V. I.   Lenin



Published: First printed in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya RevolyutsiyaNo. 11. Sent from London to Samara. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, pages 346-347.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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June 7, 1902

Mother dearest,

I have received a letter from Manyasha and am very grateful to her. With regard to an address for the despatch of books, I will try and send it soon. It is a great pity that you still have to be bothered with this burden! Well, we shall put an end to all that soon and you will be rid of all the books.

We are all expecting you, my dear, and I am corresponding with Anyuta regarding her plans—how and where to make arrangements for you to stay. The weather seems to be continuing fine, here and where Anyuta lives.[1] Yelizaveta Vasilyevna writes that she will probably be leaving soon; she does not seem to be very well pleased with her trip (I, incidentally, tried all the time to talk her out of it, showing her that there was no need for her to go and that she would soon be missing us).

I do not write about my health because I am quite well. Nadya, too.

What about Mark and his job? Did he take the position in Tomsk and when is he going there?

Manya’s tale of her boat trip made me very envious.... How I should like to be on the Volga in summer! What a fine time you and Anyuta and I had on the boat in the spring of 1900.[2] If I cannot get to the Volga, the Volga   people must come here. There are some nice places here, too, although of a different kind.

Au revoir, my dear.

Your V. embraces you fondly.

P. S. I received the Gorky and Skitalets books and read them with very great interest. I have read them myself and passed them on to others.


[1] At that time Lenin’s sister was living near Dresden.—Ed.

[2] Lenin recalls his trip to Ufa with his mother and his elder sister in the summer of 1900. From Nizhny Novgorod they travelled by steamer along the rivers Volga, Kama and Belaya, to visit Krupskaya who was finishing her term of exile in Ufa.

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