First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 180b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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3. I. 1919
I am sending you Bryusov’s letter. Please return it to me with information as to how you settled the question of Surkov’s library.
I hope, nevertheless, you will do everything possible to give Surkov some satisfaction: for example, the right to use it, and so forth.
It appears you should have approached the Library Section of the Extra-Mural Department. I will ask them to take care of you.
With communist greetings,
V. Ulyanov (N. Lenin)
 See Note 147.
 Surkov’s library came under the control of the Rodniki Department of Education on January 10, 1919, some of the books being returned to the original owner. Lists of the books requisitioned or returned to Surkov were sent to Lenin and to the Library Section of the People’s Commissariat for Education on February 3.