Par Dona Rodrigue le 15 Novembre 2014 à 22:45
A letter addressed to Alexandra
written by a 20 year-old Nicholas.
2 April, 1889.
Let’s get a digital translation, yes? :)
Gatchina|Dearest Alix|185 (What?)
April 2, 1889
Thank you so muchfor your dear little letter,
which was such an agreeable surprise to me.
I just returned from town yesterday in the night,
when it came.
We also saw “Liegfried” with Ella[.]
I like it so awfully of the goat the whole time.
Please tell Eriny[sic] I shot my first bear today!
I am sure you have heard from ??
friend the old Count Cleyden(?) lately?
With much love ever your loving Nicky.
I love reading Romanov letters…just letters in general really.
I wish people still wrote them :/
Par Dona Rodrigue le 29 Mars 2013 à 16:15
Rare A.L.S., Aleksandra, four pages, 8vo, Tsarskoe Selo (St. Petersburg), 6th/19th February 1914, to ‘Dearest Mary’, in English.
Alix apologises for not having replied to her correspondent earlier about the bas-reliefs and returns a catalogue (no longer present), remarking ‘the models are charming & I have traced the two table ones & shall order them to be made in Crimean stone - terracotta would be ugly there - & there is an Italian (or Greek) not far from Yalta who can make such things & it will come cheeper (sic)’ The Empress continues to comment on the warm weather they have been experiencing although adds that she has been unwell since a christening, but is now recovered and planning to attend two weddings, one as ‘Mere d’Honneur of young Voronov (of the Shteinbergs) the bride is a sweet young Olga Kleinmichael the children & I like…’ VG
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