"Сделай это и ради нее и ради меня": племянница М. Е. Салтыкова Прасковья Николаевна Веревкина
The correspondens of the local Tver historian V.I.Kolosov (1854-1919) remains in holding of several archieves, namely in Kolosov's personal funds at State Archiv of Tver region, in Kolosov"s personal funds at Tver State United Museum and in the funds of Tver Scientific Archival Commission at State Archive of Tver region. The article deals with the typology and contents of the remaining Kolosov"s letters, demonstrating the use of private letters in reconstructing the intellectual biography of the local historian
The two outstanding Russian thinkers of the 20th century, Fedor Avgustovich Stepun (Friedrich Steppuhn) and Boris Petrovich Vysheslavtsev, shared not only many of their philosophic ideas, but the vicissitudes of fate as well. Both completed their studies of philosophy in Germany, both emerged as important figures in the Russian pre-revolutionary thought and both were expelled from the country on board the ill-famous "philosophers' steamboat" in 1922. Once abroad, their lives took different courses, but they never lost view one of another. Either one in a different manner, they both pointed out that 20th century is the time of the triumph of irrationalism which totally overwhelmed and suppressed what had been remaining of the rationalist and positivist 19th century. According to them, it was the irrationalism which became the major cause of all the tragedies they witnessed. The author also publishes Stepun's letters to Vysheslavtsev illustrating their intellectual affinity and mutual interest. In Appendix the reader will find published an hitherto little known text by Stepun on bolshevism.