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Dolgorukiĭ, Dmitriĭ Ivanovich kni︠a︡zʹ 1797-1867

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Works: 28 works in 29 publications in 3 languages and 30 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BP320,
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Most widely held works by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ
Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Barcelona, to Washington Irving, 1828 January 27-28 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1828 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dolgorouki's time in Barcelona is not about to end. The king is ill again, and Dolgourouki's stay is becoming more one of politics than pleasure.Irving is apparently getting ready to leave, and he regrets not being able to say good-bye to him in person. But he tells him not to put off his departure because of that. He hopes that Stoffregen [secretary of the Russian embassy] will have the opportunity to travel with Irving and praises him. Mr. D'Oubril [the Russian minister in Madrid] will make all the arrangements to make this possible. He mentions Mme D'Oubril and congratulates Irving on his appearance in the salon of the Duchess of Benavente. Talks about Wilkie, whom he feels will never get the fame he deserves. Speaks of a three-day trip with [Horace de] Viel-Castel, in which they visited the convent of Monserrat. Goes on to rhapsodize about traveling, giving advice to Irving on what to see in Spain, especially Barcelona and Valencia. (dated January 28) Speaking about a visit to Mataró, near Barcelona, then about a concert at the governor of Barcelona's that he attended upon his return. Talks about the relationship between Antoinette [Bolviller] and Constance [Dubois]. One of them apparently replied to a letter to the other in a manner unworthy of her. The king's health is improving
Collection of letters (22) from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov) and (3) from Antoinette Bolviller, Timothée Dehay, and Mr. Gessler, Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga, and various other places, to Washington Irving, between 1828 and 1844 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the Russian diplomat who served in Madrid, London, Rome, and Constantinople. Dolgorouki and Irving were close friends while Irving was in Spain working on his life of Columbus and the Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada, the manuscript of which is in the Morgan Library. The two made a trip to Granada together in May 1829 to visit the Alhambra. Notes from Constance d'Oubril, the wife of the Russian minister in Madrid, are appended to 3 of the letters (3, 14, and 22), and 2 have notes from her daughter Marie, in a childish hand (3, 22)
Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Madrid, to Washington Irving, 1829 March 17 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1829 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Madrid, to Washington Irving, 1829 July 31 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1829 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Madrid, to Washington Irving, 1829 January 23 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1829 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

He saw the Duke of Veraguas and obtained from him the assurance that he would be delighted to give Irving facsimiles of letters of Christopher Columbus and of the signatures of Ferdinand and Isabella that Irving would like for the new edition of his book on Columbus. Since most of the precious documents in the Duke's archives have already been published in the works of [Martín Fernández de] Navarrete, Irving must choose the document that he finds most interesting in itself or relative to his book. As for the portrait of Columbus, Dolgorouki has learned from Navarrete, from de Veraguas and from other Spaniards that the one considered to be the most likely authentic is the one he has enclosed in this letter. It was copied from a book printed in the 17th century that also contains portraits of all the great men living in Columbus's time. Navarrete read to Dolgorouki excerpts that he wrote himself from all the contemporary authors who described Columbus and attempted to prove that all the descriptions coincide perfectly with the engraving Dolgorouki is talking about. The lithograph Dolgorouki has sent with this letter is not very well executed. However, as soon as he has Irving's authorization, he will have an artist make a very good copy of the original. And he himself will supervise its execution. Dolgorouki says that his efforts on the subject of Cervantes have been less successful, for he has found Navarrete to be a highly educated man of letters but one who is as possessive of his education as he is educated. Navarrete has assured him that there is no possibility of procuring new or unpublished documents about Cervantes, and that all the research about him has been already published by him [Navarrete]. However, he gave Dolgorouki his own copy and asked him to give it to Irving. None of the houses where Cervantes lived in Madrid contains any trace of its original state, not even the one where he died. The work by Navarrete that Dolgorouki is sending Irving contains a very good facsimile of Cervantes and the only one that anyone has up to now procured of his handwriting. He apologizes for not being able to meet Irving's requests entirely successfully, but the things he has sent have been taken from the best source that Dolgorouki knows. Navarrete's third volume has not yet appeared. However, it has been printed and is lacking only a preface that Navarrete has not yet had time to write. He will send the work to Irving as soon as it comes out. The History Academy of Madrid is very pleased with Irving's reply to them, and Mr. Navarrete, who proposed Irving, said that it is only right that Irving be part of a group that includes Robertson and Boullerweek[?]
Prans Dālgūrkī( Book )

in Persian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dānistanīhāʼī darbārah-ʼi naqsh-i siyāsī-i rahbarān-i Bahāʼī by Aḥmad A. Murtiẓà( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in Persian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Barcelona, to Washington Irving, 1828 January 14 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1828 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A letter mostly about Barcelona. Dolgorouki says that the countryside is as interesting in itself as it is because of the events of which it has recently been the theater. He says that it is rich and offers no indication of a recent revolution. He says that the society of Barcelona is in a state of total decadence. What a pity that such an industrious, active people of such strong character is condemned to never rise to its true potential and level of good will. He has been to see the archivist of Aragon, who has been in touch with Mr. Navaretis. The archivist has told him that despite many attempts, he has been unable to find anything about Christopher Columbus [about whom Irving completed a biography in 1828]. He sends regards to Mr. [David] Wilkie and talks about the free art school in Barcelona, which has more than 500 students who have few paintings to use as models, except a few from the Spanish school. He says that industry is destroyed in Valencia but still flourishing in Barcelona. American[?] independence has completely ruined Spain. Mentions Madame D'Oubril, Irving's brother, and Antoinette [Bolviller]
Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Madrid, to Washington Irving, 1829 March 20 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1829 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Madrid, to Washington Irving, 1828 March 5 and 11 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1828 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Expressing his sadness at the departure of Irving from Madrid. Wilkie misses him, too, and the other members of their circle. Dolgourouki has convinced Wilkie to do a portrait from life of [Duke Jose de] Palafox, as the main subject of his painting of the Siege of Saragossa (Zaragoza). He has developed a new style of painting, but Dolgourouki doesn't think his compatriots will like it. News of the translation of Irving's latest work in French has appeared in the newspaper. It is being translated by [Auguste-Jean-Baptiste] Defauconpret, who translated works by Sir Walter Scott. The newspaper article said that it was under the orders of the U.S. government that Irving undertook the writing of this work and that Irving had unique access to almost unknown sources entirely at his disposal. Dolgorouki assumes that this is the same article that provoked Irving's response to Gueigniaire[?]. The work will be published in Paris on December 15 [1828]. [The work is probably A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, which was published in 1828.] Irving's effects were sent off that morning, and Dolgorouki specified which were to go to Seville and which to Cadiz. (in Marie's hand) Expressing her regret that Irving has left, since life was gayer when he was there. (in Constance Dubois's hand) Expressing her regret at his departure. She also regrets no longer being able to play music with Seigneur Blondin or playing the game of "moulin" with Ges[s]ler. (in Dolgorouki's hand, dated March 11) He speaks of a painting [by Wilkie] that all of Madrid is wild about. Dolgorouki said that he has included a letter for the head archivist for India in Seville, which he thought would be of use to Irving. He renews the affectionate wishes of all his family. He hopes that the king will be spending the summer in Aranjuez
Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Madrid, to Washington Irving, 1828 August 29 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1828 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dolgorouki is all alone in Madrid. Even Madame d'Oubril no longer comes [she has been ill]. The family is in Lla Granja, in the mountains. He says that Irving is offering him resources of which he cannot take advantage: having no social life or suitable activities has no remedy. Mme Antoinette is not well. The family will be returning to Madrid in September, and he sincerely hopes that Irving will come to see them again there before he leaves Spain. Dolgorouki says that Irving doesn't really seem to like Seville, despite the many interesting things he is doing there. Apparently Irving has written something criticizing the women of Andalusia, and Dolgorouki goes on to write a great deal about the character of the Spaniards, whose culture, he says, is far from that of the rest of Europe. They do better when there are serious problems than in everyday life. He says that most people find that there are many more good things in life besides happiness. He has included a letter from Stoffregen, who regrets leaving Spain and is feeling discouraged. He has learned from Gessler that Irving is going to Cadiz. He asks him to tell him about the last painting by Murillo, which took away all his vital energy, resulting in his death. Dolgorouki is collecting any information he can find about Murillo and would appreciate receiving anything Irving writes about him. Dolgorouki says that he has heard from many prestigious people that Irving's work on Columbus has been very well received in Spain. He has enclosed a short article praising it from a new journal that has just come out in Madrid. He is aware that Irving is working on a second edition. He says that he knows that Irving's work on this is not preventing him from also writing about things from the New World--birds of every color. He hasn't heard a word from Wilkie and will write to him directly in London. Madrano[?] says that he is working on trying to gain membership to the Academy of St. Fernando, but the academy itself is much less well known than Wilkie's talent. There has been no news from the army since the taking of the last fortresses [in Turkey]. The Russians are fighting in Shumla [now in Bulgaria--a battle they will lose] and hope to seize Constantinople. He has sent Irving a book to keep and thanks him for sending him a copy of The Vicar of Wakefield
Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Málaga, to Washington Irving, 1829 May 18-19 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1829 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dānistanīhāʼī darbārah-ʼi naqsh-i siyāsī-i rahbarān-i Bahāʼī( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in Persian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Madrid, to Washington Irving, 1829 March 7 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1829 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Madrid, to Washington Irving, 1828 October 16 and 21 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1828 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Antoinette was pleased to receive Irving's letter with news of his stay in the south of Spain. Her health has improved. The family is no longer worried about her and has returned to tranquil, harmonious domestic life, the same that Irving saw when he was with them. Dolgorouki has a new coworker, the Prince de Lieven, who has arrived from the U.S. via London. He likes the U.S. and says good things about it. He was never as happy as when he lived in that land filled with energy and independence.This reminded Dolgorouki of his conversations with Irving about the U.S. in his garden. It took a great deal of imagination to conceive of the great physical beauty of the U.S. He misses their conversations. He asks if one can ever think well if he is thinking alone. He goes on to talk about life in society. Thanks Irving for news of Wilkie, from whom he has received a letter that confirms what Irving said about him. The king has bought his 4 Spanish paintings and one of a posada. He is even happier with Irving's conviction that his book on Columbus is excellent and has been very well received. He feels that he shares in Irving's literary success, a feeling enhanced by their friendship, and is pleased that he has written a work that will add to people's knowledge. He is waiting patiently for Irving to tell him about his new book, which he mentioned in his letter and which he has already sent to his bookseller in London. He knows what anxiety and apprehension Irving must feel when a new book comes out but is sure that news of his success will arrive even in Spain, at the southwestern extremity of Europe. (dated October 21) Says that he has received news from Paris about an assault on Varna [now in Bulgaria] but does not know the outcome. The Russians are meeting a lot of resistance but have a sovereign with a great deal of perseverance and energy, and the cause they're fighting for is a small one despite what British and French newspapers say. He hasn't heard from Gessler in over two months and doesn't know if he is married, at the expense of his friendships. Dolgorouki is still learning English and translates 2 or 3 pages of Irving's book on Columbus every day
Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Madrid, to Washington Irving, 1829 October 14 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1829 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Madrid, to Washington Irving, 1828 June 10 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1828 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reproaching Irving for not writing to him about what he's doing in Seville, although he knows how busy he is with his research. He says that his plan to go visit Irving has become unfeasible. Stoffregen received from the ministry the order to return immediately to Stuttgart where he has been named chargé d'affaires in the absence of his new boss. Dolgorouki will be replacing Stoffregen, and the son of the Russian ambassador in London will be coming to replace him. Because of all these continual changes, Dolgorouki is distressed at how nothing is lasting, how time changes everything. Too much movement, too much getting used to new things and places. He regrets the departure of Stoffregen, a fine, discreet, and reliable man. His family, however, is a great consolation. Wilkie has left Madrid. He regrets not having seen his paintings that Irving praised. The whole family is busy reading Irving's work on Columbus. Its style is being praised as the greatest production of modern literature. He is sure that the book's reception is giving Irving confidence and courage and is proud to be the friend of someone who has received so much praise. The Vicomte de St-Priest has been named French ambassador to Spain. Miguel is about to proclaim himself absolute monarch [of Portugal]. Civil war is erupting there. He has not had news of the Russo-Turkish war, but it appears that victory will be swift and decisive. Europe is on the verge of great events, but Irving should not worry--he is safe in Seville
Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Madrid, to Washington Irving, 1828 December 29 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1828 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

He was pleased to learn of the new work Irving has sent a part to London and is delighted with the subject matter. Dolgorouki says it suits Irving's genius so well and is sure to have an even greater success than he has already achieved. He says that it was time for someone to write about the Moorish chivalry and Christian perseverance, the places so filled with charm, and the superb character of Ferdinand and Isabella. [The work in question is probably The Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada, which was published in 1829 under a pseudonym.] This highly animated subject, he says, required not just a regular historical presentation but the application of imagination. He says that the success with which Irving has written about Spanish history is well worth the trouble of making the voyage there, and Irving must be inspired by the vitality and forcefulness of Spanish historical figures as compared to pale modern people. He says that while Irving has been occupying himself with dead people in Seville, live people in Madrid have been occupying themselves with him. He has enclosed a certificate of admission to The Royal Academy of History [of Spain], to which he has been unanimously admitted by its members. He knows that a piece of paper or a title is something of little importance, but his is delighted that a high public institution has recognized Irving. He is very happy to have been chosen to send the certificate to Irving. Dolgorouki is making plans for the spring--a return to Russia, where he hasn't been for 7 years. If his request is not accepted, he'll go to see Irving in Seville in February. He has had news from Stoffregen, who is getting along well with his new supervisor in Stuttgart. He misses Spain. He has had no news from Gessler since the day before his wedding and fears that all is not well
Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), place not identified, to Washington Irving, 1829 April 3 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1829 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter from Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorouki (Dolgorukov), Constantinople [i.e. Istanbul], to Washington Irving, 1844 August 12 : by Dmitriĭ Ivanovich Dolgorukiĭ( )

1 edition published in 1844 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorukov diplomaat uit Keizerrijk Rusland (1797-1867)

Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorukov diplomático ruso

Dimitri Ivanovich Dolgorukov Russian diplomat

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Dolgorukiĭ, D. I. (Dmitriĭ Ivanovich), kni︠a︡zʹ, -1867

Dolgorukiĭ, D. I. (Dmitriĭ Ivanovich), kni︠a︡zʹ, d. 1867

Dolgorukov, Dimitri Ivanovich, Prince, 1797-1867

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