First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 5.
Sent from Shushenskoye to Podolsk.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 192.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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November 1, 1898
The day before yesterday I received your letter of October 14, Mother dearest, and was very glad to get it. Today I have Gleb staying with me; he has come alone for three days. E.E. is still ill, the illness is a serious one, and she will probably have to be sent to St. Petersburg or Moscow, the local doctors are no good.
I am not writing much because I am late for the post— we have been out walking all day. The weather here is excellent—clear, frosty, calm days; there is no snow yet. Regards to all. Did Mark’s health improve in the Crimea? I am expecting a letter soon from Anna. How is Mitya getting on?
Please, send the enclosed letter on to A. P. Sklyarenko ; I have lost his address.
If Anyuta is really thinking of going to St. Petersburg, it would be good if she were to do something about my big composition. I am sending the first two chapters soon (in a week or ten days) direct to Anyuta; I shall at least know what is happening to them. Then I shall write about my plans for this composition.
I have still not received a letter from Manyasha.
 The letter has been lost.—Ed.
 Here and in the next letter The Development of Capitalism in Russia is referred to.—Ed.