ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS: MARIA ROMANOV- 30 SEPTEMBER, 1916.
From the 1916 diary of Maria Romanov:
30 September. Read and wrote. Had breakfast and dinner 4 with Mama on the couch. Walked 4 and passed by the old infirmary, but did not go in, as Soloviev has something along the lines of mumps. Had tea 4 with Mama and Anya. Went to Vsenoshnaya. 4 with Mama stopped by Anya’s where Grigori and the bishops Isidor and Melkhisedek were. Went 4 to the sisters’ infirmary, put together a puzzle with Volodya. Played ruble.
From the upcoming book based on Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna’s diaries and letters!