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192? Figure Figure Princess Catharine Radziwill of Russia American Lecture Tour Directed by The AFFILIATED LYCEUM BUREAUS OF AMERICA THE COIT LYCEUM BUREAU CLEVELAND THE WHITE ENTERTAINMENT BUREAU BOSTON THE COIT NEILSON LYCEUM BUREAU PITTSBURGH THE MUTUAL LYCEUM & CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM CMICAGO THE ALKAHEST LYCEUM & CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM ATLANTA THE DIXIE LYCEUM BUREAU DRLLAS THE ELLISON WHITE LYCEUM BUREAU BOISE THE ELLISON WHITE CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM PORTLAND THE COIT-ALBER CNAUTAUQUA CO. CHCAGO-CLEVELAND Doing the Largest. Safest & Best Lyceum Business in the United States The Most Important Lecture Announcement of the Year THERE has never been a time in the history of the world when the general public has been so much interested in the securing of authoritative knowledge of European conditions as at present, when a cataclysmic war is shaking the foundation of Empires. This being true, we believe that the outstanding lecture announcement of the year is that the Affiliated Lyceum Bureaus of America have, after a year of urging, arranged for a lecture tour in America by the Princess Radziwill of Russia, these lectures to be given during the coming Lyceum season. The Princess Radziwill is an author, linguist and lecturer of wide distinction, with a life history which makes her appearance upon the lecture platform of America at this particular time the most pertinent offering of years. She has lectured in Russia, Germany, England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and France, in each case speaking the language of the country in which she was lecturing. She has written a number of books on many subjects, among them being two volumes of Personal Recollections. Other books are The Royal Marriage Market of Europe Sovereigns and Statesmen of Europe The Austrian Court from Within The Near East from Within Later she published in an English Weekly, the Saturday Journal, an account of a tour she made through Germany in the autumn of last year. A novel called Because It Was Written is to appear in September. There is no question but Princess Radziwill will be very much in demand to speak before Women's Clubs, Colleges, Universities, Business Men's Clubs, and similar organizations, which will result in few engagements being available for regular Lyceum courses. This being true, those committees desiring her should make arrangements early. Princess Radziwill To Appear on American Lyceum THE following brief outline of the life history of Princess Radziwill will give some slight indication of the marvelously interesting story which she has to tell. She was born of a noble Russian family, the daughter of General Count Adam Rzewuski, one of the personal friends of the late Emperor Nicholas I of Russia, and one of the most prominent men of his time. Her mother was Mlle. Anne Daschkoff, whose father was Minister of Justice in Russia from 1831 to 1837, and one of the authors of the present Russian Code of Criminal Law. The Rzewuskis are an old Ukranian family of Cossack origin. They served the Polish Republic, where they held high office and distinction, three of them in succession having been Commander-in-Chief of the Polish armies, and one of them having fallen in battle during the siege of Vienna in 1683. The family is allied with many of the Royal houses of Europe. Queen Marie of France, wife of Louis XV, was a niece of Princess Radziwill's great grandfather. After the third partition of Poland, the Rzewuskis entered the Russian service. Because of the death of her parents, while a child, Princess Radziwill spent her early years in the family of her aunt in Paris, who was Mlle. Balzac, wife of the famous novelist, Honore de Balzac. She had an intimate personal acquaintance with the great literary lights of the era of Napoleon the Third, and has a fund of personal reminiscences of her contact with such men as Victor Hugo and Renan. She is a blood cousin of the Duchess of Hohenberg, who was the wife of the murdered Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria. It will be remembered that it was the murder of the Duchess of Hohenberg and her noble husband, by an assassin, that precipitated the great war upon Europe. She was married to Prince William Radziwill of Germany, who was the grandson of the Princess Louise of Prussia, a niece of Frederick the Great. For nearly twenty years she was a member of the Imperial Court of Berlin, and one of her close personal friends was the Crown Prince Wilhelm, now the Kaiser, the foremost figure in the World War. She lived, so to speak, in the intimacy of the Royal family, and the father and mother of Emperor Wilhelm were close friends of hers. Some of her lectures throw an interesting sidelight upon the character of Germany's leader, as well as upon the Court life of Berlin. Upon the death of her husband, the Princess Radziwill returned to Russia, where she soon became identified in the movement, which was then in its infancy, to bring about a constitutional monarchy in the Russian Empire. Because of this connection, an order was issued for her arrest, and shortly after the outbreak of the present European war, she was compelled to escape to Sweden to avoid arrest and probable imprisonment. She has been living there during the past year, devoting her life to lecturing and to literary pursuits. The Most Interesting Lectures SINCE PRINCESS RADZIWILL has been speaking for many years, and because of her remarkable experiences and her wide connection with families of importance throughout Europe, the following lectures will no doubt be the most interesting delivered in America during the season. Real Conditions in Russia IN THIS lecture Princess Radziwill will give the actual conditions that exist in Russia in an industrial, political, social and economic way. She is a thorough Russian, and believes in the destiny of the Russian people. Her lecture will doubtless be the most authoritative statement to be had during the season concerning Russia and real conditions there. It is worthy of mention that she will give authoritative information concerning the mysterious monk, Gregory Rasputin, about whom so many fantastic stories have been told. The Imperial Russian Family PRINCESS RADZIWILL for a number of years was a member of the Imperial Russian Court at Petrograd, and enjoyed close association with the Royal Russian family. Her father was one of the close personal friends of the late Emperor Nicholas the First, and members of her mother's family for years held high position in the Cabinets of the Russian Government. Experiences at the Imperial Courts of Europe IN THIS lecture Princess Radziwill aims to tell intimate personal experiences that will throw much light upon the ruling houses of Russia, Germany and France, since she has spent time at the Imperial Courts of all three countries. In her girlhood she lived in Paris during the reign of Napoleon the Third. During the first thirteen years of her married life she was a member of the Imperial Court at Berlin, and more recently she has been a member of the Imperial Court at Petrograd. This will prove a most interesting lecture. Russia and the Great War IN THIS lecture Princess Radziwill will state Russia's reasons for entering the great war, what her ambitions are for the future, and why from the Russian viewpoint she was justified in refusing to permit the Central Powers to coerce Serbia, which was the immediate cause of the great conflict, whatever the underlying causes may have been. A lecture from one who is so well versed in all things Russian will prove of intense interest to the American people. Great Personalities that Wear Crowns PRINCESS RADZIWILL will show American audiences that it is a mistake to suppose that the Crowned Heads of Europe are not great people. She has enjoyed a close acquaintance with many of the rulers of European countries and in this lecture her audiences will get a first-hand glimpse behind the Royal scenes. Other Subjects The Balkan Question The Royal Families of Germany Militarism, the Curse of the World What I Saw in Germany in 1915 American Lecture Tour Direction The AFFILIATED LYCEUM BUREAUS OF AMERICA THE COIT LYCEUM BUREAU CLEVELAND THE WHITE ENTERTAINMENT BUREAU BOSTON THE COIT NEILSON LYCEUM BUREAU PITTSBURGH THE MUTUAL LYCEUM & CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM CMICAGO THE ALKAHEST LYCEUM & CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM ATLANTA THE DIXIE LYCEUM BUREAU DRLLAS THE ELLISON WHITE LYCEUM BUREAU BOISE THE ELLISON WHITE CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM PORTLAND THE COIT-ALBER CNAUTAUQUA CO. CHCAGO-CLEVELAND Doing the Largest. Safest & Best Lyceum Business in the United States They will see history in the making, and will get a personal contact with the men and women who are now occupying the center of the stage in the most momentous drama of the world's history. A part of this lecture will be devoted to Emperor Wilhelm, the German Kaiser, and the famous Hohenzollern Family, both branches.
|Title||Princess Catharine Radziwill of Russia|
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|Personal Name Subject||Radziwill, Catharine (Princess)|
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