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From The Library of the Counts Kossakowskis: Albums
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The collection of the Counts Kossakowskis in the Stock of Rare Books contains 171 books, 46 periodicals, 2 unique manuscript albums and a genealogical tree.
The Counts Kossakowskis, from 16th to 18th century, were a noble family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and in the 19th and early 20th centuries they were a noble family of Lithuania. Originating from Mazury, they acquired most of their manors in the GDL in the mid-17th century by marriage. From the 18th century, it had manors in central Lithuania.
The Vaitkuškis manor near Ukmergė was bought in 1760 by Marcin Kossakowski (KLKŽ*, p. 59), the governor of Viciebsk, where he established a family residence. Around 1842, the Polish-Lithuanian collector, writer, painter and Russian diplomat Stanisław Feliks Kossakowski (1795-1872) lived in his inherited manors in Lithuania, amassing a collection of works of art and books in Vaitkuškis (where his residence resides). After his father’s death, the manor was inherited by Stanisław Kazimierz Kossakowski (1837-1905), a writer and a genealogist, after 1890 he established a photo studio in the manor. At the beginning of the 20th century, the manor’s library consisted of about 12,000 books and manuscripts in various languages.
In 1907, the Lyduokiai manor was acquired by the son of Stanisław Kazimierz, Michał Stanisław Kossakowski (1883-1962), a Polish nobleman in Vilnius region and a Polish diplomat of interwar period. He amassed a rich library and family archive at the manor.