Ministry of Finances Forest Dept. papers (1802 - 1834)
(no maps were done at that time)

Forest resources for the Baltic Navy supply.
Russian title: Ведомость 1я. В каких именно губерниях заготавливаются леса к Санкт-Петербургскому Адмиралтейству для балтийских флотов.
Date: ~ 1807.
Location: Petersburg, Russian State Historical Archive (RGIA), Class 1594, inventory 1, file 561. p. 79.
Official statistics of the Ministry of Finances on forested areas and quantity of trees in provinces (gubernia) from which the Baltic Navy was supplied.

Commutation of forests -  comparative statistics.
Russian title: Сравнительная ведомость. О дубовых лесах в Казанской и в окрестных ей других губерниях по мнению капитана Подколзина - инспектора при заготовлении корабельных лесов с имеющимися при департаменте сведениями.
Date: 10 April 1806.
Location: Petersburg, Russian State Historical Archive (RGIA), Class 1594, inventory 1, file 561. pp. 119 (back) - 120.
Commutation of forests from the Admiralty to the Ministry of Finances management. Comparative Admiralty and Ministry of Finances forest statistics.

Ministry of State Property. (after 1837)
About the compilation of the soil knowledge guide. Last page of the letter of the secretary of Forest Dept. of the Ministry of State Property to the Forestry Officer Bredov.
Russian title: О составлении руководства к почвопознанию.
Date: 1845.
Location: Petersburg, Russian State Historical Archive (RGIA), Class 387, inventory 1, file 5038. p. 24.
Forestry officer Bredov was chosen to write the first Russian guidebook on soil science for forestry students and officers. Letter written to him describes the opinion of the Minister of State Property Comte Kiselev on how it must be written. the main wish of the Minister was that the book was to follow the ideas of several foreign scientists named in the letter (lines 6-8). Unfortunately, I was unable to read half of the names.

Program of the 2-nd part of a course on soil science (soil knowledge, to be exact!).
Russian title: Программа второй части курса почвопознанию.
Date: 1845.
Location: Petersburg, Russian State Historical Archive (RGIA), Class 387, inventory 1, file 5038.
Result of the efforts of forest officer Bredov (see previous file). He wrote the 1st part of the book in a very speedy course and also the program of the 2nd part. I am going to check in the library if there are any books of Bredov on soil, soil chemistry or geology published.

Next 5 documents together with the map are together the first official standard set by the Ministry of State Property for forest officers responsible for forest statistics and management of Crown forest estates.

(1) Economic description of forests of the Crown estate Kovakevshizna.
Russian title:
Date: 1845
Location: Petersburg, Russian State Historical Archive (RGIA), Class 387, inventory 1, file 499.
Upper page of a file with three inventories and a map. All these documents were printed out in order to give a sample of forest statistics to all forestries all over the country. Considered to be the first official standard of forest evaluation.

(2) Official price on pine timber.
Date: 1845
Location: Petersburg, Russian State Historical Archive (RGIA), Class 387, inventory 1, file 499.

(3) Description of forest with calculation of income.
Date: 1845
Location: Petersburg, Russian State Historical Archive (RGIA), Class 387, inventory 1, file 499.
Sample and instructions on filling in forms.

(4) Basic principles of forest classification and evaluation.
Date: 1845
Location: Petersburg, Russian State Historical Archive (RGIA), Class 387, inventory 1, file 499.
Sample and instructions how to classify forests of a Crown forest estate and calculate it's income.

(5) Sample of forest data evaluation. (750 Kb!)
Date: 1845
Location: Petersburg, Russian State Historical Archive (RGIA), Class 387, inventory 1, file 499.
Sample and instructions how to classify forests of a Crown forest estate and calculate it's income.