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Correspondence, Diaries, Journals and Her Bible
« on: February 18, 2006, 02:07:20 AM »
Did she burn her diaries in 1917? If she did then where do the records of her dreams come from? If she didn't how come in the records of the Romanovs letters and diariess her diaries are never included? Did she keep more than one diary? Why did she burn some and not others?

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Re: Correspondence, Diaries, Journals and Her Bible
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 08:38:43 AM »
No, Alix's diaries from both 1917 and 1918 survived and have been published. Yale University Press published the 1918 diary in English, and a combined 1917-18 edition was printed in Russian.

Here's a thread about her last diary:
alexandra's 'swastika' diary, Tobolsk 1918
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Re: Correspondence, Diaries, Journals and Her Bible
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2006, 01:43:09 PM »
The only people in the family who burned their diaries in 1917 were Maria and Anastasia.

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Re: Correspondence, Diaries, Journals and Her Bible
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006, 05:23:01 PM »
So the diaries from when she was younger survived but havn't been published?


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Re: Correspondence, Diaries, Journals and Her Bible
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2006, 08:41:15 PM »
I'm pretty sure that's correct. I have a picture or two of her diaries when she was younger but have never seen any publication of them.


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Re: Correspondence, Diaries, Journals and Her Bible
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2006, 01:48:00 AM »
  I think that diaries of AF was not that tidy like Nicholas diaries. AF handwriting was little nervous. :-/

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Re: Correspondence, Diaries, Journals and Her Bible
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2006, 06:33:10 PM »
In one of my books called "Tsar" by Peter Kurth, they have a picture of one of Alexandra's journal, the last page of their journal. I must say, she has beautiful Russian handwriting on graphed paper. They also found Olga's diary as well, which she put dried flowers in it. Alexandra often gave the girls journals as presents, embroidered with her lucky symbol.

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Re: Correspondence, Diaries, Journals and Her Bible
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2006, 08:15:10 PM »
Yes- Tatiana gave the purple diary to Alexandra on Christmas 1917. ;)

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Re: Correspondence, Diaries, Journals and Her Bible
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 02:39:58 PM »
This thread is for anybody to post anything relating to Alexandra's diaries letters and sketchs. Sarushka you can post it here then. I read in another thread that Alix has journals in the Russian and German archives from 1887. Correct?? I have to visit there and see it for myself. ;)
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Re: Correspondence, Diaries, Journals and Her Bible
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2007, 03:52:33 PM »
Her diaries from 1887 and later years are at GARF, Moscow.
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"

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Re: Correspondence, Diaries, Journals and Her Bible
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2007, 08:04:09 AM »


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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2007, 08:06:23 AM »
Diary entry from her engagement day:


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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2007, 08:08:37 AM »
Her last diary (a gift from Tatiana) and its last entry:


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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2007, 08:12:20 AM »
Letter to Queen Victoria, 1882:



An entry from a dance hosted by Sergei & Ella:

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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2007, 08:15:10 AM »
It seems to me that I've seen sketches of brides Alix did as a young woman after seeing her sister's wedding. I can't remember if they were in a book or a documentary. Is anyone else familiar with them?

There are also some drawings of ladies in fancy clothes in Anastasia's Album that Alix made for OTMA. I don't have scans of those, though.
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