Taos, N.M. n.p., 1968-1969. Three letters in the hand of Alexandra Fechin. The first, dated February 5, 1968, thanks her 'Dick" for a planetarium article, then complains about not receiving an earlier letter, thinking there had been trouble between them
The second, to large sheets, speaks of the valuation of her Taos home, then goes on to say:
"There is a new book on the market ... 'Nicholas and Alexandra'--Fall of Imperial Russia. by Robert K. Massie. At first I thought it would be not quite true being written by a foreigner ... But reading it I see more and more how profoundly Mr. Massie studied the subject and how well it is written....I am still reading it. It tears my heart to pieces ... . Most of the personage described in the book surrounded me in my child hood and I cannot rear but a little at a time ... Too many memories!"
In the last letter, dated February 24, 1969, she is recovering from an unnamed shock to her system which has affected her walking.
Fechin was born in Kazan, Russia, in 1896. She married artist Nicholai Fechin. During the Revolution they eked out a living on a plot of land near the Volga. Eventually they came to the US, where Nicholai because the found Tartar artist of Taos. Alexandra meanwhile wrote her autobiography, "March of the Past", publish in 1937 by the Rydell Press in Santa Fe.
In very good condition with the expected folds and in their original envelopes.
. Very good. Item #21063