"Аграрную историю надо изучать не по книгам, но ногами": Воспоминания В.М. Лавровского о Е.А. Косминском и их научной командировке в Англию 1925-1926 годов
The authors of this publication present to readers the memoirs of Vladimir M. Lavrovsky, devoted to his scientifc trip to Great Britain in 1925–1926 (with Evgeny A. Kosminsky). This source kept in the personal fund of the scholar in the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS Archive) has never been published before. The preface deals with scholarly biographies of both historians against the background of the creation and development of Soviet historical science in the 1920s –1960s . The authors pay their special attention to the issues related to the ways of solving various research objectives during these offcial trips, to the intercourse of Soviet and British historians at international conferences, seminars, colloquia, as well as to the policy of the Soviet government and scientifc organizations on foreign trips in 1925–1960. The memoirs of V.M. Lavrovsky are especially valuable for the information that usually can’t be found in offcial scientifc reports: personal impressions of visiting English cities (primarily London) and counties, libraries, archives, institutions of science and higher education, and his experience of informal communication with colleagues – professors, young scholars and students, and discussion of the development of Anglo-Soviet scientifc, cultural and diplomatic relations.