First published in 1929 in the Journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11.
Sent from London to Samara.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 349.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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September 27, 1902
It is quite a while since I heard from you. I still do not know what sort of journey you had to Samara and how you are fixed up there. I doubt whether Manyasha is still living at the old address but I am writing there since I have no other and expect that the letter will be forwarded to her. Where is Anyuta? What news have you had from Mitya and Mark? What are you thinking of doing for the winter?
Are you well, my dear? Was the journey not too tiring?
Life goes on as usual; the only thing is that we have recently been a little busier. I have now got into a more regular way of life, but try to spend more time in the library.
The weather is extraordinarily fine—our reward for a dreadful summer. Nadya and I have travelled and walked round a great deal of the surrounding country and have found some very nice places. If you are having the same kind of weather you should take advantage of it somewhere in the country, because I expect there is little pleasure to be had from living in Samara itself, even at this time of the year.
I embrace you fondly, my dear, and hope you keep well. Best regards to all from Nadya, Y.V. and me.