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Mezentsov Family Papers

Identifier: MS180

Scope and Contents

The Mezentsov Family Papers are contained in two boxes and mostly chronicle the career of Nikolai Fedorovich Mezentsov. Box 1 contains one small and one large cloth document that each relate details regarding land surveys and land usage. Box 2 contains documents relating to the advancement of Nikolai Fedorovich Mezentsov's military career and the birth of a daughter to Alexander von Retsenstein.


  • 1802-1872

Language of Materials

These papers are written in Russian and translations can be found in box 2, folder 8.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Biographical / Historical

The Mezentsov Family Papers are a collection of family documents dating from 1802-1872 and relate to various events in the family during those years. Nikolai Fedorovich Mezentsov is the primary subject of many of papers that mark various advances in his military career. Also, mentioned is Alexander von Retsenstein.


2 Boxes


The Mezentsov Family Papers, 1802-1872, document the military career of Nikolai Fedorovich Mezentsov as well as surveys and plans for Konstantinogradskii in the district of Poltava Guberniia, Ukraine.

Guide to the Mezentsov Family Papers
Emily Head
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US