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Kurzeme, Association of Literature and Arts

    Kurzeme Association of Literature and Arts was the first society in the Baltic Provinces established with the purpose of promoting social culture and history. It operated from 1817 to 1939, during which time it collected various documents from the territory of present-day Latvia. Among these documents are some of the oldest travel documents, primarily passports, issued to both men and women. These passports are predominantly handwritten and were issued to highborn women. The content of these passports typically includes: title and position of the issuer; Recipient’s name, social status, occupation, sometimes residence, and marital status; destination of the trip.

    Original source name : Kurzemes literatūras un mākslas biedrība / Kurländische Gesellschaft für Literatur und Kunst und Kurländisches Provinzialmuseum
    English translation : Kurzeme, Association of Literature and Arts
    Creator : Culture
    Document- type 1 : immigration papers
    Document- type 2 : identity documents
    Reference number : LNA_LVVA_5759
    Language(s) : German
    Geographical coverage : Europe
    Time range : 19th-20th c.
    Year(s) : 19th-20th c.
    Theme 1 : Art and culture
    Theme 2 : Legal
    Link to the item in the catalogue :
    Archive name : Latvijas Nacionālā arhīva Latvijas Valsts vēstures arhīvs
    Archive name (English) : Latvian State Historical Archive at National Archives of Latvia
    Archive address : Slokas Street 16, Riga, LV- 1048, Latvia
    City : Riga
    Country : Latvia
    Official website and institutional resources :
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