Author Topic: Did Mathilde Kschessinskaya Send Letters to Alexandra After the 1894 Engagement?  (Read 5462 times)

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Offline tsarsrule

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hi, i heard about these letters Mathilde Kschessinskaya wrote to Alexandra secretly, during the time of her engagement writing to her about Nicky is bad or something, does anyone know anything about this, if it`s true? i can`t find anything in the net about it
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Re: mathilde`s letters to alexandra?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 04:55:33 PM »
i have never heard of these letters.  :o Wow. do you remember where you heard about these letters?

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Re: mathilde`s letters to alexandra?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 05:00:39 PM »
I seem to remember something about that, although can't remember the source. I think that Mathilde wrote a letter (not plural) to Alexandra after she and Nicholas got engaged, with the idea of sabotaging the engagement. I can't remember exactly what she supposed to have written, or much of anything else about it. I have no idea if this really happened, or was imagined by an author with an overactive imagination.... It's possible that it happened.

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007, 11:59:51 AM »
no, i`m not sure, i can`t remember i read it from, i was going to ask (if anyone knew) what was nicholas`s reaction?
but i do remember that he recognized her handwriting and got really cross and that he never recieved her in private again, only in big events, i don`t know if it`s true

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007, 09:25:59 PM »
The biography, Imperial Dancer, Mathilde Kschessinska and the Romanovs by Coryne Hall brings up the letters on page 44.  They were anonymous letters sent to Alix in July, 1894.  THe source is a book I'm not familiar with.  Romanovy, by A.N. Bohanov  Moscow, 2000.  Alix also wrote about her reaction in English in Nicholas' diary. 

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 01:12:40 PM »
Do you know what it said?


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Re: mathilde`s letters to alexandra?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2007, 10:23:46 AM »
I remember I've read somewhere something like that but can't remember the details. If someone knows more about it I'd  like to know what Matilda said in the letters and what Alix answered to Nicky. I'm pretty sure Alix would be very very shocked!
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Re: mathilde`s letters to alexandra?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2009, 05:11:14 PM »
According to Coryne Hall's book on Mathilde which I'm reading for the first time, basically Alexandra wrote in Nicholas's diary in English that Nicholas told her the story of his affair with Mathilde and that Nicholas's confidence in the security of his relationship with Alexandra, despite telling her about his former mistress, touched Alexandra, she just uses the word '' confidence'' but basically she's saying confidence in their relationship, and Alexandra said too  in this diary entry in Nicholas's diary that she hoped she proved herself worthy of Nicholas's confidence. Nicholas knew that he and Alexandra's relationship would withstand Mathilde's letters. But, Coryne Hall says also that Alexandra never looked well on Mathilde again, anyway Mathilde was a very different woman than Alexandra, so it's doubtful if Alexandra would have thought well of her. The source Hall gives for the Mathilde letters is a book called Romanovy by Bokhanov in Russian, never been translated to English. It's described on the Book Finder of the Alexander Palace Time Machine as ''a non political bio of the Romanovs not essential to non Russian speakers''. I would be interested in Bokhanov's source for the letters though, if anyone reads Russian and has the book, or has read it, maybe they can post. I don't read Russian.. I once tried to learn but got afraid of what my grade would be in the class and dropped it a few days in.
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my post is not about a letter between mathilda and alexandra feodorovna.actuallyy, i don`t remember the source but i read about the following incident. it was years after the imperial wedding, mathilda gave birth to vladimir.she was living in her dacha situated on  a hill. once she was told that N2 & AF would be passing her dacha implying that they would be glad to see her so at an appointed time she was standing in front f her house. As N &AF were passing her house she bowed while AF nodded her head