The article under consideration is dedicated to the students’ years of N.N. Tolstoy, the elder brother of L.N. Tolstoy. The novelty of the article is characterized by the fact that the unique archive papers dealing with N.N. Tolstoy and unknown to the general public have been introduced into scientific research for the first time. The materials dated to 1830-1840 found in Central Historical Archive of Moscow are of a special importance due to the fact that that period of the Tolstoys life turned out to be obscure because of the absence of any documentary or epistolary sources. Despite applying only to the life of N.N. Tolstoy they can be viewed as a perfect commentary to L.N. Tolstoy trilogy “Childhood. Adolescence.Youth”. Scientific value of the research before us appears to be the possibility for L. Tolstoy literary researchers to get acquainted with new materials related either to the life of N.N. Tolstoy or literary creation of L. Tolstoy. The documents published have been unknown to the writer’s biographers. Conclusion: the archives contain a lot of mysteries the revelation of which will contribute to the history of Russian literature.

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E V Belousova

The State Memorial and Natural Preserve «Leo Tolstoy museum-estate “Yasnaya Polyana”»

post office Yasnaya Polyana, Schekino district, Tula region, Russia, 301214




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