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Handwritten in French on stationery embossed with the Imperial crown in gold, the letter dated 20 April 1887, the back of the envelope similarly embossed, the envelope addressed in Russian, written to Court Physician Sergey Botkin. Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna (1839-1891) was born Cecilie of Baden but took the name Olga upon her conversion to Russian Orthodoxy and marriage to Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich (1832-1909). She was the mother of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich and mother-in-law to Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna; Alexander Mikhailovich wrote about her extensively in his memoir "Once a Grand Duke." On Court Physician Sergey Botkin, see the note for lot 227.

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Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna: An autographed letter

Estimate $400 - $600Jun 18, 2016
15127 NE 24th Street, Suite 118
Redmond, WA 98052
United States
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