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Alexander Gerard de Keyserling graduated from Johns Hopkins University.
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Letter to Helmut Count Keyserlingk concerning Estates in Estonia from Waldo Praust.

This text below of a letter to Helmut K, great grandson of Hermann the philosopher . It is is reproduced from an other Keyserlingk website, http://www.keyserlng.de for the benefit of our english speaking cousins.  It is from the director of a project in Estonia which is collecting data on former estates in that country.  You can vist the site at www.mois.ee

Here you will find picutures of some of these estates. Below, Valdo Praust gives an update on these estates in general and in particular on  Reykeull which was owned at one point  by Helmut’s family.

 

 

 

 

Dear Helmut von Keyserling I am Valdo Praust form Estonia and my hobby is collecting information about the old Estonian manors (alte Guten in Estland). Before The First World War there was about 1100 big manors in Estonia. Your grandfather's manor Raikküla (in German Rayküll) was the one of them. Many of them were architectural and cultural sightseeings (including Raikküla). Manors and their german-origined owners (including your family) as local aristocracy (in German:Adel) have played the very important role of Estonian history for past 750 years. It can be said that one of the main reasons that Estonia is (and was) categorized to the Western cultural area was just a german-origined manor owners. Estonia has lied more than 750 years to the border of Western cultural area. Unfortunately the golden manor's era finishes in 1919 when Estonian socialist goverment decided to dispose manors and lands from big land owners (i.e from local aristocracy). Only few german-origined manor owners retained then some small manors and small fields for agrcultural production. In 1939, just before the Soviet occupation, the whole German minority, approximately 10,000 people (including many former manor-owners) left completly to the Germany; in German this process was called 'umsiedlung'. In early 1920 a lot of nationalized manor houses were used as schools, orphanages, cultural houses etc but a lot of luxurious manor houses already began to dilapidate. The dilapidation process took place from early 1920's up to the 1970-80's and unfortunatelly partially still continues... The result is that approximately only 450 of the total of 1100 manor houses are preserved up to this time. Another 650 houses are completely dilapidated, dismantled or in ruins. And from the still  existing 450 approximately an half are in satisfactory order,the other half os in bad order (like Raikküla). Since 1999 I have systematically visited all of the Estonian manors in order to capture in pictures all of valuable history  which still exists in them both in the ones inorder and in the ones in ruins. Up to this time (during two and half years) I have visited almost 900 manors of total 1100 and I have taken more than 2500 photos of buildings and ruins. My website http://www.mois.ee/ is just special website dedicated to the Estonian old manors. It's headline 'Eesti mõisate virtuaalne pildigalerii' (in Estonian) means 'Virtual gallery of Estonian manors' (Virtuelle Gallerie den Guten von Estland). I intend to publish the photos of all the existing 1100 manors to this website. The Estonian word 'mõis' means manor (in German:Gut). In the web address-the specific reason the domain I have, includes word 'mois', not 'mõis'. I.e my manor project's webaddress is htp://www.mois.ee/ and its' email address mois@mois.ee Up to this time I have in my website 211 photos from 72 manors of Harjumaa county (in German:Harrien) online with their description (including Raikküla). Their' photos are scanned and digitized. Unfortunately the scanning, digitizing and web publishing work is now interrupted because of absence of scanner... However, I hope that the interruption is temporary, because I wish to continue the web-publishing of manor photos as these are  important Estonian cultural and historical monuments. I have visited your grandfather's manor Raikküla (Rayküll) 4 times:in 1993, 1996, 1999 and 2000. The photos I published on my website, I took in autumn 1999. The main house (dwelling house) of Raikküla manor was built in 1819-20 using a lot of fragments from an earlier, 18th century dwelling.. At this time, the manor belonged to the Staal family. This Estonian house is one of most outstanding classical-style manor-house. It was built (more accurately:rebuilt) under the directions of the workmaster Oeberg in 1810's. After that the manor belonged to Georg Cancrin (also German-origined) - the minister of finance of the Russian Empire. Somewhere at the middle of the 19th century Raikküla became owned by the Keyserling's (i.e yours) family. (NB In fact, Alexander Keyserling married the daughter of Georg Cancrin, Zenaide Cancrin and she brought Raikuell in to the Keyserling family.) After the early 1920's when the manor was taken away from your familyand became an orphanage. The orphanage functioned up to 1958. In 1958,  a boarding school occupied the house. Up to the early 1960's the manor (i.e the dwelling house) was fortunately kept in quite good order. Somewhen in 1960's (I don't know the exact year) the house was hardly burned. It was not burned down but jass remained almost 20 years unrepaired (without the roof) and was heavily dilapidated and ruined for these reason. After the fire they did not repair the old house for school purposes (it was Soviet era!), but built a new modern 3-storey schoolhouse (for boarding school) just next to the old dwelling house. This school exists in the modern house up to these times. In 1980's all that remained from the old manor dwelling house were the walls, all of interiors and a lot of exterior details had already been lost. In 1980's, the restoration work of Raikküla manor house was begun (it belonged these times still to the state). They built new concrete-panel ceilings and a new roof. But after this the restoration work was unfortunately halted due to lack of funds. Unfortunately, the roof tiles  used there in 1980's were of extremly bad quality (it was typical to the end of the Soviet era!) and they were dilapidated up to the middle of the 1990's. In 1999,  the burned, dilapidated, partialy restored and again dilapidated house with the big park was sold into private hands. At this moment,  I do not know the names of the new owners but I know that they have a plan to restore the house. If you are interested in, I can ask from local authority. About 2 kms to the west from the manor house there is a cemetery of theKeyserling family which was in Soviet times completly abandoned and littered. But in 1990's (after the Soviet occupation) when the old aristocracy manor-owners were again generally accepted as the essential part of our history, the cemetery was partially reconditioned and expurgated. I have been there in 2000 during my numerous manor visits. > Do you speak german? Ich verstehe Deutsch und spreche auch Deutsch wenig, aber leider ist es nicht gut. Ich ziehe es vor, auf Englisch zu schreiben, das besser ist. I hope that the information I presented here was useful for you. Sincerely yours (mit freundlichen Grüßen) Valdo Praust account executive of project 'Virtual gallery of Estonian manors' (Virtuelle Gallerie den Guten von Estland) mois@mois.ee http://www.mois.ee/
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