Letter 246a

Tchaikovsky Research
Date November or December 1871 [1]
Addressed to Karl Albrecht
Where written Moscow
Language Russian
Autograph Location Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve (a3, No. 3311)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 270 ("1871")
Notes Autograph formerly in Moscow (Russia): Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum

Text and Translation

Russian text
English translation
By Brett Langston

Ради Бога, пришли мне 10 р[ублей] сер[ебром].

П. Чайковский

А также пришли мне немецкий лексикон, он лежал у тебя на органе. На главное, ради Бога, 10 р[ублей] сер[ебром]. Если у тебя нет, то попроси хоть у Мих[аила] Павловича.

П. Чайковский

For God's sake, send me 10 silver rubles.

P. Tchaikovsky

And also send me the German dictionary you had lying on your organ. But above all, for God's sake, 10 silver rubles. If you don't have it, then at least ask Mikhail Pavlovich [2].

P. Tchaikovsky

Notes and References

  1. Dated to 1871 by Karl Albrecht. The staff of Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve have further narrowed the range of possible dates to November or December that year.
  2. The surname or identity of Mikhail Pavlovich has not been established.