Latters patent on granting the nobility to the Collegiate Councilor A. Melnikov. December 17, 1837
Signed Nicholas, below – the Minister of Justice Dmitriy Dashkov` signature. On parchment, 4 sheets. 47 x 33,3 cm Moire flyleaves. Text in artwork geometric ornament made with gold, silver and water colors. Nicholas I monogram in upper part. Alexander Mel`nikov started his army service in 1814. On March 30, 1815 he was awarded the Order of St. Anna of the 3d degree. Provenance: academician Bondarchuk’s collection.