The archive collection of letters, photographs, and ephemera, principally formed by Princess Andrew of Russia, Elizabeta Ruffo-Sasso Romanov (1886-1940). She was a daughter of Fabrizio Ruffo, Duke of Sasso-Ruffo and Princess Natalia Alexandrovna Mescherskaya (herself a descendant of a famous family of the Stroganovs). The archive has descended through the family of her daughter (Elisabeth Alexandrovna Friderici) from her first marriage to Major General Alexander Alexandrovitch Friderici (1878–1916). Elizabeta married Prince Andrew of Russia (1897-1981) in 1918. In brief, the collection includes bundles of family letters (some in Russian and French), Sasso-Ruffo or Friderici photograph albums, a Friderici travel journal dated 1873 and later, many 1920s and later photographs including court type portraits, some signed, family groups and occasions, etc. Also copies of journals and publications with writings or articles by Prince or Princess Andrew; notebooks, stories, ephemera, etc.; Photographs of the Regents Park Country Club, founded by the couple in London (it later went bankrupt); few small watercolours by Grand Duchess Xenia of Russia. Elizabeta had three further children with Prince Andrew. The couple lived at Frogmore, Windsor, and afterwards at Hampton Court, where Elizabeta died in 1940. The Prince later remarried and went to live at Provender in Kent.
The archive collection of letters, photographs, and ephemera, principally formed by Princess Andrew