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Memories Kirby, G.E.


The memoirs of a young English woman, describing her experiences as a tutor of two daughters of a Russian artistocrat from 1879 to 1883. She descriibes her travels and experiences with her host family, the Alexeiffs, through Russia and elsewhere in Europe. She documented the lives of the 19th century Russian aristocracy, and touches on historical events and her hosts' reactions to them such as the assassination of Czar Alexander II in March 1881. She concluded here memoir with a brief description of the fate of the Alexieffs during and after the Russian Revolution.

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