Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Threats against Grand Duke Alexander

October 14, 1929

A police guard was placed outside the suite of Grand Duke Alexander of Russia at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Boston. The Grand Duke has received a telephone threat against his life, and detectives are endeavoring to trace the phone call.
The threat was reported by a maid at the home of Mrs. Curtis Guild, whose late husband was served as Ambassador to Russia. Mrs. Guild is one of the sponsors of a lecture tomorrow night by the Grand Duke. The Grand Duke's lecture will benefit a folk handicraft guild.
The maid reported to the police that a man called the Guild home and "I'm going to kill the Grand Duke."
This is Grand Duke Alexander's second visit to Boston as a paid lecturer.

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