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W. Tiesenhausen letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P719


W. Tiesenhausen (i.e., Vladimir Gustavovich Tizengauzen, 1825-1902), of the Commission Imperiale Archeologique of the Ministry of the Imperial Court in St. Petersburg writes to an unidentified museum director. Tiesenhausen mentions the excavations of terracotta pieces by Professor N. I. Veselovsky in the Afrosiab near Samarkand and the fact that they will be publishing the most interesting ones in 19 plates. He asks the director to see if his museum has similar objects to assist with establishing provenance and chronology.


  • Creation: May 24, 1891-June 5, 1891


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1 folder (1 leaf)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

MS P719

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966

Processing Information

Former SC temporary call number: MS (Box) 38:94 Former temporary collection name: Collection of 19th c. letters: Miscellaneous group of mainly English letters: mostly 19th c, some 20th c, a few 18th c.

Guide to the W. Tiesenhausen Collection
W. Tiesenhausen letter
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2008. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2008.
Description rules
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
W. Tiesenhausen letter, Department of Special Collections, MS P719, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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