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Here is a copy of a letter written by Grand Duchess Anastasia to her cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten (Dicky), the son of her mother’s eldest sister Victoria. Dicky was only a year older than Anastasia and a year younger than her sister Maria. The cousins probably only met once, in 1909, when the Imperial Family visited their family in England.
 
Source: The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna by Baroness Buxhoeveden
 
Very cool, right?
 
Here’s the virtual translit, for your records.
 
17 May 1910
 
My darling Dick,
 
I wan to see you. What kind of weather are you having? Are you all alone in London? When shall you see your sisters? I wish you were here so that we could play to gether [sic]. Olga Tatiana and Marie send their love and many kisses to you and all.
 
From your loving
 
Anastasia
 
So sweet! :)


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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #166 on: April 05, 2012, 08:05:36 PM »
I was looking into my "Anastasia's Album" book and saw a picture of GD Anastasia's schoolbook.

Can anyone translate the label on her schoolbook?

It is on page 26.

I would greatly appreciate it.

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The cousins probably only met once, in 1909, when the Imperial Family visited their family in England. ...
Thanks for posting those great letters!. I know they met during the Romanov's long stay in Germany in 1910. ...and at Peterhof at some point as well...this is based on photos of them together.....plus there are photos of Mountbatten's elder brother, George,  with Olga and Marie at Peterhof  in 1915. But Lord Louis might not have been there at that time. It might have been on the 1910 trip when Mountbatten's became determined to marry Maria. He said of her, " you could not imagine anyone being more beautiful"  and always kept her photogragh. 

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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #168 on: April 07, 2012, 12:41:39 AM »
I was looking into my "Anastasia's Album" book and saw a picture of GD Anastasia's schoolbook.

Can anyone translate the label on her schoolbook?

It is on page 26.

I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Condecontessa


Do you mean the blue notebook? the label (the part written by an) is in english :)
If you mean the things labelled in russian on the edges, it's a surname, so i think the one who produces/sells that notebooks, than number which states how many lines for pages and how thick the lines are.
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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #169 on: April 07, 2012, 07:26:24 PM »
Thank you Sunny for the reply. It's amazing to know that the GD's notebooks were storebought and not custom made.  :)

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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #170 on: April 08, 2012, 11:32:06 AM »
Thank you Sunny for the reply. It's amazing to know that the GD's notebooks were storebought and not custom made.  :)

I was amazed too!!!
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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #171 on: April 08, 2012, 01:53:37 PM »
...it could be their tutors supplied them! lol

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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #172 on: April 09, 2012, 01:10:59 PM »
That's a good theory BlessOTMA. Also, knowing the Empress's frugality, she might have sent a maid to a discount store?

However, I thought the imperial children's schooling is budgeted, I don't seem to recall at the moment.

Need to go to the homepage of AP to double-check.  :)

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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #173 on: April 12, 2012, 03:23:24 AM »
What amazed me about Gillard and Gibb was how busy they were elsewhere and for years . I assumed all thier time was taken up tutoring the family. But no, they  had other students in St. Petersburg and were busy in professional associations as well. Gibbs even had a school I believe... It would be a simple matter for him to bring to AP the same notebooks his  other students used . Seems to me the Little Pair's Siberian English work books were store bought as well

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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #174 on: June 27, 2012, 05:13:42 AM »
Found a letter here. I don't know if this is new or not but it's new to me. I hope my memory doesn't fail me. Translation with the help of my invaluable friend, Google Translator.  

From the GD Anastasia Nikolaevna  to V. G. Kapralova
10 August 1917

My Sweet Vera G.,
We arrived here safely. We still live in the steamer as the house is not yet ready. It is raining and damp while I'm writing.  M. (Maria) is sick because of the cold, but now she feels better. Tell your sister and Evg.[eni] Al.[exandrovich] that I bow to them. I hope all of you are fine.  Have a nice day. We kiss you. Don't forget us.
Forgive me for the ink spots (? I don't know how to translate it correctly).
« Last Edit: June 27, 2012, 05:17:14 AM by Grand Princess Shandroise »

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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #175 on: June 27, 2012, 02:13:24 PM »
Found a letter here. I don't know if this is new or not but it's new to me. I hope my memory doesn't fail me. Translation with the help of my invaluable friend, Google Translator. 

From the GD Anastasia Nikolaevna  to V. G. Kapralova
10 August 1917

My Sweet Vera G.,
We arrived here safely. We still live in the steamer as the house is not yet ready. It is raining and damp while I'm writing.  M. (Maria) is sick because of the cold, but now she feels better. Tell your sister and Evg.[eni] Al.[exandrovich] that I bow to them. I hope all of you are fine.  Have a nice day. We kiss you. Don't forget us.
Forgive me for the ink spots (? I don't know how to translate it correctly).

I think "ink spots" if not correct (english is not my mothertongue so i don't know) is understandable. I assume she's meaning there are some stains of ink on the paper.
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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #176 on: June 28, 2012, 04:33:26 AM »
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We kiss you. Don't forget us
wow ....Thank you for this  letter!

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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #177 on: July 02, 2012, 03:19:56 AM »
More Letters : DD

Let's all help each other to translate them all!

I assume she's meaning there are some stains of ink on the paper.
Ahh, now I remember the right word to use for the ink spots — it must be "smudges". LOL, btw, I got that letter from here. The word for мазню when translated by Google is "daub". I thought it was ink spots that time I was translating, but then suddenly I thought of smudges today ^^


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We kiss you. Don't forget us
wow ....Thank you for this  letter!
You're very most welcome! ^^
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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #178 on: July 02, 2012, 12:03:24 PM »
Knowing how busy both you are with school, I can't thank you enough for the translations! I think you  both have quite a talent  for working with the google translation...and Shammie, I love your new banner!

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Re: Anastasia's letters and notes
« Reply #179 on: July 08, 2012, 12:06:58 PM »
I'm going to finish exam and then... diving into russian translation *__*
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