Ekaterina Nikolaevna Tumanik,

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Institute of History of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



A Letter From Early Childhood: Materials to the V.I. Yakushkin’s Biography


 DOI: 10.31518/2618-9100-2021-1-15

 An epistolary source is published that sheds light on the world of early childhood in a Russian noble family of the first quarter of the 19th century. An ego-document on the history of early childhood is introduced into scientific circulation using the example of the family of the Decembrist I.D. Yakushkin. It provides interesting material about children’s everyday life, early socialization of a child, introducing him to the world of adults, the role of parents at the initial stage of children’s personality development, pedagogical principles of early education in the historical field of this epoch. Analysis of the ego document showed that the child occupied a central place in the life of the family, its everyday life. There was also a perception of the child as a full member of the family team, a serious attitude towards the child’s world and children’s activities from an early age, which contributed to the early development of the personality. The document adds to the general source base of research on childhood history.

Publishing: 28/02/2021

The article has been received by the editor on 15.12.2020

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How to cite: Tumanik E.N. A Letter From Early Childhood: Materials to the V.I. Yakushkin’s Biography // Historical Courier, 2021, No. 1 (15), pp. 174–181. [Available online:] http://istkurier.ru/data/2021/ISTKURIER-2021-1-15.pdf

Links: Issue 1 2021

Keywords: history of early childhood; the nobility; everyday life; education; the Decembrists; V.I. Yakushkin; I. D. Yakushkin; A.V. Yakushkina