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Chichagov Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 CHI
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Chichagov Collection
Date(s): c 1983 (covers 1767-1848)
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 folder containing typescript manuscript and 4 photographs
Name of creator(s): Chichagov | Pavel Vasilievich | 1767-1848 | Russian admiral
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Pavel Vasilievich Chichagov (1767-1848) was the son of a Russian admiral and arctic explorer, Vasili Yakovevich Chichagov and his British wife. He entered the Russian navy at the age of 15, became rear-admiral in 1796 and Minister of Marine in 1802. In 1812 he took command of the army in Turkey and the Government of the Danube Principalities. He was recalled from this post with his army to cut off the retreat of the French army led by Napoleon. This aim was achived with a great victory at Beretsina in November 1812. After Beretsina, Chichagov retired and spent the remainder of his life in England and France.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript translation of Pavel Vasilievich Chichagov's memoirs Horatius of the Beretsina: the memoirs of Admiral Pavel Vasilievich Chichagov translated and annotated, with additional material by Dinah Dean. The memoirs provide an account of life in St Petersburg during the reign of Paul I as well as of the battle of Beretsina. In addition the typescript provides an essay on Chichagov by Émil Charles, Chichagov's English will and documents on his British naturalisation; 4 related photographs

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Not known

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised Feb 2002

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