Inventory of the Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a letters received

Finding aid prepared by Lora Soroka
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Title: Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a letters received
Date (inclusive): 1917-1918
Collection Number: 2000C3
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Abstract: Letters by the Grand Duchesses Ol'ga, Tati͡ana, Marii͡a and Anastasii͡a relating to conditions of the Russian imperial family in captivity following the Russian Revolution. Includes English translations. Digital copies also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Zborovskai͡a, Ekaterina Erastovna.
Contributor: Tati͡ana Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1897-1918.
Contributor: Marii͡a Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1899-1918.
Contributor: Anastasii͡a Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1901-1918.
Contributor: Olʹga Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1895-1918.

Access

Box 1 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. Use copies available in Box 2; digital copies also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a letters received, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.

Accruals

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Alternate Forms Available

Digital copies also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

Biographical Note

Friend of the Russian imperial family.

Scope and Content of Collection

Letters by the Grand Duchesses Ol'ga, Tati͡ana, Marii͡a and Anastasii͡a relating to conditions of the Russian imperial family in captivity following the Russian Revolution. Includes English translations.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Romanov, House of.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Letters from Anastasii͡a Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
 

1917 April 12

 

1917 April 30

 

1917 May 20

 

1917 May 30

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Postcard from Tati͡ana Nikolaevna, 1917 June 5

Scope and Contents note

Postcard to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
Rough translation into English: T[sarskoe] S[elo] 1917. 5 July Sweet Katia, one more time, thank you for your letter. Bad weather set in again and it has been raining lately; it is boring for us, but helpful for wheat and other stuff. I always think of you all. You and your Mom are certainly lost without Vitia and Gr[igorii?]. Pass on my regards to them when you write [to them]. I kiss you many times. T[atiana]
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Letter from Marii͡a Nikolaevna, 1917 June 8-9

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Letters from Anastasii͡a Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
 

1917 June 11

 

Postcard, 1917 June 25

Scope and Contents note

Postcard to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo with brief notes added by three other sisters. Includes a photograph depicting grand duchesses Anastasii͡a Nikolaevna, Ol'ga Nikolaevna, Marii͡a Nikolaevna, and Tati͡ana Nikolaevna.
Rough translation into English: 25 June 1917 To A.A. (?)

Hearty thanks for your nice letter that made me so happy. We also remember everything, and we are constantly talking about that time. Our whole day is strictly scheduled, so the time is passing quickly. – Do you remember August 24 on board the "Dneper" and July 11?!… – We go for walks every day, water our kitchen-garden, and usually pour water on ourselves, because it is so hot, and my brother also pumps water on us! –How is your family doing? I am sitting on a window[-sill] and writing to you. – I am going to classes now – not much fun!. But this is the reason why I have to stop writing. I wish you all-all the best. May the Lord be with you. We remember you always. A[nastasiia]

I am sending my most hearty wishes and regards. O[lga]

I remember you and I think of you often. My best regards. M[aria]

I wish you the best, I am sending my hearty regards. T[atiana]
 

1917 June 26

 

1917 July 4

 

1917 July 10

 

1917 July 12

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Letters from Marii͡a Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
 

1917 July 12

 

1917 July 20

Scope and Contents note

Includes a brief note by Grand Duchess Anastasii︠a︡ Nikolaevna.
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Letters from Anastasii͡a Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in Tsarskoe Selo.
 

1917 July 25

 

1917 July 31

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Letters from Anastasii͡a Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
 

Postcard, 1917 August 8

Scope and Contents note

Rough translation into English: 8 August 1917. Tobolsk. Dear Katia! I am writing to you on board the ship. We arrived safely on August 6. We have not moved yet, because the house is not ready for us. A lot of funny things have happened!…Everybody is in good health. The weather is chilly; it is raining now and then. Kind regards to everybody from us. Our letter certainly will not reach you soon. This is sad.

Best wishes. I kiss you warmly.
 

1917 August 15

 

1917 September 20

 

1917 October 8

 

Postcard, 1917 October 15

Scope and Contents note

Rough translation into English: Tobol’sk 15 October. V.E.

We all send our warmest regards and hearty congratulations on your birthday and on your nameday. We think and talk of you constantly. Here [on the picture on the face of the postcard] is the space where we walk. We [often] sit on this balcony; it is very nice. One of the windows that is looking to this side is of Papa’s office. Our windows look to the other side; there is a street there. In general, we live not too badly. The weather is cold these days. There is some snow, but not much. We study every day. We often think of sweet big [… …]. We have just come back from our stroll, and we are sitting all together now. My kind and warm regards to everybody and to Vlad[imir]. I wish you all the best. My warmest regards to you. May the Lord be with you.
 

1917 November 14

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Postcard from Marii͡a Nikolaevna, 1917 November 14

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Postcard to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a with birthday wishes.
Rough translation into English: From the bottom of my heart I send my congratulations to you, dear Katia, and wish you to have life full of all nice and beautiful things. I hope you all are in good health. We are often thinking and talking of you; we had much fun and a nice time together. Olga has not received your letter yet; it probably got stuck somewhere. Poor K.G(?) seems to be having a hard time in Ts[arskoe] S[elo]. I kiss you affectionately. How are you brothers and Iuzin doing? We are missing you. May the Lord be with you, darling. Maria

Tobolsk. 14 November
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Letter from Anastasii͡a Nikolaevna, 1917 November 21

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Letter from Ol'ga Nikolaevna, 1917 November 28

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Letters from Anastasii͡a Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
 

1917 November 28

 

1917 December 5

 

1917 December 10

 

Postcard, 1917 December 14

Scope and Contents note

Christmas card to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a, with Christmas wishes added by three other sisters. 14 December 1917 To A. A[?].
Rough translation into English: "We send you our hearty congratulations on the holidays and New Year. May the Lord give you all the best!… The scenery [on the face of the postcard] presents a view we saw during one of the strolls we made while we were still living on board ship. The weather is very cold but there is not much snow. We often talk about you all!…How are your people doing? We have settled pretty cosy – all four of us together [in one room]. I have to finish [the letter] now. Once again I am sending my best wishes to you. [Anastasia]

I also send my hearty wishes to have all happy things. O[lga]

We study a lot, read [books], go for a walk twice a day. Time is passing very quickly. Thank you for the postcard from N.V. I wish you all the best. T[atiana]

I hope that [your] shoulder does not hurt any more and you feel well. Warm regards. I wish you all the best in the new year. May the Lord protect you. M[aria]
 

1918 January 9-11

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Letter from Tati͡ana Nikolaevna, 1918 January 11

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Letters from Anastasii͡a Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
 

1918 January 19

 

1918 January 19

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Letters from Marii͡a Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
 

1918 January 19

 

1918 January 26

Scope and Contents note

Includes a picture of their room in Tobol'sk.
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Letters from Anastasii͡a Nikolaevna

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Ekaterina Erastovna Zborovskai͡a describing the life of the Imperial family in exile in Tobol'sk.
 

1918 February 7

 

1918 February 22

Box 2

Use copies of above letters