About Typology, Structure and Functions of Archival Covers of A. G. Dostoevskaya Cover Image

О типологии, структуре и функциях архивных обложек А. Г. Достоевской
About Typology, Structure and Functions of Archival Covers of A. G. Dostoevskaya

Author(s): Oksana Sosnovskaya
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology
Published by: Петрозаводский государственный университет
Keywords: A. G. Dostoevskaya;F. M. Dostoevsky;archive; description ; systematization ;classification; the “F.M. Dostoevsky Memorial Museum”;

Summary/Abstract: Archival (inner) covers composed by A. G. Dostoevskaya to epistolary materials of the writer’s archive is a specific document she used to add to the materials she collected. Generally, this cover represents a double-page folio or an unlabelled envelope. The unique character of these covers lies in the fact that, being composed by the writer’s wife, his beloved person, they become a historical document. The emergence of this document refers to the preparation of the Dostoevsky archive to be consigned to the storage. The article attempts to overview and describe the covers to the letters of F.M. Dostoevsky and his correspondents. The archival covers characterize the principle of Anna Grigorievna Dostoevskaya’s work, a curator and collector of Dostoevsky’s heritage; give comments on some episodes of the writer’s life.

  • Issue Year: 3/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 108-119
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English, Russian