Written: Written prior to November 9, 1915
Published: First published in 1929 in Lenin Miscellany XI. Sent from Berne to Geneva. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, page 498a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear V. K.,
I am sending you the proof-sheets.
Will Olga please answer my postcard of yesterday in greatest possible detail.
Do me a favour—get to know (from Stepko or Mikha, etc.) the name of “Koba” (Joseph J.....?? we have forgotten). Very important!!
Would you buy me (out of C.O. expenses) Romain Rolland’s pamphlet: Au dessus de la m&ehat;lée?
Or is it unobtainable in Geneva?
All the very best,
Thanks for the Appeal to Reason you have sent me!!
Send it more often!
 Appeal to Reason—newspaper of the American socialists, founded in Girard, Kansas, in 1895; was not connected officially with the Socialist Party of America, but propagated socialist ideas and enjoyed great popularity among the workers. Eugene Debs, the American socialist, wrote for the paper.