Letter 44

Date 25 December 1851/6 January 1852
Addressed to Aleksandra Tchaikovskaya and Ilya Tchaikovsky
Where written Saint Petersburg
Language Russian
Autograph Location Saint Petersburg (Russia): National Library of Russia (ф. 834, ед. хр. 33, л. 65-66)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том V (1959), p. 45
Notes Postscript to a letter from Nikolay Tchaikovsky

Text and Translation

Russian text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
Милый Папочка и Мамушинька!

Николинька обшися написав что Платон Алексеевич купил мне стихотворения: а

Сюрприз
или
Альманах для детей
Dear Papochka and Mamushinka!

Nikolinka made a mistake when he said that Platon Alekseyevich [1] bought me a poem: it was

Surprise
or
An almanaac for children [2]

Notes and References

  1. Platon Alekseyevich Vakar (1826-1899) was the guardian of young Pyotr and his brother Nikolay from early/mid May 1851 until Ilya Tchaikovsky was able to move to Saint Petersburg with the rest of the family in May 1852 [back]
  2. This children's book by K. Obolensky was first published in 1851 in Saint Petersburg [back]