The Nakashidze Family archive is valuable for understanding the dynamics of the mass influx of Russian immigrants to the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey during the turn of the century. The photographs, letters and financial statements provide clues for understanding why the family emigrated from Russia as well as shedding a light on the social relations of the family members, both within Turkey and abroad. Most of the documents and letters in this archive are in English, with several in Russian, French and Greek.