Lotte Hoffmann-Kuhnt, who published the letters that Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia wrote to her friend Tony Becker in 2009, has published a new book.
It includes correspondence between Dr. Ernst Becker and various members of the British Royal Family and of the Grand-Ducal House of Hesse - about 450 letters in total.
Dr. Ernst Becker (1826-1888) was the editor's great-grandfather. He worked as a tutor to Prince Albert Edward and Prince Alfred and as secretary and librarian to Prince Albert. He was also an enthusiastic photographer.
Later, he worked as a private secretary to Princess Alice and as Geheimer Kabinettsrat in Darmstadt. He was the father of Tony Becker.
Editor: HOFFMANN-KUHNT, Lotte
Title: Dr. Ernst Becker - Briefe aus einem Leben im Dienste von Queen Victoria und ihrer Familie
Publisher: Cardamina Verlag (Plaidt, Germany)
Page count: 630 pageshttp://www.cardamina.net/artikeldetails.php?aid=496&sprache=2