Avdotya Bakhireva

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Governess to Anatoly and Modest Tchaikovsky during the 1850s (d. 1880), born Avdotya Yakovlevna Bakhireva (Авдотъя Яковлевна Бахирева).

In later years she remained in contact with the Tchaikovsky family, who provided her with material support.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Avdotya Bakhireva has survived, dating from 1870 and has been translated into English on this website:

10 letters from Avdotya Bakhireva, dating from around 1868 to 1871, are preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive.