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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Final Chapter => Topic started by: DNAgenie on May 10, 2018, 06:13:30 PM

Title: William Lincoln archive
Post by: DNAgenie on May 10, 2018, 06:13:30 PM
Yesterday I watched an episode of the 2017 BBC program, Antiques Roadshow, in which the final item featured a Romanov family photograph album which had apparently been given to an Englishman, William Lincoln, in Ekaterinburg, by one of the maids to the Romanov family.  She had said to him: "I want you to keep this for me. If I am found with it, I will be shot."

There was also an extensive series of letters written by William Lincoln from Ekaterinburg to his family in England in 1918, during and after the imprisonment of the Romanovs. The AR expert accepted the authenticity of the archive and estimated its value at auction at perhaps 65,000 pounds. He expected a publisher to pay that sort of money for the archive, which had been held in private hands for nearly a hundred years.
Title: Re: William Lincoln archive
Post by: edubs31 on May 10, 2018, 09:55:21 PM
That’s interesting indeed! I’ll have to catch that episode...thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: William Lincoln archive
Post by: TimM on June 06, 2018, 11:15:29 AM
Nice that things like this can still turn up, a century later.
Title: Re: William Lincoln archive
Post by: mhwriter on September 11, 2021, 12:14:29 PM
Is there any other information about William Lincoln while he was in Ekaterinburg? Why was he there? How long? Thanks.
Title: Re: William Lincoln archive
Post by: EmHarms on November 11, 2021, 01:36:55 PM
I wish it would be possible to contact the owner and see if they're willing to allow scans of the photos.
Title: Re: William Lincoln archive
Post by: Andrei Beanov on May 08, 2023, 06:58:22 PM
The video is here :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04zcvpm

Would be interesting to know WHO gave the photos to William Lincoln.....
Title: Re: William Lincoln archive
Post by: Andrei Beanov on May 09, 2023, 09:25:04 PM
I had a quick look through my notes and came up with the following list of *possible females* who *could have* given photos to William Lincoln , feel free to add or correct me.

Tegleva - lived in train in Yekat - married Gilliard , could've taken any photos with her so probably not her.

Tutelberg - Lived in Toblosk house but not in Ipatiev house. Possibilty 1.
      Dont know what happened to her.


Madeleine Zanotti - Senior maid - went to Tobolsk , but not in house , left Russia ?
 Elizabeth Eltser - Junior maid - went to Tobolsk , but not in house , left Russia ?
 Unnamed maid 2 - Junior maid - went to Tobolsk , but not in house , left Russia ?

Buxhoeveden - Lived in train in Yekat , left Russia , took her photos with her.

Narishkin - Elderly & didnt leave TS.

Schneider - Jailed then Shot but could've given her photos to Gilliard ?

Hendrikova - Jailed then Shot but could've given her photos to Gilliard ?

Ersberg - Lived in Toblosk house but not in Ipatiev house. Possibilty 2.
      Died in WW2 in Leningrad.

Demidova - Lived in Ipatiev and shot with everyone else , could've smuggled photos out of house but extremely unlikely.

Vyrubova - not in Ipatiev , escaped to Finland , took her photo albums with her - Now in Yale.

Anna Yakovlevna Utkina - Junior to Tegleva - went to Tobolsk....then unknown ????

Ekaterina Zhivaya - maid to Schneider...............??????

Paulina Kasperovna Mezhants - maid to Hendrikova..............?????

Victorina Vladimirovna Nicholaeva - maid to Hendrikova..............?????

Anna Pavlovna Romanova - unknown junior maid ?????