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1 June 2009
STALIN, Joseph (1878-1953). Typed letter signed (in red ink, 'J. Stalin') to Arthur John Cummings, n.p. [Moscow], 25 January 1933, in Russian, declining an interview, 'In view of my heavy burden of work I am sorry that I cannot accede to your wish', half page, 4to. Provenance: by descent from Arthur John Cummings (d.1957).
The recipient was political editor of the News Chronicle, and was in Moscow for the trial of the British engineers (see Who Was Who), on which he published a book the same year, The Moscow Trials.
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