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Re: Letter
« Reply #90 on: January 29, 2009, 12:19:08 AM »
Alexei wrote a lot neater in the letter than in his diary! ;D


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Re: Letter
« Reply #91 on: January 29, 2009, 01:42:22 AM »
Aleskei's handwriting from a 1916 letter on the left, and his 1916 diary on the right:


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Re: Letter
« Reply #92 on: January 29, 2009, 03:07:26 AM »
He has a very good penmanship. (",)

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Re: Letter
« Reply #93 on: January 29, 2009, 08:39:49 AM »
He has a very good penmanship. (",)


When he wanted to. ;-)
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Re: Letter
« Reply #94 on: January 29, 2009, 08:41:07 AM »
Probably OTMA wrote in cursive. I am not sure.

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Re: Letter
« Reply #95 on: January 29, 2009, 08:52:42 AM »
Probably OTMA wrote in cursive. I am not sure.

Yes, they did, even as fairly young children.
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Re: Letter
« Reply #96 on: January 29, 2009, 09:13:26 AM »
Olga wrote to friend, Tobolsk, winter 1917/8.:

'We are sawing woods, and it's nice to get out outside. We fixed our sledges and we are already using it.' - found in one newspaper. Anyone has full letter?
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Re: Letter
« Reply #97 on: January 29, 2009, 09:21:53 AM »
I was so amazed looking at a photo were Olga was lifting an axe ready to chop wood. I want to see the whole letter, too.

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Re: Letter
« Reply #98 on: January 29, 2009, 09:42:27 AM »
Olga wrote to friend, Tobolsk, winter 1917/8.:

'We are sawing woods, and it's nice to get out outside. We fixed our sledges and we are already using it.' - found in one newspaper. Anyone has full letter?

Hmm...... i'm almost sure i have seen it... but i maybe i could be wrong because there was one letter where they were saying that they sit in corridor because it was the most warm room in the house and that Anastasia is playing with Alexei ,Tatiana is embroider..... And this one could be wrote the same day.... I have to check...
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Re: Letter
« Reply #99 on: February 07, 2009, 02:29:00 PM »
Which was Olga's last letter?Is this info available
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Re: Letter
« Reply #100 on: February 07, 2009, 03:03:28 PM »
The last letter by Olga I'm aware of was written to Alexandra on 2/15 May 1918.
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Re: Letter
« Reply #101 on: February 07, 2009, 03:12:09 PM »
Ahaaa i think i have seen if i'm not confusing you...Can you post it?
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Re: Letter
« Reply #102 on: February 07, 2009, 03:16:19 PM »
It's in Eugenie de Greece's book about Aleksei, so it's only in French...
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Re: Letter
« Reply #103 on: February 07, 2009, 09:51:42 PM »
I have it!

I'll try a rough translation:

2/15 May, 1918. Tobolsk.

My dear little Mama,

Since your birthday, we had no news of you, I mean, that's why we're waiting for some news of you impatiently. And you, do you not receive our letters? We sent, all in all, two telegrams. I'm writing near the wide open window. Today, the weather is splendid; no wind. The little one is out in the garden. They moved him there in his wheelchair. He also got up and put his clothes on yesterday, but he didn't get out. We also cut some wood, for the bath. Zhillik and Trina had cut it before with the saw. We were on the roof, sleeping under the sun. Yesterday, there was a splendid sunset, and a marvelous evening. It was so luminous, and the sky was filled with stars!. You certainly don't have such a deep silence when the night has arrived...My dearest, how do you live and what are you doing?  I would like so much to be with you! We don't know when we'll leave. My little brother must go in the garden more often and regain more strength, then, I think we will be able to leave. I've sent a card to Kay these days. Today, I got a letter from Trofimov. He salutes you all, and send his regards. He's writing that the little Anatoly, his son, sends his wishes to his "grand-mother". There's a lot of funny couples coming and going in the street, even sometimes on bicycles.

Tell Mashka that I saw N. Dim. and Pimy from afar. We have moved the piano in your lounge, also the couch that was impeding us during Mass. Last night, the fan exploded with a lot of noise, and in our rooms, upstairs, we had no electricity. I hope that, at least, you get our letters. A strange man has just passed, with a red fez on his head. Well, it's time. May the Lord protect you, ma dear Mama, and all of you. I kiss Papa, you and Mashka, I take you in my arms and love you all.

Your Olga.

It's not perfect, but it's the best I can do on such a short notice. :)
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Re: Letter
« Reply #104 on: February 07, 2009, 10:16:37 PM »
Thank you!
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