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Michael P. Riabouchinsky papers

Collection Data

Collection consists of correspondence, memoir, diaries, and memorabilia from Riabouchinsky's years of exile. The "Moscow/London Letters", 1921-1927, are copies of confidential correspondence exchanged between Riabouchinsky, his brother and other emigrés with family members, friends and business associates in Russia. Topics include economic conditions and daily life in the Soviet Union as well as information on the fate of the family and its holdings after the Revolution. The "Letters from Father to Son", 1927-1955, consist of Riabouchinsky's letters to his son Paul who left England in 1927 to settle in the U.S. Memoir chronicles Riabouchinsky's activities between the time of the Revolution and his flight to England, Dec. 1917 to May 1919; diaries cover the years 1919 to 1960 and include photographs, newsclippings and other memorabilia.
Riabouchinsky, Michael P., 1880-1960 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1917 - 1960
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2565
Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1917-1945
Acquisition: Oct. (?) 1960, Received from M. P. Riabouchinsky
Biographical/historical: Michael Pavlovich Riabouchinsky (1880-1960) was a member of one of Moscow's most powerful and wealthy families. Merchants since the l8th century, the Riabouchinsky family expanded its holdings into a vast mercantile, industrial, and financial empire. Michael was a banker and industrialist in Moscow until the coming of the Revolution forced him to emigrate and shift his operations to London. He remained there until his death.
Physical Description
Extent: 2.4 linear feet (3 boxes)
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11996380
MSS Unit ID: 2565
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a0b425e0-c622-012f-2716-58d385a7bc34
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