George Nathaniel Nash Papers, 1917-1920.


Nash, George Nathaniel, 1888-. George Nathaniel Nash Papers, 1917-1920.

George Nathaniel Nash Papers, 1917-1920.

The George Nathaniel Nash Papers consist of a diary with entries dated from 17 January 1917 to 10 December 1919, a scrapbook of items illustrating events in the diary, and a photograph album, all documenting Nash's experiences in Russia as a British officer during World War I and after. Nash's papers contain first-hand accounts or primary documentation of a number of important events relating to World War I and to the Russian Revolution: the Conference of the Allies in Petrograd, conditions at the Russian southwestern front in 1917, events in Petrograd in March and April of that year, the ceremonies for the burial of victims of the revolution in Petrograd in April 1917, the retreat of Kerensky's forces in the June Offensive, events on the Turkish front in 1918, and conditions in Moscow in early 1919. Nash reports on his audiences with both Tsar Nicholas II and his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. He frequently depicts the difficult lives of ordinary people in Petrograd, Moscow, and the Caucasus region. He also describes prison life in Moscow and reports stories from Russians he met who had been imprisoned under the tsar.

2 boxes (.84 linear feet)



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