N. Krupskaya


To Lenin’s Mother

Written: 8 June, 1914. Letter sent from Krakow
Published: 1931, First published in Lenin’s Letters to Relatives.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 621-622.
Translated/Edited: George H. Hanna and Robert Daglish.
Transcription/Markup: D. Walters
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Her Excellency Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova,
Samarin’s House, Apt. 3,
Moskovskaya Street, Vologda,

June 8

Dear Maria Alexandrovna,

How are you keeping?

Mother is poorly all the time, her heart troubles her. This year she has frequently suffered from [palpitation],[A corner of the postcard has been torn off and the words in brackets have been filled in by the editor according to the sense—Editor] and because of her ill [ness and] the rain she is in a bad [mood].

[We are] travelling. I have made a [discovery]-Based ow’s disease gets a lot [better] from excursions into the mountains, but in such weather I cannot, of course, go anywhere. By the way, the disease has not made itself very much felt this year. That is all. Again I embrace you.