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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #165 on: November 11, 2011, 03:15:59 PM »
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Can anyone please tell me what colours was the te, epolettes and the hat? I assume the uniform itself was white....
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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #166 on: November 13, 2011, 12:41:46 PM »
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Can anyone please tell me what colours was the te, epolettes and the hat? I assume the uniform itself was white....

Yes, the uniform is white, that's the Preobrazhenskiy Regiment uniform. The epolettes are white with red and gold.

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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #167 on: December 05, 2011, 01:59:04 PM »
GD Georgiy with his brother Mikhail and cousin George of Greece


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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #168 on: December 31, 2011, 12:46:27 PM »
Did GD Georgiy ever meet his nieces Olga or Tatiana?  Or did he ever travel away from the Caucasus after they were born? I'm thinking not, but not sure.
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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #169 on: January 03, 2012, 12:13:10 AM »
I surmise he did not based on his correspondence with Nicholas.

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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #170 on: January 03, 2012, 09:44:49 AM »
I surmise he did not based on his correspondence with Nicholas.
I think you're right, though I believe I've seen a congratulatory telegram from Giorgiy to Nicholas and Alexandra about the birth of one of the girls. Not sure which now.
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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #171 on: March 12, 2012, 03:39:16 PM »
Amanda Micha, For one of your two questions :

Exists something that George has written ?

Grand Duke Georgy Alexandrovich has written his diary.
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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #172 on: November 21, 2012, 02:26:15 PM »
Did George ever get to meet Alix?

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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #173 on: November 21, 2012, 07:27:24 PM »
Good question cebi. He wasn't allowed to return from his estate at Likani in Georgia for either his father's funeral or his brother's wedding on account of his health. I also know that he never met any of Nicholas's children...the last of whom was Marie Nikolaevna who was born less than two months before his death in August of 1899.

I find it hard to believe that he could have seen Alexandra without having seen any of the children, so I would assume there is almost no way the two met in person between Olga's birth (November, 1895) and Georgy's death. That also means there was only about a year window between the marriage of the Imperial couple and the birth of their first child. If he wasn't able to make it home for his father's funeral or their wedding I find it difficult to believe he could have made it home for anything else. Nicholas & Alexandra would have had to visit him but I don't recall reading anything on such a trip in their diaries/letters.

I'm leaning towards 'no'.
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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #174 on: November 22, 2012, 12:16:15 AM »
She met George prior to her marriage. During one visit to St Petersburg in 1888 to visit her sister:

"Afternoons were spent at the fashionable skating-grounds in the Jardin de la Tauride, where Prince Ernest Louis and Princess Alix with the Tsarevich, his brother, the Grand Duke George and the Grand Duchess Xenia skated or tobogganed down the ice-hills, with the younger members of St. Petersburg society. " --From The Last Russian Empress by Sophie Buxhoeveden
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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #175 on: November 22, 2012, 01:20:49 AM »
Did George ever get to meet Alix?

In Livadia, October 1894, when Alexander III was dying. Georgy was there,but he wasn't allowed to go to his fathers' funeral and returned to the Caucasus.

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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #176 on: November 22, 2012, 09:50:18 AM »
Ah, OK. Thanks for clearing that up ladies. Guess I didn't even consider their meeting beforehand but it's pretty obvious they did.

So I guess if one rephrased the question "Did George ever get to meet Alexandra" the answer then would be 'no' :-)

Sad that he never got to meet his nieces. I remember reading a letter back home to Nicholas expressing great regret after Marie was born at having not seen any of the girls yet.
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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #177 on: November 22, 2012, 10:29:09 AM »
Nicholas and George both met Alix for the first time in 1884 when she came to St Petersburg for her sister Ella's wedding. Four days after meeting twelve year old Alix, Nicky records in his diary that they love each other. Along with Xenia and Nicholas and Alix's brother Ernst, George and Alix spent a great deal of time together during this visit.
They met again on the occasions mentioned in the previous posts, but as far as I am aware, they did not see each other again after Nicholas and Alexandra were married. George certainly did not meet any of their daughters.

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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #178 on: November 22, 2012, 10:56:30 AM »
Bear in mind that at that time TB was considered highly infectious and that is one reason why most 'ordinary' sufferers were sent to sanatoria for treatment.

In fact, it's rather more complicated than that. The bacillus spreads quite easily, but a person in good physical health with a strong immune system will develop antibodies without developing 'active TB'. There was quite a lot of TB in earlier generations of my family, and I have the antibodies, but never a sign of actual TB.

My father's much older half-brother (over 20 years between them), got TB in the 1930s and died from it aged 26. One of the concerns was apparently that he was likely to infect my father ands his sister (aged 6 and 4). So not surprising that the rest of the family stayed away from poor Georgi.

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Re: Grand Duke Georgiy Aleksandrovitch (1871-1899) discussion, pictures II
« Reply #179 on: November 22, 2012, 02:01:24 PM »
Bear in mind that at that time TB was considered highly infectious and that is one reason why most 'ordinary' sufferers were sent to sanatoria for treatment.

In fact, it's rather more complicated than that. The bacillus spreads quite easily, but a person in good physical health with a strong immune system will develop antibodies without developing 'active TB'. There was quite a lot of TB in earlier generations of my family, and I have the antibodies, but never a sign of actual TB.

My father's much older half-brother (over 20 years between them), got TB in the 1930s and died from it aged 26. One of the concerns was apparently that he was likely to infect my father ands his sister (aged 6 and 4). So not surprising that the rest of the family stayed away from poor Georgi.

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Indeed. He must have felt alone staying so much time away from his family