Letter 4799

Date 7/19 November 1892
Addressed to Nikolay Tchaikovsky
Where written Saint Petersburg
Language French
Autograph Location Saint Petersburg (Russia): National Library of Russia (ф. 834, ед. хр. 31, л. 19–20)
Publication П. И. Чайковский. Полное собрание сочинений, том XVI-Б (1979), p. 188

Text and Translation

French text
(original)
English translation
By Brett Langston
7 Novembre

Je viens de renter et trouver Votre invitation. Malheureusement il est trop tard, — j'ai déjà promis de dîner et de passer la soirée chez M[ada]me Abaza. Sans cela je serais venu avec grand plaisir! Embrassez de ma part Тася, Georges et Votre chère petite femme. Je Vous embrasse de tout coeur.

Je viendrai dîner chez Vous Lundi

П. Ч.

7 November

I've just come back to find your invitation [1]. Unfortunately it's too late — I've already promised to dine and spend the evening at Mrs Abaza's. Otherwise I would have come with great pleasure. Hug Tasya, Georges and your dear little wife for me. I embrace you heartily.

I'll come to dinner at yours on Monday

P. T.

Notes and References

  1. Nikolay Tchaikovsky's letter of invitation (which was presumably also written in French) has been lost.