First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11.
Sent from Munich to Podolsk.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, pages 300-301.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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September 19 (N.S.), 1900
Yesterday (no, not yesterday—the 16th) I received your letter of August 23, Mother dearest, and was very glad to get it. I have also received Manyasha’s first letter and her postcard of August 24 saying that another letter with a reminder had come from the carrier’s. I have already sent Manyasha an address which she should pass on to them. I hope she has received it.
It is a great pity that Mitya has been refused admission to the University. It is a hell of a business, having to lose another year! Perhaps it can still be managed with the help of one of those guarantors you mention. Manyasha’s position also seems to be indefinite, doesn’t it?
I got a letter from Anyuta yesterday and hope to see her soon—we do a great deal of walking together. I intend taking the waters again soon and being more regular with the cure. The weather here is good now; the rainy days are over and it looks as if we shall be able to do some good walking. I have plenty of shirts and underclothes and money, Mother dearest, so there is no need to send anything for the time being; I hope I shall not have to write about this in the near future, and I shall try to reckon up in advance when the necessity arises.
I also got a letter from Nadya yesterday; she says they are fixed up quite well, she has heaps of lessons that keep her busy seven hours a day!
I embrace you fondly, Mother dearest, and send my regards to all. I hope you will soon be able to make final arrangements for the winter and will have better accommodation.
There’s one thing I almost forgot to add—on September 17 (that will be the 4th by our calendar) I received Braun’s Archiv that I had left behind. It was done very quickly! A big merci to Manyasha.
 This refers to the carriers through whom Lenin’s books were despatched.