(1882-1960) Youngest child of Emperor Alexander III of Russia and younger sister of Emperor Nicholas II.
Autograph letter signed, four page - on two conjoined sheets (both sides), 5,5 x 8,5 inch, Ballerup (Denmark), 16.09.1931 (whilst in exile*), in French - with occasional Russian word thrown in, reply letter to "Siocha" (her former tutor Ferdinand Thormeyer, 1858-1944) - concerning her sister Grand Duchess Xenia and a trip she made with her lover Prince Dolgorouky and Aunt Toria (Princess Victoria) to Wales to see a former Maid of Honour, Miss Violet Vivian, written and signed in blue ink "Olga", attractively mounted (removable) for display with a photograph, shows Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia in a close-up portrait in uniform (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with very mild signs of wear - in nearly very fine condition.
"Mon très cher Siocha,
[...] Xenia ne m`ecrit plus depuis assez longtemps - mais je sais qu`elle devait partir avec avec Toria & le Prince Dalgorouky - pour Wales - visiter une ancienne dame d`honneur de la tante Anix - Miss Violet Vivian. Nous devrons bientôt planter encore du terrain avec des fraise & avec des framboises - fraises au printemps - framboises bientôt. Cela rapporte plus que les céréaux [...]"
"My very dear Siocha,
[...] Xenia hasn't written to me for quite some time - but I know she was to leave with Toria & Prince Dalgorouky - for Wales - to visit a former lady-in-waiting to Aunt Anix - Miss Violet Vivian. We will soon have to plant more land with strawberries & with raspberries - strawberries in the spring - raspberries soon. It pays more than cereals [...]"
* Olga escaped revolutionary Russia with her second husband and their two sons in February 1920.
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