Ref NoD517/BOX/9/Item/83
Former ReferenceD517/BOX/9/Item/83
TitleLetter from Maria [Phipps, née Miller Mundy (1842-1902), wife of diplomat Constantine Phipps], St Petersburg, Russia, to her mother, Jane Mundy [née Hindmarsh].
CreatorMiller Mundy family of Shipley Hall, Heanor
DescriptionRegarding travelling including investiture party for the new ambassador, Lord Vane [George Henry Robert Charles Vane-Tempest, fifth marquess of Londonderry (1821-1884), British Ambassador to Russia from 1867 to 1871]. Reports being seated between Vane and Lord Albert Gower. The investiture went better than she expected “from a knowledge of Lord Vane’s peculiarities, not the least of wh[ich] is a tendency to drink … small but perpetual doses of a liquid called B. V. [a vodka cocktail]”
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