Asienforscher (1856-1952). Personal memories of Alexei Nikolevich Kuropatkin. Autograph manuscript signed. Stockholm. 10.10.1904. Qu.-4to (230 x 180 mm). Originalmanuskript. 50 Bll.
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50 pages written by Sven Hedin in Swedish; last sheet signed and dated. - Kuropatkin was a general of the Russian army and minister of war. During his tenure, tensions with Japan increased, leading to the Russo-Japanese War in 1904/05. Hedin first met Kuropatkin in Ashgabat in 1880, and "I met him several times later, at Samarkand, Tashkent, and St. Petersburg; and I remember his name with gratitude, for he was one of the men who made travelling easier for me" (My Life As An Explorer, trans. by Alfhild Hübsch.