PRINCESS ILEANA OF ROMANIA. 1909-1991.  Archive of material relating to Princess Ileana of Romania, primarily over 70 Letters signed ("Ileana" and "Mother Alexandra"), mostly to Elizabeth (Dodge) Huntington and Polly [Pauline Morgan] Dodge,

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PRINCESS ILEANA OF ROMANIA. 1909-1991.
Archive of material relating to Princess Ileana of Romania, primarily over 70 Letters signed ("Ileana" and "Mother Alexandra"), mostly to Elizabeth (Dodge) Huntington and Polly [Pauline Morgan] Dodge,

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PRINCESS ILEANA OF ROMANIA. 1909-1991.
Archive of material relating to Princess Ileana of Romania, primarily over 70 Letters signed ("Ileana" and "Mother Alexandra"), mostly to Elizabeth (Dodge) Huntington and Polly [Pauline Morgan] Dodge, over 100 pp in all,beginning in Tenha Yuvah, Balcic, in June 8, 1928, and continuing to Ellwood City, PA, in October 8, 1971, now called "Mother Alexandra," various conditions, but very good overall;
WITH: a group of letters and documents relating to her naturalization as an American citizen; two original photographs of her, and one of her boat "Isprava" mounted in a card, gelatin silver prints, roughly 2 x 3 inches; 4 Autograph Letters Signed to Elizabeth from her second husband Stefan, printed flyers for her work as a public speaker in the 1950s; and seven publications related to the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration.

Princess Ileana of Romania met Elizabeth Huntington and her husband George first in 1925 when the couple visited her mother, Queen Marie. Soon, the young Ileana was the head and founder of the Roumania Girl Guides movement overlapped with the international YWCA which Huntington was intimately associated with, and thus was an intimate friendship born. Ileana married Archduke Anton of Austria, but her brother Kin Carol II used the marriage to expel her from the country. She returned to Romania in 1944, after the coup d'etat of Michael I, and lived at Bran Castle, until she was again exiled by the Communist regime in 1947. She arrived in the United States in 1950. In the midst of an unsuccessful second marriage to Dr. Stefan Nikolas Issarescu, Ileana entered the Orthodox Monastery of the Protection of the Mother of God, in Bussy-en-Othe, France. Finally in 1967, having been given the name Mother Alexandra, she returned to the United States to found the first English language Orthodox monastery in North America, Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. The archive covers most of these incredible events throughout her life, and includes Huntington and Dogdge family assistance in obtaining American citizenship in the 50s. A fascinating and extensive window upon a remarkable life.
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PRINCESS ILEANA OF ROMANIA. 1909-1991.  Archive of material relating to Princess Ileana of Romania, primarily over 70 Letters signed ("Ileana" and "Mother Alexandra"), mostly to Elizabeth (Dodge) Huntington and Polly [Pauline Morgan] Dodge,
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