By Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii
This can be a translation of 1 of the only a few Russian serfs' memoirs. Savva Purlevskii remembers his existence in Russian serfdom and the lives of his grandparents, mom and dad, and fellow villagers. He describes family members communal lifestyles and the serfs' day-by-day interplay with landlords and gurus. Purlevskii got here from an before everything filthy rich kin that later turned impoverished. Early in his early life, he misplaced his father. Purlevskii didn't have an opportunity to achieve a proper schooling. He lived lower than serfdom until eventually 1831 whilst on the age of 30, he escaped his servitude.
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And we in the village also had hard times. We needed to pay the rent in full and, besides, had to send our best fellows to serve as menials in his house. In one year alone, forty people were taken as musicians, servants and carriage footmen, and then the lord wanted twenty girls. Finally, this careless, happy-go-lucky life got on the lord’s nerves. Suddenly he stopped carousing and displayed an interest in theater. He rented a box at the theater and went there almost every evening. As table companions at his huge dinners there remained only those who also loved theater.
It also included the metalworks in Siberia and the Urals, a linen mill in the village, and the Bol’shaia Yaroslavskaia Manufactura, a famous linen mill in Yaroslavl’. See Metallurgicheskie zavody, and N. Paialin, “Bol’shaia Yaroslavskaia Manufactura v 50–80-kh gogakh XIX veka,” in Istoriia Proletariata SSSR, A. M. Pankratova, editor-in-chief, 5 vols. (20) (Moscow: Sotsekgiz, 1934): 93–106. 3. Peasant betrothal 4. Peasant betrothal MY GRANDFATHER (III) As serfs belonging to the same person who paid a set rent and worked only rarely for the lord and who were therefore not overworked in the estate mills (unlike in earlier times) and living without pressures from outside officials, our predecessors possessed full freedom to develop their own economic life.
They gave me a church edition of the ABC and an ivory pointer. My “master,” as we used to call a teacher in our village, in my father’s presence, took my hand with the pointer, underlined the first line of letters, and named every letter. I repeated after him, and after that spelled out 71 A small mound of earth or stone around the outer wall of a peasant house. ” 56 | A LIFE UNDER RUSSIAN SERFDOM I can see it as though it were today. My dad straightened up, looked at me, and said: “Ah, dear, that’s how you’ve been taught.
A Life Under Russian Serfdom: The Memoirs of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, 1800-68 by Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii