The Extremely Rare Signature of the President of the new republic of North Russia
TCHAYKOVSKY, Nikolai W. (1851-1926) Russian revolutionary, best known for his opposition to the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. President of the new republic of North Russia which included Moscow and St. Petersburg. His name is variously spelled: Tchykovsky, Tchaikovsky, Tchaykovsky, Tchoykovsky, Chaikovtsy and Chaykovsky. He entered St. Petersburg University and received a degree in Chemistry. In 1872 while studying, he joined a radical group later to be known as the Grand Propaganda Society and also The Circle of Tchaikovski after its famous member. This group formed the basis of the Narodnik movement. Tchaykovsky was arrested twice. They became a revolutionary and terrorist association in 1874 he went to the United States with a small party of men and women who shared his visions. They founded a communistic settlement near Wichita, Kansas but it eventually failed. He moved to Philadelphia and joined a religious community of the Shakers. During 1907, he returned to Russia and was arrested on a charge of conspiracy against the government. He spent 11 months in jail. During 1918, he was one of the founders of the “Union of the Reconstruction of Russia.” He entered into negotiations with the Allied Forces at Archangel. He also took part in the coup d’etat of Aug. 2 and became Premier of the Supreme Administration Board of the North region. He organized the Provisional Government of the North Region, under his own leadership. He went to Paris where he represented the interests of the North region before the Versailles Conference.
ALADIN, Alexis T. (1873-1927). Political activist who attended the same gym as Vladimir Lenin and Alexander Kerensky. He was expelled from school and was forced to flee to Western Europe. He returned to Russia as leader of the Labor Group. His second exile was from 1906-1917. He tried to bridge the friendship relations between Russia and Great Britain.
ARCHER, William (1856-1924). Scottish writer. Advocate of the plays of Henrik Ibsen and supporter of Bernard Shaw.
DUTTTON, S.T. (1873-1919). Educator and author. Founder of the New York Peace Society. Author of Turkey and the Armenians and Indians and Pioneers.
Portion of an album page signed by all four. Dated by Dutton, Saturday April 7, 1907. The two Russian autographs are nearly impossible to locate..........$475.00