The monastery of St. Sergius (or Sergief), a view of which is given above, is situated on the route from St. Petersburg to Peterhoff. This monastery is the most noted place of pilgrimage in the environs of the capital. It has four churches, a mansion for invalids, endowed by the Zouboff family, and a cemetery, which contains the tombs of the most eminent ecclesiastics and martyrs in Russian history.
Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855