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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Russ 73

Grigorii Aleksinskii papers


Papers relating to pre-revolutionary Russian Socialist activities, especially pertaining to Russian Social Democrat Gregorii Aleksinskii and his associates.


  • 1895-1913

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Russian.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.3 linear feet (1 box)
12 items including materials by: A. Bogdanov (Malinovskii), S. Semkovskii (Bronshtein), A.I. Chuprov, P.B. Struve, and S.IU. Vitte; materials relating to the Russian Social Democratic Schools on Capri and Bologna, possible V.I. Lenin letter forgery, V.I. Lenin typescripts with manuscript corrections, proofs of work by G.V. Plekhanov, letter to the "Vpered" group of Social Democrats, and other items.

Biographical / Historical

Aleksinskii (1879-1967) was an author, a pre-revolutionary Russian Social Democrat, an Otzovist after the 1905 revolution, and a one-time member of the 2nd Duma of 1907 from Petrograd. During the 1917 revolution, he joined Plekhanov's Yedinstvo Group, and after July, was a counter-revolutionary opposing the Bolsheviks. He was also an author of forgeries against Lenin. In April 1918 he emigrated to France and joined the counter-revolutionary organization of General Wrangel.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Widener Library purchase of the Gregorii Aleksinskii archive of books and manuscripts; received: 1964 Nov.

Related Materials

A major archive of Aleksinskii papers is housed at the Bakhmeteff Archive at Columbia University in New York City.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt with the assistance of Golda Steinberg and Richard Pipes.
Link to catalog
Aleksinskii, Grigorii, b. 1879. Grigorii Aleksinskii papers, 1895-1913: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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