Article name “I’m Very Happy in the Summer...”: S. F. Platonov’s Correspondence From Valuyki
Authors Mitrofanov V.V. Doctor of History, Associate Professor,
Bibliographic description Mitrofanov V. V. “I’m Very Happy in the Summer...”: S. F. Platonov’s Correspondence From Valuyki // Humanitarian Vector. 2020. Vol. 15, No. 6. PP. 114–122. DOI: 10.21209/1996-7853-2020-15-6-114-122.
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DOI 10.21209/1996-7853-2020-15-6-114-122
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Annotation found reflection in numerous publications. His daily life, his behavior in an informal setting, in the family, during the vacation period are of great interest. Summer vacation of S. F. Platonov in 1909 in the district town of Valuyki continues to arouse interest among researchers. It attracts attention, first of all, by the archaeological excavation that was carried out here. Its results were the subject of analysis by the outstanding archaeologist A. A. Spitsyn, who wrote an article, the manuscript of which has been in the archive for over a hundred years. At the same time, a lot of inaccuracies and mistakes were made in the works of the Voronezh researchers who addressed the topic. An important direction of S. F. Platonov had a correspondence in the summer. While on vacation, S. F. Platonov continued to maintain active ties with his colleagues and institutions. Therefore, the place of rest was chosen taking into account the availability of postal services. Interesting archival materials have been identified that allow us to call new names of those who wrote to Valuyki, to outline the geography of sending letters. Among them are the chairman of the Tver province scientific archival commission I. A. Ivanov (Tver), Chairman of the Novgorod Society of Antiquity Lovers M. V. Muravyov (Novgorod), employee of the Archaeographic Commission V. V. Maikov (St. Petersburg), teachers of the Women’s Pedagogical Institute V. Volkovich and Z. Capital (Geneva). Most of the letters by S. F. Platonov from Valueki have been published, but they continue to come to light. One unfinished letter is published in the article. The letter allows us to concretize some little-known facts about the stay of the Platonov’s family in the district town of the Voronezh province.
Key words S. F. Platonov, Valuyki, historiography, archival materials, archaeological excavation, correspondence
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