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Bobrinsky - Nadejda Polovtsova
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:44:02 AM »
Dear all,

Has anyone detailed information about the life of Nadedja Bobrinskaya (born Polovtsov -27/5/1865)?
Her education, family, relation with her sister Anna Obolensky, friends (Viazemsky eg, Gagarin, other?), situation with her husband Alexei, divorce (1906) and death in Crimea (1920)?
Is there any diary?
I've read a bit on the forum, but eager to learn more.
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Re: Bobrinsky - Nadejda Polovtsova
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 11:45:54 AM »
Have you seen her Russian Wikipedia page? Бобринская, Надежда Александровна

There doesnt seem to be a diary from her, but her father wrote one: А. А. Половцов: Дневник Государственного секретаря. Москва: Центрополиграф, 2005.

Concerning her death her Wikipedia article says:
По прибытии на место заболела и 20 марта 1920 года скончалась. Атаман В. С. Толстов вспоминал: "Графиня Бобринская была не совсем заурядной личностью и славной женщиной. Захворав по приезде в Форт тифом, она об этом никому не сказала, и когда почувствовала приближение смерти, заперлась у себя в комнате. Первые, проникшие в её квартиру после ее смерти, по словам сопровождавшего её кавказца, поживились немалым добром."
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Upon arrival (in Fort Alexander on the east coast of the Caspian Sea) she fell ill and died on the 20th of March 1920. Ataman V. S. Tolstov recalled: "Countess Bobrinskaya was not quite an ordinary person and a nice woman.She fell ill upon arrival in the fort from fever / typhus, but did not tell anyone, and when she felt the approach of death, locked herself in her room. The first one who penetrated into her quarters after her death, according to her accompanying Caucasian, profited considerable good.???"
Берёзы севера мне милы,
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: Ивы и берёзы, 1843 / 1856)