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Eliseev Family, merchants and bankers


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ELISEEV FAMILY, merchants, entrepreneurs, public figures. Progenitor Peter Eliseevich Eliseev (1775-1825, St. Petersburg), a peasant from Yaroslavl Province, opened a greengrocery in St. Petersburg in 1813. After he died, his widow Maria Gavrilovna Eliseeva (1777-1841) and his sons Sergey (1800-58), Grigory (1804-92), and Stepan (1806-79) ran his business. The latter two founded the Eliseev Brothers Partnership in 1858. Grigory proved to be the most active businessman. He was a founding member of St. Petersburg Private Commercial Bank, a member of the board in 1864-75 and chairman in 1875-82. He was also a member of the St. Petersburg Exchange Committee and member of the City Duma, elected in 1858-92. Stepan, who lived at 59 Moika River Embankment, was a founding member of St. Petersburg Discount and Loan Bank. Grigory"s son Alexander Grigorievich Eliseev (1839-1918) was a co-owner of the family partnership, member and chairman of the board at St. Petersburg Private Bank and St. Petersburg Discount and Loan Bank. He lived in his own house at 24 Frantsuzskaya Embankment and had houses at 26 Kirochnaya Street, and at 23 and 25 Fourth Line, Vasilievsky Island. His brother Grigory Grigorievich (1858-1942) took control over partnership activities and became its principal owner in 1896-1914 to lead the business to the peak of prosperity, when the family owned a confectionery, five stores, with the most famous store in Nesvky Prospect (see Eliseevsky Store), and two stalls in Apraksin Yard trading in wine, fruit, groceries, confectioneries, and tobacco. G. G. Eliseev was a major shareholder of St. Petersburg Discount and Loan Bank, chairman of Novaya Bavaria Company, and member of boards at a number of enterprises. He was also an assistant to the General Commissar of the International Fair in St. Louis in 1903. He was a member of the City Duma of St. Petersburg in 1898-1914. He had houses at 12, 14, and 16 Birzhevaya Line, with the partnership board in house 14 and wine cellars in house 16, as well as houses at 1 and 4 Birzhevoy Lane, 10 Makarova Embankment, 56 Nevsky Prospect, 17 Admiralteisky Canal Embankment, and 64 and 66 Fontanka Embankment. His son Sergey Grigorievich (1889-1975) was a scholar of Eastern Studies, specialist in Japanese culture and arts, and lecturer at St. Petersburg University from 1912. He lived at 82 Bolshoy Prospect, Petrogradskaya Side, until he emigrated to France after October 1917. The Eliseev family donated significant funds to educational institutions, hospitals, and almshouses. S. P. Eliseev"s son Peter Stepanovich focused on banking activities. He was a member of the boards in Russian Bank of Commerce and Industry and Russian Bank for Foreign Trade.

Reference: Столетний юбилей торгового товарищества "Братья Елисеевы". М., 1913; Давыдов А. Ю. Елисеевы // Российское купечество от средних веков к новому времени: Науч. конф. М., 1993. С. 116-119.; Добкин Л. Елисеевы: Этапы большого пути. СПб, 1997.

V. S. Solomko.

Persons
Eliseev Alexander Grigorievich
Eliseev Grigory Grigorievich
Eliseev Grigory Petrovich
Eliseev Peter Eliseevich
Eliseev Peter Stepanovich
Eliseev Sergey Grigorievich
Eliseev Sergey Petrovich
Eliseev Stepan Petrovich
Eliseeva Maria Gavrilovna
the Eliseevs

Addresses
4th Line of Vasilievsky Island/Saint Petersburg, city, house 23
4th Line of Vasilievsky Island/Saint Petersburg, city, house 25
Admiralteysky Canal Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 17
Birzhevaya Line/Saint Petersburg, city, house 16
Birzhevaya Line/Saint Petersburg, city, house 14
Birzhevaya Line/Saint Petersburg, city, house 12
Birzhevoy Lane/Saint Petersburg, city, house 4
Birzhevoy Lane/Saint Petersburg, city, house 1
Bolshoy Ave of Petrograskaya Storona/Saint Petersburg, city, house 82
Fontanka River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 66
Fontanka River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 64
Kirochnaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 26
Kutuzova Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 24
Makarova Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 10
Moika River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 59
Nevsky prospect/Saint Petersburg, city
Nevsky prospect/Saint Petersburg, city, house 56

Bibliographies
Столетний юбилей торгового товарищества "Братья Елисеевы". М., 1913
Давыдов А. Ю. Елисеевы // Российское купечество от средних веков к новому времени: Науч. конф. М., 1993

The subject Index
Exchange Committee
City Duma
St. Petersburg Discount and Loan Bank
Eliseevsky Shop
Eliseevsky Shop
Apraksin Yard
State University, St. Petersburg
Russian Bank of Commerce and Industry
Russian Bank for Foreign Trade

Chronograph
1813
1903