« 2017. #6 (138)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 6 (138), 1483—1495


Received 11.11.2017



Sokil Vasyl Vasyliovych, PHD in Philology, professor,

Head of the Department of Folklore Studies

at the Institute of Ethnology

of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Svobody Avenue, 15, Lviv, 79000,Ukraine.

Contacts: Tel. (032) 2970157; e-mail:

 Abstract. There is a collection of letters from cousins on the maternal line of K. Chekhovich and T. Revakovych. K. Chekhovich — bishop of the diocese of Peremysl, was considered to be narodovets was presented. At the time of his reign conscious Ukrainians were appointed at the parish. He made a lot for the development of the Greek­Catholic Church. T. Reva­kovich is one of the founders of the Taras Shevchenko’s Scientific Society in Lviv, an active enlightener, a member of the society of St. Raphael, had a patriotic position. The letters are dealing with important socio­political, religious problems, some private affairs.

 Keywords: correspondence, magazines, narodovtsi, Greek­Catholic Church, Ukrainian language


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