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« Reply #105 on: November 13, 2014, 08:13:42 PM »


Alexandra Pavlovna lying in state--in color this time!  Her confessor, Father Andrei Samborsky stands at her feet.



Alexandra Pavlovna and her husband, Archduke Joseph.
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« Reply #106 on: March 28, 2015, 01:45:23 PM »


Miniature of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna.  From vk.com group ДОМ РОМАНОВЫХ.

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« Reply #108 on: August 28, 2016, 04:30:54 AM »
Letter to the Archduke Joseph to his brother, the Emperor Franz, after the engagement with the Grand Duchess Alexandra: "I can not adequately thank Your Majesty's grace, has prompted her to choose for me life's companion, and I am sure that this marriage is for life will provide me a happy family life".

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« Reply #109 on: August 29, 2016, 12:12:26 PM »
Letter to the Archduke Joseph to his brother, the Emperor Franz, after the engagement with the Grand Duchess Alexandra: "I can not adequately thank Your Majesty's grace, has prompted her to choose for me life's companion, and I am sure that this marriage is for life will provide me a happy family life".


How sad.  It seems like Joseph and Alexandra were genuinely attached to each other even though theirs was an arranged marriage.  I don't remember where I read it, but after Alexandra's death, Joseph wrote a letter that said something to the effect of "I had an irreparable misfortune on losing my wife... my happiness is all vanished." 

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« Reply #110 on: August 30, 2016, 09:48:12 AM »
This letter Joseph wrote to father Alexandra, Emperor Paul: "I had the irreparable misfortune of losing my wife... She's gone, and with it disappeared all my happiness. Your Majesty, I was obliged to my family joys and memories of them indelible in me. Take a look to pity on your unhappy son, and do not refuse him mercy - allow him to continue to call you father. "

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« Reply #111 on: September 06, 2016, 07:45:00 PM »
That's the letter I was thinking of--thank you, Alexandrina-Sofia!

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Alexandra Pavlovna with her sister, Elena.


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Alexandra Pavlovna with her mother and sister, Elena.
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« Reply #112 on: September 18, 2016, 09:56:34 AM »
Alexandra Pavlovna was popular among Hungarians, loved for its immediacy and charity, and the Hungarian nobility looked at it as a defender of the country from the snares of Vienna. With the arrival of a young couple in Hungary in February 1800, they waited in Buda Pest large delegation, which expressed spouses honor on behalf of the country's population. Alexandra Pavlovna always been a generous and distributed large alms during a visit to the Hungarian villages. The young couple and enlivened the cultural life of Hungary. In the newspaper "Magyar Kurir" on March 4, 1800 reported that "yesterday here (from Vienna) went to a famous musician, the Doctor andDirector Haydn, who, by order of Her Highness the duke Palatine will lead the singing and instrumentalthe performance of his own music, known as "Creation of the World." Incidentally, the first after the Vienna performance of this oratorio took place in Buda March 8, 1800. May 13 ofthe same year in Buda "played music" and Beethoven. Alexandra Pavlovna owned a considerable role in the fact that the court began againexecuted Hungarian songs and dances, for example, during one of the balls in the Count Tivadar BatthyŠny garden, on the initiative of Alexandra, were fed Hungarian singers and Hungarian dishes.

Elizabeth Bodnar "Hungarian-Russian ties in the XIX century: Palatine Joseph and Alexandra Pavlovna".

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« Reply #115 on: October 23, 2016, 12:31:10 PM »
Letter from the Palatine Joseph Emperor Paul.

 Vienna. March 20, 1801.

Most Gracious Sovereign! It hurts me to renew the parent heart of your Majesty's recollection of the sad loss of my wife; but neither my hand nor heart dare not be so, if I had not demanded my duty to appeal to your Majesty for orders on the two subjects on which I was to do anything without your solutions. The first of them concerns the place of burial of the deceased. I had prepared a place in the crypt of the Capuchin Church in Buda, where already rested my poor baby. Meanwhile, this court, apparently intends to transfer the body to the imperial family crypt in Vienna; finally, the confessor of the deceased does not agree to carry out the burial in the catholic church. Therefore I humbly beg Your Majesty to declare me your orders on this account. The body of the deceased in peace as long as a small country house near Buda, presented me to his wife when she was alive. The second item concerns orders inherited it. She left behind a piece of wills, painted her hand and wills draft drawn up by its instructions to my chief chamberlain. I urge Your Majesty graciously inform me whether to bring you these papers, or how to dispose of the inheritance? Not recognizing now more sacred duty, as a consideration is the will of your Majesty, I beg you to believe that in spite of the terrible loss of my own, I never cease to be grateful to you, and in the short happiness, how do you I have presented and referred to your Imperial Majesty's obedient servant and son, Joseph, Palatine.

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« Reply #116 on: October 23, 2016, 01:21:34 PM »