Sophia Andreevna Bobrinskaya (née Shuvalova), 1852


Countess Sofia Andreevna Bobrinskaya (née Shuvalova) & son by Christina Robertson, 1852

Sofia Andreevna Bobrinskaya (1829-1912) and her first born son Aleksei Aleksandrovich Bobrinsky (1852-1927). In total she would have five sons. It is interesting that the boy had a pink cradle instead of blue.

Count Aleksei Aleksandrovich Bobrinsky (31 May 1852, St. Petersburg – 2 September 1927, Grasse) was a Russian historian and nationalist politician. He attended St. Petersburg University and worked in the Chancellery of the Committee of Ministers.

He was elected Marshal of Nobility of St. Petersburg Uezd, 1875-1878. In 1878 he was elected Marshal of Nobility of St. Petersburg Gubernia. He also presided over St. Petersburg Zemstvo assemblies.

For over thirty years Bobrinsky was chairman of the Imperial Archeological Commission; he became vice-chairman of the Academy of Science (1889). He was also head of the Orphanages of the Empress Marie (1893–1896), chairman of the Free Economic Society (1894), a member of the Agricultural Committee in the Ministry of Agriculture, senator (1896), and chairman of the Union of Russian Nobility (1905).

He was elected to the State Duma in 1907, and to the State Council in 1912.

He left Russia after the October Revolution. He lived in France, where he actively campaigned for the monarchist cause.

source: WikiCommons

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