Wife of Pavel Tretyakov (b. 1844; d. 1899), born Vera Nikolayevna Mamontova; (Вера Николаевна Мамонтова); known after her marriage as Vera Nikolayevna Tretyakova (Вера Николаевна Третьякова).
Vera was the daughter of Nikolay Fyodorovich Mamontov, a manufacturer of varnishes and paints. In August 1865 she married the Russian businessman and philanthropist Pavel Tretyakov (1832–1898), who was later to become a director of the Russian Musical Society. From time to time Tchaikovsky visited their home in Moscow during the 1880s to discuss arrangements for charitable concerts in the city.
Correspondence with Tchaikovsky
4 letters from Tchaikovsky to Vera Tretyakova have survived, dating from 1883 to 1890, all of which have been translated into English on this website:
- Letter 2401 – 20 December 1883/1 January 1884, from Moscow
- Letter 3126 – 20 December 1886/1 January 1887, from Moscow
- Letter 3457 – 1/13 January 1888, from Lübeck
- Letter 4205 – 24 August/5 September 1890, from Kamenka
4 letters from Vera Tretyakova to the composer, dating from 1887 to 1890, are preserved in the Klin House-Museum Archive.