Collection of manuscripts and documents

Collection of the Manuscript and Documentary Fund of the museum consists of original documents of the history of St. Petersburg beginning with foundation of the city to the present day.

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  • Documents of the XVIII century
    Documents of the XVIII century 10

    Documents of the XVIII century in the collection of the  Fund are presented mainly by charters on parchment with the signatures-autographs of the Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine II, patents for rank, both military and civil, printed copies of the Imperial and Senate decrees.
  • Documents of the XIX century
    Documents of the XIX century 10
    A significant part of the documents of the first half of the XIX century reflects the events associated with the uprising of the Decembrists: the Manifest of abdication of Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich in favor of Nicholas Pavlovich, "The List of the State Criminals", a handwritten copy of K.F.Ryleev’s letter before his execution.

    Patriotic War of 1812 is ... 
  • Documents of the XX century
    Documents of the XX century 21
    In the documents of the collection all the diversity of the city's history in the XXth century can be traced and reflected: the First World War, the Revolution, the NEP, space exploration.

    A special place is occupied by the relics of the Great Patriotic War and Siege of Leningrad - personal complexes and selected documents of the city's defenders, partisans, residents of ...