V. I.   Lenin



To:   G. A. KUKLIN

Written: Written September 14, 1906
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 47. Sent from Kuokkala (Finland) to Geneva. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, page 173.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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A Mr. G. Koukline 15. Rue de Candolle. Genéve.

Dear Comrade,

I am extremely worried about the fate of a certain packet of documents of historical significance.[1] It was among the papers left in your keeping about which the editor of an historical journal spoke to you this summer.

I would be very much obliged to you if you would drop me a line letting me know whether the packet can be located and sent here; where the suitcase or box is and whether the packet can be easily found there.

With Social-Democratic greetings,
V. Ulyanov

Address: St. Petersburg.
Railway Administration, Fontanka, at Obukhov
Bridge. Ivan Nikolayevich Chebotaryov.


[1] A reference to papers that bad belonged to Lenin’s brother, Alexander Ulyanov, among which were photographs taken in prison, shortly before his execution, at the request of his mother, Maria Ulyanova.

The photographs are now in the Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism, C.C., C.P.S.U.

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