Nicholas II, Grand Duchesses Tatiana, Olga, and Anastasia, Tsarevich Alexei and a local child in Tobolsk: 1917.
The last letter from Grand Duchess Tatiana to Valentina Ivanova Chebotareva: May 1/14, 1918-
"How did you spend the [Easter] holidays? They were sad for us, since we were without Father and Mother. You have probably already heard that they were taken away from us. It was so sad to separate ourselves from them. You are sure to understand. Maria went with them and we stayed with my brother, who is sick. Of course we were not told where to and for what purpose they were being taken- neither did they know anything. Almost a week after their departure we learned that they had arrived in Ekaterinburg. We receive letters from them. It is such a joy for us- Mother’s heart is hurting very much as a consequence of the awful road to Tyumen- they had to travel over 200 versts [140 miles] by horses along a horrible road. They spent nights in villages. Now they live in three rooms. Before their windows is a huge fence, so one sees only the top of a church. We are now expecting to leave shortly, as soon as brother fully recovers…"
Nicholas II and his children on the roof of the greenhouse at the Governor’s Mansion in Tobolsk: 1917.
Easter letter written by Grand Duchess Maria to her sister Olga in Tobolsk: Spring, 1918.
If anyone has the time to decipher handwriting/translate it would be much appreciated!
Nicholas II and (I think) Valya Dolgoruky sawing logs in the yard behind the Governor’s House in Tobolsk: 1917.