V. I.   Lenin



Published: First published in 1930 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 1. Sent from Geneva to St. Petersburg. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 382.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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March 10, 1908

Dear Anyuta,

I have received your letter of February 21. It really is terrible that you should have got hold of a damp apartment and are all so ill. And what a misfortune for Manyasha to get typhus! Lidiya Mikhailovna writes every day and says that her temperature is not very high. I am afraid, however, of taking comfort from this news—there are grave forms of typhus that are not accompanied by high temperatures.

How is Mother keeping now? If you have no time to write, ask L. Mikh., since she is the one who writes, to add a couple of lines.

Mark was actually wrong to leave such a large sum out of his resettlement allowance, because my publisher now pays me enough.[1] It goes without saying that you absolutely must spend that money to make things easier for Manyasha and Mother or to help them get away to a better place. Could they not come here?

I have sent Manyasha a book to translate (a German novel). Did she get it (from Leipzig[2])? I also wrote to her about a book by Anatole France (La vie de Jeanne d’Arc) and one by Sinclair (Alexinsky suggests they be translated).

All the best and please give Mother many kisses. Nadya has gone away on business but asks me to send you her regards.

Vl. Ulyanov


[1] This apparently concerns the fees for the second, enlarged edition of The Development of Capitalism in Russia issued in 1908 by Pallada Publishers in St. Petersburg.

[2] Lenin was in Leipzig in early January 1908, while on his way from Sweden to Geneva.

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