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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #60 on: June 26, 2005, 08:32:11 PM »
Thank you, Laura Mabee! You are so nice to post the pics here to us to enjoy them! I didn't know that they saved some of the OTMA's diaries...I thought that they burned all children's diaries. I'm happy I was wrong!

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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #61 on: June 26, 2005, 09:26:58 PM »
I'm glad too!

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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2005, 09:58:30 PM »
Thanks everyone!

Ok, here is what I scanned.
I have two diary pictures for:

Olga:Here is her 1911 Diary and the inside of another of her diary's
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Here is a picture of Maria's Diary from 1916 - and her english book
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Here is Alexei's 1916 diary, with the opening page
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Here is Alix's last diary, with the last entry ever made, on the night of the executions

I'm having trouble located pictures of Tatiana's Diary as well as Anastasia's. I looked twice through Tsar by P. Kurth and coudn't find what was said was there. I did get the picture of Maria's english book from The House of Special Purpose. Unfortunatly, it's not in color.
I'm going to look into all my picture books tomorrow and dig up what I can for diary's. I promise to have more pictures tomorrow! Also, I found a picture of NII's diary on the day of abdication. Would you guys like me to post it? As well, I can caption what it says, since the amazing author got it translated. Yay? or Nay?

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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2005, 10:06:58 PM »
Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!!!

Oh my gosh thank you soooooooooo much. Those diaries are soooooooooo pretty.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Also, do you know what Alix's diary entry said? It's kind of hard to make out. :)

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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2005, 10:15:13 PM »
Yes, it says:

Irina's** 23rd Birthday
11 degrees - TUESDAY

< 3:00pm> Grey morning, later lovely sunshine. Baby has a slight cold. All went well out 1/2 hour in the morning, Olga & I arranged our medicines. Tatiana read Spir.Readings. They went out, Tatiana stayed with me & we read: Bk. of the Pr. Amos and Pr. Obadiah. Tatted. Every morning Command comes to our rooms, at last after a week brought eggs again for Baby.
< 8:00pm > Supper
Suddenly Lyonka Sednyov* was fetched to go & see his Uncle & flew off - wonder whether its true & we shall see the boy back again! Played bezique with Nicholas.
< 10:30pm> To bed. 15 degrees.

*= the kitchen boy
**= Princess Irina Alexsandrova, daughter of Xenia (sister of Nicky) and Sandro (a.k.a Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich)
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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #65 on: June 27, 2005, 07:27:14 PM »
Thank you again, Laura Mabee! The photos are absolutely amazing. And I loved especially the flower...Poor girls. They died so young... :'(

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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #66 on: June 28, 2005, 10:32:05 AM »
Ok, as promised, here is the picture of Nicky's diary the day of abdication. Below is what it says:

February 27th, 1917
"Several days ago disturbances broke out in Petrograd; regretfully they were joined by the troops. It gives a lothesome feeling to be so far and receive scrappy, bad news. I have listened to some reports. In the afternoon I went for a stroll along the road to Orsha. The sun was shining. After dinner I resolved to go to Tsarskoye Selo and at 1 a.m I went to the station. "

Tuesday, February 28th
"I went off to bed at 3:15, having had a long talk with N.I. Ivanov, whom I sent to Petrograd with the troops to re-establish order..."

Wednesday March 1st
"At night we turned back from Malaya Vishera, as it was found that Ljuban & Tosno have been occupied by Rebels"

Thursday March 2nd
"This morning Ruzskiy arrived and he read me the never-ending conversation he had had with Rodzyanko. He believes that the situation in Petrograd is such that the ministry formed by the Duma is allegedly impotent to do whatsoever because they are combated by the soc. dem. party in person of the workers' committee. It is necessary that I abdicate. Ruzskiy has referred this coversation to the Stavka, and Alexeyev to all the Commanders-in-Cheif. About 2:30 everybody's reply arrived. The result is, that in the name of salvation of Russia and to keep forces at the front calm, I have to decide and take this step. I have assented. The Stavka have sent a draft of the manifesto. In the evening Guchkov and Shulgin arrived from Petrograd, with whom I handed the manifesto signed and modified. At 1 a.m. I left Pskov, the recent experience lying heavy on my mind. There is treason, and cowardice and deceit all around."

Here is a picture of Nicky's Diary at the Day of Alexei's birth.
What that says is:
"Weight 4660 gms, length 58 cm, girth of head 38cm, girth of chest 39cm."

July 30th 1904
"An Unforgettable, great day for us on which so clearly the mercy of God has visited us. At 1:15 in the afternoon Alix gave birth to a son who was given the name of Alexei when praying. Everything had happened remarkably soon - for me at least. In the morning, as usual, I visited Moma, then I received a report from Kokovtsov and the artillery officer. Klepikov wounded at Wafangou, and I went to Alix to have lunch. She was already upstairs, and half an hour later this happy event came about. I have no words worthy enough to be able to thank God for the consolation granted by Him in this year of hard trials. Darling Alix felt quite well. Mama came at 2 and sat long by my side before her first meeting with her new grandchild. At five I went to church service together with the children where the whole family gathered. Wrote a mass of telegrams. Misha arrived from the camp; he assures he has applied for 'resignation'..."

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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #67 on: July 06, 2005, 10:27:41 AM »
I hope something on there diaries gets published soon! I would do anything to read them! Where did you see that Georgiy?
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #68 on: July 06, 2005, 11:09:18 AM »
I know that Alexei's diaries were preserved, but does anyone know where they are now? or is there any pictures of them? ???

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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2005, 07:13:08 PM »
I have seen them in various books, for example an English book from Russia called The Imperail Family.

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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #70 on: July 07, 2005, 10:13:20 PM »
I have also seen pictures of Olga's 1911 and 1906 diaries along with the ones Georgiy mentioned.  I have never seen any photos of Tatiana or Anastasia's diaries.
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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #71 on: March 03, 2006, 07:26:01 PM »
Wow, thank you so much for that Laura. I loved reading their diary entries, it gives you a great insight into their lives.
I read in Greg King's biography of Alexandra that she sat in her study and burned photographs and letters while crying. Is this true? If so it's so sad to see that she was forced to burn her most precious possesions.

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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #72 on: March 04, 2006, 05:47:05 AM »
I believe I read that Lilli Dehn encouraged Alix to burn a lot of her papers?

Unfortunately she burned all her letters to and from Queen Victoria  :( which is such a shame. Though i don't quite understand why she felt the need to destroy those ones...but she obviously felt it necessary.

Apparently she re-read each letter before placing it on the fire.
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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #73 on: March 11, 2006, 09:26:14 PM »
Does anyone know of any other correspondence that Alexandra burned in 1917 while still in the Alexander Palace?

Massie says her correspondence with Queen Victoria and Nicholas and Lili Dehn mentions the diaries of Princess Orbeliani.

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Re: Diaries of NAOTMAA
« Reply #74 on: March 13, 2006, 06:34:10 AM »
What about correspondence between her sisters and bother??
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