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Jurgis Saulys papers

Ms. Coll. 1243

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Šaulys, Jurgis, 1879-1948
Title:
Jurgis Saulys papers
Date [bulk]:
1903-1935
Date [inclusive]:
1896-1950
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1243
Extent:
8 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language:
English
Language Note:
The bulk of this collection is in Lithuanian, but there are additional materials in German, Polish, Russian, Italian, French, English, and Latin.
Abstract:
Jurgis Šaulys (1879-1948) was a Lithuanian civic leader, an economist, a signatory of the Lithuanian Declaration of Independence in 1918, and later, a diplomat. He had a great interest in many subjects and was involved with political and literary organizations. Much of his correspondence in this collection is with prominent Lithuanian scholars and literary and political figures.
Cite as:
Jurgis Šaulys papers, 1896-1950 (bulk: 1903-1935), Ms. Coll. 1243, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Jurgis Šaulys (1879-1948) was a Lithuanian economist, civic leader, and diplomat who was an active member of political movements in Lithuania throughout his life. He briefly attended the Kaunas Theological Seminary, but was dismissed for his participation in the Knygnesiai movement, which illegally disseminated materials published in the Lithuanian language. He earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Bern in 1912, but maintained his involvement in Lithuanian political activities while studying in Switzerland.

Šaulys was active in the independence movement and was a founding member of the Lithuanian Democratic Party. When he returned from Switzerland, he edited the Lietuvos Žinios (  Lithuanian News). He was a member of the Vilnius Conference which met in September of 1917 and was later elected Secretary-General of the resultant Council of Lithuania, which worked to establish an independent Lithuanian State.

After Lithuania achieved independence, Šaulys entered the diplomatic service and served as an envoy to Germany, Switzerland, the Vatican, and Poland. He attended diplomatic conferences and corresponded with political figures from many other countries including Germany, Switzerland, the Vatican, Poland, Italy, and France. After Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Šaulys moved to Switzerland, taking the position of Lithuanian ambassador until the legation closed when the League of Nations was dissolved in 1946. Jurgis Šaulys died in Lugano, Switzerland in 1948.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials related to the efforts to achieve Lithuanian independence; documents related to the German occupation of Lithuania; materials concerning Lithuanian legations headed by Jurgis Šaulys in Berlin, Bern, Rome, and the Vatican, as well as other diplomatic materials; materials related to books and book societies; and correspondence with important literary and political figures.

The collection is organized into two series: political and literary files and correspondence. The political and literary files include memoranda, bylaws and protocols, political and organizational documents, essays, newspaper clippings, maps, notebooks, financial documents, and some correspondence. These files are related to Šaulys’s diplomatic work and political organizing. This series is arranged in the original order in which it was received and may be meaningful in Lithuanian. Researchers will find that this series does include some correspondence and that some political and literary files are similarly filed within the correspondence series.

The correspondence series includes political and diplomatic communication, as well as personal correspondence with prominent figures such as Jono Biliuno, V. Poželos, Vyduno, M. Römerio, I. Jonynas, J. Jablonskio, T. Daugirdo, and M. Poželos, among many others. This series includes folders for individual correspondents, as well as folders for specific years. The individual correspondence appears first and is arranged alphabetically by last name. The rest of the correspondence is arranged chronologically. Researchers will find that there is correspondence filed within the political and literary files. Similarly, researchers may find other documents such as financial papers, newspaper clippings, and memoranda in the correspondence folders.

The collection’s processor does not read Lithuanian and has therefore relied heavily on extant transcriptions of folder titles and translation software. Transcriptions and folder titles may not always be accurate and researchers may need to spend more time examining a larger selection of the collection in order to find relevant materials. Transcription of diacritics has occurred whenever possible. However, some diacritics in the Lithuanian language could not be transcribed and in these cases, the letters in the Roman alphabet appear without the diacritic.

Works referenced:

Jurgis Šaulys

Jurgis Šaulys

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2017 January 18

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Diplomatic documents
Geographic Name(s)
  • Lithuania--Politics and government
Personal Name(s)
  • Jablonskis, Jonas, 1860-1930
  • Jonynas, I. (Ignas), 1884-1954
  • Požela, Vladas
Subject(s)
  • Authors, Lithuanian
  • Civic leaders--Lithuania
  • Economists--Lithuania
  • Nepriklausomybės partija (Lithuania)
  • Valstybes Taryba (Lithuania)

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Collection Inventory

Political and literary files, 1896-1934.

Box Folder

"Sandora" korespondencija -- correspondence, 1903-1908.

1 1

"Sandora" korespondencija -- correspondence, 1908-1909.

1 2

"Sandora" korespondencija -- correspondence, 1910-1912.

1 3

Knygyno reikalai/Sandora -- notebooks for books/bookstore association, 1903-1906.

1 4

Kasos knygutes/Sandora -- notebooks, 1904-1911.

1 5

Istatymai, 1906-1909.

1 6

Protokolai, 1903-1912.

1 7

Cirkuliarai, 1904-1905, 1909.

1 8

A. Janulaicio byla, 1903-1905.

1 9

A. Varno loterija, 1909-1910.

1 10

Skaisgiriu Jonas, arba Lietuvos kaimas apie 1904 metus, circa 1904.

1 11

Unidentified Russian notebook, 1898-1904.

1 12
Drawer Folder

Žemelapiai -- maps of Lithuania in French, German, and Lithuanian, circa 20th century.

108
Box Folder

Antanas Daukša, undated.

1 13

Graf Georg Krankin als Nationalökonom und Finanzmann. Beiträge zur Geschichte der N. Oekonomie u. der Finanzwissenschaft -- Dizertacijos rankraštis, undated.

1 14

Švekšnos ir Šauliu šeimos istorijai medžiaga, 1928-1930.

1 15

Ivairi medžiaga prieš kara, circa 19th-20th century.

1 16
Drawer Folder

Family tree, undated.

108
Box Folder

Ivairi medžiaga -- prieš kara -- ryšuliuke, 1903-1915.

1 17

"Žiburelio" istorijai medžiaga -- Ištraukos iš laikrašciu nuo 1896m., laiškai bei kvitai -- notebooks and correspondence, 1896-1934.

2 1

Lietuvos Žinios straipsniai, rankr laiškai ir kt., 1915.

2 2

Lietuvos Žinios, 1914-1915.

2 3

Vokieciu okupacija -- Skolinamasis komitetas, medžiaga atsiminimaus ir kt., 1915-1920.

2 4

Lietuvos Aidas -- Ob Ost IV publisher and correspondence, 1916-1919.

2 5

Litauen als Besetztes Gebiet 1915 bis 1918 -- typescript, [1918].

2 6

Iš lenku akcijos 1917, 1915-1919.

2 7

Memorandumai: ivairi medžiaga vok. okupacijos laiku, 1917.

2 8

Politiniai pranešmai, 1917-1920.

2 9

Valstybes taryba -- correspondence, memoranda, newspapers, 1917-1920, 1928.

2 10

Lietuvos valstybes kurimosi medžiaga, 1914-1920.

2 11

Soldatenrat der 10 Armee, 1917-1919.

2 12

Soldatenrat der 10 Armee protokolu knyga -- notebook, 1918-1919.

2 13

Lietuvos pasiuntinybe Vokietijoje, 1918-1919.

3 1

P. Staneikos pranešimai jam esant Lenku Pas. prie Kvirinalo prieš pereinant i musu Pas-be, 1919-1921.

3 2

Dokumentai iš 1919 m./ Sanykiai tarp provinzorines Lietuvos vyriausybes ir Vokieciu okup. valdžios, 1919.

3 3

III-ji tarptauline Konferencija Lausanne 1916 m., 1916, 1918.

3 4

Lietuviu Konferencija Berne 1917. x. 2-10, 1917.

3 5

III-ji Lietuviu Konferencija Lausanne 1918 m., 1918.

3 6

Lietuviu-Lenku Konferencijos: I Konferencija Kopenhagoje 1925 m. II Konferencija Lugano 1925 m., 1925.

3 7

1919m. Misija Varšuvon, 1919.

3 8
Drawer Folder

1919m. Misija Varšuvon (photograph), 1919.

108
Box Folder

1919m. Misija Amerikon (photograph), 1919.

3 9

Pabaltijos Valstybiu Konferencija Rygoj ir Polit.--militarine delegacija Rygoj, 1920-1921.

3 10

Lietuvos delegacija Jugoslavijoj, 1922.

3 11

Lietuvos Pasiuntinybe Berne, 1919-1920, 1922.

3 12

Lietuvos Pasiuntinybe Romoje, 1921-1922.

3 13

Lietuvos Pasiuntinybe Romoje -- nuorašai, 1921-1923.

3 14

Lietuvos Pasiuntinybe Romoje -- nuorašai, 1921-1923.

3 15

Lietuvos Pasiuntinybe Romoje -- atskaitomybe ir kt. Susiraš, 1922-1924.

3 16

Lietuvos-Vokietijos derybu medžiaga, 1920, 1922.

3 17

Lietuvos-Vokietijos prekybos sutarciai sudaryti derybu medžiaga, 1923.

3 18

Užsieniu Reikalu Ministerijos reformos projektai, 1922.

3 19

Ambassadoriu Konferencijos išdirbtas Klaipedos Krašto Konferencijos projektas, 1922-1923.

4 1

Klaipedos klausimas Tautu Sajungoj, 1924.

4 2

Valstybes ir Ukio Mokslu Akademija Statuto projektas, 1924.

4 3

Klaipeda, 1923-1925.

4 4

Klaipedos laikrašciai -- includes correspondence and possible financial documents, 1923-1926.

4 5

Saugumo paktas [and] 1919-1928 m. Lietuvos politinio gyvenimo chronologija, [1928].

4 6

Lietuvos Pasiuntinybe prie Šv. Sosto, 1927-1931.

4 7

Barclays Bank Limited Cambridge -- Giršaviciaus skola -- correspondence, 1927-1933.

4 8

Laukininku Bankas Klaipedoj, 1924, 1930-1931.

4 9

Medžiaga senoves paminklams apsaugoti, 1931, 1934.

4 10

Correspondence, 1900-1936, 1950.

Box Folder

Avižonio, prof. -- correspondence, 1907-1912.

4 11

Bagdono, J., prof. -- correspondence, 1904-1905.

4 12

Basanaviciaus, J., Dr. -- correspondence, 1903-1918.

4 13

Biržiškos, M., prof. -- correspondence, 1908-1912.

4 14

Buga, K., prof. -- correspondence, 1924.

4 15

Daugirdo, Tado -- correspondence, 1913-1917.

4 16

Biliuno, Jono -- Biliunienes, Jules -- ir kt. Medžiaga -- correspondence, 1903-1911.

4 17

Baukytes -- correspondence, 1906-1912.

4 18

Garmus, A. -- correspondence, 1907-1915.

4 19

Grigaicio, Pijaus -- correspondence, 1907-1922.

4 20

Jablonskio, J., prof.-- ir kalbos dalykai ir laiskai -- correspondence and notebook, 1903-1905, 1912, 1924.

4 21

Jonyno, I., prof. -- correspondence, 1909-1920.

4 22

Kožukausko, Petro -- correspondence kun. 1903-1907, 1908-1914, 1921-1925.

4 23

Juškytes, Jadvygos -- correspondence, 1903-1907.

5 1

Mickienes, Vandos -- correspondence, 1904-1912.

5 2

Mickaus, Vinco -- correspondence, 1903-1911.

5 3

Piaseckaites -- Slapelientes -- correspondence, 1903-1909.

5 4

Gedminaites, B. -- correspondence, 1904-1913.

5 5

Krzywickio, L. -- correspondence, 1901-1914, 1935-1936.

5 6

Leono ir Leonytes -- correspondence, 1919-1920.

5 7

Narutaviciaus, P. -- correspondence, 1906-1923.

5 8

Krzyžanausko, Petro -- correspondence, 1913-1915.

5 9

Petkevicaites, Gabrieles -- surišti -- correspondence, 1903-1925.

5 10

Petrausko, Miko -- correspondence, 1906-1913.

5 11

Poželos, Vlado -- correspondence, 1904-1915.

5 12

Podenaites, V. -- correspondence, 1921-1924.

5 13

Peckauskaites, M. -- correspondence, 1906.

5 14

Römerio, prof. -- correspondence, 1908-1921.

5 15

Tevo, Tavadoriaus -- correspondence, 1903-1913.

5 16

Savleviciaus, Petro, kun. dedes -- correspondence, 1903-1925.

5 17

Višinskio, Povilo -- correspondence, 1903-1905.

5 18

Vileišio, Jono -- correspondence, 1903-1923.

5 19

Susirašinejimas su [Baron Friedrich von der] Ropp -- correspondence, 1916-1918.

5 20

Vyduno -- Storostos -- correspondence, 1904-1929, 1950.

5 21

Tumo -- Vaižganto, kun. -- correspondence, 1921, 1924, 1928.

5 22

Vangelio, Ksavero -- correspondence, 1928-1931.

5 23

Zimantiene -- correspondence, 1909-1911.

5 24

Zaunytes, Mortos -- correspondence, 1903-1911.

5 25

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1900-1907.

5 26

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1907-1908.

5 27

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1909.

6 1

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1910.

6 2

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1911.

6 3

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1912-1913.

6 4

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1914-1915.

6 5

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1916-1917.

6 6

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1918-1919.

6 7

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1920-1922.

6 8

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1923.

7 1

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1924.

7 2

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1925.

7 3

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1924, 1926.

7 4
Drawer Folder

Isakymas/Befehl/Command: oversize material removed from box 7 folder 4, undated.

108
Box Folder

Korespondencija (correspondence), bulk 1927.

7 5

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1928.

7 6

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1929.

7 7
Drawer Folder

Korespondencija (correspondence), 1929.

108
Box Folder

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1930 m. I pusmetis, 1930.

7 8

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1930 m. II pusmetis, 1930.

7 9

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1931 m. I pusmetis, 1931.

7 10

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1931 m. II pusmetis, 1931.

8 1

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1932 m. I pusmetis, 1932.

8 2

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1932 m. II pusmetis, 1932.

8 3

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1933 m. I-VIII men., 1933.

8 4

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1933 m. IX-XII men, 1933.

8 5

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1934 m. I pusmetis, 1934.

8 6

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1934 m. II pusmetis, 1934.

8 7

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1935 m. I pusmetis, 1935.

8 8

Korespondencija (correspondence) 1935 m. II pusmetis, 1935.

8 9