Russian lawyer and senator (b. 1859; d. 1919?), born Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zhedrinsky (Александр Александрович Жедринский).
A graduate of the Aleksandrovsky law school in Saint Petersburg, Zhedrinsky subsequently became the manager of the Senate printing house, a consultant to the Ministry of Justice, and a state senator. Tchaikovsky and his brother Anatoly were friends with Aleksandr Zhedrinsky and his brother Vladimir (1851–1892) during the time that they lived in Saint Petersburg.
Correspondence with Tchaikovsky
5 letters from Tchaikovsky to Aleksandr Zhedrinsky have survived, dating from 1880 to 1884, of which those highlighted in bold have been translated into English on this website:
- Letter 1507 – 2/14 June 1880, from Kamenka
- Letter 1542 – 20 July/1 August 1880, from Simaki
- Letter 1724 – 2/14 April 1881, from Saint Petersburg
- Letter 2035 – 30 May/11 June 1882, from Kamenka
- Letter 2501 – 7/19 June 1884, from Kamenka
One undated letter from Zhedrinsky to the composer is preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive.