ROMANOV FAMILY: ON THIS DATE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. TATIANA ROMANOV
From the 1915 diary of Tatiana Romanov:
Thursday, 8 January. Had a lesson in the morning. Two went to “Znamenie”, from there to the infirmary. Bandaged Kusov, Veselovsky, Belitsky and Gordinsky. Went to the Big House for appendicitis [surgery]. Handled instruments. Breakfast with Papa, Uncle Boris and Ioann. Mama on the sofa. In the afternoon went with Mama to the infirmary. Went to [see] Anya. Then sat and worked at Nizhegorodtzy’s. Had tea and dinner with Papa and Mama. Had lessons. At 9.16 Olga and I went back to the infirmary. Cleaned the instruments in the dressing room for tomorrow with Nurse Grekova. [She was] awfully sweet. Then sat with Anya for a bit, later with Nizhegorodtzy. They were awfully sweet. Walked around to say goodbye to everyone.