Published: First published in 1929 in the journal Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 11. Sent from Munich. Printed from the original.
Maria Alexandrovna Ulyanova,
Bakhmetyevskaya Street, 25,
October 3, 1900
I have received, Mother dearest, Manyasha’s letter of September 8 which was delayed when forwarded to me from Paris. I was very glad to learn that Mitya’s affairs are being settled, and that he will probably be allowed to enter Yuriev University. It would be fine if he could get everything settled soon! What is happening to Manyasha’s case? She doesn’t write about it. How are you? Are you comfortable? I am now quite well, I got over my influenza long ago and am working more regularly. We are having excellent weather here—and you? I have also received the books from Manyasha (Bulletin officiel), thanks for them. I am expecting the box and money to arrive soon.
I embrace you fondly, my dear, and send regards to all.
 Lenin’s brother Dmitry was at this time under police surveillance in Podolsk, Moscow Gubernia; he was later allowed to enter Yuriev University, from which he graduated in 1901.