Letter 4606a

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Date 28 January/9 February 1892 (?) [1]
Addressed to [unidentified male]
Where written Maydanovo
Language Russian
Autograph Location unknown [2]
Tchaikovsky Research Bulletin No. 1 (February 2011), p. 87 (extract, in English translation)


Based on the extract published in a German translation in Stargardt's 1977 auction catalogue [3], which may contain differences in formatting and content from Tchaikovsky's original letter.

Russian text
English translation
By Luis Sundkvist
[...] I have just returned from my trip abroad. In accordance with what we agreed I am sending you my foreign passport and the declaration of my resignation, with the request that you forward these [...]

Notes and References

  1. The date of this letter given in the auction catalogue's summary — "Klin 22. I. 1892" — is problematic, because on 22 January/3 February 1892 Tchaikovsky had not yet returned home from his recent travels. The auctioneers must clearly have misread a number in the date of this letter. We have dated it here provisionally to 28 January/9 February 1892, since that is the day on which Tchaikovsky arrived back at his home at Maydanovo, near Klin.
  2. The autograph was auctioned in 1977 by J. A. Stargardt, Marburg.
  3. J. A. Stargardt, Autographen aus allen Gebieten (Marburg, 1977), p. 235. Their German translation of the extract reads: "... Gerade eben bin ich von meiner Auslandsreise zurückgekehrt. Unseren Abmachungen entsprechend schicke ich Ihnen meinen Auslandspaß und den Ukas meiner Demission, mit der Bitte, sie weiterzuleiten ...".