N. Krupskaya


To Lenin’s Sister Maria

Written: 21 September, 1911. Letter sent from Paris to Moscow
Published: First published in Fourth Edition of the Collected Works.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, pages 611-612.
Translated/Edited: George H. Hanna and Robert Daglish.
Transcription/Markup: D. Walters
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September 21

Dear Manyasha,

I have received your two letters dated August 29 and 31. Many thanks.

Today, at long last, we moved back to town, there have been some fine autumn days lately, but today it is cold and raining. Mother has caught cold again recently and coughs a lot.

Volodya is going away for a few days,[See Letter No. 220.—Editor] and has asked me to go with him to the exhibition in Turin but I shall not be able to go, although I should like to make the trip. Still, I have had a good rest this summer and am more attracted to books than to holiday-making.

How is Maria Alexandrovna after her journey? Was she very tired?

When does Anya intend coming to see us? I am already in the mood to go sightseeing in Paris with her ….

Many kisses for all of you, regards to MT. Mother sends regards.


P. S. I will send you a long letter soon. This is only by way of greeting.