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Peter the Great: Primary and Secondary Resources at the Library of Congress

Primary Sources

Peter I, Emperor of Russia, author. Поденная записка блаженныя и вѣчнодостойныя памяти Государя Императора Петра Великаго съ 1698 года, даже до заключенія Нейштатскаго мира. 1770-1772. Library of Congress Rare Book & Special Collections.

The Library holds a wide array of primary sources about Peter the Great, including diaries, memoirs, letters and official documents. These items range from first editions printed in the 18th century to later reproductions. The items are described in the table below, grouped by language. As not every primary source has been translated, each section of the table might contain unique materials not available in another language (when an item is available in another language, it will be noted in its description). Many of the items described below are held in the Rare Book & Special Collections Reading Room.

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The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available. The titles are organized alphabetically by author's last name.