«Дворянин Великого Новгорода» П.Н. Крекшин и походная канцелярия А.Д. Меншикова
This paper is devoted the history of formation the collection of the documents at Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of History RAS which refers to the Peter the Grate’s time and his closes persons such as A.D. Menshikov, P.P. Shafirove and some others. The important but not very clear role in that process belongs to P.N. Krekshin, the author one of the first biography and history of Petr I. Some specifically methods and approaches of his work as historian are investigates in our research.