Date of Birth: 09/14/1820
In 1842 he began his tireless activity in the literary field. Despite his youth, he immediately took a prominent place in the circle of brothers Kireevskys, Khomyakov, YF Samarin, Ivan and Konstantin Aksakov and first began to conduct a systematic literature views Slavophile school. Convinced that only the Russian people is the true expression of Christian principles of society and state, Valuev is believed that the first steps on the path of liberation from the domination of the West should be to examine the history of the Russian people. With feverish haste he began to collect the hitherto untapped sources of this story, along with his uncles, and three linguistic Khomyakov. In Simbirsk he was rummaging in the nobility and government archives iskalstarinnyh acts in those spiritual, from the merchants, from clerks. The result was the "Simbirsk Collection" (Wiley, 1845). Incidentally there is one bit printed book that Valuev, as an introduction, wrote a study of regionalism, which appeared later on a separate publication and is still one of the best works on the subject. Then take Valuev edition of "Collection of historical and statistical data on Russia and the nations of the same faith and her edinoplemennyh" (Wiley, 1845), which he had originally wanted to call the "Slavic". It was the first experience of serious study of the Slavic world in Russia. Along with translated articles on the history of the Slavs, we find here original articles of Khomyakov, Popov, Granovsky, Snegirev and Soloviev; but the main interest of "Compendium" is the articles of Valuev City German and Slavic of Slavic and Orthodox population in Austria, Christianity in Ireland, and in Abyssinia, and especially in the preface written by Valuev and yavivshemsya fruit of long discussions and meetings with Kireevsky and Khomyakov. This introduction - how to program the entire follow-up Slavophile school; written with youthful enthusiasm, it retains its value and now. Even in 1890, one of the luminaries of the school, wanting to present its outlook, has not found anything better than to lead this preface almost entirely (Article VI Lamansky in "Living Antiquity", 1890 edition II of, str. 218 - 233) . Third literary enterprise was the publication B. "Libraries for Education", what prompted him to familiarity with AP Sontag. This journal published since 1843, with the participation of many professors of Moscow University and other scholars and writers. In the summer of 1843 to recuperate he went abroad. In Paris, in London, he was collecting material for his writings on the Irish church of Abyssinia; from Prague brought a lot of rare books and manuscripts relating to the history of the Czech Republic; England entered into relations with the people sympathize animates his thoughts about the unification of the churches. After returning to Moscow, his illness intensified; he decided to go abroad again, to the south of France, but he died on the way, in Novgorod. - Avg. S. Shevyrev "Biography DA Valuev" (Moscow, 1846, from the "Moscow Gazette"); Barsukov, "Life and works of MP Pogodin".