"All Sincerely yours and with on crutches, E. Shtakenshneyder": E. A. Shtakenshneyder's correspondence with A. G. Dostoevskaya
Authors: Anna V. Indzinskaya
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Elena Andreevna Shtakenshneyder (1836—1897), a hostess of the Literary and Art Salon in Saint Petersburg in the 1870s and early 1880s, kept a diary most of her life and exchanged letters with many famous contemporaries, for example with the Dostoevsky spouses. Friendship between E. A. Shtakenshneyder and the Dostoevsky family was witnessed in her diaries, reminiscences and fourteen letters, among which are those of F. M. Dostoevsky to E. A. Shtakenshneyder (2), E. A. Shtakenshneyder to F. M. Dostoevsky (3), E. A. Shtakenshneyder to A. G. Dostoevskaya (8), A. G. Dostoevskaya to E. A. Shtakenshneyder (1). The correspondence between Е. А. Shtakenshneyder and А. G. Dostoevskaya shows them not only as significant persons for F. M. Dostoevsky but as great workers in maintenance of Russian cultural heritage. Fragments of three letters of Е. А. Shtakenshneyder to А. G. Dostoevskaya were published in "The Literary Heritage", Vol.86 (Moscow, 1973). But their complete correspondence is published for the first time.