First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11.
Sent from Munich.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 37, pages 308-309.
Translated: The Late George H. Hanna
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Maria Ilyinichna Ulyanova,
December 14, 1900
I have received your letter, Manyasha, in which you repeat the address for the books. Tomorrow I am having the box mended—it has suffered from long journeys and I cannot risk sending it like that—and will then forward it through some carrier’s office. I will send the receipt by registered letter direct to Fedulova and will write to you when it has been sent.
I have had a letter from S.I. and, I think, have informed you of it.
Yesterday I got a letter from Anya. She seems to be thinking of remaining here (abroad, that is) a little longer, but does not know how things are at home and whether you are expecting her very eagerly for Christmas.
Mitya did well to claim the money from the railway. Of course it could not be ignored.
All the best and please give Mother many kisses for me. Regards to Mark and Mitya. Excuse me for the brevity of this letter—it is late already. I will add something tomorrow if I have time. If not, I shall send it as it is.
I have just learned that the box has been mended. I shall, therefore, send it off today (or tomorrow at the latest) and inform you of its despatch only in the unlikely event of there being some delay. I will send the receipt by registered post to the same address. I remember that I sent you the things that interested you on the ninth. Have you received them?
Very best regards to all, to Mother in particular.
 I don’t think it will cost anything—I will send it carriage forward, which must be possible because we received it like that in Moscow.—Lenin
 This refers to S. I. Mickiewicz, who was at that time in exile in Yakutia in connection with the case of the Moscow organisation of the R.S.D.L.P. His correspondence with Lenin has been lost.