I have found today in the Central archive of Moscow the private file of the Student of Moscow State University Potemkine Nikodime Alexandrovich.
What are there in that file?
p.1 – The original coverbook
p. 2- The autographic application of Potemkine Nikodime Alexandrovich, the son of local official, lived in Surazh city of Chernigov gubernia, obtained a class of Chernigov grammar school, coming to be a student of the faculty of law of the Moscow State University, because there were 2 his brothers also were studying in that Univercity: Benjamine – in the faculty of law and Nikolay – on the science division of physico-mathematical faculty and because Nikodime had a relatives in Moscow.
Signed June 16, 1905
p.4 and 5 – The school-leaving certificate of Potemkine Nikodime from Chernigov grammar school, where was written that Chernigov grammar school was born in Bely city ('White') of Smolensk Gubernia October 24, 1886.
p. 5 – The certificate about his enlistment office, where was written that Nikodime was a son of ‘nadvorny’ councilor.
p. 5 – backside – The certificate of the pupil of 1 class of Surozh grammar school, where was described all his life before he moved in Chernigov. He began to study in Surozh grammar school in 1895.
p. 6 –9 - ‘journal de conduite’ (in French!) of the pupil of 1 class of Chernigov grammar school, where were written all Nikodeme faults and encouragements during his study in that grammar school. Very interesting!
p. 11 -14 – all data about Nikodeme parents (it is only extract here):
Father – College assessor Alexander Pavlovich Potemkone.
He was born March 12, 1853. The son of clergyman.
Nor he nor his parents didn’t have any estate in Chernigov gubernia.
He graduated in Roslavl clergy school and also he studied in Smolensk theological seminary, but didn’t graduated because he terminated his education after 5-th class.
He began to work September 1, 1877 in Smolensk county court as the supervisor of bureau.
(Here is all his record of service!)
…He worked in 1905 as an assistant of Surozh ‘uezd’ (region, boro) ispravnik (in French!).
His annual officials' fee in 1905 was 500 rub. and he also got 500 rub. per year for feeding, together 1000 rub. annually.
Orthodoxy religion, never had any decorations (as medal).
He was married on Anna Sakharova and had a sons:
Manuile – born July 16, 1880
Benjamine – born October 11, 1882
Nikolay – born November 19, 1884
Nikodime – born October 25, 1886
and daughters –
Augusta – born November 8, 1892
Maria – born March 13, 1891.
Alexander’s wife and children lived with him.
p. 15 – Backside of Nikodime picture
p. 15 – backside – The picture of Nikodeme in 1905
p. 16 – Nikodime’s questionnaire.
p. 17 – Nikodime certificate about his studying in the Moscow State University with a seal about graduated.
p. 18 – His Moscow State University testimonial (with marks).
p. 19 – list of documents
p. 20 - Nikodime the Moscow State University card.
p. 21 - The autographic application of Potemkine Nikodime Alexandrovich at January 8, 1911 asking to send his certificate of degree to Oster city where he lived in 1911.
p. 22 – Nikodime certificate of degree of the Moscow State University.
p. 23 - The autographic application of Potemkine Nikodime Alexandrovich at April, 1926 asking to send his certificate of degree from the the Moscow State University archive to Moscow where he lived in 1926 and about his work as a legal adviser (in the Central Administrative department of NKPS.
p. 25 - The autographic application of Potemkine Nikodime Alexandrovich at February 20, 1933 asking to send his certificate of degree and his birth certificate from the the Moscow State University archive to Moscow where he lived in 1933 (Losinoostrovskaya 24-th line, 18).
There are also private files of Benjamine and Nikolay in the Moscow State University archive also!
If You want You may order a photocopies of some pages of that file by writing an order to the Central Historical archive of Moscow: Russia, 117393 Moscow, Profsoyuznaya str., 80.
Some pictures of Surazh city now:
Chernigov grammar shcool