soveta russkoi kontsessii v Khan'kou; Printed copy 1918.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 8.
 

Speech given on the beginning of construction of a new Russian School in Hankow, Typescript. Includes school program 1918 September 12.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 9
 

"Zametki o Khubeiskom tsementnom zavode Obshchestva 'Khua-Tszi'," Typescript. Includes "L'industrie siderurgique et metallurgique en Chine," n.d. Typescript (possibly also by Bel'chenko or used as background material) 1918 September 18.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 10.
reel 15

"Chainye plantatsii v Kitae," Typescript. Includes photographs 1918 September 27.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 11.
 

"Poezdka iz Khan'kou v Fuchzhou, glavnyi gorod provintsii Futszian', sukhim putem cherez provintsiiu Tziansi," Typescript 1918 December 26.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 12.
 

Ocherk politicheskoi zhizni Kitaia v 1918 godu; Harbin; Printed copy 1919.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 13.
 

"Ocherk chainoi torgovli v Khan'kou, K'iukiane i Shankhae v 1918 godu," Typescript 1919 March 1.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 14.
 

"Missiia A. A. Ioffe i professor A. I. Ivanov;" Sviet; Printed copy 1922 August 31.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 15.
 

Untitled work on Metropolitan Arsenii of Rostov, Holograph 1938 January 8.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 16.
 

"Sovetskie deiateli i inostrantsy;" Shankhaiskaia zaria; 1942 August 9-11. Printed copy. Includes typescript entitled "Bol'sheviki i inostrantsy" and correspondence with the editor of Shankhaiskaia zaria; L. V. Arnol'dov

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 17.
 

"Pervye russkie v Kitae posle vosstaniia bokserov," Holograph 1942 August 19-24.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 18.
 

"Chto eto - prestuplenie?" Holograph [1947].

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 19.
 

"Naivnost', nevezhestvo ili neponimanie," Typescript 1947 August.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 20.
 

"Vpechatleniia ot russkogo Parizha;" Russkaia zhizn'; Typescript draft and printed copy 1947 August 8.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 21.
 

"Oni izbrali svobodu," 1947 November 3

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 22.
 

"Pervye vpechatleniia ot Ameriki," Typescript and correspondence 1948 February 20.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 23.
 

"Villard Streit - Mikhail Streit - Genri Uolles," Typescript 1948 May 5.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 24.
 

"Genri Uolles i 3-ia politicheskaia partiia v Soedinennykh shtatakh," Includes correspondence 1948 July 24.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 25.
 

"O russkoi pechati v g. Khan'kou." See SUBJECT FILE

 

"Tridsat' vtoraia godovshchina sovetskoi vlasti," ]. Typescript and correspondence [1949 November

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 26.
 

"Vneshniaia sovetskaia politika," Typescript and printed copy 1949 November 17-30.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 27
 

"Zhatva mira," [1951]. Background material and typescript. Reverse side contains letter to son, V. A. Bel'chenko 1951 September 10

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 28.
 

"Moral'noe perevooruzhenie," Typescript and correspondence 1951 October.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/folder 10 : 29.
 

Scrapbooks 1890-1954.

General Physical Description note: Boxes 11-13

Scope and Contents note

Include clippings, calling cards, greeting cards and correspondence, event programs, menus, photographs and notes. In many cases the subjects covered go beyond the titles of the scrapbooks. Arranged chronologically. See also REGISTRATION FILE, SUBJECT FILE
box 11, folder 1

"Zhizn' v Ostrogorske, Peterburge, Pekine, Fuchzhou, Khan'kou, g.g." 1890-1902

box 11, folder 2

"Iuridicheskie formy i izveshcheniia," [c. 1901]-1954

box 12, folder 1, reel 16

"Zhizn' v Pekine, " 1904-1905

box 12, folder 2

"Zhizn' v Niuchzhuane i Peterburge " (1906-1909)

box 13, folder 1

"Pozdravleniia, priglasheniia i t.p. s 24-go dekabria g. po konets noiabria 1929 g." 1928

box 13, folder 2, reel 17

"Razlichnye programmy, priglasheniia I tomu podobnye zametki i zapiski za vremia s noiabria goda po fevral' 1930 goda vkliuchitel'no" 1929

box 13, folder 3

Untitled 1938-1941

box 13, folder 4

Untitled, Consists mainly of bibliographic references, notes and opinions of books relating to Russia and the U.S.S.R. 1945-1952.

box 13, folder 5

"Arkhiepiskop Viktor i kharbintsy," 1946 July-1947 July

 

Registration File 1922-1944.

General Physical Description note: Boxes 14-16

Scope and Contents note

Lists, forms and questionnaires, with photographs, biographical details, correspondence and other matter relating to their livelihoods and activities. Includes material of scrapbook nature and diary entries, arranged alphabetically by physical form
 

Lists

box 14, folder 1

General, (alphabetical list) 1932-1937

box 14, folder 2, reel 18

"List of White Russians in Hankow," 1939 February 20

 

Registration forms [1939]

 

General

box 14, folder 3

A-Z

box 14, folder 4

I-M

box 14, folder 5

N-S

box 14, folder 6

T-Ia

 

Departed and deceased

box 14, folder 7

A-Ia (without recommendations)

box 15, folder 1

A-Ia

box 15, folder 2

K-S

box 15, folder 3

Registration questionnaires n.d.

 

Scrapbooks. Also contain general scrapbook material

box 15, folder 4

1922-1942

box 15, folder 5, reel 19

1924-1944

box 16, folder 1

1931-1935

 

Chinese Politics File 1918-1949.

General Physical Description note: Boxes 16-22

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, printed matter, notes and reports, arranged alphabetically by physical form. Includes Bel'chenko's reports to Senior Russian Diplomatic Representative Abroad on political developments in China, as well as published versions of those reports in Russian periodicals in China (under the author's pseudonyms, in Russkoe ekho, Slovo, Russkoe slovo, Armiia i flot). Also includes background materials (mainly clippings used in the compilation of the reports). See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, SCRAPBOOKS, SUBJECT FILE
 

Consular reports - Portugal. Reports and drafts of reports to Portuguese Envoy Extraordinaire and Minister Plenipotentiary A. de Bianchi, Portuguese Ministers to China Armando Navarro and Joao de Lebre e Lima and charges d'affaires of the Portuguese Legation. Include clippings, calling cards, invitations and related material appended to reports

box 16, folder 2, reel 20

Undated fragments

box 16, folder 3

1926 April 4-1937 December 3

box 16, folder 4

1939 January 31-1943 June 21

 

Correspondence

box 16, folder 5

France. Consulat (Han-k'ou) 1924-1927

box 16, folder 6

Kudashev, Nikolai A., Prince 1918

box 16, folder 7, reel 21

Maklakov, Vasilii Alekseevich 1938-1939

box 16, folder 8

Notebook of citations from Chinese newspapers, Also includes notes, quotes, clippings, and bibliographic citations, 1916 and 1949 1900 July-August.

 

Notes

box 16, folder 9

General 1927

box 16, folder 10

On leading Chinese political and military figures n.d.

box 16, folder 11

Quotes from books on Chinese history and politics

 

Reports - "Politicheskie sobytiia v Kitae"

box 17, folder 1

1921

box 17, folder 2

1922

box 17, folder 3

- "Report on the Political Situation in Szechuan for 1923" [1923]

box 17, folder 4

1925

box 17, folder 5

1926

box 17, folder 6, reel 22

1927

box 17, folder 7

Attached clippings 1927 January-July.

box 18, folder 1

Attached clippings 1927 January-July.

box 18, folder 2, reel 23

Attached clippings 1927 October-December.

box 18, folder 3

Attached clippings on Hankow and the surrounding region 1927 October-1928 May.

box 18, folder 4

1928

box 18, folder 5

Attached clippings 1928.

box 19, folder 1, reel 24

Attached clippings on Hankow and the surrounding region 1928 May-1929 March.

box 19, folder 2

1929

box 19, folder 3

Printed copy 1929.

box 19, folder 4

Clippings 1929.

box 19, folder 5

1930

box 19, folder 6

Clippings 1930.

box 19, folder 7, reel 25

1931

box 19, folder 8

Clippings 1931.

box 20, folder 1

1932

box 20, folder 2

1933

box 20, folder 3

1934

box 20, folder 4, reel 26

1935

box 20, folder 5

1936

box 20, folder 6

1937

box 20, folder 7, reel 27

1938

box 21, folder 1

1939

box 21, folder 2

1940

box 21, folder 3

1941

box 21, folder 4, reel 28

1942

box 21, folder 5

1943

box 21, folder 6

1944

box 21, folder 7-8

Printed matter. Includes Tyau, M. T. Z., ed., China in 1918, Peking, 1919; issues of The Pioneer, Peking, 1919; Société des Nations, Appel du gouvernement chinois: Rapport de la Commission d'étude, Genève, 1932; issues of the Information Bulletin, Nanking 1936

 

Scrapbooks of clippings and notes on current events concerning China, France and U.S.S.R. Includes some diary entries

box 22, folder 1, reel 29

1946 February 1-1947 April 18

box 22, folder 2

1946 August 1-1947 July 24

 

Subject file

box 22, folder 3

China--History--Clippings under the general heading "Komintern v Kitae," 1926-1939. Include materials on the role of M. M. Borodin in China, 1927, arrest and detention of his wife, raids on Soviet consulates and embassy in Peking, 1927 1912-1949.

box 22, folder 4

China--Politics and Government--20th century. Decrees of the Chinese Emperor, Russian translations 1908.

box 22, folder 5

Famines--China. Bulletins, clippings, reports, correspondence, on famines and floods 1922-1932

box 22, folder 6

Newspaper strike, Han-k'ou, China, 1927. Includes strike editions of foreign newspapers, and clippings relating to strike 1927 March - April

box 22, folder 7

Trade-unions--China. Clippings and correspondence relating to labor unions and strikes 1926 December-1927 March

 

Subject File 1900-1947

General Physical Description note: Boxes 22-25

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, official documents and printed matter, arranged alphabetically by subject
box 22, folder 8

Cohn, A. Letter of recommendation by Bel'chenko and other characterization 1938 January

box 22, folder 9

Dies, Martin, Translation of speech by Bel'chenko 1951.

box 22, folder 10

Diplomatic and Consular Service, American--China. Circulars to all foreign consuls 1927-1938

box 22, folder 11

Diplomatic and Consular Service, British--China. Circular to all foreign consuls at Hankow 1927 April 22

 

Hankow, China--History

box 22, folder 12

Foreign Residents Association

box 22, folder 13

Municipal Bureau of the Special Administrative District No. 3 of Hankow; Report for the Year 1940 and Budget for the Year 1941 [Hankow 1940]

 

Russian Concession. Administration

 

Electors - Statements

box 23, folder 1, reel 30

1906-1919

box 23, folder 2

1922-1923

 

Public Council

 

Annual budgets and financial reports

box 23, folder 3

1903-1920

box 23, folder 4

1920-1923

 

Minutes of meetings

box 23, folder 5

1915

box 23, folder 6

1916

box 23, folder 7

1917

box 23, folder 8

1920

box 24, folder 1, reel 31

1921-1922

box 24, folder 2

1923-1925

box 24, folder 3

Special District Administration; Hankow; Report for the Year 1925 and Budget for the Year 1926 [Hankow 1925]

box 24, folder 4

Miscellany

box 24, folder 5

Korostovets, I. Ia. 1911

box 24, folder 6

Litvinova, Elizaveta Nikolaevna

box 24, folder 7

Morison, V. A.

box 24, folder 8

Pick, Eugene (pseud.)

box 24, folder 9

Portuguese--China. Includes issues of Pela Patria Russians--China

 

Hankow

box 24, folder 10

General

box 24, folder 11

Pushkinskii komitet

box 24, folder 12

Rossiiskii emigrantskii komitet. Minutes of meetings 1939-1945

box 24, folder 13, reel 32

Miscellaneous

 

Legal cases

box 24, folder 14

General - Arrests

box 24, folder 15

Bauman/Lonshak case 1930

box 24, folder 16

Berezin/Kuznetsova case. Includes correspondence relating to inheritance to be paid to relatives in USSR 1926-1929

box 24, folder 17

Feuerbach, George. Includes correspondence, affadavits and court certificates 1918-1929

box 25, folder 1

Lebedev, Dimitrii Antonovich 1927-1929

box 25, folder 2

Malashkin. Estate administered by Bel'chenko) 1933

box 25, folder 3

Rymsha, Nikolai Vikent'evich

box 25, folder 4

Samorukoff, Sergei Semenovich. Power of attorney 1922 August 22

box 25, folder 5

Tsentrosoiuz. Mainly relates to deportation of its representative A. A. Kosolapov

box 25, folder 6

Press. Includes Bel'chenko's typescript "O russkoi pechati v g. Khan'kou," and correspondence, clippings and biographical material (on Bel'chenko) collected by A. S. Loukashkin 1949 February 19,

box 25, folder 7

Shanghai. Clippings 1939-1940

box 25, folder 8

Women. Includes correspondence with officials of League of Nations and report on situation of women and children in the Far East 1934-1935

 

Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del

box 25, folder 9, reel 33

Book entitled Spisok chinov Ministerstva Inostrannykh Del; St. Petersburg 1913

box 25, folder 10

Circulars 1901-1902

box 25, folder 11

Soviet Union (1924-1939)--Internal conditions. Typescripts and printed matter. Includes Informatsionnyi biulleten' (Paris 1934-1937)

box 25, folder 12

Miscellany. Includes Japanese poster appearing on streets of Wuhan cities, propaganda materials in Russian, and other matter 1941 December 8,

 

Photographs 1938-1954 and undated

General Physical Description note: Box 26

Scope and Contents note

Fifteen photographs of Bel'chenko and others individually and in groups
box 26, folder 1

Eight group photographs, mainly of Bel'chenko with other Russians in Hankow, Includes photographs of Consul P. S. Popov, pupils of Russian school in Hankow, Russian World War I veterans and members of the Hankow Russian Club n.d.

box 26, folder 2

Seven photographs of Bel'chenko and unidentified figures in Hankow and San Francisco 1938-1954 and undated

 

Oversize File 1944-1945 and undated

General Physical Description note: Box 26

Scope and Contents note

Section of diary (1944-1945) and one writing
box 26, oversize 3

Diaries 1944 December 10-1945 October 30

oversize 4

Writing entitled "Taina samoubiistva Ioffe," Typescript n.d.