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By Anthony Cross

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This attractively-illustrated ebook bargains a special and engaging research into the lives and careers of the British in eighteenth-century Russia and, extra in particular, into the improvement of a colourful British neighborhood in St. Petersburg in the course of the city's first century of lifestyles. in accordance with an incredibly huge use of basic assets from Britain and Russia, the publication concentrates at the British inside numerous fields reminiscent of trade, the military, the scientific career, technological know-how and expertise, and the humanities, and as curious tourists.

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Brigonzi became Master of Ceremonies and the other officers of the Lodge in 17712 were Ivan Golovkin, Senior Steward; Dirk Jäger, Junior Steward; John Cayley, Senior Warden; Samuel Swallow, Junior Warden; François van Zanten, Secretary; Timothy Raikes, Treasurer; Sebastian de Villiers, Orator. The officers, who incidentally were re-elected en bloc in the following year (17723), represent a spread of nationalities four Britons, one Russian, one German, one Dutchman, one Frenchman and one Italian that was characteristic of the Lodge's membership as a whole.

Next page > < previous page page_36 next page > Page 36 long did it exist? Did it perform the same ceremonies as its parent body in Anstruther? Who were the Knights? P. as Chancellor of the Order of the Beggars Bennison in Russia 1773' among the Fitzherbert Papers and a letter from Samuel Bentham to his brother Jeremy in October 1780, where there is a glowing appreciation of Porter's talents and the information that 'He is master of a great flow of language, so as at a kind of private spouting club there is here to be able to attract the attention and astonishment of the company for 2 or 3 hours together on any subject'.

In the < previous page page_25 If you like this book, buy it! next page > < previous page page_26 next page > Page 26 same year, 1784, Fawell was advertising concerts by visiting artists. 54 It is difficult to establish when and precisely where the first English inn was to be found. Stolpianskii discovered a reference as early as 1747 to one run by Antony Walter in the home of Vice-Admiral Golovin by the Kriukov Canal and in the 1770s there was another run by a certain Fraser 'near the Galley Yard'.

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