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Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna (of Oldenburg): Two Autographed Letters and a Telegram. The correspondence all addressed to Court Physician Sergey Botkin, the two handwritten letters in Russian, the telegram also in Russian, the correspondence regarding second medical opinions, congratulations on a work anniversary, and thanking him for his assistance to a female student she had sponsored, 1878-1882. Contained in a blue card folder with a tipped in label identifying the correspondent in pre-revolutionary Russian orthography. Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna (1838-1900) was born as Duchess Alexandra Frederika Wilhelmina of Oldenburg in St Petersburg. She married Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich the Elder and was the mother of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich the Younger. On their marriage and background, see Paul Robinson, Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich: Supreme Commander of the Russian Army, NIU Press, 2014, pp. 7-12. For the Grand Duke's letter to Court Physician about his lover, the ballerina Ekaterina Gavrilovna Chislova, see lot 232. On Court Physician Sergey Botkin, see the note for lot 227.

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Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna: 2 Autographed Letters

Estimate $300 - $500Jun 18, 2016
15127 NE 24th Street, Suite 118
Redmond, WA 98052
United States
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