Zyryanov, Alexander Nikiforovich( Writer-taught)
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Biography Zyryanov, Alexander Nikiforovich
(1830 - 1884), a native of County Shadrinsk Perm province, long served as a village clerk. Self-taught, trained, even literate, he is in 50-ies. engaged in collecting and recording folk songs and tales Shadrinsk County, part of which came in the second issue of Russian folk tales "Afanasiev (1889), and the first and second volumes of the collection of the Perm 'Smyshlyaeva; in 1860-ies. took up the study of archeology and history of the region, without ceasing to be interested in ethnography and its. The result of these studies were the article: "A few words about the mounds in Shadrinsk County", "Materials for the description Shadrinsk County", "About the city Shadrinsk", "Wedding ceremonies in Shadrinsk County" and many others. etc., placed mostly in the Perm Provincial Gazette. In 1870. Zyryanov, in addition, studied the economic life of Shadrinsk County and wrote an excellent work: "Crafts in Shadrinsk County" (in "Proceedings of the Imperial Free Economic Society, 1876, t. IV), for which was awarded a silver medal from the Society. Of his other works are the most important: "Materials for the history of the settlement of Trans-Ural region (in the Perm Provincial Gazette for 1870, 71 and 76 years.) And the Peasant Movement in Shadrinsk county, in 1843" ( "Old and New Russia", 1879,? 11). In 80-ies. Zyryanov was published several articles on the barrows and hillforts Shadrinsk County and the history of Count Dalmatov (Perm province news "). As a member of the Imperial Geographical Society, he, on his behalf, about 20 years engaged in meteorological observations in his native village, and Mr.. Dalmatovo; their results are printed in "Notes of the Ural Society of Naturalists". V. P-in.