V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written at the end of August-September, 1917
Published: First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11. Sent from Helsingfors (Helsinki) to Petrograd. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, page 541.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Dear, sweet Mimosa,[1]

I ask you very much to go away for treatment, do not postpone it. You must not miss the chance. When you return it will be easy to arrange a job for you. You absolutely must go.

The Beer plan is an excellent one. Try also to get Schlüter on Chartism (in German);[3] it appeared after Beer and corrected that opportunist. A very good booklet could be written about Beer and Schlüter. Drop me a line in reply.

Party Congresses” is also a good subject (in addition to the minutes, various booklets[2] are needed, I do not even approximately remember which ones). If you do write, send me the draft and we can discuss it.

I embrace you very fondly.

V. Ul.


[1] Mimosa was one of the Party nicknames used by Lenin’s sister Maria Ulyanova.—Ed.

[2] Lenin’s “Report” on the Stockholm Congress is in my possession quite by chance, and nothing else.... Too little!—Lenin

[3] Lenin recommended these books to his sister Maria because she intended writing a book on the British working-class movement.

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