Letter 4271

Tchaikovsky Research
Date between 8/20 and 10/22 December 1890 (?)
Addressed to Yekaterina Laroche
Where written Saint Petersburg
Language Russian/English
Autograph Location unknown
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XV-Б (1977), p. 302
Notes Photocopy in Klin (Russia): Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum-Reserve

Text and Translation

The letter was written in English, but phonetically using the Russian alphabet.

Russian/English text
English translation
By Brett Langston
Дир мистрис Кату!

Ай уиль коим ту мэк брикфест (завтрак) ту Ю. Прэлет гив ми битки. Ай уил коим ат 12 о клок.


Dear Mistress Katu!

I will come to make breakfast to you. Pray let give me bitki[1]. I will come at 12 o'clock.


Notes and References

  1. "Bitki" were a type of rissoles or meatballs.