Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of, 1853-1920

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Maria Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born October 17, 1853, in the Alexander Palace, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire. She was the daughter of Emperor Alexander II and Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. In August 1867, while the Imperial family was at Livadia Palace Mark Twain met Maria Alexandrovna and her parents. The American writer described her as "blue-eyed, unassuming, and pretty". Maria Alexandrovna married Prince Alfred, son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of the United Kingdom at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace on January 23, 1874. She died October 24, 1920 in Zürich, Switzerland.
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referencedIn Vol. CCCXC (ff. 357). Apr.-June 1882.includes:f. 1 Duleep Singh, Maharajah of Lahore; GCSI: Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1881-1889.f. 3 George Arthur Hastings Forbes, 7th Earl of Granard: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1869-1885.f. 5 Matth... British Library
referencedIn Judson, William V. (William Voorhees), 1865-1923. William Voorhees Judson papers, 1888-1947. Newberry Library
referencedIn Marie-Amélie, Queen, consort of Louis-Philippe, King of the French, 1782-1866. Collection of letters of Marie-Amélie, 1802-1850 (bulk: 1802-1818) Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Letter book; 1872-76. Press copies.ff. i + 153. 270 x 215mm.includes:f. 13v Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: C. Wendland, horn player: Copy of a letter to C. Wendland from Stanley Lucas: 1872.f. 14v Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philha..., 1872-1876 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXCIX (ff. 351). 6 Nov.-Dec. 1883.includes:ff. 1, 33 Benjamin Morgan Cowie, Dean of Exeter (1883): Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1872-1884.ff. 3, 28 James Fraser, Bishop of Manchester: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1857-1885.ff. 6, 2... British Library
referencedIn SCOTT PAPERS. Vol. XIV (ff. 285). 1. ff. 1-130b. Letters to his wife, as above; 1889-1892, n.d. 2. ff. 131-217. Letters to Lady Scott from various correspondents, including foreign royalty; 1886-1912, n.d. 3. ff. 218-285b. Family letters, mostly from..., 1861-1912 British Library
referencedIn Royal correspondence; 1821-1976.ff. 227.Arranged in the following order: letters written on behalf of:—1. ff. 1-158. Sovereigns: Prince Leopold, later Leopold I of Belgium, Queen Adelaide, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, G..., 1821-1976 British Library
creatorOf Alexandrovna, Maria, 1854-. Maria Alexandrovna correspondence, [ca. 1864-1904]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn A. ROYAL CORRESPONDENCE.DILKE PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 166). Correspondence with Sovereigns (and their Private Secretaries) and with members of the Royal Family and of foreign Royal Families; 1869-1914; viz:-(1) Correspondence with the Private Secretarie..., 1869-1914 British Library
referencedIn MARY GLADSTONE PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 146). (1) Letters from George V and Queen Mary, as Duke and Duchess of York, to Mr and Mrs W. E. Gladstone; 1894 -1898. ff. 1-9b. (2) Three letters on behalf of George V to Mary, daughter of W. E. Gladstone, and wi..., 1828-1922 British Library
creatorOf SCOTT PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 158). Correspondence of Scott and his family with the Royal Family, foreign royalty and nobility, and their officials; 1879-1918, n.d. Partly French and German. 1. ff. 1-74b. Correspondence with Maj.-Gen. Sir Henry Frederick..., 1878-1918 British Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Zürich ZH CH
Saint Petersburg 66 RU


Birth 1853-10-17

Death 1920-10-24





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