20 May 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDANTS OF GRAND DUCHESS XENIA ALEXANDROVNA
A GROUP OF EPHEMERA RELATED TO GRAND DUKE ALEXANDER MIKHAILOVICH (1866-1933) AND MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCES AND PUBLICATIONS
EUROPE, CIRCA 1900-1930
Comprising two booklets: Pictures From Regimental Life: Pages from the Lost Diary of a Cavalry Officer with a dedication to Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, The Sixth Life Guard Don Cossack Horse Artillery Troop [of his] Imperial Majesty, marking their centennial 1830-1930; memoirs entitled Gatchina in 1909 by Alexei Kurbatovich in Varna, Bulgaria, to mark the 80th birthday of Empress Maria Feodorovna; sheet music for Sverkane Liustr (from the original poem by N. Lvova), music by M. Yakobson; two telegrams and one invoice related to members of the Imperial family; one letter from the vintner of Ai-Todor, the Crimean residence of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich; a typed poem entitled 'Prayer' by Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna in Tobolsk, dated spring, 1918; a black ribbon with 'H.M.S. Lord Nelson'; together with five portrait photographs of the Grand Duke at various stages of his life: a printed card depicting the Grand Duke, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna and Princess Irina, the reverse stamped in Russian 'Levitsky & Son' and inscribed 'Christmas '97'; one postcard; two single portraits, one with inscription on reverse 'Montparnasse/Paris'; one family portrait; one heart shaped photograph of the Grand Duke; one photograph of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna with the Grand Duke; one telegram from the Grand Duke; together with his French driver's license dated 1906 in a leather folding case
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960).
Grand Duke Andrei Alexandrovich (1897-1981).
By descent to the present owner.
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