V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written between August 12 and 23, 1910
Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Sent from Pornic to Copenhagen. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1977], Moscow, Volume 43, pages 251b-252a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive (2005). You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work; as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please credit “Marxists Internet Archive” as your source.

Dear Comrade,

I am very grateful to you for the information and for your kind offer of assistance. If it is not too much trouble, rent me a simple, inexpensive, small room from the 26th.

I shall be in Copenhagen by the morning of the 26th (for the Bureau meeting). I shall try to drop in and see you the same morning (I don’t know when the train comes in, I shall probably go through Hamburg-Korsör). If you go out, leave a letter for me with the landlady (für Herrn Ulianoff). I shall take the room by the week or for a month, depending on what is more customary in Copenhagen.

I shall be in Copenhagen about ten days from August 26, then perhaps I shall go away for a week on personal business[1] and then return to Copenhagen again. Therefore   a cheap room for a month (if you, renting for a longer period, pay 12 kr,, I would probably have to pay about 15–18 kr. for a similar room) would be more convenient. If you have no time, do not bother, I shall be able to find something myself on August 26 or 27, since the Bureau meeting will only take up the morning.

With best regards,


[1] A reference to Lenin’s trip to Stockholm to meet his mother, Maria Ulyanova. He left for Stockholm on September 12 and returned to Copenhagen on September 26, 1910.

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