Letter 1a

Date summer 1848
Addressed to Amaliya Litke
Where written Votkinsk
Language French
Autograph Location Saint Petersburg (Russia): National Library of Russia (ф. 834, ед. хр. 2, л. 4)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 40 (dated October 1851)
Notes Formerly numbered Letter 38

Text and Translation

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French text
(original)
English translation
By Alex Guster
Chere Maluchka

Je crois ma chere que vous pouvez déjà comprende l'ecriture de la langue francaise parceque quand vous étiez chez nous vous appreniez tres vite le francais. Saluez à mon chèr Nicolas, la chère Mina, la bonne Katherine et le charmant Jacha aussi à Mademoiselle Abasa et Meta et la fin Votre nourisse Agraféna.

Pierre

I think, my dear, that you can already understand the written French language, because when you were at our home, you learned French very quickly. Say Greetings to my dear Nicolas, dearest Mina [1], the lovely Katherine, and the charming Jacha too. To Miss Abasa and Meta and finally, your nurse, Agraféna.

Pierre

Notes and References

  1. Wilhelmina Vasilyevna Shobert, daughter of Yelizaveta Shobert.