Written: Written in Geneva on October 27 or 28, 1908 (mailed locally)
Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 164.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear A. A.,
Here is Steklov’s letter. Reply to him yourself. I replied that I was agreeable, provided the subjects were changed round—philosophy for me, the peasant question for Bazarov.
All the best,
P.S. Return the letter.
 In October 1908, Y. M. Steklov asked Lenin to write an article “Chernyshevsky and the Peasant Question” for a collection on Chernyshevsky’s life and work. He asked Lenin to inform Bogdanov of his letter. Lenin sent Bogdanov Steklov’s letter with his own note.
The collection was not published.