Alix & MinnieArchival Sources

Numerous archival sources were incorporated in researching Alix and Minnie to capture the authenticity and historical scope of their amazing story. The author had the unique opportunity to gain access to many seldom-before-seen detailed records through amenable friendships with the royal families. Now these insights can be shared with our readers in the pages of these books.

  • RA – Royal Archives (Windsor)
  • RA-Denmark (Rigsarkiv), Royal Archives Copenhagen
  • Russian State Historical Archives, Saint Petersburg (RGIA)
  • Russian State Historical Archives, Moscow (RGIA)
  • National Archives, The United Kingdom (King Edward VII Archives)
  • British Records Office (Foreign Office)
  • Victorian Additional Manuscripts (Windsor)
  • Archives des affairs etrangers (France)
  • Secret Vatican Archives (ASV) (now known as the Vatican Apostolic Archives or Papal Archives)
  • Secret Archives of the Secretariat of State of His Holiness
  • Archives of the Royal House of Brandenburg-Prussia
  • Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz/ Prussian Privy State Archives, Berlin
  • Greek Library of Royal Decrees (Library of Parliament, Athens)
  • Secret Archives of the October Revolution (Moscow)
  • Belgian State Archives
  • Hessian State Archives (Hessisches Landesarchiv)
  • Grand Ducal House Archives, Hesse-Darmstadt
  • Ducal House Archives, Coburg
  • Institute of Historical Research (University of London)
  • Kungliga Bibliotheket (Royal Library and National Archives, Sweden)
  • Diplomatic Archives/National Archives of the United States of America
  • Broadlands Archives (Archives of the Battenberg/Mountbatten family)
  • Home Office Archives, London
  • Huis Doorn Archives (Archives of the former kaiser in exile)
  • Österreichisches Staatarchiv/Hof-und Staatsarchiv, Wein (Vienna)
  • Schloss Friedrichshof (Kronberg) Archives
  • Palazzo Ca’ Capello Archives, Venice
  • The British Museum

Private Papers

  • Diary of the Empress Marie
  • Letters of Edward VII to Queen Alexandra (Hutchinson and Co, 1931)
  • Letters of Queen Alexandra to George I of Greece
  • Letters of Empress Marie to George I of Greece
  • Letters of Empress Marie to Tsar Nicholas II
  • Letters of Empress Marie to Queen Alexandra
  • Letters of Queen Alexandra to King Christian IX
  • Letters of Queen Alexandra to Queen Louise
  • Letters of Empress Marie to King Christian IX
  • Letters of Empress Marie to Queen Louise
  • Letters of Queen Victoria to Crown Princess Victoria (1858-1887)
  • Letters of Queen Victoria to Empress Frederick (1887-1901)
  • Letters of Queen Victoria to Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse und bye Rhine (1862-1878)
  • Letters of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitch, Russian State Historical Archives, Moscow and Saint Petersburg
  • Diary of Tsar Nicholas II
  • Diary of the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna
  • Diary of the Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovitch
  • Diary of the Grand Duchess George of Russia
  • Diary of the Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich of Russia
  • The Almanac de Gotha: Genealogy, Volume 1(London, 1998)
  • Houghton Library, Harvard University; Letters of Grand Duke Demitri Pavlovich
  • Viscount Esher papers

Government Files

  • Foreign Office (FO749/13) re: The Estate of the Empress Marie
  • Home Office (HO45/11549/380030) re: Legal Entry of the Empress Marie into England.