N. Krupskaya


To Lenin’s Mother And His Sister Anna

Written: 24 February, 1913. Letter sent from Krakow to Saratov
Published: 1930 in the journal Proletarshaya Revolyfsiya No. 4 Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 615.
Translated/Edited: George H. Hanna and Robert Daglish.
Transcription/Markup: D. Walters
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Dear Maria Alexandrovna and Anya,

Many kisses for the presents, only it is all so luxurious, we are not a bit used to it. Today Volodya invited some friends to share the parcel and to celebrate some brilliant publishing plans that emerged today. He is letting his dreams run away with him, every day a new book … all his old notebooks have been perused, old lists of figures have been unearthed and the cobwebs wiped lovingly from them.

For the time being many kisses from me and from Mother, who is busy about the house.

About the mustard-that wag Volodya inquiring on his own initiative-I know how to make mustard.

We are having winter weather here again.

The photographs were so good it was a pity to give them up. Volodya was particularly pleased with them.

About publishing and so forth, Volodya will probably write himself.[See Letter No. 233.—Editor]