99953

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Collection code 
RA1
Class no. 
710
Document no. 
.052467
Box no. 
6.69
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Malleson, Constance
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1920/05/12*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TL(TC)
Pieces 
2
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

"I am here at last, in this city which has filled the world with history, which has inspired the most deadly hatreds and the most poignant hopes." This was number 5 in a sequence of eight Russia letters. In the Autobiography it became number 2 as the letters that Colette wrote are not published there.

The city he is referring to is Petrograd, Soviet Russia, although the letter was not written there or on the date written on the letter. It was written after his return from Russia at the end of June.

The number "5" does not appear on this transcription; it has been taken from other versions.

The original letter ended up in the possession of Ottoline Morrell (document .001563, record 18770).

There are three other transcriptions of the letter: document .200649, record 19654 (carbon of this transcription); document .052458, record 99934 (different typing); Autobiography chapter "Russia", document .007050f2, pp. 149-50, record 116401.

Filed 
Published 

Auto. 2: 105

Papers 15: 418

Malleson, After Ten Years, 143-6 (excerpts)

Russell letter no. 
RUSSIA LETTER 5
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
99953
Record created 2014/10/19
Record last modified 2016/01/21
Created/last modified by duncana