As a student in St. Petersburg, this son of a former serf helped to organize a Literary and Scientific Society as a countermeasure to unrest among others. Shliapkin began his teaching career in Russian literature, and his lectures were widely attended, including by Roerich. From this he developed a path into ancient Slavic manuscripts and paleography. He also taught ad the Military-Juridical Academy, the St. Petersburg Women’s Pedagogical Institute, and contributed to the Pskov Archaeological Museum. A member of the Society of Lovers of Ancient Literature, he traveled and excavated widely under its auspices.
As a student of Kondakov’s at New Russian University, Redin continued the artistic and intellectual trends begun by Buslaev. A specialist in early Christian minatures and mosaics, he was best known for comparative studies of Byzantine and Old Russian iconocraphy. His most famous studies were conducted in Ravenna, the Christian Pompeii. Active in Kharkov city affairs as a public intellectual, he died young of an unnamed illness. His son Nikolai, godson of N. F. Sumtsov, continued his father’s work as the deputy director of the Institute for Ukrainian Culture named for D. I. Bagalei, only to disappear in the Stalinist purges.
The son of an organist in a Uniate church in Belarus, Iulian made that church the focus of his archeological ventures. He played an active role in the Vilna Commission for collection and publication of ancient documents.
Born a serf into a family of icon painters in Mster, Vladimir Province, Golyshev was given as an apprentice to a lithographer, a technique he quickly mastered. Tikhonravov, also of Vladimir, recognized his genius and upon emancipation Golyshev became a member of the statistical commission. A successful commercial publisher who then turned to archeology and the other social sciences with which it was associated, he published a number of lithographic albums, winning a gold medal for his work from the IRAO.